ABOUT US

The Academy is a popular independent Saturday morning stage school, teaching singing, dancing and acting to children aged 7 - 16.


We have 4 groups; Topaz are 7–8 yrs old and work from 9.30am till 12 noon. Amber, Ruby and Sapphire groups stay till 1pm. 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 resident at The Sinden Theatre which is the only Theatre in the Borough of Ashford.

Why Choose Us?

The Academy Performing Arts formerly known as The Academy Stage School, 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 in is a must.

All tutors have many years experience in the discipline(s) they teach. They are passionate about their individual area of expertise and give the children plenty of opportunity to express themselves. As well as the 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 whist having great fun!

Contact us to find out more and to request a FREE trial.

"THE ACADEMY REALLY ENCOURAGED MY CHILDREN TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN BE"

MR & MRS H

"I HAVE MADE SO MANY NEW FRIENDS AT ACADEMY"

HENRY (Amber)

"I HAVE SO MUCH FUN LEARNING NEW THINGS IN ALL CLASSES. THE TEACHERS ARE SO HELPFUL & FUNNY"

JASMINE (TOPAZ)