British Academy of Performing Arts is a Performing Arts School that offers Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre and Voice classes. There are several options available to you:
Open Class: ages 2 - 7 years / Skills Level Class ages 8 - 12 years
In Open Classes students are placed by age, in Skills Classes students are placed by skills level only; skills placement assessments are conducted in your childs first class. Students will take classes on a weekly basis; in ballet skills classes students typically take two classes a week. We follow the Cobb school calendar year.
In these classes all students will receive a high quality of training and teacher attention to ensure that they are developing both their skills and performance technique. This training will prepare our students for performing, at our annual Recital at The J.T. Anderson Theatre. In addition all ballet students perform in our Winter Ballet Show in December.
All classes have 'Window Viewing Week' the last week of each month; parents are invited to observe their children take regular class. We also have in-house showings of work in progress throughout the year. Traditional classes
The Teen Program is specifically designed to accommodate the beginner through advanced student by offering different streams of classes. We encourage all performers to take more than one performance discipline to ensure that at BAPA we produce well rounded performers! The Teen Program has a very high quality of teachers and students are expected to achieve the same level of technique as Company Performers, but with less time commitment. All students enrolled on the Teen Program have the opportunity to perform both at our annual BAPA Recital at The J.T. Anderson Theatre, and as guest dancers in other shows throughout the year.
Company Classes (includes ADC, Musical Theatre, Hip Hop)
Students can audition to join in one of our performing companies; this will result in each performer taking BAPA classes for training, with additional Company rehearsal time for performances. Any student who is a Company member will have the benefit of performing regularly throughout the season at a wide variety of venues, as well as performing in our annual BAPA Recital. Please refer to our BAPA Company website pages for more information, here you will find details about auditions and shows!
Academy Dance Company (Ages 8 – 18)
Ballet / Jazz / Tap / Modern - Apprentice, thru. Junior & Senior.
BAPA Hip Hop Company (Ages 10 – 18)
Hip Hop Dance
BAPA Acting Company (Ages 9 – 18)
Acting, Improvisation and Script Work - Shakespeare to Modern Day.