What we offer
MAPA offers a wide variety of classes throughout the week in many different types of dance and performing arts. Here is a brief breakdown of all the classes so you and your child can best choose what they would like to try. Although our classes are by grade, don't worry if your child has never danced before, they will be allocated into the best age appropriate grade for them. Your first class with us is always free, so take a look then come along.
Vanda is a qualified Royal Academy of Dance Ballet Teacher. We offer ballet from Pre-Primary to Advanced. The children regularly take exams in the grades whereby an invigilator comes to the school and they are assessed. They then receive their certificates and grades at our prize giving events. Vanda is also a PTS supervisor for the RAD, meaning she approves prospective new teachers for the Academy.
Ema, Carla & Chani are all qualified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Tap is currently taught from Primary to Advanced. Like ballet and modern the children are given the opportunity to take exams and progress throughout the grades.
Ema, Carla & Chani are all qualified by the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. Modern is currently taught from Primary to Advanced. Like ballet and tap the children are given the opportunity to take exams and progress throughout the grades.
We have Drama for both Juniors and Seniors where the children are given role play tasks, play drama games and both create or learn scenes from scripts. We feel these lessons enable them to explore their creativity as well as improving their confidence and social ability.
LAMDA lessons are private drama
lessons offered by Jeremy. These lessons are also exam based through the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. They involve the children working on their speech and delivery of script. These are booked through and paid directly to Jeremy. For more information on availability or rates please contact him directly.
Jeremy Mob - 07973 971611
Strength & Stability
These classes taught by Chani, are to enable the students to improve their co-ordination, strength and flexibility. It also allows them to work on 'tricks' which are now very much part of most, if not all auditions.
Conditioning is a pilates based class aimed at the students improving their core strength and understanding of their bodies. It enables them to isolate and work on certain muscle groups and to know which muscles are needed during choreography to produce the cleanest and most energy efficient result.
We are fortunate enough to have Daniel Sheperd-Trott teaching at the school, who is one of the few qualified teachers in the country under the newly formed Contemporary Examination Syllabus, spearheaded by Ryan Jenkins. This means that for the first time, as well as free work, we are now able to offer examinations in Contemporary as well.
The school offers two different types of Jazz. We have classes in ISTD Examination Jazz at Bronze, Silver & Gold level. We also offer a Free Jazz class where routines are constantly set, allowing the students to work on audition technique and improve their ability to pick up choreography quickly.
Musical Theatre lessons are available for both Junior and Senior students and are taught by Kate and Daniel together. The children learn well known pieces from popular musicals. This allows them to gain an insight into what it is like to be in a real musical where you need to be able to perform choreography, sing and act all at the same time.
Private singing lessons are available through Kate and are aimed at students working on their personal technique and building their repertoire in singing for auditions. Kate can also work on voice and diction delivery. Like LAMDA these are booked through Kate so for availability or rates please contact her directly.
Kate Mob - 07889 170301