We have been open since 1996 and have a 100% pass rate history with Dance Exams in Thanet. We are also a CDET (Council for Dance Education & Training) Recognised School. Our students are trained using both internationally recognised syllabi and non-syllabus techniques. It is our feeling that by exposing students to many techniques and approaches that they will benefit from a more rounded dance & drama training which will prepare them for a potential career in the performing arts should they choose this profession. International Dance Teachers Association Examinations: Examinations are available in Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz, Musical Theatre, Freestyle Disco, Street Dance, Theatre Craft & Rock ‘n’ Roll. The IDTA is a modern, progressive and forward thinking association. The IDTA is a Member of the British Dance Council. Members of the Council for Dance Education & Training (UK), Central Council of Physical Recreation & The Stage Dance Council International. Examinations are not compulsory, but we find the majority of students wish to take part. We hold between three to four examination sessions a year and teach all amateur levels from Preparatory Grade to Grade 6, and Major Grades; Intermediate, Advanced 1 & 2, (Professional Performer Level). All graded examinations are now OfQual Accredited. London Academy Of Music & Dramatic Art: LAMDA offer a graded examination system which covers Acting, Verse & Prose and Mime to name a few. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious drama training schools in England. LAMDA mission is to: improve standards in communication through the spoken word foster an appreciation of literature, poems and drama acknowledge levels of achievement support the creative, intellectual and social development of the individual as a whole. LAMDA examinations are designed to equip candidates, whatever their age or aspirations, with a range of skills that will serve them throughout life.
At MTS performance experience is offered in a variety of ways. There is our annual Junior & Senior Dance Shows, which all of our dance pupils are involved in, and our annual Drama & Musical Theatre Productions. Our students are encouraged to take part in dance and drama festivals. These are a great way for students to develop there performance skills and gain feedback from those professionals who work in the performing arts industry, and form an important part of their development. We also have the wonderful opportunity to take part in performances in London’s West End at Her Majesties Theatre, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London Palladium & The Theatre Royal Drury, Lane. These are amateur events held for performing arts students from schools all over the UK, giving them the opportunity to experience what it is like to perform in a professional theatre. Alongside these events those pupils who wish to do so may take part in Festival Work, Competitive Work and Demonstration Work. Our pupils are regularly invited to take part in local Pantomimes, Charity Galas and Modelling.