Shockout Academy was founded in 2004, by the Luke family, from humble beginnings as a small Saturday dance school in Liverpool.  With a handful of local young hopefuls, from the Merseyside and Greater Manchester area, they trained tirelessly, with a shared dream to become professional performers.  Many of those founding members made their dreams a reality, travelling the globe doing what they love every day.

Fast-forward to today, a large number of our students have gone on to experience glittering careers in the entertainment business, in lead role performances with Stormzy, Dua Lipa, Marvel, Disney, FIFA, Britain’s Got Talent, X Factor, The Voice to name a few.  In 2021, Shockout is recognised for playing fundamental role in the pioneering the next generation of commercial dancers and professional choreographers, proudly hailing from the North West of England.

Shockout Academy Saturday school (5 – 19 year old Saturday School)


Today, Shockout Academy delivers Ballet, Jazz, Commercial, Hip Hop, House, acting, and singing industry training, for young people from 5 – 19 years old, every Saturday 10-5pm and Tuesdays 5-8pm. 

Our vision is to provide technical skills and practical knowledge that includes real world skills such as; positive decision making, leadership, team work, fun and how to apply this to generating a healthy mind and body, an audition opportunity, a first professional job and achieving your dreams in life.


Shockout Sparks (4 to 8 year old Saturday School)

Shockout Sparks training is for 4 – 8 year olds, running every Saturday from 10am-1pm and every Saturday 10am-1pm.  Our young performers are trained in a variety of technical skills; with an hour of Ballet, an hour of Street Dance and an hour of fundamental skills that develop confidence and focus at such a key time in a child’s life.

How to apply

For more information on this course please email yasmin@shockoutacademy.com

Our Facilities

All lessons take place at Studio 25 Manchester City Centre, Manchester, M4 1PE. The Campus is located on Church Street where we have eight industry standard studios.

• Eight industry standard studios
• Library
• Changing room facilities
• Student area
• Wi-Fi


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