Celebrating 20 years in 2013, the school has over 300 pupils and a 100% pass rate in RAD, IDTA and ISTD exams.
The school prides itself in providing a happy and caring environment for its pupils. Starting as early as 2 and a half, many of its students progress through all the grades, graduating at the age of 18, when they leave for university or vocational theatre colleges. A good number of past pupils are now working in film and television, London’s West End or touring with shows around the country and abroad, while others have gone on to qualify as dance teachers.
Ballet is the basis from which all other dance styles stem from here. Dance styles covered at Twickenham Academy include ballet, tap, modern, contemporary, street / hip hop, lyrical and musical theatre.
We love dance and our classes aim to be a positive learning experience for each chilld, building confidence and sociability, improving flexibility, working on strength, technique, poise and coordination. Increased self-discipline, respect, team work and creativity are all benefits of our classes. We look to improve our students and fulfill potential, whether their dance studies are a hobby, or in serious consideration of following dance as a vocational subject.
All pupils have the opportunity to participate in shows, exams and workshops. Selected pupils compete in regional festivals, often getting through to national finals. Senior girls can become teaching assistants in the younger classes. This is a high honour for our pupils and it is great experience for them and their personal development. Having teaching assistants benefits the younger pupils tremendously as well, giving them inspiration as to what they could achieve and another friendly face to interact with.