ABOUT

    Welcome to LDPA - proud Emil Dale Academy Partner!

    Lucie Downer has over a decade of experience in the performing industry having performed in a number of West End Shows including 'Grease The Musical','Shrek The Musical' and 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' to name a few.

    ** Check out our 'Classes' page to view our full timetable and see what's on offer at LDPA! **

    Lucie has decided to share her experiences and inspire young children of Northamptonshire by opening LDPA. "I believe that the only people that should be teaching young people the skills that are required in the performing arts are people that are passionate, creative and who have real experience in those chosen fields."

    At LDPA, we begin every student's journey by building confidence. Whether a child is 'Born to Perform' or struggling with confidence, we nurture and develop each individual. Learning to express oneself is an important part of a child's development and we aim to help inspire creative, independent, intelligent performers.

    LDPA is a performance based school and will hold Theatre Performances during the year to give students a real insight to the industry and a chance to shine. We also have syllabus based classes working towards iPath, NATD and ISTD examinations in dance and LAMDA examinations in Drama and Singing.

    CLASSES

    DANCE: Improves fitness and stamina whilst learning fun new moves! Dance also improves coordination, posture, the ability to express creativity and confidence.

    SINGING: Pop, Contemporary and Musical Theatre are just some of the genres of music we cover at LDPA. We also teach safe vocal technique, solo performance, acting through song and group harmony work.

    ACTING: Confidence building, acting for camera, comedy improvisation and working with different scripts are just a small example of what the children will work on at LDPA.

    We offer one free trial session to all new LDPA students to give them a chance to see our studios and meet our teachers - please get in touch to try a new class with us!

    FEES
    30 min group class - £6 | 45 min group class - £7 | 1 hour group class - £7.50 | Saturday School - £17.50

    Discounts available on graded exam dance classes, Strength & Flexibility and Adult classes - visit our FAQ's page for full Fee information and our Terms & Conditions.

    • MONDAYS

      Commercial Street Dance - Juniors (6+)
      4:45pm - 5:45pm

      Acrobatics (6+)
      5:45pm - 6:30pm

      L.A.M.D.A Acting Classes - Juniors (6+)
      6:30pm - 7pm

      L.A.M.D.A Acting Classes - Seniors (11+)
      CURRENTLY FULL - PLEASE GET IN TOUCH TO JOIN OUR WAITING LIST
      7pm - 7:45pm

      Private Singing Lessons (6+)
      3:15pm - 7pm

    • TUESDAYS

      Private Singing Lessons (6+)
      4pm - 6:30pm

      LDPA Competition Team
      6pm - 7:30pm
      By Invitation

    • WEDNESDAYS

      Private Singing Lessons (6+)
      4pm - 7pm

      Private Dance Lessons (6+)
      4pm - 7pm

    • THURSDAYS

      Private Singing Lessons (6+)
      3:30pm - 6:30pm

      Commercial Street Dance Seniors (11+)
      5pm - 6pm

      Adult Dance Fitness (18+)
      7:30pm - 8:30pm

    • FRIDAYS

      Mini Musical Theatre (4-5 years) 
      4:00pm - 4:30pm

      ISTD Modern Dance - Grade 1
      4:00pm - ​4:30pm

      NATD Tap - Prelim (3+)
      4:30pm - 5pm

      ISTD Modern Dance - Grade 2
      4:30pm - 5pm

      NATD Tap - Grade 2
      5pm - 5:30pm

      ISTD Modern Dance - Primary (4+)
      5pm - 5:30pm

      NATD Tap - Grade 1
      5:30pm - 6pm

      ISTD Modern Dance - Grade 4
      5:30pm - 6:15pm

      Junior Musical Theatre (6+)
      6pm - 6:45pm

      iPath Ballet - Grade 5
      6:15pm - 7:00pm

      Senior Musical Theatre (11+) 
      6:45pm - 7:45pm

      ISTD Modern Dance - Grade 3
      7pm - 7:30pm

    • SATURDAYS

      LDPA Saturday School (6+)
      9:30am - 12:30pm
      This half day session is based on a 'Fame School' approach. The children will take part in one hour each of acting, singing and dancing.

