Children and Young Performers
From the Manager
A very warm welcome to our SPAA Children and Young Performers.
We do our best to create a fun and caring environment where each and every one of our students is valued and encouraged to be creative. We are thrilled to have opened our doors as of September 2019 in a brand new, purpose built building (12 studios and two theatres) for students to enhance their social and life skills through performing arts. We will be focusing on Vocational Training and an opportunity for children and young performers to be creative and expressive in a safe environment. At SPAA, we promise to give our students creativity to embrace life and make the most of their talents and opportunities. Children and young performers will learn how to sing, act and dance, while developing a broad range of life skills. Our students become more self-assured, expressive, sociable and imaginative, while also learning how to respond to everyday situations with resilience, creativity and bravery. Most importantly it is all done through a lot of fun, play and physical challenges.
Achievement and growth
Inclusivity and participation
All staff are first aid trained and have a current police check and / or DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) and have gone through a rigorous application process.
SPAA has the following policies in place; should you ever wish to read please get in touch:
Child Protection and Duty of Care
Health and Safety Guide
Classes & Training
The performing arts embraces a diverse range of performance environments and an endless number of styles and ideas. Freeing the imagination is at the heart of all we do. Our short courses teachers are from our full-time Academy or are teachers who have been actively involved in, or are currently involved in, professional performance. Our classes focus on vocational development with good training. We aim to build confidence and communication skills within a friendly and informal atmosphere.
Students are grouped in ages:
Each term is based on training and includes:
Skills Training: Focusing on excellence in singing, drama and dance training for students aged 4 through to adults. Classes will focus on technique, confidence building and fun!
Training: Focusing on excellence in singing, drama and dance training.
Themed Classes and demonstration for the parents: January term follows a central theme for each age group across all three disciplines (singing, drama and dance). Using the central theme, each class will dedicate a period of time in preparation for a class presentation on Parents Open Day.
Some students will be taking exams in ISTD/LAMDA/TRINITY
Training: Focusing on excellence in singing, drama and dance training. At the end of the summer term, all students are awarded certificates of achievement to recognise the commitment to their training.
Certificates: Some students will be taking exams in ISTD/LAMDA/TRINITY
SHOWCASE FOR ALL STUDENTS
4-6yrs: Whistle While You Work, Fairytales, Circus, Seasons
6-8yrs: Ocean, Space, Circus, History
9-11yrs: Discovery, Sport, Circus, History
12-15yrs: Revolution, Sport, TV & Film, History
16-19yrs: Travel, Sport, TV & Film, History
Fees & Application
We work on a 12-week term
The first class for children and young performers will be free of charge! We feel it is vital for parents and students to know that it is what they want to do. After the free trial, should you wish to sign up the fees are:
- Introduction to Musical Theatre (1.5hrs) Ages 4 – 6:
AED 80 per class
Group classes Acting, Singing, Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre: AED 840 per term (based on 12 weeks) Non-examination
- ISTD Modern & Tap / RAD Ballet classes:
AED 960 per term (based on 12 weeks) Examination classes
- Private LAMDA (Acting) and LCM (Singing) tutorials (1:1):
AED 1650 per term (based on 12 weeks) Examination classes
Individual private (1:1) tutorials:
AED 150 per tutorial (30 minutes)
BTEC Level 2 in Performing Arts: AED 6000 (2 x classes per week) September 2020 – May 2021
* Examination fees are NOT included in Term class fees.
Ask one of our friendly staff for more information about our class bundles and term packages:
- Bronze (AED 2200 per term)
- Silver (AED 4000 per term)
- Gold (AED 6520 per term) class/examination packages
Please click on the application and complete your expression of interest. A member of staff will be in touch with regards to spaces and further information. Payment is made upfront at the start of each new term. A term’s notice is due or half a terms fee is due in lieu.
We will notify you as soon as possible of any changes that may occur due to future UAE holidays coinciding with our classes.