Welcome To Rollo Academy
The Rollo Academy of Dancing first opened its doors in January 1974. The Principal, Susan Rollo, began teaching with just three students. Today the school is home to over 250 students from all over the East Midlands.
After moving from Parliament Street in 2008, the newly named Rollo Academy of Performing Arts introduced singing and drama to its curriculum. Now located on the outskirts of Nottingham City Centre, the school offers a variety of classes to all ages and abilities, taught by professional, experienced teachers.
The schools reputation and achievements are due to all the talented, determined and loyal students who have helped create such a successful school over the years.
â€śMy daughter has been accepted at de Montfort to do a degree in dance and has other auditions lined up. Gabby wouldn't have been in this position without the schools fabulous teaching, coaching and mentoring. The whole experience teaches young people the importance of hard work, dedication and commitment and how to work as a team to achieve great things. All of Gabbyâ€™s learning has taken place in a safe, conducive environment and the pastoral support she has received has been superb. Sue, Sam and Gemma have helped Gabby become the person she is today. She is brimming with confidence and enthusiasm, a true Rollo ambassadorâ€ť
â€śI cannot begin to say what the Rollo Academy has done for me not only as a performer but also as a person! They gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed and most importantly gave me an amazing technical grounding that set me up perfectly to then enter the world of full time professional training and now work. I am eternally thankful for everything they did for me over the years I was with Rollo and still do to this dayâ€ť
â€śRollo offers the unique combination of a school that not only stages amazing imaginative shows, but also provides excellent dance training through exams teaching the children drive, commitment and perseverance to achieve the fantastic results they seems to always achieveâ€ť
"I like dancing with Rollo as they are professional and make you work hard and do your best".
Ella Silcock (student)
"Rollo have made Ella feel welcome and she has settled into her classes really well after moving here in September. She always enjoys her lessons and the teachers are always friendly when you have a question. Well organised and professional I am glad I chose this school".
"All 3 of my daughters dance at Rollo, and I love the way that the school enables pupils of all abilities to achieve the very best they are capable of (as well as training many talented future professionals). My children are reaping the benefits of regular exercise, hard work and team-work, and just as importantly developing a love of dance and music and making lots of great friends".
"My daughter has danced at Rollo since the age of two. I have been so impressed with the teaching and commitment at the school and, as a result, the way in which her confidence and ability has grown. Maisie entered into the world of festivals at the age of five and is now learning about hard work, drive and perseverance. Whatever her results, she has always been encouraged to do her very best and continue to aim high. I obviously love watching my own daughter perform and flourish. However, the older students astound me in shows and festivals and I adore how Maisie aspires to be like them. She looks forward to her Saturday mornings at Rollo, private lessons, annual shows and festivals ... that doesn't happen by magic! Her love of dancing and singing is forever developing and she has made some very special friends at the school. I thank all the teachers for providing Maisie with a passion away from the educational setting. I really couldn't recommend the school highly enough!"