Welcome to 'Dubai Performing Arts Academy', fondly known as 'DPA'.

We are a 'one-stop musical-shop' where your children can learn to combine the three important disciplines of Dance, Drama and Singing, along with developing the art of Performing. All taught by professional teachers and performers in a supportive, creative and happy environment.

We are unique in the way that our Principals Lisa and Johnny are on hand

to share their expertise and knowledge with our students, along with their experiences in the Musical Theatre and Pop world!!

We specialise in our 3 hour Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Workshops focusing on combining all three core skills, in one master class. Thanks to Lisa and Johnny's contacts in the Musical Theatre World, we are fortunate to be able to bring over special guest teachers from London's West End, to give master classes and Q&A sessions to our students. We also provide an array of singing, dancing and drama classes from Saturday through to Thursday for ages 3-18 years. Our classes run weekly, on a termly basis and we focus on various well known musicals, such as Frozen, Oliver and Matilda. Throughout the term we will work towards our special DPA end of year show and various outside performances and events.    

We have designated studios for singing, dancing and drama, each with a qualified teacher with industry experience. Our students will get to enjoy all the aspects by rotating classes throughout the 3 hours, gaining first class training whilst keeping our workshops fast paced, exciting and fun!

​We offer all aspects of the Performing Arts including Musical Theatre classes, LAMDA Acting, Trinity Musical Theatre, RAD Ballet, ISTD Tap and Modern, Street Dance, Contemporary. We also offer Acro classes and private

singing lessons.​ Our specialised vocal coach, Jessica Cotton Slark, provides technical singing classes, including audition technique and repertoire building, for the individual or those looking to build confidence within a group. Please email info@dubaiperformingarts.com to book a suitable time for your private lesson, available throughout the week at various locations.

​Our Head of Drama Jessica, is also on hand to offer group acting classes for those looking to explore audition technique and monologue preparation.

​Our Dance Teacher Sara Hill is fresh from dancing on hit TV shows such as

X Factor, Britain's Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance.

Having danced with the likes of Cheryl Cole and One Direction,

her Hip Hop and Street Dance classes are not to be missed! 

For further details on our DPA Team go to 'Meet the Team'



​We offer themed Performing Arts Workshops throughout the year and our next is a Winter Wonderland Musical Theatre Workshop, featuring songs and scenes from much loved Christmas films and musicals, such as Elf and The Grinch. for 5-13yrs.

Taking place on Sunday 17th-21st December 2017 at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park.

Places limited, to book your place email office@DubaiPerformingArts.com.

Our Performing Arts Workshops are new for Summer 2018.

Dates: 25th-29th June/2nd-6th July/27th-31st August/3rd-7th September.

​Themes and details available on request.

​Our weekly workshops includes a daily dose of singing, dancing and drama sessions,

with our talented team of specialised teachers, 

along with themed Arts 'n Crafts for our younger age groups. 

With a special showcase performance for family and friends to watch and enjoy.

​​​DPA Winter Term Dates: Saturday 9th September till Saturday 16th December 2017

We are here to answer your questions - E: info@DubaiPerformingArts.com - T: (+971) 04 424 5195/M: 056 173 7545

Our programmes