Opened in 1996 by its principal, Loraine Campbell, First Stage Dance and Theatre Academy has become
one of Derby’s most successful dance and theatre schools.
First Stage offers dance training with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD) syllabus which was founded over 100 years ago. This is a well-recognised and respected organisation offering very high standards of dance education. In addition First Stage offers musical theatre tuition (singing and drama) with LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). Classes are available in the following disciplines: