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
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).
Students have many opportunities to perform principal acting roles in our annual musicals. Students can also enter the Watford Festival Solo and Duo acting competition each year.
All students have the opportunity to study LAMDA Grade 4-8. Grade 6-8 carry UCAS points, which can be used for entry into University (Additional fees apply for LAMDA).
Our award-winning choir has weekly rehearsals working on complex vocal harmonies to both choral and musical theatre songs. Students are split into Sopranos, Altos, Tenors and Bass/Baritones.
During shows principals also have additional one to one time to work on solos and duets. Students can also enter the Watford Festival Solo Singing competition each year.
Students are looked after by registered chaperones during rehearsals.
Rehearsals are run by industry professionals from the world of stage and screen.
All centres have a manager on site at all times in charge of child protection and trained in first aid.
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.
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.
All London Company members are invited to join our professional agency should they wish to be represented. Entry takes place in September each year. Current students have worked professionally in:
- The Justice League (Film)
- Bo & Mei (Film)
- Silent Witness (BBC)
- Peter & Wendy (ITV)
- Les Miserables (West End)
- Fathers and Sons (West End)
- The Railway Children (West End)
- A Christmas Carol (London)
- Pearson Education (Modelling)
- Barclays, Lloyds, Capital One (Commercials)
- KFC & Tolly Boy (Commercials)
Students who are in sixth form are given full training and guidance for college auditions. Sharpe students have so far gone on to study at some of the worlds top performing arts colleges:
- Mountview Academy
- Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
- Urdang Academy
- Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
- The Hammond School
- Birmingham School of Acting
- The Poor Acting School
- Bird College
- Performers College
- Performance Preparation Academy
- The London College of Music