      Mini Ballet/ Disco (3-5 years)
      9am -10am
      In this class, the children will take part in half an hour of Ballet and half an hour of Disco Dancing.

      iPath Ballet - Prelim (6+)
      9am - 9:30am

      iPath Ballet - Grade 1
      9:30am - 10:00am

      Private Singing Lessons (6+) 
      9am - 3pm

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    FEE'S

    30 min group class - £6
    45 min group class - £7
    1 hour group class - £7.50
    Saturday School - £17.50

    50p per session will be discounted on any of the following lessons, when taken alongside any other LDPA class: iPath Ballet (all grades), NATD Tap (all grades), ISTD Modern (all grades).

    50p per session will be discounted from any Adult class when the paying adult has a child attending any other class at LDPA.



    Terms & Conditions:

    We offer one free trial to one class upon joining LDPA - any further classes trialled will require payment.
    Any payment 5 days late or more will incur a 20% late payment fee.
    Students cannot attend a class that has not been paid for.
    No Discounts are made for Illness or Holidays.
    LDPA requires a 3 weeks paid notice period if for any reason a student decides to leave a class.

    Thank you so much for your understanding!
    UNIFORM

    All Students must wear our LDPA T shirt. This can be worn with any black leggings/joggers and Black Split Sole Jazz Shoes. LDPA t-shirts can be purchased here: https://crazyaunt.co.uk/lucie-downer-performing-arts

    Our uniform PDF's can be emailed to confirm individual class requirements but all dancewear can be purchased here: https://www.adancersworld.co.uk/lucie-downer-performing-arts-234-c.asp

    Please email us if you have any further questions.

    LDPA Hair Bows - Purchase from Studio Reception, ask Miss Lucie.

    We also offer Personalised Fitted Vests, Varsity Jacket's, Fleeces, Leggings, Crop Tops, Shorts, Joggers, Onesies, LDPA Bags, Water Bottles and more! These can all be purchased from our online shop here: https://crazyaunt.co.uk/lucie-downer-performing-arts

    SAFE ENVIRONMENT

    At LDPA, safety is paramount. All of our teachers are DBS checked and highly qualified in their chosen field, as well as having a wealth of professional experience. We are fully insured and first aid trained. All children are free to be creative and confident in a safe and fun surrounding.

    Please do see our 'Health and Safety,'  'Safeguarding,'  'GDPR' and 'Covid 19' Policy clearly printed at Our Studios.

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    Students Professional Performance Achievements!!


    Jax Fenner performed as The Boy in 'The Snowman,' London. He was also in 'Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat' UK Tour.

    Lienna- Jean Langdon and Oliver Back recently performed in 'Billy Elliott' at Leicester Curve.

    Lily Tofte playing The Girl in 'La Traviata' UK Tour along with Eloise Capes and Kezia Welsh in the Child Ensemble.

    Honey Fenner has recently played Millie Bobby Brown's younger self in Samsung Commercial.

    Darcie-Lu Raftery has recently filmed British Senior Life Insurance Commercial for TV.

    Pebble Leslie has recently filmed two short films in London that will be released soon.

    Logan Smith was part of the Child Ensemble in 'Jack and The Beanstalk' at The Castle Theatre, W'boro' 2022.

    Lily Tofte, Harper-Mai Gall, Ciara Dyer, Leah Davidson, Eloise Earl, Katelyn Welstead, Ruby Wright, Alice Balderson, Edie Kerlin, Lucy & Poppy Terry, Harriett-Rose Clark & Reina Lidgley were all part of the Child ensemble in 'Jack and The Beanstalk' for Jordan Productions, 2022.

    Emily Abel understudied Princess Jill and Eloise Capes understudied Fairy Fuchsia alongside their Pro Dancer Tracks in 'Jack and The Beanstalk' for Jordan Productions, 2022.

    ​Ruby Wright was in the child ensemble in 'Carmen' UK Tour.

    Sabina Lawton is currently filming for a film, 'Mr Apple' with celebrity cast.



    Students Furthering Their Studies!!


    Kezia Welsh went on to study at Arts Educational, London on the Musical Theatre Course.

    Darragh Kemish is currently studying a Degree in Acting at Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

    Diya Patel is studying Drama and Film at Royal Holloway, London.

    Polly Asbery is attending Stageworks Studios studying Musical Theatre.

    Archie McDonald is attending Emil Dale Academy studying Musical Theatre.

    Polly Butler is attending Emil Dale Academy studying Musical Theatre.

    Emily Abel is attending Performers College studying a Musical Theatre Degree.

    Layla Aljabbar is attending Lincoln University studying a Drama and Theatre Degree.








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