About Pennine Academy of Dance

Pennine Academy of Dance is a dance school based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire.

The Academy is run by¬†Helen Snowden who has dedicated her life to teaching dance. She’s a graduate of The Royal Academy of Dance and moved to Huddersfield in 2014 after a role as Head of Ballet at a day school in London.


Helen believes that dance should be open and affordable to all.

What we teach

We believe in a mixed dance education meaning every student will learn all the core dance subjects taught here within their weekly class. We teach:

Please visit our dance classes to learn more about why we teach this way.

The Principal

Helen Snowden BA(hons), RAD RTS


Highly qualified in the genres she teaches, Helen is able to tailor her teaching to the needs of the students. She has many years experience teaching dance across the private, public, leisure and community sectors. Helen has a passion to see as many children and young people experience and have access to dance as this is something that they will take with them throughout life.

Helen is fully insured to work in schools and hold a current DBS . Additionally Helen is first aid trained and has attended safe guarding training.

Discover more about Helen

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