Looking ahead to this year:
Firstly, we are looking forward to our “SCAPAs Got Talent’ event on Saturday April 2nd at The Allendale Theatre Wimborne BH21 1AS. All students from Poole, Christchurch and Ferndown will be needed from 9.30am and the show will start at 2pm. (if you cannot attend please let me know- there will be no session in Ferndown that day). Tickets are now on sale by emailing email@example.com…… £5 each and this includes your audience vote token.
MATILDA – The Show has been cast and has started rehearsals, to remind you the show weekend is 8/9/10 July. Some of our older students will be asked to attend all the shows and of course, all our students are welcome to support other casts free of charge.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
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, Performer and Educator Carl Christopher, Actor Jack Dunford, Musical Theatre graduate and teacher Iszy Bardsley and former Theatre Manager of the Regent Centre, Barrington Theatre (and Jo's husband) Rupert Barrington.
Jo is also very well connected in the Creative and Education Industries and has visiting lecturers support classes regularly. Most recently a former Phantom! Jo also teaches across LAMDA qualifications and is available for private tuition upon request.
Together they run The Academy.
Affordable, excellent training run exclusively from theatres and dedicated performance spaces in the BCP/Dorset area!
Your Career Starts Now
Jo is a professional performer, having toured with (among others) The Chuckle Brothers! She has trained with other world class teachers using the Vocal Process Technique for voice and singers.
At The Academy we develop young peoples dancing and movement skills, mainly around Musical Theatre from Carl, Iszy and Jo.
But not Rupert...
All of our teachers have performed on a variety of stages in a variety of forms. All are fully trained in order to develop the skills in young people in form and technique.
A wonderful 'juke box Musical' about life and love in the 80's.
The older and younger students worked incredibly well together for this classic musical
Absolute storming musical!
The Academy students opened the seven seas festival in Poole in 2017
Another image taken from a really fun day
We were invited to perform at The Jelliceo Festival in 2017 too
Adam - who now helps at SCAPA, working the stage (and feather duster)
We cover lots of different dance styles here at The Academy
the children LOVE working in a real theatre and get a real feel for a professional atmosphere
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