BSPA Midweek Classes

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Midweek Classes From BSPA

Wednesday evenings Classes in Mary Magdelene Church, Donegall Pass, Belfast.

Students taking these classes can work towards exams in any of the 3 disciplines


We are delighted to be offering more options in Dance this year taken by BSPA Dance teacher Oprah Devitt,

7pm – 7.45pm Grade 1 jazz dance

8pm – 8.45pm Grade 2/3 jazz Dance

9pm -9.45pm Tap lessons

Performing Arts awards

Offers students a flexible route for learners. There are positive means for learners to learn the necessary techniques to gain entry to further or higher education. We will learn the practical steps, correct technique plus the theory behind them giving them a broader knowledge of the subject / grade attended, allowing an advantage in audition rooms by knowing the meaning of what they have been asked to demonstrate.

Due to this increased level of learning PAA examination Grade One starts at age 7 years old Grade 2 starts at 9 years and Grade 3 11 + further Grades will be determined on the ability of the child.


BSPA teacher Julie Alderdice has many years experience helping her students pass the exams of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and her classes have proved increasingly popular.

She will work with each student to improve their vocal skills, use of performance space and how to interpret their monologues to help them achieve an outstanding performance.

7pm – 8pm: 6-8 years

8pm – 9pm: 9-14 years

9pm – 10pm: 15 years upwards

Please note that these ages are simply a guide and times may be flexible by request

LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art)

One of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies. LAMDA exams are about achievement – recognising and rewarding the endeavours of each individual. The LAMDA performance examinations in both Acting and Musical Theatre use drama to develop self confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice. For those with a passion for drama, the examinations provide the opportunity to nurture natural abilities and encourage students to develop their skills and talent grade by grade, whilst having fun.

The examinations take place in Belfast 3 times a year, November, February and May.

The exams involve performing two contrasting monologues from memory, demonstrating an understanding of the material, vocal skills and use of the performance space. Students will also be asked questions about their pieces (characters/location etc) which we will work on in class. As you work up the Grades, a little more is required.

Students are awarded an official LAMDA certificate as well as constructive feedback in a written report to help them advance to the next level. LAMDA Grade 6 and above are further recognised within the UCAS tariff system for those wishing to move on to further education.

Musical Theatre

With BSPA teachers Kat Regan and Katie Quinn.

Thursday evening Classes at Belfast Operatic Company, 22 Heron Road, Belfast, BT3 9LE

Ballet Classes with Adam Ashford

Age 5 years+

Adam is the new dance teacher at BSPA Bangor and trained at The Urdang Academy in London studying Professional Dance and Musical Theatre. Adam is looking forward to teaching ballet to our pupils and will provide a beginners class and an improvers class class dependant on demand

Each class will be approx. 1 hour with 30 minutes spent on Barre work and 30 minutes on Centre work.

Musical theatre classes

Katie Quinn looks forward to meeting new students who will work towards examinations by the London College of Music

Musical Theatre grades offer students the opportunity to develop their performance skills on a one to one basis. The material covered is chosen, by the teacher, to specifically suit each individual child and their strengths and weaknesses. Each grade asses the performance of a given number of songs and marks are distributed for acting, vocal technique, movement and overall performance. Exams take place in winter, spring or summer and UCAS points are awarded from grade 6 upwards.

Classes will be 30 mins.

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Our BSPA Midweek Classes Teachers

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Adam Ashford

Dance Teacher

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Julie Alderdice

Drama Teacher

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Kat Regan

Dance Teacher

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Oprah Devitt

Dance Teacher

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If you would like to enquire about enrolling your child at the BSPA or request an up-to date price list, please call us on 028 9560 8640 or email Alternatively, please fill in this form and we will call you as soon as possible.