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...
Workshops & Summer School:
We hold regular holiday workshops with both internal and external teachers. Our last workshop was for Halloween and the next one is on the 23 December, for Christmas. Previous workshops have also included dancing with a performer from the West End Show Matilda and an Aerial Hoop Workshop.
We also hold an annual summer school for the children - this years Summer School was in July and was over 3 days. The children took part in many activities, including dance, singing, drama, crafts, west end workshops, cheerleading, acro, games and more! The next summer workshop will be in July/August 2020.
Badges and Certificates:
In our Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Street & Pre-school 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, with the parents watching, at the end of the term they were completed.
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 on the 20 October 2019 and we had a 100% pass rate (107 medals were taken).
We put on a whole school production in a Theatre every other year. Our last show, 'Movies and Musicals' was in July 2018. Our next show is in July 2020 and most children in the school, will be offered the opportunity to take part, should they wish to.
Exams are not compulsory at MHPA. We recognise that some children will not want to take an exam and they can still continue to enjoy their dance lessons and move on in their grades, without the pressure or worry of taking an exam. Other children will be invited to take an exam when they are ready.
We support and educate our dance and performing arts students with the taking of 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