How We Got Started
Set up in 2017, ADC has its base in North London and is headed by Royal Central School of Speech and Drama MA Graduate Elizabeth Buckingham (aka Lizzie). ADC was originally established by actor/dancers, and today caters to people from all walks of life, young and old, and is an immediate answer to an ongoing diverse range of creative needs.
Lizzie launched ADC in response to a palpable gap in the marketplace. In her own words she says “I started ADC because I've had so many students come to me for private lessons because a) they daren't go to class at a 'proper' dance studio or b) they’ve been to class before and felt lost/swamped/embarrassed.” And it touches on a shared common experience that many creatives know very well. ADC answers a call for inclusive dance and movement tuition which promotes confidence, wellbeing and positivity, bypassing the intimidating atmosphere often associated with conventional academies.
ADC now offers various tuition opportunities in dance and movement skills aimed at less experienced dancers all the way up to prevocational level, ranging from open classes to short courses, workshops to 1-to1 sessions. At ADC inclusivity is key. All classes and workshops are led by trained professionals who are both experienced teachers and performers themselves and who understand both your body and your learning needs.
Confidence in your own body is valuable in all walks of life. Whatever your background, body type, experience and goals, at ADC we aim to provide a friendly, open and judgement free environment to move in. For those who find the traditional dance studio environment vomit inducing - this is your class! Ask, challenge, play, fall, get back up. Screw ups encouraged!
AND FOR LITTLE LEARNERS...
ADC Stars, based in Finchley, extends our ethos to the younger generation, offering dance and theatre tuition to 2-16 year olds in an open, positive and fun environment. Go to to find out more.