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Acting Workshop

DPA Acting Workshop is open for registration. Location: DPA Studios, Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park @dubaibritishjp Dates : 23rd until 25th August 10 – 13 Years

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Summer Camp 2023

We are thrilled to announce that registrations for our  DPA Summer Camps are now open. We will be running from 10th July until 25th August

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DPA Dubai Opera Show Sun 25 Jun 2023 5:00PM   WHO RUN THE WORLD?! DPA! The much-anticipated musical revue ‘RUN THE WORLD’, performed by DPA’s

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Bring It On ! Musical Theatre Show

Bring It On! Musical theatre Show Musical Theatre show 30th April at 6:00 pm 𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐮𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫!  Please feel free to

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DPA offers all aspects of Performing Arts training to a professional standard.

A word from your DPA Principal, Miss Lisa

My dream has always been to be a performer and to have a career doing what I love most in life.

I started performing at the tender age of 3 years and attended weekly dance, drama and singing classes in North Wales, where I took all my Dance exams, up to and including Advanced level. This prepared and enabled me to continue my dance training at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts in London, where I gained my A.I.S.T.D Teaching Qualifications.

After completing my vocational training in London, I would eagerly read The Stage, a British weekly newspaper covering the entertainment industry, and whilst searching for auditions and professional jobs, I came across an advert looking for a new pop group STEPS. I successfully auditioned and became a member of the group.  

Since meeting back in 1999 when working together on the very first Steps tour, and with us both being professional singers and dancers, Johnny and I have always dreamed of owning our very own Performing Arts school, providing a professional standard of technical classes, combined with regular opportunities to perform in Theatre and professional events and shows.

Johnny and I are very passionate about the training we offer at DPA and nurturing our students’ talents and skills.  We feel proud on a daily basis when we enter our DPA studios or watch their performances, and we see the same hunger and passion in the eyes of our students.  We love being able to pass on our experience and knowledge of the industry we actively work in and love.  We are thrilled to be able to offer our students multiple genres and classes covering all aspects of training, in a positive and supportive atmosphere, whilst preparing them for top vocational colleges such as ArtsEd, Performers, Mountview, Italia Conti’s, Laine Theatre Arts, Bird and Urdang, where many of our DPA Students have gone on to continue their training, in preparation for a career in our incredible industry.

Welcome to the DPA family!


We are proud to be affiliated with Taaleem, one of the largest education providers in the United Arab Emirates, and offer our students first class studios and facilities in convenient locations in Dubai. Our classes are open to everyone.


Our unique three-hour Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Workshops have been designed by our Principals Lisa and Johnny, based on their experiences in the Pop and Musical Theatre World.​​We focus on the three disciplines of dance, drama, and singing, all-in-one master class.


Our teachers have been hand picked by the founders of DPA, ​Lisa and Johnny, specifically for their professionalism, international training, qualifications, and their dedication and commitment to working with our aspiring young performers.

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Our DPA Locations

We are proud to call Dubai British School Jumeirah Park our DPA home. DBSJP houses our DPA Office and facilities including a brand new state of the art Dance Studios, a stunning 500 seater Theatre and a purpose built 6th Form and BTEC hub.

As well as our Academy classes at DBS-JP, our Ballet Academy runs at Dubai British School, Emirates Hills on Sunday’s for children ages 3 – 8 years old. 

September 2023 DPA will be expanding to Jebel Ali School.

We offer Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) classes at:

  • Dubai British Foundation School.
  • Dubai British School, Emirates Hills.
  • Dubai British School, Jumeirah Park.
  • Jebel Ali School.

Please see our full and varied timetable for the exciting classes we have on offer, or contact our office directly on +971 56 173 7545 or