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We are proud to be students of DPA and we love the diversity of classes on offer and all under one roof.

All the classes are amazing and we are encouraged and inspired by the excellent DPA Teachers, because they have all trained at top colleges and performed professional in the Musical Theatre and Music World.

DPA offers classes 6 days a week and we love Saturdays at DPA because we come for the whole day and take Musical Theatre, Street Dance, Ballet, Contemporary, Private Singing Lessons and Acro, all in one day!

Our Principals Lisa and Johnny are respected performers and we love how many performing opportunities they give us because it is a great learning experience for us all.

We take part in shows every term and the DPA annual full-length musical. We have the chance to perform in two professional pantomines twice a year, as well as lots of fun events, flash mobs and fashion shows.

We love DPA!!

By the DPA Students

A word from your DPA Principal Lisa

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

Growing up, before I trained at the vocational college Italia Conti in London and gained my teachers qualifications, I attended dance and drama classes 6 days a week at two fantastic part time Dance/Performing Arts schools in North Wales.

The reason I trained at two schools was because I gained my ‘technique’ and took all my Dance examinations (Ballet/tap/modern) up to an Advanced level in one school (North Wales School of Dance) whilst fulfilling the strong desire to perform on stage and develop my performance skills at another school (The Gay Harris Dancers)

After meeting whilst working together on our very first Steps tour in 1999, 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 the theatre and at professional events.

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 go into our studios or watch one of our shows and see the same hunger and passion in the eyes of our students, and we love being able to pass on our experience and knowledge of the Industry we actively work in. We are thrilled to have fulfilled our ambition to offer our students ‘everything’ under one roof in a positive and supportive atmosphere and prepare them for vocational colleges such as Arts Ed, Italia Conti and Laines.

Welcome to the DPA family!

Lisa Scott-Lee
DPA Founder and Principal



Being a part of DPA allows us all to feel valued, respected, loved and talented. DPA is one big family who all support each another.

DPA allows us not only to grow as performers but grow as people too. I take part in all classes DPA offer my age group which include Musical Theatre, RAD Ballet, ISTD Modern, Private Singing Lessons and Acro.

DPA offers me the opportunity to perform in various different events around Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

DPA develops our skills, talents and love for Performing Arts and we can thrive in the friendly and happy environment.

I am proud to be turning a hobby into a passion and a dream for the future.

DPA is a second home to many of us and a school we all love being a part of!

By Sophie DPA Senior Student