Welcome to Hillview Performing Arts Stage School. We offer a range of classes in Dance, Musical Theatre and Drama, taught by specialist Dance and Drama teachers. These are open to students from any school and some of these run at weekends and during the summer holidays. Explore our Saturday School and Summer School pages for further information.
Our Drama classes are taught by industry professionals and offer students the opportunity to develop their acting skills and explore the work of the actor. Classes are creative, innovative and designed for all ages and abilities. Students will learn acting technique, performance skills and presentation and appreciation of literature.
Practical exercises to extend students’ imagination; including character building, improvisation, dramatic text and comedy.
Expressive exercises, allowing students to learn how to be aware of their body movements, how to move on stage and dance.
Technique exercises to improve voice production; including control of the voice, quality, accents, diction and singing.
Our lively dance classes offer students the opportunity to learn a variety of dance styles with qualified, experienced professional teachers.
A foundation for all styles of dance. Develops technique, strength, creativity and artistry and musicality.
- Cabaret Dance
Vintage dance styles; including Jazz, The Charleston, Jive & The Lindy Hop.
Expressive & Creative dance technique.
- Street Dance
Involving a variety of popular styles; including commercial and hip hop.
Performance that combines dance, drama and singing. Students will learn how to combine songs, spoken dialogue, music and dance; whilst working on a current West End musical.
Example musicals; Hairspray, Matilda, Wicked, Bugsy Malone, Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins.
Students will also be given the opportunity to work alongside Drama to create a showcase, held in Hillview’s very own theatre.