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We would like to say a big warm hello! We are Claire & Gemma and we own JA Performing Arts.
We are sisters originally from Clacton who took over JA Performing Arts in 2015. Our Performing Arts and Dance school is a family orientated as it is exactly that, a family! Our Mum, Jackie, founded the dance school in 1988 – we never remember a time without the school! We have always been hard workers, from working for Mum at the school on a Saturday morning, to now owning the school, we will NEVER be happy to sit back! Our promise is to always give our students the best opportunities we can.
We offer specialist dance training for Boys and Girls from the age of 2 years upwards in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Drama, Hip Hop/Street and Musical Theatre.
We like to think we are a little more than a dance school. From our tiny tots, to getting our seniors ready for college auditions, we want to make sure students are treated with respect, dignity & nurtured into the performers they were meant to be. Quality is exceptionally important to us. Many of our former students have gone on to train at Vocational colleges such as Arts Ed, The Midlands Academy of Dance and Drama and Laine Theatre Arts to name a few.
We ensure our students are given many opportunities to perform, they will also work towards ISTD Examinations in their chosen genres but if your son/daughter would like to just come along for “fun” then that’s OK too!
We also provide adult classes in Tap and Ballet, which prove to be super popular!
All classes are held in our impressive purpose-built Studios in Clacton.
If you have any questions at all, please pop us a message and Claire will happily answer any questions you may have. We are always here to help!
We hope to see you soon
Claire and Gemma x