Weekly Clubs & Activities (4-12 years)

Theatre & Drama

Weekly classes and after school clubs for children aged 5 to 12 in Bournemouth and Poole.

Please contact us here if you’d like to list your class.

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance

A safe, friendly and lively environment in Poole where children can gain self-confidence and learn new skills in all aspects of performing arts. From Ballet, Tap, Acrobatic Arts, Commercial & Street, Jazz and more,  children and young adults have the opportunity to work along side qualified teachers and experienced professionals from the performing arts industry.

For further information contact 01202 667 893.




BigLittle Theatre School

Providing training and professional development in the performing arts to dedicated children and young people.  BIGLITTLE Theatre School is a non-profit-making organisation enabling personal excellence through performance in a professional and nurturing environment for students aged from reception through to 19 years.

Acting, dancing, singing, senior training and more.

For further details e-mail office@biglittle.biz. 


Bournemouth Pavilion

As the main cultural venue in Bournemouth, The Pavilion regularly showcases entertainment for the entire family.

Pavilion Youth Theatre

‘A dynamic youth theatre open to all young people aged 6 – 18 years, giving each member the opportunity to develop their artistic creativity in a safe and nurturing environment’.

For more information contact 01202 055660.

Centre Stage

A centre of excellence across all genres of dance and performing arts, providing an inclusive, nurturing, environment for almost 400 students of all backgrounds, aged 2- 62.

  • Performing Arts
  • RAD Classical Ballet
  • ISTD Tap Dance
  • Modern Theatre
  • Acro Dance
  • DDMix Adult classes

And more…

For more information contact enquiries@centrestagedance.org.

Dorset Drama Academy

Drama specialists for all ages. Classes for 6-18’s held every Saturday at the Magna Academy, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset

Staff are DBS checked, first-aid trained and experienced performers & teachers.

For more information contact info@dorsetdramaacademy.co.uk.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Dorset

Drama academy in Dorset.

‘We will help students aged 2 – 17 years grow in confidence, communication skills, self-esteem, acting skills and have fun!’

Kindy Drama for toddlers Wednesdays at the Lollipops cafe.

For more information contact Susana on 01425475577.

Legacy Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Poole

A brand new family run, fully accredited Dance & Performing Arts Academy under BTDA & LAMDA for all ages! Giving the very best & enjoyable training!

  • Toddler Classes
  • Main School Classes
  • Acrobatics
  • Adult classes

For further information contact 07753 320336.

Poole Academy of Dance

Technical training in Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Modern Jazz, Group Singing, Vocal Coaching, Stage Work and Acting, training pupils to major standards in all subjects.

Classes for children aged 2.5 +

Adult classes also available, including PiYO and Adult Tap.

For more information e-mail info@pooleacademyofdance.co.uk.

Select Performing Arts Poole

Select Performing Arts was born from Natasha’s vision to provide a truly unique and nurturing school.

What we do:

  • Singing and Music Theory ( 5+ years )
  • Cheerleading/Gymnastics ( 5+ years )
  • Drama ( 8+ years )
  • Commercial Dance ( 5+ years )
  • Mini Theatre Babes ( 2 – 3 years old )
  • Theatre Babes ( 3 – 4 year olds )
  • Theatre Class ( 5 – 7 years old )
  • Adult Drama ( over 18’s )

For more information contact hello@selectperformingarts.com.

The Junction Broadstone

Pre-school, and junior as well as holiday clubs, covering a whole host of activities such as swimming, trampolining, football, gymnastics, badminton and much more.  Our Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness.  Plus there are a large amount of adult activities also available.

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX. T: 01202 777766.

The Petit Performers

Fantastic new Dance & Musical Theatre classes every Thursday at the Lollipops Cafe in Westbourne for ages 2.5 – 8 years. Starting on 12th September 2019.