Everything we offer at MHPA is optional and no child or family ever have to take part in any of our productions, exams, medal tests or shows etc...
Badges & Certificates:
In our Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Street & Pre-school classes we offer the children the opportunity to take and attempt to pass a badge, each term.
We award a certificate each term to all students, in a dance or performing arts class, who have a 100% attendance record, for the whole term.
Effort & Progress Awards:
Trophies and certificates are awarded to one student, in every performing arts class, at the end of each term, who has demonstrated & excelled in both effort and progress, throughout the term.
Medal Performance Awards:
Our annual medal performance awards are where the children perform a dance, song or drama piece, in a costume, to an audience and an external examiner to achieve a grade, certificate and medal. The next performance awards will be in October 2019.
Workshops & Summer School:
We hold regular holiday workshops with both internal and external teachers. Our last workshop was a Matilda workshop in June 2019, with a West End Performer from the show. Our next guest teacher workshops are in August 2019. These will be a Mama Mia workshop with a performer from the West End Show and an Aerial Silks and Hoops Workshop in.
We also hold an annual summer school for the children - this years Summer School is in July 2019 over 3 days. Chidlren can come for the mornings or all day on as many or as few days as they want to. They will take part in many activities, including dance, singing, drama, crafts, west end workshops, cheerleading, acro, games and more!
We put on a whole school production in a Theatre every other year. Our last show, 'Movies and Musicals' was on the 01 July 2018 and 138 children took part. Our next show is on 04 & 05 July 2020 and all children in the school, will be offered the opportunity to take part, should they wish to.
We follow the ABD syllabus and all exams are optional. Children can still progress and move on in their grades, without taking an exam. We recognise that not all children will want or need, to take an exam to advance and progress in their classes.
We support and educate our dance and performing arts students with external auditions for many professional and amateur productions. We have children performing in many productions this year (2019) and all have been achieved through a successful audition process. We are however, proud of all students who audition whether successful or not.
Musical Hands Performing Arts (MHPA) offer fun, friendly and professional classes in Maidenbower, Crawley.
We also offer opportunities with professional performers - the photo to the left shows our students at the Hawth Theatre in Crawley, with G4, when they performed as the support choir in their show.
We offer Ballet classes, Tap classes, Jazz Classes, Modern Classes, Street Dance classes, Cheerleading classes, Drama classes, Singing lessons, Musical Theatre classes, Baby classes, Toddler classes, Pre-School classes and more! For children from 3 months - 15 years.
Please get in touch for further information or to join a class