CLASSES OVERVIEW

DPTA offers a full range of classes for every age and dancing ability. Below you will find a full list of all our fun and exciting classes along with information about the contents of each class.

 
 

Juniors: 6 - 12


 
 

The Triple Threat Programme (Age 6-12)

These fun energetic class give young people the opportunity to engage in acting, singing and dancing in a safe, friendly and fun environment.

A fantastic introduction to the wonderful world of musical theatre for young jazz handers, in a safe friendly environment.

Led by Principal Damien Poole and Singing Tutor Charlotte Jones, ensure your child receives the best training in Musical Theatre.

 
 

Easter and Summer Schools

 

DPTA ensures that students get as many opportunities to perform as possible, as well as working with as many different teaching styles. Easter and Summer Schools have provided extremely popular with this junior age group, creating choreography, working with our professional singing tutor, and creating musical theatre crafts. Lots of fun to be had, but hugely beneficial for a young performer.

 
 

Musical Theatre Jazz - Technique & Routine 

Firstly undertaking a physical warm-up, cardio, flexibility stretches and technical corner work, participants will learn original choreography from a wide variety of musical theatre repertoire.

Learn to pick up choreography quickly, with strength, precision and personality.


 
 

Musical Theatre Ensemble Singing

 

Singing as part of an ‘ensemble’ is an important skill to acquire for a successful career in the West End and Broadway.

In a class structure similar to London faculties, participants shall sing with the piano, learning harmonies, vocal technique and the art of following sheet music in an unpressurised environment. 

Enjoy singing your favourite songs from your favourite Musicals with an incredibly inspirational tutor, Charlotte Jones.

 
 

Acting & Improvisation Company

 

Participants work with scripts, learn sight reading and important improvisation techniques designed to bring even the shyest child out of their shell, encouraging confidence and clear speech.

Learn to work as a team and take part in entertaining drama games.

Students also have the opportunity to take Lamda examinations via this class.

 
 

West End Fitness - Endurance and Strength

Fitness is important to succeeding in Theatre Arts.

Students will accomplish a 40 minute marathon of body endurance and high energy cardio with an advanced West End warm up.

Bring water and a towel. Lots of sweat - lots of fun


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Seniors: 13 - 20


 
 

West End Fitness - Endurance and Strength

Fitness is important to succeeding in theatre arts.

Students will accomplish a 40 minute marathon of body endurance and high energy cardio with an advanced West End warm up.

Bring water and a towel. Lots of work - lots of fun

 
 

The Adult Tappers (16+)

 

Tap is one of the dance worlds lost arts that is coming back with a vengeance!

Starting from basics, we shall rediscover the art of tap and 'shuffle off the buffalo', learn timesteps, pick-ups, wings and learn fun musical theatre tap routines.

I assure you, we will have a lot of fun in this adult class!

 
 

Acting & Improvisation Company

 

Participants work with scripts, learn sight reading and important improvisation techniques designed to bring even the shyest child out of their shell, encouraging confidence and clear speech.

Learn to work as a team and take part in entertaining drama games.

Students also have the opportunity to take Lamda examinations via this class.


 
 

Musical Theatre Ensemble Singing 

 

Singing as part of an ‘ensemble’ is an important skill to acquire for a successful career in the West End and Broadway.

In a class structure similar to London faculties, participants shall sing with the piano, learning harmony, vocal technique and the art of following sheet music in an unpressurised environment.

Enjoy singing your favourite songs from your favourite Musicals with an incredibly inspirational tutor, Charlotte Jones.

 
 

The West End Song & Dance Class (Tuesdays or Thursdays)

A replica of a class taught at one of London's leading faculties, giving students a chance to experience the heart of Musical Theatre.

Led by two professional tutors, students learn show lyrics quickly, the importance of breath control, increased cardio fitness, voice technique and picking up choreography at speed - all within an hour.

This class is unique in that students experience the true feeling of being in Musical Theatre, creating full song and dance routines to showcase.

 
 

Musical Theatre Jazz - Technique & Routine 

Harder, stronger and with higher intensity for older students to engage and enjoy, working to their strengths to create well rounded jazz dancers.

Undertaking a physical warm-up, cardio, flexibility stretches and technical corner work, participants will learn original choreography from a wide variety of musical theatre repertoire.

Learn to pick up choreography quickly, with strength, precision and personality.


 
 

Contemporary Dance

Come and engage in this lyrical and story telling style of dance. Enjoy a contemporary warm up, corner work, and create movement to new and old music.

 
 

Regular West End Guest Workshops 

DPTA offers students regular Workshops led by West End professionals. We have two dozen guest tutors on our books. Choreographers, Musical Directors, Drama School Principals, Casting Directors and of course West End Performers, available to non DPTA members also.

Most recently we have had original cast members from Wicked, Harry Potter and Hamilton, as well as three of our four Patrons visit us.

 
 

The DPTA Family Choir 

Do you like to sing in the shower? Or maybe sing along to your favourite tunes in the car?

This choir is for you, we don't care if you can't sing in tune, or never read sheet music in your life, just come and SING! Bring your family, bring your friends and then go and enjoy a drink in the pub opposite afterwards, and LAUGH! Only £4 PAYG each


ADULTS: 16+


 
 

Adult Jazz (For Beginners) and Advanced Jazz (For Confident Dancers)

 

In a friendly, unpressurised environment, adults are given the chance to work on their cardio fitness and flexibility.  Enjoy picking up a fun energetic jazz routine in a class open to men and women who have rhythm. 

 

With two classes that run fortnightly in the same slot, enjoy coming to a Beginners class, or turn up the week after and enjoy an Advanced dance class, just text us to find out which class is on the week you want to come.

 
 

The Adult Tappers (16+) and Tap Intermediate

Tap is one of the dance worlds lost arts that is coming back with a vengeance!

Starting from basics, we shall rediscover the art of tap and 'shuffle off the buffalo', learn timesteps, pick-ups, wings and learn fun musical theatre tap routines.

I assure you, we will have a lot of fun in these adult classes!

 
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