Charity Work

Charity Work

The London Academy of Dance is extremely proud to be partnered with The Central London Samaritans.

The Central London SamaritansThe Samaritans are a fantastic charity founded in 1953 which aims to alleviate emotional distress and suicidal feelings and behaviour by running a freephone support line which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days week for those in need.


Greg Gillespie of The London Academy Of Dance and Rob Clarke of The Central London SamaritansIn September 2015 the London Academy Of Dance were asked by Ben Conway of Peter Conway Management, on behalf Canary Wharf management, to run two dance classes at their outdoor arts event at the incredible "Spiegeltent".

The fees for these classes were donated to our charity partner, the Central London Samaritans. Below is a picture of Principal Greg Gillespie handing over the cheque to fundraising manager Rob Clarke at their office in Soho.

The London Academy of Dance, taught at the same event in Canary Wharf in September 2016 and again donated their fee to the Samaritans.

Principal of The London Academy Of Dance, Greg Gillespie (despite hating running!) ran the 2016 Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham on September 25th and raised nearly £600. 

Greg GillespieIf you have any ideas as to how The London Academy Of Dance can support this fantastic charity further then go to our contact us page and let us know. We would love to hear any suggestions that people may have.

If you want to run an event or help fundraise for the Samaritans please click here.

Alternatively, you can click here to donate directly to the Samaritans and make a one off donation of just £3.

If you're ever feeling emotionally distressed or having suicidal feelings please call the Samaritans freephone number on: 116 123

All calls are 100% confidential, the call is FREE and the line is open 24/7.

To find out more about The London Academy of Dance and for advice on choosing the right school for you, visit our page: Dance studios London.