Musical Hands Performing Arts
Musical Hands Performing Arts


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 if they do not want to.

Workshops and Summer Schools:

We run regular Workshops in our dance studio for all ages, these have included Musical Theatre Workshops (with West End performers), Aerial Hoops and Silks, Professional Ballet Workshop, Acro Workshops, Pointe Masterclass (with a professional ballerina), Princess Workshops, plus all our seasonal Workshops for Easter, Halloween & Christmas etc.. and many more! These are open to current and non-students.

Theatre Shows:

We offer all MHPA students the chance to perform in a whole school production, in a Theatre. Usually every alternate year, with other peformance opportunites in between.


Our senior dancers also took part in a Gala in November 2022 and we are taking part in Forward Motion at the Hawth in Crawley, in March 2023.


Children will be invited to take an exam when they are ready, however, they are not compulsory at MHPA. We recognise that some children will not want to take an exam and they can continue to enjoy their dance lessons and move on in their grades, without the pressure or worry of taking an exam. We currently follow the ISTD syllabus in our core subjects of Ballet, Tap and Modern and Acrobatic Arts for Acro.

Badges and Certificates:

In our Ballet, Tap, Jazz & Musical Theatre classes we offer the children the opportunity to take and attempt to pass dance badges, within their usual weekly classes. These are then awarded to the children, at the end of the term they were passed.

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 last performance awards were in October 2019 and we had a 100% pass rate (107 medals were taken). These are completely optional and no child has to take part - they are all inclusive and are offered to all students and it is their choice (as well as their parents!) whether they wish to take a performance award.


We support and educate our dance and performing arts students with external auditions for many professional and amateur productions/colleges. We have had children performing in many productions and all have been achieved through a successful audition process. We are however, proud of all students who audition, whether successful or not. 


Vocational Colleges and Universities require a successful audition to gain a place, for those who wish to pursue their education in the Performing Arts and we support and guide our students through this process. From helping them select the best Colleges for them, right through to the audition itself. We currenlty have students training in various different performing arts colleges and universities and we are very proud of them all and enjoy being able to watch their performances and watch them develop and grow into professional performers themselves. 


Please get in touch for further information or to join a class