Our timetable offers each pupil a programme of academic and vocational classes that is fully integrated to ensure a rounded and evolving curriculum. 

From Year 9 all students opt for either a Dance Specialism or an Acting & Media Specialism. Both work alongside Musical Theatre. All pupils will receive specialist classes across both Dance and Acting with a significant bias towards their chosen field of training. 

For Dance, we follow the RAD Dance Syllabus for Ballet and ISTD Modern and Tap. The examination system is at the core of our classroom training and this, combined with the many extensive pro-workshops, musical theatre and performance opportunities fully develops the potential of the young performer across the genres.

Our curriculum is based on current practice and our team includes Dance Examiners and many working professionals from the key West End companies. All pupils have the opportunity to take GCSE Dance in Years 9 and 10 as a part of their academic programme and at 6th form to take their professional DDI Dance Teaching qualifications on school premises under the guidance of a long established Examiner. 

Our Dance Examination successes are some of the highest in the UK and will support the next step giving our higher grade pupils additional UCAS points.

Our young actors may also access LAMDA training. Once again this can provide useful UCAS points at the higher levels. 

Vocational Subjects include:

  • Ballet (RAD)
  • Modern (ISTD)
  • Tap (ISTD)
  • Jazz Technique
  • Street Dance (IDTA)
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Singing 
  • Creative Drama
  • Script
  • Conditioning
  • LAMDA (Extra charges apply)

Upper School Dance Specialism also includes:

  • Contemporary
  • Repertoire

Upper School Acting & Media Specialism may include:

  • Script Writing
  • Screen-Acting & Directing
  • Media Production including video technology, video editing, audio recording etc
  • Play Production

Students of our full time school may not take vocational lessons in graded subjects without the written permission of the School Directors. 

Ballet (RAD or ISTD) Fitness
Tap (ISTD) Modern (ISTD)
Non syllabus Jazz Technique Musical Theatre Workshops
Singing Technique Singing Repertoire
Creative Drama Script workshop
 Hip Hop/Street (extra) runs after school and optional Dance Troupe (by invitation (after school) 
Ballet (RAD or ISTD) Fitness
Tap (ISTD) Modern (ISTD)
Non syllabus Jazz Technique Musical Theatre Workshops
Singing Technique Singing Repertoire
Creative Drama Script workshop
 Hip Hop/Street (extra) runs after school and optional Dance Troupe (by invitation (after school) 
Ballet (RAD or ISTD) Fitness
Tap (ISTD) Modern (ISTD)
Non syllabus Jazz Technique Musical Theatre Workshops
Singing Technique Singing Repertoire
Creative Drama Script workshop
 Hip Hop/Street (extra) runs after school and optional Dance Troupe (by invitation (after school) 

Kelly is a Fellow of the ISTD. Early successes included All England Dance Finals and Miss Dance of Great Britain. Kelly gained a scholarship to London Studio Centre where she trained in Musical Theatre. After some time dancing professionally, Kelly retrained as an ISTD teacher in Modern Theatre and Tap  She has Distinction grades across her examination portfolio including her recent Fellowship in Modern Theatre Dance.
She has a 100% exam success rate, with the majority of students gaining distinctions
 
 
Michell was born in Brazil and trained at the 'Maria Olenewa State School of Dance' in Rio de Janeiro. He enjoyed a successful career as a Classical Ballet/Contemporary Dance Performer in Brazil's leading dance companies, including 'Balé do Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro'. Michell was also a assistant teacher at his local dance school 'Slava Goulenko'. In 2005 at the Brasilia Dance Seminar, Michell was awarded a scholarship at the London Studio Centre where he studied for three years and toured the UK with the college company. After a brief career in the UK and a break from performing, Michell took the ISTD exams and rejoined the industry, this time focusing on teaching and dance coaching.
 
Josh has been dancing since the age of three, starting with latin and ballroom then progressing to jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet and hip-hop. Following his training as a full-time student at Redroofs Theatre School, at the age of 15 he became one of the youngest winners of the UK and then World Hip Hop Championships which lead to international touring. He gained a full scholarship to Urdang graduating with a Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance.

Yolanda commenced her early dance training in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2006 she graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance with a Diploma in Dance Performance. Since graduating, Yolanda has danced professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet and Cork City Ballet.
In 2011 Yolanda became a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance having been awarded the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with Distinction.
 
Colin trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music where he also acquired his teaching licentiate. Colin appeared in The Phantom Of The Opera in the West End and the Royal Albert Hall. He has sung on film soundtracks such as Pirates Of The Caribbean and How To Train Your Dragon. He was also a backing singer for Elton John in 2002 & 2003.
Other credits include The Secret Garden (UK tour),Sunset Boulevard (Cork Opera House), Little Women (Drury Lane) and Chess (Royal Albert Hall).
 
Lisa started to dance at 'The Maria Anderson School of Dance and Drama’ owned by her grandmother. Theatre credits include Les Miserables - West End and pantomimes. Lisa continued her ISTD training at Redroofs  and Millennium taking her teaching qualifications under the tutorage of Linda Sweetzer. Lisa has completed all Dance Grades in ISTD Tap up to and including Advanced 2, ISTD Modern up to and including Advanced 1 and RAD Ballet up to and including Grade 5. Lisa has completed her teaching qualifications in DDI Tap and Modern and is in the process of completing her DDE. Lisa also choreographs for dance competitions which compete in 'The All England Dance' competitions.

