Performance Academy for Young Performers Aged 13-18

Be a Sharpe Performer

Our advanced centre is for students aged 13 to 18.

VENUE: Church House, Old Church Lane, Stanmore, HA7 2QX

Entry is by audition only. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday and Wednesday evening during school term time. Our London company perform in two musicals each year. The majority of students are aiming for a career in the arts, but we do welcome students who are aiming for other careers providing they can give the same level of commitment.

7pm-9.30pm - Principal Rehearsals

6pm-9.30pm - LONDON COMPANY

Contact us to book an audition

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    Younger Sibling Discount 30%

    2.5 Hour Weekly Class

    PERFORMANCE based learning including Singing, Dancing, Acting & Career Training. Optional ISTD & LAMDA Acting examinations available (Additional fees apply). ENTRY IS BY AUDITION ONLY



    Sharpe is a Performance Academy. Our students have many opportunities to perform.

    On Stage Presentation
    Once a year parents are invited to watch an on stage presentation to see how their child is developing at Sharpe Academy. This is a great chance to meet the teachers, discuss progress and watch a variety of lessons.

    Musical Show
    Once a year our students perform a fully staged musical at the 500-seat Watersmeet Theatre in Rickmansworth. This is always a highlight of the year and we try to make our shows as professional as possible including lights, microphones, set and costumes.



    Class begins with a physical warm up. Full staged jazz dance routines are taught as we work towards our productions.

    Those students who wish to improve their dance technique have the option of taking additional classes throughout the week in Ballet, Modern/Tap & Acrobatics (Additional fees apply).

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Dates for your Diary


    SPRING TERM 2018

    January – 9th/10th, 16th/17th, 23rd/24th, 30th/31st
    February – 6th/7th, 27th/28th
    March – 6th/7th, 13th/14th, 20th/21st, 27th/28th

    SUMMER TERM 2018

    April – 17th/18th, 24th/25th
    May – 1st/2nd, 8th/9th, 15th/16th, 22nd/23rd
    June – 5th/6th, 12th/13th, 19th/20th, 26th/27th

    AUTUMN TERM 2018



    Friday 29th – Saturday 30th June
    The Watford Colosseum, Watford


    Tuesday 3rd – Saturday 7th July
    Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth

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    The London Academy of Dramatic Arts – is the largest speech and drama examination board in the world. Sharpe Academy has been teaching LAMDA exams since we opened in 2008 and has a 100% pass rate. The Sharpe Academy LAMDA programme allows our students to study Introductory Poetry Grades in ACT 1 as part of their class and Acting Grades in ACT 2 & ACT 3 as an optional extra.

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    The Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing – is one of the worlds leading dance examination boards. Sharpe Academy can enter students for exams in Modern, Tap and Ballet and has a 100% pass rate. All our ACT 1, ACT 2 and ACT 3 classes include ISTD Modern Dance tuition. This is to allow our students to work on balance, posture, flexibility, rhythm, skill and presentation. Examinations usually take 1-2 years to complete.

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    Sharpe Academy has strong links with the professional world of theatre, television and film. Our agency clients are all members of Spotlight - the UK's largest casting database. Credits include Les Misérables, The Railway Children, The Go-Between, Fathers and Sons; Commercials for ASDA, Lloyds Bank, T-Mobile, Capital One; Television Series The Missing, Silent Witness, Peter and Wendy; Films including The Justice League

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    Acrobatic Dance or Acro, as dancers commonly refer to it - is the beautiful fusion of classic dance technique and the precision and athleticism of acrobatic elements. Acro technique includes balancing, limbering, tumbling and partnering, based in flexibility, contortion and strength. Sharpe Academy teachers are certified in the ACROBATIC ARTS Syllabus.

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