WE ARE BACK!!
Check the links above for dates and start times!
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
We are pleased to be continuing our relationship with The College on a Saturday morning. As you know we have a strong relationship with the Performing Arts Dept. for more information about their courses please click here!
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.
At The Academy we develop dancing and movement skills around Musical Theatre from Carl, Alex and Jo.
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 this worthwhile medium.
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
Tel: 07525 040296