Classes

Our latest classes below

“My 10 year old daughter has been a part of the DNPA family since she was 5! It’s been amazing to see her develop her love for music, dance and drama through these classes. Her confidence has grown and she has developed an understanding of commitment and working towards a common goal along with the amazing young people attending each week. Derya and the team have nurtured and developed my daughters ability to believe in herself, work hard, learn new things and have fun!”

Parent

Minis Musical Theatre

  • Term Dates4th September - 18th December 2023 (Half Term 23rd & 30th October)
  • TeachersDerya Donaldson, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness
  • DayMonday
  • Hours16:00 - 16:30
  • Age4-6 years
  • Cost£8.00 (£112 term)

By popular demand we have decided to open an all-new Minis Class! 

In this fun and energetic class your little ones can sing and dance their hearts out while also learning basic dance routines. Using props and storytelling we encourage creativity and build on their confidence and acting skills without them even knowing! This class is a great introduction to musical theatre and the perfect foundation for our Juniors Class. 

Our Minis even get the chance to take the stage with the big kids in our Summer Show! 

JUNIORS MUSICAL THEATRE

  • Term Dates4th September - 18th December 2023 (Half Term 23rd & 30th October) - 14 Week Term
  • TeachersDerya Donaldson, Milenka Marosh, Indeyarna Donaldson – Holness
  • DayMonday
  • Hours16:30 – 17.45
  • Age 7+ years
  • Cost£12.00 (£168 term)

TERM 1

In this extremely fun and relaxed class, we build on our student’s skills in Acting, Singing and Dancing. Using songs from popular musicals and playing drama games, we gradually introduce them to the world of Musical Theatre and give them confidence as young performers… Believe us when we say that they never want to go home! 

TERMS 2 & 3

Our last two terms focus on working towards our Summer Show – a musical production, performed in a professional theatre. From Matilda to Annie and plenty more, the students get to experience using a set, lighting, props, microphones, and script work as they take the stage in a curation of all their hard work in front of their friends and family. 

ACTING, COMEDY AND DRAMA

  • Term Dates4th September - 18th December 2023 (Half Term 23rd & 30th October) - 14 Week Term
  • TeacherMilenka Marosh
  • DayMonday
  • Hours18:00 – 19:30
  • Age11+ years
  • Cost£13.00 (£182 term)

TERM 1

In the first term we focus on developing Acting, Voice and Movement skills using improvisation and character work. Working as an ensemble to create a Young Actors Company, we explore a wide range of scripts both comedic and dramatic to help expand confidence, creativity, and teamwork to further understand the process of putting on a play.

TERMS 2 & 3

During these two terms things get even more exciting as we combine all of the skills learnt during term 1 to work towards our summer production! Working in a professional theatre venue, with full technical support, costumes and props the company gets to experience performing a full play to a live audience alongside their fellow actors.

COMMERCIAL DANCE

  • Term Dates4th September - 18th December (Half Term 23rd & 30th October) - 14 Week Term
  • TeachersDerya Donaldson, Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness
  • DayMonday
  • Hours17:45 - 18:45
  • Age9+ Years
  • Cost£10 (£140 term)

Commercial dance is a full energy class, starting with a full body workout to strengthen and tone. Our routines are adapted from music videos focusing on technique and style with a little sass and a lot of laughter. Get ready to sweat!

“I love coming to DNPA because it’s a really fun and very sweaty experience! Derya really pushes you, and I have seen great improvement in my dancing. It is also a very social and positive environment and everyone is so nice. I would highly recommend it!”

14 years old
Commercial Dance

MINIS Dance

  • Term Dates8th September - 15th December (Half Term 23rd Oct & 3rd Nov) - 13 Week Term
  • TeacherNatasha Khamjani
  • DayFriday
  • Hours16:15 - 17:00
  • Age4 - 6 years
  • Cost£10 (£130 term)


This class is fun and energetic and a great confidence booster! We play games and work on rhythm and musicality. We look at foundation steps for street dance and some basic breakdance moves as well as encourage some creativity through freestyling at points in the class.

Street Dance

Please note a 2 week half term - no classes on 27 Oct & 3 Nov

  • Term Dates8th September - 15th December. (Half Term 23rd Oct & 3rd Nov) - 12 Week Term
  • TeacherNatasha Khamjani
  • DayFriday
  • Hours 17:00 - 17:50 (Juniors)
    17:50 - 18:50 (Seniors)
  • Ages7 - 10 Years (Juniors)
    11+ years (Seniors)
  • CostJuniors - £10.00 (£130 term)
    Seniors - £12.00 (£156 term)


Street Dance classes are fun, energetic, creative and progressive. Dance improves the motor skills and is great for children who are visual learners. It improves musicality, helps with teamwork skills and working independently. It also releases the same endorphins as when you eat chocolate!! We work on grooves and foundation steps to strengthen the style and performance skills to build confidence for the stage and everyday life!

JUNIORS 7 – 10 years

This session uses games and creative tasks. Sessions are fun at the same time as being cleverly structured to get the street dance style and technique embedded at this level so that the children are improving their skills and progressing each week!

SENIORS 11+ years

The senior classes are fun, creative, high impact and challenging at the same time as being a safe space to try new moves and make new friends. We work on grooves, foundation steps as well as flexibility and strength. We incorporate creative work into each week so that the young dancers get good at sharing ideas and then teaching them to each other. We always end with a freestyle circle where they can select their favourite tracks and show us what they’ve got if they want to!

Adult Dance 18+

  • Term9 January - 27 March 2023
  • TeachersDerya Donaldson & Natasha Khamjani
  • DayMonday 7.30 - 8.30pm
  • LocationSt Andrews
  • Cost£12 per session

Our Adult Dance Classes are currently on pause. But please do get in touch if you are interested in joining as we may be starting them up later in the term.

“I like coming to DNPA as I’ve made lots of new friends and I like learning loads of new dance moves!”

5 years old
Junior Street Dance

“My two girls do Street Dance at DNPA. They really enjoy the classes and they’re always so excited about the show at the end of the year! The classes have helped to build their confidence, and develop their rhythm and musicality. It’s a joy to watch them progress and flourish in the classes.”

Parent

“If you have a little one who loves to dance, I can’t recommend this class enough!”

Parent

If you are joining later in the term please contact us for booking and payment details.

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