The Academy is a popular independent Saturday morning stage school, teaching singing, dancing, and acting to children aged 6 – 16.
We have 4 groups; Topaz are 6–8 yrs old and work from 9.30 am till 12 noon. Amber, Ruby, and Sapphire groups stay until 1 pm. All groups run 6 terms a year.
The Academy welcomes all children; you don’t need exams, qualifications, or experience – just your enthusiasm will do! We present two shows every year and create new experiences for our students. We are a resident at The Sinden Theatre which is the only Theatre in the Borough of Ashford.
Why Choose Us?
The Academy Performing Arts gives children a good grounding in singing, dance, and acting techniques. Children thrive in the purpose-built facilities we offer. All children make close friendships at The Academy which helps boost their self-confidence. Our tutors nurture our children to help them achieve their best.
A large proportion of our children have never performed on stage before joining us and have gone on to great things. We have a relaxed policy to uniform, encouraging the children to be themselves, and wear their own clothes. However, sensible attire for dancing is a must.
All tutors have many years of experience in the discipline(s) they teach. They are passionate about their individual area of expertise and give the children plenty of opportunities to express themselves. As well as serious learning, the children also have fun playing theatre-based games and assemble at the end of the day to show some of their work in progress. Our main goal at The Academy is to learn whilst having great fun!