“It’s never too late” as they say…! We absolutely love our adult classes and to have the opportunity to support and develop our older students. Regardless of previous experience in dance, music or drama, our adults learn new skills, make new friends and find an important outlet to help support physical and mental wellbeing. Whether it’s ballet, tap, drama class, musical theatre, vocal tuition, or joining our samba band, there are many class options for our adult classes, all at different times across the week.

We also have previous students return to Roynon after university or work commitments, which is always great to see and something we are always open to!

Adult classes – just like the lower school sets – can undertake exams, performances and special guest workshops across the academic year. In fact, the adult class faculties have grown substantially over the years to include a more diverse range of genres.

We have students in adult classes aged 18 and highly experienced in their genre, but then we also have students in their 60s and absolute beginners, looking for something new to keep them challenged and active. In short, all are welcome!

Try out your three taster sessions for £15 by contacting principal@roynonperformingarts.co.uk 

What’s currently on offer in RPA Adult Classes (ages 18+):

  • Ballet 
  • Music tuition 
  • Private 1-1 Lessons
  • Professional Training
  • Samba Band
  • Tap
  • Vocals

Skills & benefits:

  • Make new friends and become part of a supportive, welcoming community
  • Improve confidence & self-esteem  
  • Support mental & physical wellness
  • Improve and increase energy levels  
  • Improve memory / open new brain pathways 
  • Gain a new creative outlook and perspective 
  • Gain new qualifications for your CV
  • Find possible new career paths 
  • Perform on stage and at local events

Contact Miss Sarah now to arrange your three taster sessions for £15. 
principal@roynonperformingarts.co.uk / 07801 932 952 / @RoynonPerformingArts

Class Descriptions – the blurb: 

Ballet is excellent for embedding good technique, posture, alignment and discipline in the dancer’s body, whether it is being a fairy or a princess for the girls or prince or soldier for the boys. Roynon Performing Arts have classes to suit all ages and abilities in Ballet, from 2 years of age to adults. Each class is tailored to suit the participant, whether it is being a fairy or princess to older students progressing to pointe work. As with the rest of our dance work, we follow the ISTD syllabus and pupils can enter exams if they so wish.

Roynon Performing Arts now offer a range of music sessions, including 1-1 sessions, small workshops, curriculum based lessons in local schools and, of course, whole class sessions within the rest of the Roynon timetable. RPA currently teach a variety of stringed instruments including guitar and ukulele, percussion, drums and singing. Tailored sessions can also be held for composing and arranging, recording techniques and use of free technology  such as iPads and APPs. Clients include local schools, organisations such as The Saints Foundation and various individuals of all ages and abilities in the local area. 

Often dancers require special focus on particular areas, or need 1-1 time in order to work on a routine or other skill. For these reasons, dancers of all ages and abilities can choose to take on private lessons at Roynon. These are proving to be particularly popular for Dance festival prep.

The sounds of tap dance is achieved by using the metal plates on the tap shoes to beat out rhythms. Often, Tap is used as the all-out big theatre show-stopper due to its loud and vibrant energy and distinctive look. Roynon have a wealth of experience in this dance form and have trained a wealth of dancers to a very high standard over the 35+ years. We follow the ISTD syllabus and agree with their description of tap, believing it to be ‘one of the most enjoyable and rhythmic forms of recreational dance’. Tap is a fantastic, albeit a little bit noisy, form of exercise! It will help with coordination and rhythm in a way that nothing else can. Classes are suitable for 4 years and up. Formal exams are available for this dance style if pupils wish to be entered.

RPA recognise the importance of vocal teaching, not only for being a ‘triple threat’ in performer’s career, but also for more everyday life, such as  presentations, meetings and interviews. In vocal sessions, students of all ages learn important techniques and exercises to help look after their vocal chords, to find their natural range in singing and to help project their voice. Like other music lessons, singing sessions can be graded.