We operate a unique model. We use our members’ fees to fund students and support their families facing financial challenges. We like to refer to this as turning ‘fees into hope and opportunity’. We’re a not-for-dividend company – reinvesting the majority of our profits back into our social mission. With no shareholders to answer to we’re free to dedicate ourselves to the task of promoting the well-being of all children.



We are delighted that Nathan Goodman, an ex-student of Superarts Academy and a professional dancer who has worked with Hofesh Schecter, Wayne McGregor, amongst many other leading choreographers, was recently  available to return to Superarts and teach our students in the Acro/Gym and Intermediate/Senior dance classes. All the students  had a great time and we look forward to Nathan returning asap!



"Superarts was never just a dance school, it was a place to escape from all that was wrong and discover all that I wanted to become. It was a building full of talent that was being sculpted and nourished to allow these performers to live out their dreams in all corners of the industry. 

Irene and Susan were instrumental in giving me the best possible foundation to go onto the next level. They give opportunities that fill you with first-hand knowledge of the industry to make you as prepared as possible. 

Superarts will always be a home and a special place to help young talent discover what they are capable of across multiple fields. To me, personally, they were so generous with the care, attention, opportunities and training, that without them, or the school as that crucial starting block, I may never have gone on to do all that I've managed to achieve". 

Superarts Star Of The Week...

OUR SUPERARTS STAR OF THE WEEK............watch this space for our new Star of the Week - to resume in the Autumn Term 2021

Superarts Academy, affectionately known as RENIE'S, the founder being Irene Hayes BEM, was founded in 1962. Superarts is dedicated to working with children through dance and performance, and we are dedicated to the creative potential of every child regardless of race, culture, socio-economic or religious background.


This ethos is fundamental to the approach of the teachers and to the classes from jazz to tap, street to acro/gym, and musical theatre.

In a safe environment, the young people attending Superarts are given the experiences and tools to:

  • exercise and dance
  • enjoy themselves
  • identify and develop skills in dance, creativity, musicality and performance
  • experience the joy of dance and encourage a life enhancing relationship to the arts
  • explore and develop a kinetic intelligence and an understanding of how their body’s move
  • co-operate and interact with peers from different backgrounds and age-groups
  • assume some responsibility for their learning and development
  • take responsibility for their behaviour
  • develop the ability to communicate their ideas and emotions through dance
  • become aware of the importance of music and its relationship with dance
  • improve their self-confidence and develop a sense of who they are
  • explore and develop an understanding of the processes involved in creating and performing a dance piece
  • develop an awareness of healthy living and thereby healthy choices
  • challenge their perceptions in a safe and non-judgemental environment


Thus the classes are fun, disciplined, challenging, interactive and most of all creative, supportive, and nourishing.


With the main focus on dance in a respectful community setting, each child’s creative potential can be explored, promoting both physical and emotional well-being.



Superarts has been active in Southwark, London for over 50 years. The founder, Irene Hayes BEM, is still principle of the school and is very actively involved. Irene works together with her daughter Susan, the Managing Director of Superarts. Between them, plus Karen Willis & James Owen,  they have over 150 years of experience in the performing arts industry. 


We are dedicated to providing young people with life enhancing, practical, educative and uplifting experiences, and to fostering them in making a positive contribution to their future, to their family, and to the wider community. Superarts has been developing & advancing young people's talent, potential, well-being, creativity, maturity, and confidence for over 54 years in Central London. You can read more about our aims and philosophy in our Mission Statement here.



  • Ballet & Ballet Floor Barre
  • Street & Street Jazz
  • Lyrical 
  • Tap
  • Modern
  • Musical Theatre
  • Acrobatics/Gym
  • Improvisation


We offer classes Thursdays after school, and all day Saturday. Everyone from the age of 3+ is welcome!


For full information on our Classes go here.