Sharpe Academy currently holds the official GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the FASTEST THEATRICAL PRODUCTION
Musical Theatre Classes

Ages 3-6

Nursery – Year 1

Ages 6-9

Year 2 – Year 4

Ages 9-14

Year 5 – Year 9

Ages 11-16

Year 7 – Year 11

Ages 13-18

Year 8 – Year 13

Act 1 Photo
Act 2 Photo
Act 3 Photo
Act 4 Photo
Act 5 Photo

Which venue?

Amersham
Beaconsfield
Bushey
Northwood
Rickmansworth
Ruislip

Which venue?

Amersham
Beaconsfield
Bushey
Northwood
Rickmansworth
Ruislip

Which venue?

Amersham
Beaconsfield
Bushey
Northwood
Rickmansworth
Ruislip

Which venue?

Northwood
 
 
 
 
 

Which venue?

Stanmore
 
 
 
 
 

FEES

£114 per 10-week term
30% Sibling Discount

FEES

£234 per 10-week term
30% Sibling Discount

FEES

£234 per 10-week term
30% Sibling Discount

FEES

£255 per 10-week term
30% Sibling Discount

FEES

£260 per 10-week term
30% Sibling Discount

Supervision

Students are looked after by registered chaperones during rehearsals. Rehearsals are run by industry professionals from the world of stage and screen.

Dance

Students learn show choreography on a weekly basis working on a variety of advanced dance techniques and styles. Students are pushed to make sure they reach their full dance potential in all disciplines of dance including Ballet, Tap, Irish and Jazz.

Singing

ACT 5 students are all part of our award-winning choir and have won the Musical Theatre chorus trophy at The Watford Festival for the past three years. Students are split into Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Bass/Baritones where full choral works are rehearsed and performed. During shows principals also have additional one to one time to work on solos and duets.

Acting

All students have the opportunity to study Grade 4-8 in Acting with LAMDA. Grades 6-8 carry UCAS points, which can be used for entry into University.

Performance

Spring Term
ACT 5 students are given the option to either perform as principals in our spring term show or work on the technical team.

Summer Term
Our July production week includes a full scale musical which showcases our ACT 5 class.

Agency

All ACT 5 members are invited to join our professional agency. Entry takes place in September each year.

College Applications

ACT 5 students who are in sixth form are given full training and guidance for college auditions.

Our students have so far been offered places to attend top colleges including:

Mountview, Urdang Academy, Performers College, Laine Theatre Arts, Central School of Speech and Drama, Birmingham School of Acting, Bird College, The Poor School of Acting, The London College of Music, PPA Guildford and The Margaret Howard Theatre College.

Supervision

Children have two classes with two experienced teachers. Each class also has an assistant teacher making sure our youngest students are well looked after.

Dance / Movement

Children learn a combination of dance warm ups and a variety of dance routines. Children also work on physical games designed to get them moving and teach basic interaction skills with other children. In class we teach children the ISTD primary modern syllabus working on balance, stance, technique and presentation.

Singing/Drama

All students begin the class by sitting in a circle and sharing their news from the previous week. This allows children the opportunity to speak alone and listen to their peers.

We also teach the LAMDA introductory syllabus. This involves learning poetry where children can take up to three exams. These exams allow children to work on posture, speech, diction, volume, knowledge and presentation. Children learn vocal technique exercises, warm up songs and a variety of songs from the world of Musical Theatre.

Performance

Autumn Term
End of term open class for parents to attend at the usual class venue. This is an opportunity to see children performing in a relaxed informal atmosphere.

Summer Term
Our end of year show is a full-scale stage show for family and friends at Watersmeet, our 500-set theatre in Rickmansworth.

Confidence

Our ACT 1 class is designed to build the confidence of a child so they are in a good position to start our ACT 2 class. Confidence, when built correctly, can take many years but lasts a lifetime.

Supervision

Children have three classes with three experienced teachers. Each class also has an assistant teacher and larger venues have an additional chaperone on site.

Dance

All students begin the class by taking part in a physical warm up. Children learn technique in a variety of dancing styles. Full staged dance routines are taught as we work towards our productions. Children also work on the ISTD Grade 1-3 modern syllabus. This gives children a strong foundation in dance technique, which is required for professional work on the West End stage.

Singing

Children rehearse songs from the show we will be presenting. These usually include harmonies. Children also begin solo singing and learning more advanced vocal techniques. Those students who we feel are ready are entered into the Watford Festival singing competition each year.

Acting

Children work on devised drama scripts and also have the opportunity to work on solo acting grades with LAMDA. Those students who are ready for principal roles are allowed to perform solo lines in our large-scale productions and are also entered for the Watford Festival solo acting competitions.

Performance

Spring Term
Our largest show of the year is a full scale musical presented during February half term at Watersmeet, our 500-seat theatre.

Summer Term
Our July production is a gala show with a mixture of song and dance routines from the world of stage and screen. Children also perform ISTD work and LAMDA pieces.

Supervision

Students are looked after by registered chaperones during rehearsals. Rehearsals are run by industry professionals from the world of stage and screen.

Dance

Students work on dance technique every week whilst learning choreography for the current musical. The main style of dance is Jazz, but in recent years students have also studied Ballet, Tap, Contemporary, Irish and Hip Hop.

Singing

In singing students begin to learn complex harmonies, vocal techniques and are split into Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass vocal groups. During show rehearsals principals have additional one to one time to work on solos and duets.

Acting

All students have the opportunity to study Grade 4-8 in Acting with LAMDA. Grades 6-8 carry UCAS points, which can be used for entry into University.

Performance

Spring Term
Our largest show of the year is a full scale musical presented during February half term at Watersmeet, our 500-seat theatre. This production is presented alongside our ACT 2 and ACT 3 students. ACT 4 students take leading roles.

Summer Term
Our July production week includes a full scale musical where ACT 4 support our ACT 5 students in the senior show. ACT 4 also present a series of numbers in the annual Sharpe gala performance at the end of the week.

Agency

All ACT 4 members are invited to join our professional agency. Entry takes place in September each year.