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%

    3.5 Hour Weekly Class

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



    Spring Term
    Students perform in one Spring Term Musical. The Company have recently performed SISTER ACT in February Half Term.

    Summer Term
    Students perform in one Summer Term Musical and one Gala Performance. The 2018 summer musical is LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS being performed in July.



    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 work on dance technique have the option of taking Grade 5, Grade 6 or Intermediate Tech before the Musical Theatre class begins or Ballet on Monday evenings. (Additional fees apply). Tech includes both Tap and Modern Dance.

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The Team

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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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