BPM Dance Academy is an established, fresh and inclusive street dance school based in the heart of Mid Sussex, founded in April 2011 by Luke Bohanna and Kat Chase. Both trained at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Luke and Kat worked as professional dancers and performers whilst launching BPM and continue to curate it into the family that exists today.
What we offer
BPM offers professional, inspiring and challenging weekly classes in Street dance and Contemporary. Based in Cuckfield and Haywards Heath, BPM is the ultimate environment for authentic classes in and safe and encouraging environment from ages 3 to adult. All classes are taught by Kat & Luke, along with experienced teachers to ensure every student reaches their full potential.
Whether dance is a hobby or a career path, BPM are here every step of the way to help build the next generations of performers. We further student’s knowledge and understanding of dance styles, build confidence and offer progression throughout the school from Beginner classes to Elite level. Being part of the BPM not only welcomes you to the family in an encouraging haven, but also gives students transferable life skills. BPM students are now continuing their dreams at Performing Arts Schools along with successful auditions for professional work on tv and stage. We could not be more proud!
LUKE & KAT
Luke and Kat began dancing at a young age and grew up together in the heart of Mid Sussex. Both Luke and Kat successfully auditioned, trained and graduated at the world’s oldest, renowned Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts and continue to remain best friends.
After graduating, Luke and Kat continued to work professionally in the industry as dancers and choreographers. They have worked with the likes of:
JLS, Paloma Faith, Daniel Bedingfield, Harry Potter, The Brit Awards, Cartoon Network, X Factor Live Shows, Cirque Du Soleil, Pot Noodle, Yves Saint Laurent , Brighton Fashion Week and many more.
Alongside working in the industry, it is with Luke and Kat’s hard work and determination that they launched BPM Dance Academy in April 2011 to continue the development of the next dance generation and performers. Training with the best in the industry and giving opportunity to all with exceptional standards.
With a teaching career spanning nearly 20 years, Luke and Kat’s experience is vast, across all age ranges and levels. Both teaching together from the age of 15 at the dance school they attended until going onto train at Italia Conti, they have now collectively worked at many institutions; Hurstpierpoint College, Burgess Hill School for Girls, Central Sussex, City College Brighton and Arts Ed Dubai. From GCSE’s, BTEC’s and A levels, they have worked at many establishments, which enables them to teach the next generation not only to dance, but in a professional and safe environment. They are delighted to offer versatility, knowledge and challenging classes to each and every student.
Luke and Kat pride themselves on knowing every single student that walks through the door. BPM continues to evolve, progress and offer opportunities, with the most current teaching today.
BPM are fully DBS checked and hold First Aid Certificates & Public Liability Insurance.
My boys have been dancing with BPM for 8 and 6 years. They have both grown in confidence here and been able to thrive in a fun filled environment. They love it. BPM has touched and impacted the lives of hundreds of children and I don’t think they will ever be forgotten – such a positive influence. For many children it is their happy place. The BPM Fam
– Karen Underwood
Both our daughters love everything about BPM Dance Academy and we have a son waiting in the wings to start BPM Tots when he turns 3. Kat, &Luke are fantastic teachers. The environment they create, where all the children support each other, is so lovely to see. Our girls smile from start to finish, they have so much fun, I think they would go every day if they could! Highly recommend.
– Joanne Tester