Professional Links


Andrew Chadwick

School Patron

Andrew Chadwick is a Musical Theatre Performer, Teacher and Choreographer from Blackpool. He trained at Phil Winstons Theatreworks in Blackpool and is a long standing teacher and Lecturer for IDTA schools around the country and the world. He has taught and choreographed from Germany to Spain and Portugal and as far away as China and Australia.
Andrew has a vast experience in performing in Musicals including performing lead roles such as ‘Rusty’ in ‘Starlight Express’, ‘Mungojerry’ in ‘Cats’, ‘Bobby C’ in ‘Saturday Night Fever’, Dance captain in ‘Fame’ along with many other theatre credits. Andrew has also appeared in Disney’s recent Major Motion Picture Remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ where he danced the role of ‘Lumiere’. He is currently performing and playing the lead role in Disney’s hit musical Tarzan.


NATD (National Association of Teachers of Dancing)

Examination Board

At StarStruck, we offer students the opportunity to take part in Contemporary Dance Graded Examinations with the NATD. Our younger students are also able to take NATD Rainbow Awards!


IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association)

Examination Board

The IDTA is a worldwide examination board offering a wide variety of dance styles. Our dance teaching staff are all qualified with the IDTA in many different subjects. Our students can take Freestyle Dance, Musical Theatre and Gymnastic Dance examinations with the IDTA twice a year. StarStruck currently holds a 100% pass rate in all subjects!


CDMT (Council of Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre)

Governing Body

CDMT provides quality assurance for the professional dance, drama and musical theatre industries. It is the first point of contact for those seeking information on education, training and assessment in the UK. StarStruck is a Recognised School and some of our instructors also hold the Recognised Teacher status.




PowerMedics runs a variety of first aid training courses in the West Midlands and beyond! Laura Hughes has over 20 years experience delivering the courses in both leisure and education environments. All the courses are accredited by the FFA and OFQUAL and meet the standards set out by OFSTED and EYFS.

StarStruck is proud to be an ambassador for PowerMedics! Many of our teachers have trained with Laura and thoroughly enjoyed her approach to keeping our students safe.

Interested in doing a first aid course? Email us to find out more information on PowerMedics' courses!