Performance Academy for Children & Young Performers Aged 3-18

Be a Sharpe Performer

We welcome students of all abilities aged 3 to 18.

The Centre, St Helen's School,
Green Lane, Northwood, HA6 3AS

Classes take place on Sundays during school term time. Students work on Singing, Acting, Dance and Performance. The majority of students attend our classes to build confidence and skill in the performing arts. We also welcome gifted students who are aiming for a stage, television or film career.

9.00am-9.45am - ACT 1 (Ages 3-6)
10.00am-10.45am - ACT 1 (Ages 3-6)
11.00am-1.00pm - ACT 2 (Ages 6-9)
11.00am-1.00pm - ACT 3 (Ages 9-12)
2.00pm-5.00pm - NORTHWOOD COMPANY (Ages 11-18)

Dance & Acrobatics


  • The Centre - St Helen's School

    The Centre - St Helen's School

    Parking Available on site
  • The Music Centre

    The Music Centre

    State-of-the-Art Facilities
  • Theatre & Studio

    Theatre & Studio

    Dance Classes & Showcases
  • Music Room

    Music Room

  • Cafe


    Chill out zone
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Northwood Team

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Dates for your Diary

  • ADDRESS: The Centre, St Helen's School, Green Lane, Northwood, HA6 3AS

    SUMMER TERM 2019

    April - 28th
    May -
    5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
    June -
    2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

    (Northwood Company Principals Only)

    Tuesday 2nd - Saturday 6th July 2019
    Northwood students aged 12 & under are NOT
    taking part in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    (ACT 1 Showcase)

    Sunday 14th July
    The Centre, St Helen's School, Northwood

    AUTUMN TERM 2019 (To be confirmed)

    September - 22nd, 29th
    October - 6th, 13th
    November - 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th
    December - 1st, 8th

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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. Dance can allow 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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