Our strong faculty staff ensure that students are able to learn and complete ISTD exams in a multitude of dance genres (Ballet, Tap, Modern Theatre, Jazz, Contemporary, Street, Rock 'n' Roll and Freestyle) as well as LAMDA solo acting exams and London College of Music singing exams. Higher level ISTD and LAMDA exams also carry beneficial UCAS points for university.
We are a family run school that has been running for over 5 years and we really enjoy coming each Saturday to see everyone! We have our amazing bi-annual show and in between this an ‘Exhibition of Work’ evening and an annual ‘Acting Showcase’ followed by a prize-giving. Every August we have our ever growing popular Summer School with our amazing Musical Director Robert Hyman and Pixie.
All the students have worked so hard every Saturday and Tuesday and Thursday evenings, we are extremely proud of them all! It is so wonderful to see the students come to us to learn and grow into talented individuals. We have our wonderful teachers to thank for this and parents for being so supportive.
Our students have gained 100% pass rates in their exams, most obtaining the highest marks.
Our outstanding achievements from our 2015 opening to date are:
Jessica Wade-Barry was cast in ‘The Sound of Music Live’ for ITV, in 2015.
Erin LeCount was a finalist in the ITV show, ‘The Voice Kids UK’, in 2017.
Lucy Blanchfield went to Laine Theatre Arts and then onto Bird College where she was awarded a DADA in 2017.
Holly McDonagh played her West End debut as little Cosette in Cameron Macintosh’s West End musical production of ‘Les Misérables’ Jan 2017 to Jan 2018. Holly also played little Gloria Estefan in the musical ‘On Your Feet’ at the Leicester Curve and then at the London Coliseum from May to Sept 2019.
In 2018, Mia Lineham passed her ISTD Advanced 1 Tap with a distinction, aged 15.
In 2018, Holly-Marie Davenport passed her ISTD Intermediate Tap and Intermediate Modern both with a distinction, aged 15.
Frankie-Mae Garner made her West End debut in the musical ‘School of Rock’ in 2018.
Lily Boreham and Taite Grindlay were selected to be part of The English Youth’s Ballet production of ‘Cinderella In Hollywood’ in July 2018.
Lucia Wratten was a finalist in the ISTD Junior Ballet Awards in October 2018 and 2019, and also qualified for the ISTD National Finals in Solo Disco Freestyle Set Dance in 2020.
Faye Wood was a finalist in the ISTD Junior Ballet Awards in October 2018.
In 2019, Harvey Alcott passed his LAMDA grade 8 (gold medal) with a distinction, aged 16.
Lucy Shaw was cast for a feature film ‘120 Hours’ in 2019 and also a short film ‘Our Plastic Beach’ in 2020.
Mary Alcott and Lucia Wratten were awarded scholarships from The English Youth Ballet. Elise De Boos, Jessica Fleet, Holly McDonagh, Madison Karukus were also selected for the production of ‘Giselle’ in March 2020.
Scarlett Coles qualified in Solos for the ISTD Freestyle Nationals in 2020.
Our Elite Competition Team came 1st Place at the ISTD competition in 2020.
Annabelle Holland, Mary Alcott, Elise De Boos were awarded scholarships to the prestigious Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Ruby Rose Rider, Madison Karakus and Jessica Tickel were awarded full time places too.
Jessica Tickel recently auditioned and has now been offered a full time place at Arts Educational School.
Holly-Marie Davenport was awarded a DADA and joined Bird College in 2019.
Taite Grindlay was accepted into the Dance Conservatoire.
Ruby Rose Rider auditioned and was offered after a place at The National Youth Theatre as a member and ambassador. In September 2019 Ruby-Rose successfully auditioned at the Arts Educational School and joined their sixth form. She will be going into her second year in September 2020 as Head Girl.
In 2020, Elise de Boos, Lottie Wright, Holly McDonagh and Madison Karakus gained places to attend Performers Elite Program, training with the college once a month for a year.
During Lockdown 2020, Lucia Wratten and Scarlett Coles qualified for ISTD Grand National Finals, Scarlett placed in the top 12 and Lucia Wratten placed 3rd in the whole of the UK. We also competed online for the prestigious Janet Cram awards where there were over 700 entries. Holly-Marie, Lucia and Scarlett were Semi finalists, placing in the top 20.
Izzy White auditioned and successfully gained a place in December 2020 to start The British & Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Sept 2021.
Christina Turner passed London College of Music (LCM) Grade 8 singing with g8 singing with a distinction.
In Feb 2021 our elite team Qualified to represent England in Small group Street, Show dance and Jazz. Holly-Marie Davenport was selected to compete in the Senior Jazz Solo section for the Dance World Cup ,representing England.