Drama classes are offered in New Moston, Castleton, Ramsbottom and Ashton-under-Lyne. They are usually for children aged 7-18 years old. We usually work on musical theatre.
Younger classes are available for children 5-8 years old.
Our dance sessions are purely for fun! We choreograph pop music and perform regularly for parents to see their child's progress. Pop music dance is suitable for children over the age of 4 years old. We also offer street dance, ballet from age 3, and contemporary dance for children over 10 years.
Some classes are restricted on age, please contact us for more information.
In 2015 I wanted to set up something for children to do in Failsworth. Due to government cuts in the arts budget, I decided on a performing arts groups Failsworth Performing Arts was born, to inspire young people to achieve through the arts.
I knew we also had to cater for low income families, so needed to come up with a plan to not just cater for children and young people in the area, but also their parents. In April 2015 our first class started in Failsworth. Over the coming months dance classes were started to cater for younger children, and also cater for fun dance rather than competition and exam based.
In the next few years classes expanded, and we now have classes based on the same vision in New Moston, Bury, Ashton and Rochdale. We now also teach ballet and contemporary dance.
Scott Cooper – Director
I studied music and education at Liverpool Hope University before studying music at masters level specialising in musical composition since 1900. I also did my teaching training PGCE in Secondary Music at Liverpool Hope. As well as being director of my own performing arts school, Scott Cooper Academy, I work part time at St Matthew’s RC High School in Moston where I work alongside two other music teachers. I absolutely love running my own performing arts school and I am always looking at ways to improve what we currently offer our children who attend.
Business Address: 8 Walmersley Old Rd, Bury BL9 6SQ
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