DPA Academy of  Dance and Performing Arts

From September 2015 we are able to offer fully funded places on our BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Performing Arts Course (Musical Theatre). DPA is in partnership with Great Yarmouth College and this enables us to offer 100% fully funded places.

On this BTEC course you have the opportunity to study our 2 year VOCATIONAL Musical Theatre Course, full time, with full funding and gain a level 3 BTEC qualification at the same time. This course will allow you to study acting, singing, and dancing and gain an extensive understanding of what it is like to work as a professional within the performing arts industry. You will be taught in superb facilities by our experienced staff with professional qualifications who have all worked within the industry.

At DPA we offer an informal and friendly ethos that is designed to get the very best out of our students. Staff are supportive and friendly ensuring that your time at the academy will be both enjoyable and rewarding. During the two year course, you will specialise in all aspects of performing arts, gain work experience working within the industry and take additional qualifications to enable you to work as teaching assistants whist studying.

Auditions are now taking place for our September 2015 intake, if you would like to attend an audition please email [email protected].

Our OPEN DAY on Sunday 25th January

This will give students an opportunity to meet other potential pupils and our staff, sample some classes and to get a real feel for what our D16 course will be like. 

We also have 2 West End stars attending to take masterclasses:

Mike-DenmanMike Denman (The Bodyguard)

Djalenga-Scott& Djalenga Scott (West Side Story).

D16 OPEN DAY – Sunday 25th January 2015

Please see below some information about our Full Time BTEC LEVEL 3 EXTENDED DIPLOMA IN PERFORMING ARTS (MUSICAL THEATRE) in partnership with Great Yarmouth College. This course is 25 hours a week and is fully funded.

Our OPEN DAY will give you an opportunity to meet other potential pupils and our staff, sample some classes and to get a real feel for what our D16 course will be like.

The day will run from 10.30am – 3.30pm. If you would like the day to act as your audition then you will need to be prepared to stay after 3.30pm for a short interview with Meg Howard (course leader) & Mat Dale (GYC Creative Arts Faculty Leader).

DPA boasts 3 studios 2 are complete with dance flooring, full length mirrors and fixed ballet barres. We have a dance conditioning and fitness area and a small studio for private lessons. There is a changing area where all students have their own personal lockers. We have parking on site and a bus stop just 2-3 minutes away.

Performers need to be talented and skilled. They also need stamina, dedication and self-discipline. IF THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU THEN CALL US TODAY on 01493 718292 to book your place!

The course is fully funded, with uniform and travel costs covered for nearly all students.

Swap the classroom for the studio! and come and train at the only Full Time Theatre School in the area.

We can’t wait to meet you and hope you come and join us in September!


10.30am Why is this course for me? 10.45am Dance Conditioning

11.15am West End Masterclass with Mike Denman West End Theatre credits include: T

12.05pm Ballet Workshop

12.30pm West End Masterclass with Djalenga Scott West End Theatre credits

include: Peter Pan, Joseph, Fame, Flashdance, Noises Off, Rocky Horror, Chicago, Batman Live, Westside Story.

1.15pm Break

1.45pm Acting Workshop

2.15pm Singing Workshop

3.00pm Q & A with course leader Meg Howard

3.30pm Student Interviews (parents are welcome to attend)

Should you have any questions please do get in touch on 01493 718292 or email

[email protected]

Kindest regards

Karen Thompson

DPA ~ 1A Longs Business Estate ~ Englands Lane ~ Gorleston ~ Norfolk ~ NR31 6NE


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