DAPA is the first step to a career on the stage

DAPA is the first step to a career on the stage, but for most it is a great way to meet new friends, gain confidence, acquire an appreciation of the beauty of dance, music and drama, and keep fit!!


History of DAPA

Sarah founded DAPA in 1998. In addition to overseeing the running of two Performing Arts Academies she is one of Britain's busiest professional choreographers.



For the last eleven years Sarah has also been the Dance Co-ordinator for First Family Entertainment, the country's leading producer of pantomimes. She has overall responsibility for four hundred dancers and ten top choreographers. This coming Christmas season Sarah has overall control for the dancers at Bristol Hippodrome, Glasgow Kings, Liverpool Empire, Manchester Opera House, Milton Keynes, Richmond Theatre, Stoke Regent Theatre, Sunderland Empire, Wimbledon Theatre and Woking New Victoria.


The future of DAPA



Many DAPA students have been successful in gaining places at the top Performing Arts and Dance colleges in the country. We are now proud to announce that some of these students are now working as professional dancers, performers and teachers.  While we encourage the keen students to follow a career in the Performing Arts, we are still 100% dedicated to making sure all our DAPA pupils and students enjoy their classes and have positive experiences with us at DAPA.

This year Sarah will choreograph the pantomime Aladdin at The Milton Keynes Theatre.



Our Dance Schools

Deal Academy

Canterbury Academy

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