CLASSES & TRAINING
At 7 Academy of Performing Arts, we understand that not everyone wants a career on the stage and that’s why we are proud to teach dance, musical theatre and life skills.
Our Graded Classes are for all ages and provide our members with the technical foundations,
knowledge and understanding of the three core disciplines; Ballet, Modern and Tap. From a
young age these classes inspire students and create a well-balanced learning programme.
Graded Classes incorporate the following subjects:
Ballet is where students learn the classical technique for this much loved discipline, as well as
the fun elements of learning character and national dances. It is excellent for improving agility,
coordination, flexibility, grace and strength and posture. Pointe work is then introduced when
Modern Jazz is an extremely fun class structured to prepare students physical strength and flexibility through a series of technical exercises, as well giving the opportunity to explore a range of musical genres and rhythms.
Tap is a very popular style of dance in which the students wear shoes fitted with heel and toe taps, allowing them to use their feet as a percussive instrument.
Students that participate in our Graded Classes may chose to also participate in our other classes which include:
Acrobatic dance combines dance movements, gymnastic tricks and tumbles which will help develop flexibility, stamina, strength and coordination.
Musical Theatre classes work on singing, acting and dancing and combining these skills to become an all-round performer.
Lyrical dance encourages students to dance with fluidity, strong technique and expression to the music in which they are performing too, giving them the chance to put their own personal touch to the choreography.
Also known as Street Dance, Commercial is a popular style of dance amongst all ages, learning the latest moves and choreography and performing them to everyones favourite songs.
Conditioning is the perfect class for students wishing to improve and maintain their flexibility and stamina. The class commences with cardio before working to stretch and strengthen areas of the body and muscles.
EXAMS & MEDAL TESTS
At 7 Academy of Performing Arts we believe that examinations are the benchmark for measuring the technical ability of a student and their progress.
Whilst examinations are not compulsory for our students, they are extremely popular amongst students and parents as on completion students receive both the results and also a sense of achievement.
7 Academy of Performing Arts is proud to maintain a 100% pass rate in our exams and we have also received multiple awards of excellence from our examination boards for continuing to produce high results.
Additionally, graded exams carry UCAS points which can be used when applying for higher education.
ANNUAL PERFORMANCE OPPOURTUNITIES
The highlight of our members year is our Academy Production which takes place at a professional venue each year. This is an opportunity for your entire family to come together and watch our members as they showcase their hard work, progress and love for performing arts.
Members rehearse for months leading up to the production, which features performers from as young as 2 years old through to our Graduates class displaying their talent in Ballet, Modern Jazz, Lyrical, Acrobatics and Musical Theatre.
It really is an event not to missed!
"After being a member at many of the other dance schools in the area, it is so refreshing to be part of an establishment that is so refreshing and forward thinking. The productions are always of the highest standard and it's delight to see my daughter and her friends on stage full of confidence and energy! "
Cheryl Lewis- Parent