Weekly classes and after school clubs for children aged 5 to 12 in Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Surrounding Areas.

Please contact us here if you’d like to list your class.

BigLittle Theatre School

Providing training and professional development in the performing arts to dedicated children and young people.  BIGLITTLE Theatre School is a non-profit-making organisation enabling personal excellence through performance in a professional and nurturing environment for students aged from reception through to 19 years.

Acting, dancing, singing, senior training and more.

For further details e-mail office@biglittle.biz. 


Bournemouth Pavilion

As the main cultural venue in Bournemouth, The Pavilion regularly showcases entertainment for the entire family.

Pavilion Youth Theatre

‘A dynamic youth theatre open to all young people aged 6 – 18 years, giving each member the opportunity to develop their artistic creativity in a safe and nurturing environment’.

For more information contact 01202 055660.

Centre Stage

Various Dance studios in Parkstone.

A centre of excellence across all genres of dance and performing arts, providing an inclusive, nurturing, environment for almost 400 students of all backgrounds, aged 2- 62.

  • Performing Arts
  • RAD Classical Ballet
  • ISTD Tap Dance
  • Modern Theatre
  • Acro Dance
  • DDMix Adult classes

And more…

For more information call 01202 733 231.

Dorset Drama Academy

Drama specialists for all ages. Classes for 6-18’s held every Saturday at the Magna Academy, Canford Heath, Poole, Dorset

Staff are DBS checked, first-aid trained and experienced performers & teachers.

For more information contact info@dorsetdramaacademy.co.uk.

Helen O’Grady Drama Academy Dorset

Drama academy in Dorset.

‘We will help students aged 2 – 17 years grow in confidence, communication skills, self-esteem, acting skills and have fun!’

Kindy Drama for toddlers Wednesdays at the Lollipops cafe.

For more information contact Susana on 01425475577.

Legacy Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Poole

Legacy Academy of Dance & Performing Arts, 21 Dunyeats Rd, Broadstone BH18 8AB.

A family run, fully accredited Dance & Performing Arts Academy under BTDA, Acrobatic Arts, Acrotrix, iD-Company & LAMDA for all ages, giving the very best, enjoyable training!

  • Toddler Classes
  • Main School Classes
  • Acrobatics
  • Adult classes

For further information contact 07753 320336.

Mainstage Performing Arts Poole

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays (term time only).

Mainstage Performing Arts in Wimborne providing performance and examination classes from 18 months to Adult.


  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • I.S.T.D Modern
  • Acrobatics
  • Jazz
  • Drama
  • Musical theatre

And more.

For further information contact 07595 503357​​​.

Poole Academy of Dance

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays.

Francis House, 11-15 Francis Ave, Wallisdown, Bournemouth, BH11 8NX.

Technical training in Ballet, Tap, Acrobatics, Modern Jazz, Group Singing, Vocal Coaching, Stage Work and Acting, training pupils to major standards in all subjects.

Classes for children aged 2.5 +.

Adult classes also available, including PiYO and Adult Tap.

For more information call 07738 571931.

Select Performing Arts

Various Times, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Singing, Acting, Drama, Cheerleading classes in Poole, Wimborne and Corfe Mullen.

  • Singing and Music Theory ( 5+ years )
  • Cheerleading/Gymnastics ( 5+ years )
  • Drama ( 8+ years )
  • Commercial Dance ( 5+ years )
  • Mini Theatre Babes ( 2 – 3 years old )
  • Theatre Babes ( 3 – 4 year olds )
  • Theatre Class ( 5 – 7 years old )
  • Adult Drama ( over 18’s )

For more information contact 07894712577.

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance

Various times, Mondays to Saturdays (term time only).

Steppin’ Out Academy of Performance, 3, 446 Blandford Rd, Poole BH16 5BL.

A safe, friendly and lively environment in Poole where children can gain self-confidence and learn new skills in all aspects of performing arts. From Ballet, Tap, Acrobatic Arts, Commercial & Street, Jazz and more,  children and young adults have the opportunity to work along side qualified teachers and experienced professionals from the performing arts industry.

For further information contact 01202 667 893.

The Junction Broadstone

Station Approach, Broadstone, Dorset BH18 8AX.

The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre covers a whole host of activities such as swimming, football, gymnastics and badminton.  Our Fusion Fitness is aimed at 11 – 15 year olds, as an introduction to health and fitness.  Plus there are a large amount of adult activities also available.

For more info call 01202 777766.