Welcome to The Somerset School of Performing Arts

 

 

WhatsNew

 

Classes are now being held at Yeovil Community Church, The Gateway, Addlewell Lane, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1QN

 

   

 

CurrentNews

 

 "Congratulations"

 

Congratulations to former pupil Alex Jackson on his West End debut in the musical "The Bodyguard"

 

Congratulations to former pupil Kate Jordan who has been awarded scholarship places to five of the UK's top Musical Theatre Schools.

 

Congratulations to former pupil Jenny Ellis who has been awarded a place at The Performance Preparation Academy to study Musical Theatre

 

   

 

RecentNews

 

 

Congratulations to former pupil Abigail Matthews on her first West End engagement in the amazing production of Warhorse.

Congratulations to Paris Grassi aged 9 , on winning Star of the Future, Best Panto Animal and Best Under 16 at the South West Pantomime Awards

Congratulations to all of our students on their brilliant version of the musical "Hairspray" and for their performances in "Dance Dance Dance 2014"  at  The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil. Their performances raised over £4000 for local charities

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

Aims of the School

The aim of the Somerset School of Performing Arts is to give children the chance to learn with fully qualified, experienced and enthusiastic teachers, as many different disciplines relating to the Theatre and Performing Arts as possible, with the emphasis always being on fun and enjoyment. We hope that through regular carefully structured workshops, activities, games and performances  the children will gain confidence and learn new skills which they will be able to use throughout their lives.

 

The classes at The Somerset School of Performing Arts are arranged to allow the students to work within their own age group at a suitable level. Each week the students take part in acting, singing, voice training, theatre and street dance/hip hop classes with our highly qualified, experienced, caring staff who are all working professionals. Throughout the year we also have visiting staff who give tuition in other disciplines relating to the Theatre and Performing Arts such as audition technique, microphone technique, stage make-up, costume and set design, casting and directing.

 

Our students are given plenty of opportunities to be creative and to explore their own ideas, they regularly entertain us with their own work and performances

 

All of our staff concentrate on teaching the students the correct techniques in their specialist subject which allows each child to train safely and to reach their maximum potential. Our teachers have many years of experience in the business, they have worked professionally in West End productions, on tours both in the UK and abroad,  in television series and documentaries, in films and in Theatre in Education Programs.

We maintain that the most important aspect of all of our classes is the element of fun as this allows the children to relax; it improves their confidence and allows them to perform to the best of their ability. We recognize that each child is an individual with different needs and abilities and we encourage them to develop at their own pace in a friendly, happy environment.