“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 on offer in RPA Adult Classes (ages 18+):

  • Ballet 
  • Contemporary
  • Commercial
  • Drama
  • Hip-Hop
  • Modern
  • Musical Theatre 
  • Music tuition 
  • Pre-Pointe
  • 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.

This dance style uses many techniques and methods found in other forms of dance, such as ballet and modern. There are several sub-genres within this dance form and most of these are explored within Roynon Performing Arts classes. Modern classes can often be suitable for older students (young adults onwards) and contain a very exciting twist when compared to the more structured syllabus classes.

This art style is crucial to any person looking to get on the stage, whether they are a dancer, musician or both. Using Drama in the other art forms is inescapable; they are so closely linked. Therefore every stage performer should learn some of the fundamental aspects of Drama and how to keep the audience absorbed and entertained. These skills are learned or improved through lots of fun games and some more formal, serious activities! As with all the other classes, Roynon Performing Arts drama sessions are delivered by qualified, experienced teachers who will be able to develop the student’s acting and delivery on stage.

You don’t have to aspire to be a professional dancer to get involved in what Roynon have to offer… and there’s no better example of this than our Fitness classes. These sessions are often popular with those individuals who wish to improve their overall wellbeing, get in shape and learn some techniques, moves and routines in order to do so. As with a lot of our classes, these have steadily grown in popularity so why not contact the arts school and pop along for a free trial to see for yourself?

You will be sure to learn some funky moves if you attend these Roynon Performing Arts classes! The amount of sub-genres that fall under the umbrella of Hip-Hop is, quite frankly, incredible… It simply is a mistake to think that once you have done one Hip-Hop class you are an expert in all of them as there are so many factions and routes to take this expressive and energetic dance medium! From locking and popping to whacking and boogaloo, they will all be introduced in these highly popular and rewarding Roynon sessions.

This class is non-syllabus and is a fantastic way to learn all the latest moves to the latest music! The ‘Jazz’ dance style is influenced by several other forms of dance such as Ballet, Contemporary, Lyrical, Hip-Hop and Acro. It is excellent for conditioning, core strength and improving stamina and flexibilty.

Dance, like any other physical activity, needs to start with the appropriate warm ups and preparation. Our Limbering classes will give the student an excellent understanding of how to warm up as well as offer unique stretches, poses and routines to help improve suppleness, flexibility and core strength. For these reasons Limbering class at Roynon is a must for dancers of all styles.

Modern is a mixture of dance styles and has an emphasis on expressing emotion through movement. It helps to keep the body toned and limbered as it can be a really demanding dance style if the participant wishes it to be used for this purpose. We follow the ISTD syllabus and pupils can enter exams, especially if they seek a career in dance.

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. 

Musical Theatre is a type of theatrical performance and creative art which uses song, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance to help engage the audience. This style of performance has been a huge, overnight success for Roynon Performing Arts and is massively popular with pupils aged between 7-18. If you want to perform on stage, it is vital in this day and age to be equipped with the range of skills this style can offer. Musical Theatre classes teach pupils to use dance alongside singing and how to project the persona of their character to the audience. Pupils also learn some basic singing skills to protect as well as bring power to their voice…

These classes are essential not only for the progression of a ballerina but also the overall fitness of a dancer. Moving through the progression of skills from Pre-Pointe and Pointe classes shows great determination, strength and patience so is a great asset to have in any dancer’s skill set. 

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.