The Whiteman Dance Academy
The Whiteman Dance Academy

About us

As principal of TWDA, I would like to welcome you and hope you enjoy having a look around our website. I started dancing at the age of three with the Maureen Smith School of dancing and couldn't get enough of it. I was soon entering exams and festivals and loving every minute. Whilst at school I was asked to choreograph for their Rock Opera and I was awarded the Barclay Youth Award for outstanding work. With this in tow I soon discovered there was a whole world out there and I got my first job in Mexico, dancing in a circus,from there I did lots of cabaret work and then I was asked to work with Warner Entertainments as Assistant Entertainment Manager, working with some amazing acts. I was asked to audition for La Cage aux Folles and I got the job as a Cagelle. This was one of the most treasured times of my career working out of some beautiful theatres including Birmingham Hippodrome, The Wolverhampton Grand, Wimbledon Theatre and Brighton Theatre , to name a few!After a time I decided I wanted to concentrate on my dancing and more so teaching. So I trained for my teaching qualifications, I am Fellowship teacher with the IDTA. Whilst doing so I was asked to choreograph a musical, which lead to another and another! I am currentlly the choreographer for Little Wolf Entertainments Professional Pantomime @ The Core Theatre , this year will be Cinderella and Choreographer for St.Augustines Musical Theatre group.I absolutely love Musical Theatre and anyone who knows me, knows my passion and hopefully this passes on to the children.

While still training, my former dance teacher wanted to retire and offered me her dance school, I jumped at it! The school has gone from strength to strength and I believe it is because we give everyone a fair chance

Unlike some schools we encourage and nurture our students to become more rounded people and to be proud of who they are.

We offer classes in Ballet, Tap,Modern,Gymnastic dance, Freestyle, Musical Theatre, Lyrical and Private Lessons. We are a friendly hard working team and strive to make everyone feel welcome. 

For a free trial please contact us.



Sharyn Hastings FIDTA ARAD ANATD

Phone: 07721 579174


We are located at:

The Whiteman Dance Academy

The Kenilworth Centre

Abbey End Car Park



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If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:


07721 579174


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