Weekly Classes held in Kings Hill & West Malling
ParisArts is our main school for students aged 4-18 years and was set up to give pupils a professional insight into the Performing Arts. Teaching all styles of dance from Classical, Street & Hip Hop to Drama & Vocal Coaching plus Audition Technique. Allowing pupils to be able to take to the stage and feel confident in all subjects.
The group is split in to three age groups 4-6's, 6-10's and 11-18's. We work closely with our older pupils who wish to pursue a career in the Performing Arts and help advise them on Colleges and auditions for their next stage in training. Many of our students have gone on to Drama Colleges to study a Performing Arts Degree and some are currently Working. One of our students is currently a lead in the West End Musical 'Matilda'.
Our Street Cheer classes take place every Wednesday at Ryarsh Hall from ages 5-11 year olds. The class is a mixture of Street Dance, Cheer Leading and Acro, working on up to date dance routines, basic gymnastic tumbles including cartwheels, round offs, handstands & stretches as well as all the fun of cheer chants! Students have the opportunity to perform in our yearly Theatre Production as well as local events.
Ballet & Tap
At Paris Performing Arts we follow the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD). Our classes start at the Pre Primary grade and continue to Adult level. Our Pointe Work Class is for invited students only and is offered to our more advanced students aged 11+ who show the correct strength and ability to further their ballet to on pointe.
Students are entered in for Examinations and Dance Festivals once we feel they have acquired the necessary skills, standard and knowledge to do so.
Most recently one of our pupils has been successfully offered a place at the Young Dancers Academy where she trains in Ballet and Technique every Saturday and two students have recently worked with the English Youth Ballet. We have a 100% pass rate in our ISTD examinations and students have all passed with high results.
After School Club
Our exciting After School Clubs take place at The Discovery School and The Kings Hill School. The sessions are aimed at 4-11 year olds and take place during term times. The classes consist of Drama, Singing & Movement with an emphasis on Performing. Students will learn fun Drama & Vocal Warm-ups, Self Confidence skills, the ability to work together as a team and to meet lots of new friends. Students also participate in our yearly theatre prodctions and have opportunities to audition for various events throughout the year.
Contemporary & Troupe
Contemporary Dance is all about expressing emotion through organic movements and unrestricted lines. Incorporating elements of lyrical Jazz, Ballet and Modern dance, Contemporary is an exciting fusion which allows students to work through powerful and emotional routines, which develop fundamental skills, including balance, poise and graceful movement. We offer two classes with Juniors (7-11's) and Seniors (12-18's).
Our Junior and Senior Performance Troupes train for a minimum of 3 hours per week with us and compete in Dance Competitions throughout the South East at a competitive level. This year alone we have won many titles and trophies. A place on the troupe is by audition only which take place twice per year.
With our fully fitted Dance Studio based in Kings Hill, we are able to offer Private Tuition for those wishing to have that one to one time. Sessions for individuals or small groups we work on Examination Technique, specific work for an Audition or Performance or continued coaching for those wanting a little extra. Private lessons are taken with one of our qualified Teachers in Dance, Drama or Vocal Training. Private lessons take place most evenings during the week and Saturday mornings.