The Orchard Academy of Performing Arts

Ballet. Tap. Modern. Jazz. Disco. Street Dance. Singing

With competitive fees choose just one, or any combination of classes.

Dance and the Performing Arts are proven to be instrumental in laying the foundation of a child's future. It builds confidence, co-ordination, deportment, flexibility, teamwork, spatial and body awareness, time management and musicality.

We are renowned as a friendly yet professional school with the emphasis on enjoyment and fun whilst learning. It is my desire to nurture every child to reach his or her full potential at what ever level.

Examinations in both the RAD and ISTD syllabi can be taken if the ability and desire are evident. Help your child achieve in the future, give them the opportunity to learn skills for life!

Conveniently Located at Albany Business Park, Cabot Lane, Poole. between Poole and Broadstone with good access from all major roads, and frequent bus services very close by.


We offer a purpose built facility with two studios, a comfortable reception area to wait in, and dedicated off road parking. Our curriculum not only includes ballet, tap, modern, jazz and disco but now we offer singing and performance to make us truly a centre for the performing arts. I am ably assisted by my assistant Miss Sarah-Jayne Bairstow, Emma Aldir for singing and performance, Samantha Frampton for Disco and Street Dance.

During the summer holidays we usually run summer classes and workshops, dependent upon demand, to broaden the pupil's experience.

The school takes over the Lighthouse Theatre in Poole every other year, around about Easter, for our show where we play to packed houses (700 capacity) for four or five performances.

Selected pupils often take part in the local dance festivals.

Our pupils succesfully audition for other suitable productions such as the Poole Lighthouse Pantomime, Tivoli Theatre Pantomome, Poole & Parkstone Operatic Society productions, BLOC productions and English Youth Ballet productions.



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