“To accomplish great things we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe” - Anatole France, 1844-1924, French Writer
Shockout…A step above the rest!
Shockout Academy is a high-energy organisation at the forefront of popular youth culture. We are highly responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of the performing arts industry.
Our mission is to develop young performers into leading edge industry innovators. Our vision is to provide the highest accessible platform to develop all young people’s potentials into reality through exceptional creative practice embedded within academic rigour. We elevate our students learning experience in a high performance environment exposing them to a wealth of employability opportunities locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. We pride ourselves in gaining opportunities for our learners from an envious client list that is extremely broad and includes institutions such as the BBC, Nike and The British Council and from innovators in creative fields such as Song BMG, Syco and Mariah Carey. Learners have gained work-based learning leading to employment in the West End, commercial television, film and a broad range of creative industries.
Shockout Academy was first established in Liverpool 2004, and opened on Saturdays only. It gives us great pride knowing that we initially opened our doors having only a handful of young people to train. With many students beginning to travel from Manchester to attend the school we made the decision to move the school to Manchester in 2006 hiring dance space in the City Centre. In 2010 Shockout moved to dance studios at Studio 25 based on Church Street in the Northern Quarters City Centre Manchester. Studio 25 is professionally resourced in bespoke spaces that are industry standard.
Due to a great demand from both industry and the young people themselves we now propose to expand into higher education by providing a Foundation Degree course in Professional Commercial Dance the first of its kind in the Northwest.
25 Church Street
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