Welcome to Sale Academy of Dancing


Sale Academy of Dancing is an IDTA run school specialising in the three main disciplines of dance: Tap, Ballet and Modern Jazz.


Sale Academy of Dancing, formerly "The Mary Wilde School of Dancing", was founded by my Mother in 1943 and has been in Sale, Cheshire ever since. She was assisted by Muriel Coakley, who in 1976 took over as Principal of the school. I have worked with Miss Coakley for many years and in September 2004, on her retirement, became Principal.

I have been teaching dancing for 30 years. After gaining my teaching qualifications at the age of 17, I pursued a career as a professional dancer at home and abroad working in theatre, cabaret and television. I am very involved in amateur theatre with Sale Nomads Theatre Club performing in and directing, plays, pantomimes and musicals. I also had the honour of being President of Sale Nomads in 2002/3.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like any further information.

                                                                                       Principal: Miss SJ O'Neill (IDTA AB & AT)

Performance Opportunities

The training offered has encouraged many of our pupils to progress further by obtaining places at universitys and colleges to study dance at a higher level.

We also have close links with Sale Nomads, giving rise to opportunities to audition for shows, pantomimes and plays.

Occasionally local professional theatres contact dancing schools in the area inviting children to audition for shows.


Sale Academy of Dancing

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