JA Performing Arts

If you have any questions about our site or our school, then please use the contact us link.

Can I come into classes with my child?

Due to the Government Guidelines, we are unable to invite parents into the studio to watch the first class but our teacher will always provide you with feedback following the class.

Can my child trial any classes?

Absolutely! We offer a free trial class for all classes.

We offer children’s dance classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Drama and Hip Hop/Street.

My child is very shy

A lot of children who initially join us feel very shy, this is why we have a buddy system for all new children to ensure they feel safe & have their own buddy in classes.

I'm unsure which classes my child will enjoy

Not a problem, if we have spaces your child can try all classes for free!

We offer children’s dance classes in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Musical Theatre, Drama and Hip Hop/Street.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes – we can offer a payment plan to suit you.

Will my child have to take exams?

No, exams are not compulsory.

Will my child have performance opportunities?

Absolutely! We hold large shows at the Princes Theatre, Clacton together with various other performance oppurtunities.

Do you offer adult dance classes?

We certainly do! We hold classes in Adult Tap & Adult Ballet – both classes offer a free class.

Am I too old to join your adult classes?

Not at all!  Our adult classes cater for all ages, all ages are welcome.

Do you need experience for your adult classes?

Not at all! Our adult dance classes cater for all abilities.

If you have danced before, we would love to see you too!

Our adult classes cater for beginners as well as the intermediate and advanced dancer.  You can read more here Adult Tap and Adult Ballet.

Do you still have questions?

We are here to help!  Feel free to pop us a message with any questions you may have.


My granddaughter goes to JA & absolutely loves it. During lockdown she had zoom classes, she looked forward to these classes every week. JA Performing arts is a wonderful, friendly, family feel place that I would always recommend.

L Sheriff, Grandparent

I'm so glad that my daughter is getting such a fabulous experience: lessons, workshops, biannual showcase and internationally recognised grades. Thanks to all at JA

K Reid, Parent

Parker absolutely loves dancing, she never wants to miss a class & can't wait to get there! The confidence, relationships & experiences she has gained after 2 years is really amazing especially with her still being so little!

Katie Tarrant, Parent

Can’t recommend JA enough. my little girl started there last year and attends baby ballet and hip hop... she absolutely loves it. Not only is the teachers brilliant with the children, all the girls and boys really look out for each other So lovely to see

Natalie Heffer, Parent

My daughter loves going to Tots Ballet. She took part in the show, and loved it! She has grown so much in confidence too

Karen Wheat, Parent

What a wonderful inclusive & supportive dance school. Sasha has been there for many years & continues to love every moment.

Louise Buxton, Parent

My Granddaughter has been going to JA since she was just 4 & it’s a very big part of her life! The teachers have instilled her with so much confidence! We would recommend this wonderful dance school to anyone.

Lynn Garner, Grandmother

My children have been going to JA Performing arts for nearly 5 years & their confidence and progress over this time has been amazing. They love their dance family & Miss Gemma, who is always kind & supportive. They will have many more happy years here. I highly recommend this dance school.

Tracey Ann, parent

My daughter started with JA when she was 3 until she was 18. She performed in some amazing shows, where they all worked so hard but enjoyed every moment, she absolutely loved her JA family.

Louise Sheriff, Parent

Kirra really enjoys going to dance and looks forward to it each week because it is an extremely friendly and welcoming group. If she has had a bad day at school, after dance she feels significantly better.

Jo Mumford, Parent

I have nothing but positive things to say about JA. The atmosphere is warm, friendly & fun. The teachers are enthusiastic & provide positive feedback that nurtures confidence and self-esteem.

Katherine Reid, Parent

I love adult ballet so much I go twice a week! Miss Jackie is the best teacher you could wish for. She’s encouraging, enthusiastic, patient. I cannot recommend it highly enough!

Anne-Marie, Adult Ballet

Friday Ballet sessions are the highlight of my week! The clases are brilliant to keep fit & keep up with Dancing - even if you've never danced before everyone in the group is so friendly and supportive. I definitely recommend anyone to join and give it try!

Andrew, Adult Ballet

Such a wonderful, friendly team who treat all with care and knowledge. Adult ballet is a fantastic way to regain fitness & flexibility, in a fabulous, friendly atmosphere. Can’t recommend highly enough!

Sam Booth, Adult Ballet

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