Our Story

Shaun Angel first opened one single street dance class in Crawley West Sussex back in 2005 under the name of Angelz. As the numbers and interest in his class grew he decided to open SA Academy, expand, and concentrate solely on providing high end Street Dance classes in and around the mid Sussex area.

SA Academy quickly became recognized by local businesses and authority's where they where often asked to perform and open major events in and around West Sussex.

As time went on, the school became lucky enough to find themselves in a position where they began being approached by major labels and brands.

Crawley Dance Classes at K2
Crawley dance student shooting a promo video for SA Academy

2009 seen SA Academy help launch one of the new Disney channels, Disney XD, with Britains Got Talent winners Diversity, the school worked with the group over two days before performing their street dance routine to the crowds in London's Covent Garden.

SA Academy then went on to perform at events such us the premier of the Street Dance 3d movie warming up the audiences for the Cineworld franchise.

As well as other appearances SA Academy also took part in the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic games where they choreographed and performed working closely with EDF Energy and Sky Sports to represent the London Olympic sponsors.

With popular acts such as Diversity, Flawless and TV shows like BGT and SYTYCD we have seen the rise and interest in Street Dance increase dramatically, with this in mind Shaun and the other directors at the school decided that their Street Dance classes deserve and needed a whole new brand of their own, in 2014 Urban City Dance was born. Urban City now concentrate on inspiring and developing their street dancers by providing them with by far the best Street classes in the area. This is now able to leave SA Academy to concentrate on other disciplines of dance and the performing arts.

Crawley Dance school students performing on stage
East Grinstead and Crawley Dance students at photo shoot for SA Academy
Crawley dance class students after a performance

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