About Us

Praise Academy of Dance started in 1993, how- ever the vision existed long before that through a prophetic word given to C. Patrica Noble in 1986.

Ms Pat Noble received her Diploma in Dance Education from the Jamaica School of Dance in 1983 and continued with the institution as a part-time teacher and dancer, while also working as full- time classroom teacher at the Jesse Ripoll Primary School.
It was this prophetic vision that led to a style of dancing that was interpretive in nature with the primary focus on exalting Jesus Christ. In 1996, Pat took a leap of faith and resigned from the classroom and began full-time teaching at the Academy. Pat is considered a pioneer in redeeming Jamaican Folk and Reggae dance for God’s glory.
The Praise Academy of Dance is an inter- denominational Christian dance ministry, which seeks to provide a positive atmosphere for individuals to express and develop their talent while reinforcing spiritual and moral values, all to the glory of Jesus Christ.