Kelly is a Fellow of the ISTD. Early successes included All England Dance Finals and Miss Dance of Great Britain. Kelly gained a scholarship to London Studio Centre where she trained in Musical Theatre. After some time dancing professionally, Kelly retrained as an ISTD teacher in Modern Theatre and Tap  She has Distinction grades across her examination portfolio including her recent Fellowship in Modern Theatre Dance.
She has a 100% exam success rate, with the majority of students gaining distinctions
 
 
Michell was born in Brazil and trained at the 'Maria Olenewa State School of Dance' in Rio de Janeiro. He enjoyed a successful career as a Classical Ballet/Contemporary Dance Performer in Brazil's leading dance companies, including 'Balé do Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro'. Michell was also a assistant teacher at his local dance school 'Slava Goulenko'. In 2005 at the Brasilia Dance Seminar, Michell was awarded a scholarship at the London Studio Centre where he studied for three years and toured the UK with the college company. After a brief career in the UK and a break from performing, Michell took the ISTD exams and rejoined the industry, this time focusing on teaching and dance coaching.
 
Josh has been dancing since the age of three, starting with latin and ballroom then progressing to jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet and hip-hop. Following his training as a full-time student at Redroofs Theatre School, at the age of 15 he became one of the youngest winners of the UK and then World Hip Hop Championships which lead to international touring. He gained a full scholarship to Urdang graduating with a Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance.

Yolanda commenced her early dance training in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2006 she graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance with a Diploma in Dance Performance. Since graduating, Yolanda has danced professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet and Cork City Ballet.
In 2011 Yolanda became a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance having been awarded the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with Distinction.
 
Colin trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music where he also acquired his teaching licentiate. Colin appeared in The Phantom Of The Opera in the West End and the Royal Albert Hall. He has sung on film soundtracks such as Pirates Of The Caribbean and How To Train Your Dragon. He was also a backing singer for Elton John in 2002 & 2003.
Other credits include The Secret Garden (UK tour),Sunset Boulevard (Cork Opera House), Little Women (Drury Lane) and Chess (Royal Albert Hall).
 
Lisa started to dance at 'The Maria Anderson School of Dance and Drama’ owned by her grandmother. Theatre credits include Les Miserables - West End and pantomimes. Lisa continued her ISTD training at Redroofs  and Millennium taking her teaching qualifications under the tutorage of Linda Sweetzer. Lisa has completed all Dance Grades in ISTD Tap up to and including Advanced 2, ISTD Modern up to and including Advanced 1 and RAD Ballet up to and including Grade 5. Lisa has completed her teaching qualifications in DDI Tap and Modern and is in the process of completing her DDE. Lisa also choreographs for dance competitions which compete in 'The All England Dance' competitions.

Kelly is a Fellow of the ISTD. Early successes included All England Dance Finals and Miss Dance of Great Britain. Kelly gained a scholarship to London Studio Centre where she trained in Musical Theatre. After some time dancing professionally, Kelly retrained as an ISTD teacher in Modern Theatre and Tap  She has Distinction grades across her examination portfolio including her recent Fellowship in Modern Theatre Dance.
She has a 100% exam success rate, with the majority of students gaining distinctions
 
 
Michell was born in Brazil and trained at the 'Maria Olenewa State School of Dance' in Rio de Janeiro. He enjoyed a successful career as a Classical Ballet/Contemporary Dance Performer in Brazil's leading dance companies, including 'Balé do Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro'. Michell was also a assistant teacher at his local dance school 'Slava Goulenko'. In 2005 at the Brasilia Dance Seminar, Michell was awarded a scholarship at the London Studio Centre where he studied for three years and toured the UK with the college company. After a brief career in the UK and a break from performing, Michell took the ISTD exams and rejoined the industry, this time focusing on teaching and dance coaching.
 
Josh has been dancing since the age of three, starting with latin and ballroom then progressing to jazz, contemporary, tap, ballet and hip-hop. Following his training as a full-time student at Redroofs Theatre School, at the age of 15 he became one of the youngest winners of the UK and then World Hip Hop Championships which lead to international touring. He gained a full scholarship to Urdang graduating with a Diploma in Professional Musical Theatre and Dance.

Yolanda commenced her early dance training in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2006 she graduated from the New Zealand School of Dance with a Diploma in Dance Performance. Since graduating, Yolanda has danced professionally with the Royal New Zealand Ballet, English National Ballet and Cork City Ballet.
In 2011 Yolanda became a registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance having been awarded the Professional Dancers Teaching Diploma with Distinction.
 
Colin trained in Musical Theatre at the Royal Academy of Music where he also acquired his teaching licentiate. Colin appeared in The Phantom Of The Opera in the West End and the Royal Albert Hall. He has sung on film soundtracks such as Pirates Of The Caribbean and How To Train Your Dragon. He was also a backing singer for Elton John in 2002 & 2003.
Other credits include The Secret Garden (UK tour),Sunset Boulevard (Cork Opera House), Little Women (Drury Lane) and Chess (Royal Albert Hall).
 
Lisa started to dance at 'The Maria Anderson School of Dance and Drama’ owned by her grandmother. Theatre credits include Les Miserables - West End and pantomimes. Lisa continued her ISTD training at Redroofs  and Millennium taking her teaching qualifications under the tutorage of Linda Sweetzer. Lisa has completed all Dance Grades in ISTD Tap up to and including Advanced 2, ISTD Modern up to and including Advanced 1 and RAD Ballet up to and including Grade 5. Lisa has completed her teaching qualifications in DDI Tap and Modern and is in the process of completing her DDE. Lisa also choreographs for dance competitions which compete in 'The All England Dance' competitions.