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.

BPM offers professional, inspiring, and challenging weekly classes in Street dance, Contemporary and Acro. Based in the centre of 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.

Help us fundraise for our brand new studio!

We have recently secured a venue in Haywards Heath town centre and we will endeavour to begin work on the building in June 2021.  It requires a full refurbishment in order to operate as a fully functioning, high-quality dance studio.

We personally are investing in the project, but unfortunately, renovating a space to become a dance studio comes with high costs, such as specialist floors, audio systems, mirrors, as well as updating the toilets, walls, decor, and lilac realness.

BPM would not only expand in the offerings of dance, but it would allow us to run efficiently from an office and dance studio in one space. Organisationally and professionally, having our own space would enhance the business administration side. This project would enable both of us to develop professionally as choreographers, teachers, and small business owners.

Our aim is to provide an innovative, inspiring environment for BPM students and the local community. BPM Dance Academy will provide students, who are at the heart of the BPM family, a place to express, develop and challenge themselves in dance and even launch themselves into the next generation of performers. This will also allow BPM to work in more efficient ways and with new people. This studio will fit our ethos and style.

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 UnderwoodParent

My boys started classes when they were 8 and 5, and 8 years later, we’re still here!! The fact they’ve given up everything else but dance over the years speaks volumes for this.

I don’t know the kind of young men they’d be now if they’d chosen a different outlet, but I truly love, and wouldn’t change the ones they’ve become, which I genuinely believe has been influenced by their friends here, the teachers and the performances they’ve taken part in.

Natasha GentleParent

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 & Hugo are all 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 TesterParent

My girls have been taught by Luke and Kat for 5 years this year! My eldest has gone from an after school interest in dance to a passionate dedicated dancer in both street dance and contemporary who has been so inspired by BPM that she now wants to become professional. This just proves how amazing this dance school is!

My youngest is rapidly improving and is getting more passionate every week! The friendships that they both have made offer a whole new social life. In Crew, the teams all support each other providing a real family feel! Best of all- every year Crews go to Camber! A massive dance weekend where we enter lots of competitions including solo, duo, quads and ‘big and little’. Even us mums have a go in Parent Crew!

I highly recommend BPM and Kat and Luke as excellent teachers who can bring out the dancer in anyone!

Jennie StarkeyParent