Scott Cooper Academy

We are Rochdale’s leading recreational theatre school and we pride ourselves in providing the best recreational performing arts activities for children.

Recreational Theatre School

We are not a designated exam school, although exams in music and drama can be accommodated. Our vision of inspiring the future through the performing arts is for those children who want to perform, make new friends and have fun through the arts without the pressure of exams.

We provide classes in drama, pop dance, street dance, contemporary dance, gymnastics. Additionally, we offer private lessons in instrumental brass, singing and drama.

The Director

dance school director

It was my vision to inspire children to have fun through the arts without the pressure of exams. They still have the chance to perform, be themselves and make new friends in a friendly and safe environment.

Scott CooperDirector

What our parents say:

Great local Dance school offering a ranges of quality classes dance drama and gymnastics. Kids look forward to attending and great for building confidence.

Fantastic dance school, all the teachers put in maximum effort with all the children. Holiday clubs are fantastic and Scott ensures all the children’s interests are catered for. Highly recommend

My 5 year old daughter loves attending gymnastics here. Highly recommend. Scott and the other teachers are great and really care about the kids.

Fantastic dance and drama academy. Scott and the team are brilliant, and really do care about the children. The new venue just gets better and better.


The base and headquarters of the Scott Cooper Academy. Our studio is fully decked out with Le Mark dance floor, ballet barres, mirrors, stage lighting, PA system with wireless microphones, AcroPad and heating.

New Moston

The studio that we hire from the Rachel Almond Dance Academy for our classes, located on 56 Eastwood Road. We have been based in New Moston since Christmas 2016.

About Us

After originally starting in Failsworth library in 2015, firstly with drama with pop dance starting in October 2015. We started our life moving around various venues throughout Manchester.


The Covid 19 pandemic put a slight spanner in the works in 2020 when we had to close all our physical classes. In the summer of that year, most community venues did not want to reopen to outside groups.

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