Welcome to the JPA Academy

Inspired, dedicated and fun training for children aged 5-18 in acting, singing and dancing

At the JPA Academy our skilled teachers all have years of experience in the performing industry. We believe that the only people who should be teaching young people the skills required in the Performing Arts are people who are passionate, creative and who have real experience in their chosen fields.
Without exception, we begin every student’s journey at The JPA Academy by building confidence. Whether a child is “born” to be on the stage, or is struggling to speak up for themselves, we nurture and develop each individual voice. Learning to express oneself is an important part of a child’s development. We are passionate about helping to inspire creative, intelligent, independent performers.

We bring our experience in professional theatre to every discipline. We nurture our relationships with our friends in the industry including Directors, Choreographers, Actors, Singers, Dancers and Casting Directors, holding regular workshops with these professionals to give every student the opportunity to learn from artists at the top of their field. During each term The JPA Academy also holds a West End Workshop, where we invite one of our contacts in the West End to come along and teach material from current West End shows. This is at no extra cost, and is a unique opportunity for all the students at The JPA Academy.

Learn from a team with years of experience in the West End, TV and Film. Build confidence, make friends, be creative and have fun learning skills in Acting Singing and Dancing.

Come for a free taster session at any of our theatre schools in Maidstone, Sevenoaks or Tunbridge Wells.

What we do

acting

ACTING

Comedy improvisation, Shakespeare, Acting for Camera, Audition Technique, Confidence Building, LAMDA Exams and much more.

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singing

SINGING

Safe Vocal Technique, Group Harmony Singing, Solo Performance, Acting through Song, Musical Theatre, and Pop are just some of the aspects of singing covered at the academy.

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dancing

DANCING

Improve your Coordination, Fitness, and Stamina whilst learning some fun new steps! Dance training improves posture, confidence and ability to express creativity.

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shows

SHOWS

We put on two shows every year. Our Christmas shows have raised thousands of pounds for local and children’s charities, and our full-scale summer spectaculars are not to be missed.

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PROFESSIONAL TUTORS

All of the tutors at our theatre schools in Maidstone, Sevenoaks and Tunbridge Wells, have years of experience in the industry. We have performed on the West End stage, in Concerts, on Film and in Television. We are able to use all of our contacts in the theatre — agents, directors, choreographers and performers to give our students the best possible training to develop their skills.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT

At The JPA Academy children’s safety is paramount. All of our teachers are DBS checked and fully qualified, as well as having a wealth of professional experience. We are fully insured at all our venues and provide regular first aid training for our staff. Our children are free to be creative and confident in a safe, supportive and fun environment.

AGENCY PARTNERSHIP

We are proud of our partnership with Happy Feet Management, a successful children’s talent agency. Students from The JPA Academy have the opportunity to audition for West End theatre, film, TV and commercials, and many of our children have performed professionally as a result. For more information, please click here.

WEST END WORKSHOPS

We regularly invite our contacts in professional theatre, TV and film to come to The JPA Academy. Past theatre workshops include Mamma Mia!, Cats, Les Mis, Wicked, We Will Rock You, Little Shop of Horrors, Bugsy Malone and Mary Poppins. We have also recently added Acting for Camera, Movie Making and Comedy Improvisation to our list of professional workshops.

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