The South Coast's best training
in Acting, Singing & Dance for young people
Qualified, Professional & friendly staff training young people in Theatre.
Poole | Ferndown | Christchurch | Wimborne

Looking ahead to next year:

 

We will be performing MATILDA for next years summer show in July!

Saturday mornings will continue to be at POOLE HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE where classes will resume as normal in January, see our Term Dates page for more.  The Theatre is signposted and there is plenty of parking/drop off points and the added bonus of it being very close to Poole Town centre and the bus stop!

 

Drewitt Hall and Ferndown Town Hall will continue as normal and we are excited to announce a NEW CLASS coming to The Allendale Centre Wimborne Friday 4-6pm very very soon!

 

As always please contact us if there are any problems with payment or you wish to set up a payment plan, above all our ethos of ‘Affordable Performing Arts For All’ is integral to our company and we will support in any way we can.

 

Please can you return the booking form ASAP to info@scapa.biz so we can secure your place and please let us know if you do not wish to continue.

 

    About    

As the former Head of Performing Arts at The College, Jo had the privilege of nurturing the careers of 1000’s of young people - be they budding actors or young people needing a direction.
 
SCAPA has been developed to encourage and nurture not only the next generation of performer but most importantly, ensure that ALL young people have an opportunity to capture and develop their creative spirit in an environment that recognises their individuality. SCAPA prides itself in being a ‘fun family’ - everything we do aims to increase confidence, self-awareness, skills and communication in a supportive AFFORDABLE way.
Creative arts are slowly disappearing from the curriculum even though it is vital to society and the economy. It is our experience that performing arts can really change the lives of those who partake - in whatever form, and this is why we now dedicate our time to creating experiences for young people- whatever their ability.
Our mission is: 
To NURTURE, ENCOURAGE and DEVELOP CONFIDENCE.
To ENJOY and ACHIEVE.

 

Jo works with choreographer & actor Carl Christopher, Actor Jack Dunford, Musical Theatre graduate Iszy Bardsley and former Theatre Manager of the Regent Centre, Barrington Theatre (and Jo's husband) Rupert Barrington. She is very well connected in the Creative and Education Industries and has visiting lecturers support classes regularly. Most recently a former Phantom! 

Together they run The Academy.

Affordable, excellent training run exclusively from theatres and dedicated spaces in the area! 

Your Career Starts Now

 

    Techniques    

Male Singer
Singing

Jo is a professional singer, having toured with (among others) The Chuckle Brothers! She has trained with world class teachers using the Vocal Process technique for voice and singers.

Break Dancer in Pink
Dancing

At The Academy we develop dancing and movement skills around Musical Theatre from Carl, Iszy and Jo.

Actress on a Stage
Acting

All of our teachers have performed on a variety of stages in a variety of forms. All have acted in their time and are fully trained in order to train young people in form and technique.

 

  Past Shows  

Back to the eighties
Back to the eighties

A wonderful 'juke box Musical' about life and love in the 80's.

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Grease
Grease

The older and younger students worked incredibly well together for this classic musical

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We Will Rock You
We Will Rock You

Absolute storming musical!

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Seven Seas Festival
Seven Seas Festival

The Academy students opened the seven seas festival in Poole in 2017

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Seven Seas Festival
Seven Seas Festival

Another image taken from a really fun day

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Jellicoe Festival
Jellicoe Festival

We were invited to perform at The Jelliceo Festival in 2017 too

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We Will Rock You - Kashogi
We Will Rock You - Kashogi

Adam - who now helps at SCAPA, working the stage (and feather duster)

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Dance
Dance

We cover lots of different dance styles here at The Academy

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REAL Theatres
REAL Theatres

the children LOVE working in a real theatre and get a real feel for a professional atmosphere

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    Contact    

 

info@scapa.biz  |  Tel: 07525 040296