We did it, five wonderful performances of BDA's The Little Mermaid are complete. We couldn't be more proud of each and every BDA dancer. Thank you to everyone who made this a hugely successful show: the teachers, staff, dancers, countless volunteers, stage crew, dance parents, alumni and so many other members of our extended BDA family. Another magical BDA show is in the books! (Now everyone get some well-deserved rest!)

(Photo by official BDA photographer Amanda Kay Photography. Tons more photos from the show will be able to view and purchase later this summer, we'll let you know!)

Our Summer class schedule, including Mommy & Me, Preschool, Kindergarten, open classes, and July Workshop is HERE!

Holiday Showcase and June Performance photos are available to view and purchase HERE!

Welcome to BDA

The British Dancing Academy has been providing fun, yet professional classes in the Western Washington area for over 40 years! For more information about our schedule and classes, please contact us at (425) 738-8586 or MissPatti@thebritishdancingacademy.com.

Member of the Royal Academy of Dancing and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.

Our fundamental goal is to provide exceptionally high quality training to our students, ages 3 ½ through adult, in Creative Movement, Classical Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern Theater. A major focus of our program is to ensure each student, from our youngest four year olds through adults, receive individual attention and a true enrichment to their overall educational experience. The dedicated teachers and staff strive to instill creativity and personal growth in each dancer while maintaining traditional technique and strong performance skills. The BDA's examination program is internationally recognized and builds each dancer's confidence through determination and professionalism.

Our students have the wonderful opportunity to perform in our full June stage production at Highline Performing Arts Center each year, a magical time for all involved. Our senior dancers also perform at their special Holiday Showcase in December, as well as at area rest homes, and have the opportunity to attend dancing conventions from New York and L.A., working closely with many top choreographers in the country.

Latest Announcements

The Little Mermaid Contest WINNERS!

May 02, 2017

Congratulations to our winners!  Thank you for submitting such lovely work for our program and ticket contest! For more information about our upcoming performances of...

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The Little Mermaid Program Contest Entries!

April 19, 2017

This year we received OVER NINETY entries for our program cover contest, and they are fantastic!  We will be sharing a few each day and will...

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NUVO Convention 2017!

February 20, 2017

Twenty of our Advanced Jazz dancers attended the Nuvo convention at the Meydenbauer Center February 17-19, 2017.  It was a long weekend of hard dancing...

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Parent Testimonials

  • “Pre-school to adult, the classes are great, teachers are amazing and the end of year production can't be beat!” -Cynthia H.

  • “My family has been dancing with British for many years. They have an amazing way of instilling dance into the hearts of the dancers. I danced at British as a child, and my kids are now dancers there. They continue to have amazing shows, and teach amazing skills to their dancers.” -Tracy W.

  • “My daughters have grown so much since joining the BDA. The instructors are very dedicated to their students. As a result, my daughters have a very high dedication to the arts. Highly recommend the BDA!” -Hector G.

  • “If you want a professional, yet non-competitive environment to be the best dancer possible then this might be the right place for you and/or your child. Ballet, jazz, tap and modern with two studios in the south end of King County. Awesome teachers!” -Elise B.

  • “Great teachers, awesome technique and wonderful studio all-around!! Highly recommend it!!!” -Jennifer T.

  • “The teachers are patient and fun, which makes learning easy. Classes are reasonably priced and best of all, there's an awesome full stage production show at the end of the year!” -Marina M.

  • “The professional and caring instructors. The high standards required by students. The academy provides guidance so that each of the students can develop the poise and confidence they will carry with them for the rest of their lives!” -Margaret H.