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Impact Academy


For over 28 years, we’ve been helping young people like you to discover their talents and fulfil their potential so they can make a huge difference in the world around them.

We do this through the powerful medium of Hip-Hop dance.

Hip-Hop has been used worldwide for many years to help young people reach incredible goals. Our youth company perform nationally and internationally, so we can show you first-hand just how far movement can take you!

Check out some of our recent performances HERE


  1. Come along to a FREE Hip-Hop & Street Dance Taster Day on a Saturday of your choice
  2. Attend ON DA STREETZ on  Saturday the 1st of June 2024. On Da Streetz is a FREE Boys Dance Workshop incorporating storytelling featuring aspects of drama, deejaying and mc’ing.

Free Hip-Hop & Street Dance Taster

We welcome young people age 11-19 to join our academy and are offering a FREE taster session to all levels and abilities. Join us on a Saturday of your choice for a FREE dance class, meet new people and discover what it’s like to be part of our academy.

Email to reserve your space.

We don’t audition new members, and we’ll always welcome you even if you’ve never danced before. We just need you to bring positive energy and be ready to learn new and empowering skills.

Feel free to attend the sessions with friends (they’ll all need to register too!), or come along by yourself and meet other young people just like you.

It’s helped me with life skills like discipline, accountability, time keeping, determination – the list goes on.

Annaliese Dayes, Impact Dance Alumni,
Model and TV/Radio Presenter
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Impact Academy sessions run on Saturday mornings and include Hip-Hop technique and skills training, as well as creative and choreographic tasks. We also teach leadership and life skills, which is one of the unique things about Impact Academy.

All you’ll need to do is wear comfortable clothing and trainers you can move in, bring your water bottle, and get ready to jam!

When: Saturdays from 9.45am – 1pm
Current Term Dates: Saturday 27th April – Saturday 20th July 2024
Where: Impact Dance, 235 Shaftesbury Avenue WC2H 8EP (5 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road station)
Fees: £50 per term
Contact  for more information

We work hard to keep our Academy accessible: our fees are on average 75% lower than similar training programmes. We don’t think a financial barrier should prevent young people from dancing, so we’ll do everything we can to help our young people to participate.

Want to talk to us about Impact Academy? Email Nia at with any questions you have.


I think Impact is a really supportive and safe space for any young person who is interested in exploring and improving their dancing. It is more of a community than just a standard dance school.

Parent of current Impact Academy dancer (2020)

it’s home. It houses you; it empowers you.

Vicki Igbokwe, Impact Dance Alumni,
Uchenna Dance Creative Director