Encourage. Inspire. Achieve



Free Spirit Academy of Dance & Acrobatics LTD was founded in 2016 by Rosie Lawson & Charlene Marks-Walker. Previously having separate small community classes, they met when Charlene invited Rosie to a baby-wearing dance class that had just launched.
They bonded over dance goals, dreams and their vision of a larger school for the community that would professionally train dancers from a young age, with the focus on technique and examinations. Without knowing each other the ladies put huge trust in one another and joined forces to create Free Spirit Academy.
Now heading into it’s seventh year, FSA has over 200 students and is ever growing. Offering examinations with IDTA and Acrobatic Arts, FSA has a 100% pass rate and examines every other year.
Students work towards a biennial show performed at the local Forum 28 Theatre. The students love having the opportunity to perform and spend the year working on multiple pieces of choreography per class.
FSA also have a competition squad comprised of hand picked students, who travel the country up to 3 times a year competing varied pieces of choreography.
Having placed in every competition so far the students are going from strength to strength.
With a focus to develop strong technical dancers for entry into vocational schools, FSA is a professional training academy for students from walking age through upwards.
The motto ‘Encourage. Inspire. Achieve’ holds the academy together and summarises Rosie & Charlene’s goals for their students.
FSA welcomes all ages and abilities, boys and girls, and SEN children.

Free Spirit Academy welcomes all ages and abilities, boys and girls, and SEN children. 


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