Mission Statement

We recognise that every single student who attends SA Youth Academy is unique, with their own special strengths, talents, and abilities. Whilst we teach the skills of dance, acting and song, we also concentrate on each young person as an individual.

SA Youth Academy is committed to providing and promoting a non-discriminate environment where all individuals are encouraged to develop their skills and achieve their full potential in a safe and nurturing environment.


With the help of our team of dedicated teachers, students will learn practical skills in the three main genres of dance, acting and song whilst also gaining confidence, good communication skills and discipline. All within a fun, safe and nurturing environment.


. Acquire techniques in dance, acting and singing.

. Gain an awareness of physical fitness and mental discipline.

. Develop personal and social skills and qualities to enhance their lives.

. Allow each individual to embrace and develop their natural talents.

. Inspire students to express themselves using creativity and imaginative thought.

. Gain practical performance experience in different genres and spaces.


The most vibrant of all art forms, dance is centered on creating students with greater physical control and awareness. Many styles of jazz will be taught at the suitable level for the age range of the group. Classes will be in keeping with modern trends and teach techniques that are vital to any performer.


Acting is a fundamental element of the performing arts. No Song, Dance or (of course) Dramatic work is complete without characterisation and appropriate emotional content. We aim to build confidence in presentation and public speaking and encourage imaginative thought in all our students.


All styles of music will be covered, with equal emphasis placed on technique, style, and performance. Everyone has a voice - the role of the Youth Academy is to find and maximise the potential of that voice.


All students will work towards our annual show, which means they will benefit from working with other class groups in ensemble numbers and gain experience of the rehearsal process. The performance takes place in a local, professional theatre to large, live audiences. This is the best way to gain the fantastic experience of performing; students are part of the whole process - from dress runs, to technical rehearsals, then the excitement of the actual performance.


Students have the option of sitting external group examinations during the autumn term. These exams are optional and alternate annually between Dance (IDTA) and Performance Art or Musical Theatre (Trinity).

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Parents may wait for students in the green room or leave until the end of the session (please make sure that we have checked your emergency contact numbers). Students will meet parents or guardians outside at the end of the session.

"There's something deeply special - and rare - about what SA Performing Arts Centre are able to draw from their students"



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SA TOTS age 3 - 4 years

This fun Theatre Craft class gives youngsters the chance to ease their way into the Centre and introduces them to the excitement of performing arts.

Saturday: 9:15 - 10:15am or Sunday: 9:45 - 10:45am

Fees: £36 every 6 weeks

SA INFANTS age 5 - 6 years

SA Infants take part in two hours of dancing, singing & acting each week.

Saturday: 10:30 - 12:30pm or Saturday: 2:30 - 4:30pm or Sunday: 11:00 - 1:00pm

Fees: £48 every 4 weeks or £144 per 12 week term

(25 % younger sibling discount)

SA JUNIORS age 7 - 12 years

SA Juniors develop technique and performance skills in the three main disciplines of acting, singing

& dancing.

Saturday: 9:15 - 12:30 pm or Saturday: 1:15 - 4:30 pm or Sunday: 9:45 - 1:00 pm

Fees: £72 every 4 weeks or £216 per 12 week term

(25 % younger sibling discount)

SA SENIORS age 13 -18 years

SA Seniors work with an experienced director, choreographer & vocal coach to gain the confidence, discipline & commitment required in performing arts.

Saturday: 9:15 - 12:30 pm or Saturday: 1:15 - 4:30 pm or Sunday: 9:45 - 1:00 pm

Fees: £72 every 4 weeks or £216 per 12 week term

(25 % younger sibling discount)



Please contact us for further details of our part-time classes which currently take place every Monday evening during term time.

At SA Youth Academy, we pride ourselves on the personal and individualised nature of our tuition. We encourage any prospective parents to get in touch and we’d be happy to welcome you to our purpose-built studios for a free trial class.

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FREE TRIAL CLASS – we recommend all prospective students visit our studios for a free trial class. To check current availability and book a visit please:

SHOWS attending one of our public performances will allow you to see current students in action.

SOCIAL MEDIA – follow us on our social media platforms for updates on current student and Youth Academy news.

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"'I've never come across a performing arts centre, for adults or young people, with such a remarkably positive and creative atmosphere"

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