About CCDA

Our Mission

  • CCDA’s mission is to encourage and foster the talents of your child, whilst developing their confidence and skills, in dance and performance.

  • To transfer achievement in dance and performance, to develop and aid the growth of life skills.

  • To encourage a family atmosphere of support, friendship and camaraderie – whilst supporting educational values.

  • To guide your child’s opportunities within the performing arts and dance professions.

  • To enable the achievement of all ages, genders and abilities.

  • To Nurture the success of your child’s ambition in dance and performing arts.


CCDA was founded in 1997 with 10 enthusiastic performers. We provide an enjoyable and broadranging introduction to the performing arts, as well as the specialist training required when pursuing a career in these disciplines. You can choose ISTD examinations in Ballet, Tap Jazz and Modern
Theatre dance, or in house grading opportunities for all other genres.

We firmly believe in supporting your success, and offer as many opportunities as possible to perform, have fun and advance your dreams whilst enjoying yourself.

As well as the CCDA classical program, classes are available in Street Dance, Urban and Hip-Hop genres, musical theatre (acting, singing & dance), Contemporary Dance, Cheerleading and Acrobatic Arts are all supported by fitness, dance conditioning and progressing technique classes.

CCDA young leaders have the opportunity to develop this national qualification as we are an accredited Sports leaders qualifications centre.

“A fun place to learn to dance and perform where your success is our ambition.” – K-L Bates 2021

Teaching Team

Miss Katherine-Lucy Bates – Principal

Miss Kate Young

Miss Laura Hall – Teacher

Ms Verity CCDA teacher headshot

Miss Verity Morris – Teacher

Camilla Bates – Guest Teacher

Miss Ellie Croud

Miss Amy Flynn – Guest Teacher

James Golds – Guest Teacher

Thomas Ashton – Guest Teacher

Venues and Locations

Cotswolds Leisure Centre is located on Tetbury Hill in Cirencester and is CCDA\’s central Cirencester venue for all classes on Saturdays during term time.

The Bingham Hall King Street Cirencester is the CCDA venue for Thursday, Friday and Sunday classes.

The CCDA Dance Basement at Bingham Hall King Street Cirencester is our base and regular venue for many classes throughout the week.

Stratton Village Hall Thessaly Road Cirencester was the original venue for CCDA when it started in 1998. Today classes are held on Fridays.

Stratton Village Hall Cirencester
Fenton's South Cerney

Fenton’s Community Centre, Teal Way, South Cerney is the CCDA venue for Monday and Thursday evenings.

fenton's hall inside
fenton's south cerney map