Build healthy habits for life at RISE Studios. Dance is a great way to keep fit and healthy, and Musical Theatre and Drama build confidence and strong communication skills. Inspiring and dedicated Dance and Performing Arts Schools in Watford and Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, offering classes in ballet, modern, tap, street dance, hip-hop, drama, singing, LAMDA and Performing Arts. Our teachers are professional or ex-professional dancers and actors who have worked in the business for years.
Classes take place at St John’s Church, Berry Lane, and Rickmansworth School, Scots Hill in Rickmansworth, and West Herts Squash and Fitness Centre in Watford.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming dance and performing arts school suitable for all levels. Whether you are training for a career in the Performing Arts or just come for a bit of fun and fitness, we cater for all. It’s never too late to join a dance class, and the health benefits are endless for both body and mind. Give us a call if you would like to come along and try us out.
Theatretrain has been training young people in the performing arts since 1992. We have centres nationwide. Cambridge South has been running since 2003 and classes are held on Saturday afternoons (1:30 to 2:30 for ages 3-5, and 2:15 to 5:15 ages 6-18) at Trumpington Meadows, and we also have another centre, Cambridge North, which operates on Saturday mornings at Chesterton Community College 10am to 1pm (for ages 6-18).
Main school students are taught in three age groups, 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18 years. They enjoy one hour each of singing, dancing and acting. Classes are excellent for enhancing their personal development, learning team working and leadership skills, improving self-confidence and generally enhancing their ability to learn.
A main performance takes place every year, alternately locally or in a prestigious London Theatre - we will be performing "Move!" at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2019. All students are able to take part. Our shows feature only Theatretrain students and they are on stage for about 80% of the show. We also get involved in local initiatives and sharing of work with parents at other times of the year.
Students who have trained with us for 6 months have the opportunity to audition for our sister agency - Goldman’s Management, if they wish to look for paid work on TV or stage. Successful applicants will then feature on the national database of performers, Spotlight. Auditions are held twice a year.
We offer a free explorer session or alternatively you can book a two week, no obligation taster course for £20.
Our Minis class for ages 3-5 years incorporates a mix of dance, singing, and storytelling and is the ideal introduction to stage performance for younger children. This class is ideal for developing confidence, learning some basic theatre skills and a good preparation for the main school classes. Our teacher specialises in early education. Minis are also able to apply for the agency.
Some areas of study are examined, whilst others are purely for enjoyment, develop fitness, coordination, rhythm etc.
Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 14 and priority will be given to course bookings.
Places for lessons can be reserved by phoning or e-mailing the Studio Office.
Some classes continue during school holidays whilst others take a break.
Different activities offer individual, block or termly rates.
Staff are fully qualified with the ISTD exam board and are CRB checked. Fun classes in a safe environment in classical ballet, modern theatre, jazz and tap dance. Preparation for ISTD examinations, school shows, other performances and charity events.
We cover all disciplines of the performing arts to include: Drama, Singing and Dance. Creating Confident Children.