SUPERARTS ACADEMY OF            PERFORMING ARTS

Established 1962 by Irene Hayes BEM

We're delighted to announce that Renie received a BEM in the New Year Honours List 2019. 

BEM, British Empire Medal, has been given to Irene for her services to dance and to the community in Southwark.

We're thrilled! 

 

CLASSES AT ST JOHN'S CENTRE,       64 LARCOM STREET        LONDON SE17 1NQ

For us Superarts is something much more than a Performing Arts School -

for us it has been a way of life for decades,

providing students and the wider community

with a life enhancing, practical, & educative experience of Dance and Performance

 


Superarts Star Of The Week...

This year we want to celebrate all of the hard work you do. So, from now on every Sunday we will be announcing the Superarts star of the week! This award will go to any student who has gone above and beyond in class.
They may have payed extra special attention to instructions, helped a teacher or fellow student, or have demonstrated hard work, determination and a drive to improve.

Our very first star of the week goes to HARRIET for her improvement in her ballet, and other dance classes. Her enthusiasm, focus and listening skills.
Well done and keep up the good work!


TESTIMONIAL: DEAN LEE - FORMER STUDENT

CHOREOGRAPHER FOR X FACTOR, WORKED WITH KYLIE MINOGUE, LEONA LEWIS, JANET JACKSON, ASHLEY WALLEN, AND MANY MORE.........

"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". 

AUTUMN TERM 2018: SEPT 1ST - DEC 20TH (15 weeks - split 7/8) 

(HALF TERM: NO CLASSES ON SAT 20TH, WED 24TH, THURS 25TH OCT)  

SPRING TERM 2019: JAN 5TH - APRIL 4TH  (12 weeks - split 6/6)     

(HALF TERM: NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON SAT 16TH, WED 20TH , THURS 21ST FEB)                                                                       

SUMMER TERM 2019APR 27TH - JULY 25TH  (12 weeks - split 4/7)

(HALF TERM: NO NORMAL CLASSES WILL BE HELD SAT 25TH, WED 29TH, THURS 30TH MAY)

NO CLASSES ON JUNE 15TH, AS WE WILL BE AT THE THEATRE ALL DAY

 

AUTUMN TERM 2019: SEPT 7TH - DEC 19TH (14 weeks - split 7/7)

SHOW DATES FOR 2019

SAT 15TH & SUN 16TH JUNE

PLEASE ADD THESE DATES IN YOUR DIARY.  WE'RE DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEW PRODUCTION WILL BE HELD AT THE GREENWOOD THEATRE ONCE AGAIN.

                                                                     

REHEARSALS FOR THE ENTIRE CAST WILL BE HELD DURING THE MAY BANK HOLIDAY WEEK:               MAY 27TH - 31ST 2019

EASTER HOLIDAYS: Some students will be called in for rehearsals during the Easter holidays. Dates to be confirmed.

Superarts Academy, affectionately known as RENIE'S, (the founder Irene Hayes BEM),is a dance school 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 acrobatics, 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 class 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.

 

About

Superarts has been active in 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 they have 110 years of experience in the performing arts industry, as Susan herself has decades of experience of preparing, training, and managing young people, and of agency work, auditions, show production, performance, and choreography all over the world. 

Philosophy

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.

 

Classes

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

 

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

 

For full information on our Classes go here.