about SADPA

Basic facts

Pupils -  boys and girls from two and a half years old

Location -  Ipswich Regent Theatre, Castle Hill Church, Landseer Rd Methodist Church and Martlesham Heath Pavillion

Subjects -  ballet, tap, street, hip hop and modern dance; musical theatre



Our students come to us for many reasons - some are looking for a new interest or hobby, some are with us training for what they hope will be their future career as performers and others are looking to complete their qualifications to enable them to teach.

Whatever a student's reason for coming to the academy, the emphasis is on enjoyment and equal encouragement for all.

We teach the Ballet, Tap and Modern syllabus of the British Ballet Organisation (BBO) and enter students for examinations. Teachers at the Academy have the support of the British Ballet Organisation and are able to ensure safe dance practice.

We also teach Hip Hop, Street and Musical Theatre 

Our students gain many advantages from participating in performing arts activities. For individuals, dance and musical theatre encourage creativity and provide a way of acquiring new skills and confidence, as well as being very social activities that enable and encourage people to make new friends. Being a student at the Academy also gives them a common interest and sense of belonging. The self-confidence and self-discipline that such training gives to students will transfer into their everyday lives, whatever age they are. All the teachers at the Academy are committed to encouraging and supporting students in achieving personal goals as well as learning to work together as a team.

We are able to offer our students extensive opportunities. They are regularly invited to take part in workshops taught by some of the top teachers in the country. This provides them with the opportunity to experience new forms of performing arts , new ideas and different ways of working - thus giving fresh inspiration and motivation.

We also provide them with extensive performing experience. As well as many local performances at theatres, school fetes and fun days, a number of our students have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, Sadler's Wells Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre in London and have worked with professional companies and big name stars in local theatres.

In any activity that people do it is important that they are happy with the environment that they are in. This is a key factor in the success of the Academy. We work on the principle that people should feel that they are welcome to be involved and that they, as individuals, are an important part of what is happening. If this is achieved, then the best form of recommendation for anywhere will result - word of mouth - and this is how we now gain many of our pupils.

Don't just take our word for this - have a look at what parents and pupils think of us on the comments page, and you can see our pupils in action on the photo album page.

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