Musical Theatre Classes

For ages 4 – 11 + years

Dancing and singing can be like rubbing your tummy and patting your head at the same time! Get in sync with musical theatre classes in Banstead

At Banstead Academy of Performing Arts Musical Theatre is a new and exciting addition to our timetable.

Theatrical performance is the combination of songs, spoken dialogue, acting and dancing.

The classes encourage all the pupils to do all three, sing, dance and act. We work on current songs as well as numbers from West End musicals. The classes have structured warm up exercises and the pupils are trained on how to get the best from their voices and how to develop the strength to sustain that voice whilst moving.

The classes we run are split into Under 7 Musical Theatre, (age four to seven) and Senior Musical Theatre (age eight to eleven plus).

We encourage the children to step outside their comfort zones, in a healthy and nurtured environment. We can build on confidence, and help them to deal with everyday challenges, such as moving schools, making friends, job interviews and general public speaking.

The classes are high energy and lots of fun we work towards mini performances and look forward to performing to bigger audiences in the future, to showcase what we work so hard on from week to week.

The pupils are expected to bring a folder to class each week so they can keep all the dialogue and music hand outs together.

Telling a story is one thing, but telling it with emotional content is a skill; humour, love, anger, they are taught to be communicated through the words, music, movement and the technical aspects of entertainment.

If you think you have what it takes to be an all round superstar, than Musical Theatre is defiantly a class for you!

At Banstead Academy of Performing Arts we follow the Ballet syllabus of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (I.S.T.D)

We believe that Ballet is the most essential form of dance, and that it teaches the technique that is the backbone for all dance genres.

It is the hardest of disciplines but will improve the sense of poise and a persons strength. Pupils will develop an understanding of how the body works through correct alignment and placing.

The syllabi ranges in grades suitable for children as young as three years old, up to vocational examinations to prepare students for entry into full time dance training.

We offer Babes Ballet classes all the way up to Intermediate, with specialised classes for Advanced and Pointe Work.

These classes are hard work and the discipline is necessary to establish the correct manor for the Ballet genre. However they are still lots of fun and the children are encouraged to be creative and nurtured in this environment to help develop their technique.

Pupils are encouraged and worked towards examinations accomplishing each grade which maintains the highest of standards, and enables the pupils to maintain their own goals and aspirations.

Ballet is a highly technical form of dance with it’s own vocabulary based on French terminology. It also teaches us musicality and valuable lessons in being elegant and graceful.

It has been globally influential and has defined the foundation technique used in many other dance genres.

Refer to the Timetable page for virtual class times

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Hello I’m Nadine Parsons-Innes

At Banstead Academy of Performing Arts, we are proud to make it our purpose to instill every student with confidence and self-discipline through movement using modern teaching techniques and methodologies.

We firmly believe that this confidence can help our students excel outside our classes in all aspects of their lives. We hope to instal dedication, passion and determination.

Additionally, we believe that learning how to move and dance adds to a happy and healthy lifestyle!

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Due to the Coronavirus regrettably our regular classes have momentarily paused until it is safe for them to resume.

In the meantime we hope that you will join us for our Summer Term online classes, Commencing Monday 20th April through to Friday 22nd May 2020.

What’s included:

Access to 15 LIVE classes a week!

Access each week to pre-recorded syllabus steps for each grade to complement live sessions.

Access to all of the classes at any time day and night, by being part of this exclusive group!

Access to try other dance styles in the comfort of your own home, pick up the popular MT & Hip hop classes!

This Summer term online being supported by yourselves allows all of the above to happen and keeps us also on track to build up to our long-awaited show!

At the end of the half term we will hopefully have a better idea of when we will be able to get back to the halls and get started with the show preparations in our normal face to face sessions and this is something that I think we will all look forward to doing and seeing.

We appreciate that many others are feeling the pressure of the madness the world is facing, so If there are any questions, queries etc then please, please do feel that you can contact me to discuss this privately via email

Continue to smile, be thankful that you have each other and forever be the amazing and wonderful supportive BAPA family you are…

Thank you with all my heart

Miss Nadine and the BAPA team

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