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The Deborah Day Theatre School has been operating in the London Borough of Newham for the past Forty years, offering classes in Dance, tap, modern, jazz, ballet, hip hop, street jazz, acrobatics,
tumbling, lyrical, contemporary) , Drama and Singing.
The school is inclusive and offers classes to children from the age of 3 to late teens, we have found that if pupils wish to make the performing arts a career we have trained them to a high enough standard to further their education to professional colleges/ university by the age of 16/18years depending on which courses they have chosen to undertake. A few pupils have remained into their twenties but many have moved on by the age of 18/19years old. Whilst attending the school pupils are offered the opportunity to study the Imperial Society Teachers of Dance exams (from the age of 6) which are all QCA accredited. They are also given the opportunity to perform in front of live audiences at local theatres, with live musicians, sets, and costumes, to appear at local and national dance festivals. If very talented, they are encouraged to apply for additional ballet classes with the Royal Ballet, a very stringent audition process and to date we have had three pupils successfully accomplish this.
Pupils are also given the opportunity to audition for West End shows, film and television, where we have had a high success rate. Children have appeared in west end shows such as Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Evita, Billy Elliott, Les Miserables, The Snowman, Bodyguard, Thriller, Matilda, Mrs Doubtfire to name but a few. The children as well as learning performing arts gain life skills from attending the school; they gain confidence, and are able to present themselves positively in all aspects of life. Read More →
“Staff at DDTST are so dedicated to bringing out the talents in each child. Performances during shows are very professional and impressive”
"My son David has been exceling at DDTST for just over a year. I'm so please with his progress, The teachers at the school are so engaging. I highly recommend this dance school."
"I've been attending DDTST for over 10 years and have graduated in DDE and DDI. Since joining the DD's Casting Agency I've enjoyed many opportunities & appeared in West End perfomances, movies and TV ads."
"I joined DDTST when Jo was 3, we both love dancing and drama, I especially like how professionally things are handled in the school. Theres so much attention to detail and care and consideration is given to all the kids. It's great!"