SHOWBIZ ACADEMY SPECIALISES IN TEACHING ALL ASPECTS OF MUSICAL THEATRE
Showbiz Academy commenced classes in l999 and is now well established in Ashford offering affordable training in all aspects of Musical Theatre - Acting, Singing, Dancing and Stage Technique.
We try to ensure that every child achieves their personal best to reach their full potential. We do not promise that every pupil will be a "star" but what pupils are given is the belief and confidence that they can achieve anything if they want it enough.
Our Shows reflect the high standard of performance which the pupils are taught. The ethos is that if you believe in yourself then you can do it - not just when performing but in all other aspects of life.Pupils also make new friends who have the same interests as themselves and have fun learning to perform. Our fees are low, but our standards are high! We keep our fees at a level which is affordable so that tuition is available to the majority. Higher fees don't necessarily mean better tuition just a bigger profit margin.
Our Principal and staff have been trained & qualified to the highest standard at world recognised Performing Arts Colleges. They are members of Equity and have DBS (previously CRB) enhanced certification. They are all professional performers who are able to pass on their expertise to pupils. We have received many very complimentary comments about the polished & professional standard of our shows from people within the entertainment industry. This is testament to the hard work of our staff and pupils.
We have a large ratio of boys aged 6 - l7 years in Showbiz Academy and this number is on the increase. Boys are becoming more interested in Musical Theatre following the success of various TV programmes.
Every 18 months we have a large scale production show in a Theatre, giving our pupils the experience of performing in a professional environment. Our pupils perform live! Yes, they are able to sing, dance and act all at the same time!!
We receive requests from local theatres, pantomime & tv companies to submit children for auditions and our pupils have been very successful. We also have links with an Agency who will represent children - acceptance to the Agency is by audition. Our pupils appeared regularly on programmes at Maidstone TV studios including many appearances both as audience members and in acting parts at the Ministry of Mayhem, We have also had a long association with BBC Radio Kent and our pupils have appeared many times at the Kent County Show on the Radio Kent stand. Some pupils also appeared on the Saturday Carry On Show with Paul James & Paul Harris. Many of our pupils gain confidence to enter singing, dance and modelling competitions and have been very successful .Pupils have successfully auditioned to attend full time well known Performing Arts Schools and 5 of our pupils obtained full scholarships.
The Principal and staff are passionate about all aspects of the performing arts.