MENDIP PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY

The Mendip Performing Arts Academy is your local theatre school based in Somerset, with classes currently in Evercreech, Doulting, West Pennard and Shepton Mallet.

The sessions are determined by age group, with the content and structure set specifically to engage with learners at that stage in their performing journey.  This ensures your child gets the most out of their time at the academy and has the opportunity to flourish.

We have a strong focus on collaboration and team-work, helping our students to build their confidence, make new friends and have fun during the sessions.

As well as the regular classes we also hold masterclasses on topics such as audition preparation and microphone technique to give your child the opportunity to hone their craft.

We also offer one to one tuition in singing and preparation towards the prestigious LAMDA Musical Theatre examinations. Please click here to find out more.

During the holidays there will be the opportunity to participate in extra classes and workshops.  Details for these are released each term.

The classes run during term time for a period of 12 weeks, with a half-term break dividing up the term.

We offer a £5 taster session for prospective students, and all of our available taster sessions can be booked here.  

Taster sessions are only available for classes that have space, and are for our Midis only remain open for the first half of each term.  

MENDIP MICROS
AGE 18 MONTHS TO 3 YEARS

Wednesday - Doulting Village Hall (Community Room)

10am

Thursday - Evercreech Village Hall.

10.30am

Our Micros enjoy a 30 minute session where we introduce the concepts of music, movement and storytelling to spark their imagination and get their tiny toes tapping.


In this class our littlest students will enjoy music, basic movement, use of rhythmic instruments and regular appearances from their favourite stories to engage their imagination.  We use props and sensory equipment to engage and support our littlest performers development.


We do please require parents to stay for the Micros classes, and these classes run per 6-week half term.

The cost is £36 per 6 week half term.

Please click here to see all term dates and fees.

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MENDIP MINI'S
AGE 4 (SCHOOL AGE) -7

Thursday - West Pennard Village Hall

3.45pm - 4.45pm 

5pm - 6pm

Friday - Evercreech Village Hall.

3.45pm - 4.45pm 

Saturday - Evercreech Village Hall.

9.15am - 10.15am (Class currently full, please enquire to join our waiting list)

We keep our Mini's engaged with an hour of singing, dancing and acting fun, split into equal twenty minute blocks, to keep things fresh.


Each term the Mini's will work on building their skills and confidence, gradually building towards our annual showcase where the academy comes together to display the hard work we've been doing all year. 


In singing, they'll learn new songs and find out about rhythm, timing and how sounds are made.  In our dance classes they'll begin to learn basic movement and try out new dance moves, and in acting they'll be encouraged to take part in improvisation and be introduced to role play, alongside confidence building games, short scripts and storytelling to spark their imaginations.

All of this work will culminate in an end of term showcase for parents and carers, to display the hard work we've been doing this term. 

Our littlest minis (age 4) must please be in school reception class or the equivalent.

Please click here to see fees and term dates.

MENDIP MIDI'S
AGE 8-15

Friday - Evercreech Village Hall.

5pm - 6.30pm

Saturday - Evercreech Village Hall.

10.30am - 12pm

Our Midi's have a 90-minute session, split equally between singing, dancing and acting to give us the time to hone their craft.

In singing, the Midi's will begin to learn basic vocal techniques, build on their understanding of rhythm and sound and learn a mix of pop songs and musical theatre numbers to provide the variety needed to become a triple threat performer.

In dance, the Midi's will learn techniques from a combination of jazz, modern, basic ballet, pop and street variations.  This will be taught over a combination of technique classes and fun dance routines.

In acting the Midi's will begin to explore improvisation, team and partner exercises and how to work with a basic script.

All of this work will culminate in an end of term showcase for parents and carers, to display the hard work we've been doing this term. 


Please click here to see fees and term dates.

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DANCE FITNESS CLASSES

Thursday - Evercreech Village Hall.

9.30am - 10.15am

Dance skill level required - none.

Intensity pace - moderate - high .


Join us for 45 minutes of fun and fitness as we work on improving fitness, basic dance skills and have fun learning dance routines from musical theatre classics and the latest pop songs.

No experience necessary, two left feet are always welcome, and the dances will be a mix of contemporary, pop, musical theatre, jazz and modern dance styles.

Block book 6 classes to reserve your space for £40 (classes can be attended at any time within a 6 month period) or weekly drop in is available for £8 per class.  Please do book online prior to joining a class.  

The classes are held at the Evercreech Village Hall.  Please see here 

for the term dates.