Annual Summer School

Mon 1st to Fri 5th

August 2022




We are delighted to announce another fun-filled activity week for 7 to 14 year-olds during the Summer holidays this year. Mary Poppins is based on the wonderful story and West End stage show, featuring the classic songs A Spoonful of Sugar and Supercalifragilistic- to name but two!  It will be an action-packed musical adventure, featuring fantastic, songs, dances and drama.  As with past Summer Schools, such as The Lion King, MATILDA and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, the week will consist of daily classes in:


***Acting *** Singing *** Dancing***


- starting at 9.30am and finishing at 4.00pm.  In addition to the three performance classes, there will be daily specialities, from props and scenery creation to make-up design. 


We hope to return to staging a live show at the end of the week.  Even at the height of 2020 restrictions, we were permitted to run our Summer School, so 2022 will build on that experience!


The teachers this year will include Ian Trafford and Tanya Euridge, amongst others.  The Summer School takes place at Stage Studios, which will be open each day from 8.50am, closing at 4.30pm.  The standard cost of the Summer School week will be £155.00 per person.  A non-refundable deposit of £25.00 is payable to secure a place on the activity week.  The balance is payable by 1st July.




If you would like to book a place, please complete the slip below.  Further details and timetables will be issued in early June.  Since space is limited, all places will be filled on a first come- first served basis.  Early booking is advisable as spaces are strictly limited.




NAME ________________________________        AGE ______________________


ADDRESS (for non-members) ____________________________________________________





I would like to book a place on the Mary Poppins  Summer School from 1st to 5th August 2022.



I consent for ________________________ to participate.  I enclose a £25 non-refundable deposit.


Signed ____________________________ (parent/ guardian/ carer)


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We feel there is value is maintaining caution until we are certain the risk level has permanently stabilized.  Measures we are taking to reduce risks of infection:

  • controlled access to Stage Studios- the front door will be closed except at the specified, timetabled entry and exit times
  • only 15 students plus the teacher will be in the dance studio at any time
  • only 14 students plus the teacher will be in the drama studio at any time
  • there will be no more than 48 people in the building, across all 3 levels, at any time
  • public areas remain closed- parents will not be able to wait in reception
  • changing rooms are closed
  • all interior doors will be wedges open to remove use of door handles
  • toilets are for emergency use only
  • all lessons will observe prescribed social distancing throughout
  • all teaching materials such as scripts or song lyrics will be sent in advance- no materials will be shared; students can bring their own printed scripts or use tablets/ palm-tops etc
  • no props or costumes will be shared
  • participants are asked to ensure they are in good health before coming to the Studios
  • teachers will wear face masks on request
  • students can wear face masks if they wish
  • the dance studio table surfaces will be sprayed with disinfectant after each session
  • teachers will have their own supply of hand sanitizer
  • students are asked to bring their own hand sanitizer




Please remember our simple gidelines: you cannot enter the studios if you have been on a plane in the past 14 days


If you have tested positive for Covid-19, please do not return to the Studios until you have tested negative after the infection.


Our students have progressed to work on such top West End stage shows as:




42nd Street

West Side Story

Mary Poppins

Mamma Mia


Peter Pan

Dirty Dancing

Singing in the Rain

South Pacific

American Psycho

Spring Awakening

Charlie & the Chocolate Factory




Priscilla Queen of the Desert

The Mousetrap

Beauty & the Beast

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

42nd Street

- as well as in BBC, ITV and Chanel 4 dramas, The Voice Junior and even Hollywood movies!


News flash...


New photos are now in the gallery of the Junior Academy Production of The Hobbit!


Congratulations to our Stage Acting group- winners of 3 awards at the All England TADDFest Drama Festival!

Senior Academy has just visited the Edinburgh Festival with TGHE COMEDY OF ERRORS! The show was described as a ''hidden gem' and 'a pulsating hour of high quality theatre'!  Congratulations to the whole cast!

Huge congratulations to our 'Cabaret' group who won the Exeter Dance Festival Performance Award (the overall "championship"), beating 40 other trophy winners in the biggest dance event of the Devon dance calendar!!!

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