Studio One (DCPA) was founded by Principal Denise Booth in 1981.
In 1998 we moved to our own premises in Ferndown; where we offer two beautiful dance studios, a singing studio, changing & waiting facilities, our own dancewear shop & ample parking.
Studio One (DCPA) is one of the busiest and most successful Performing Arts Centres in the country; offering the highest standard of teaching in all aspects of dance and musical theatre in a warm, friendly and professional atmosphere.
The strength of this approach is reflected in our unrivalled standard of examination results and record of success in the profession.
We offer weekly classes to Grade and Vocational Students from the age of 3 to 18 years as well as adult classes.
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Our staff are all highly qualified in their chosen fields.
We also provide Class Assistants for all our junior classes.
For more info see our Staff page.
Inspiring students in a happy and caring environment.
We endeavour to inspire our students by providing a happy and caring environment, which in turn, provides a sound foundation for their social & performance development and encourages growth in self-confidence.
The happiness of our students is of primary importance.
A place to pursue a career in dance
Equally important, for those who might want to pursue a career in dance and musical theatre, or teaching – Studio One (DCPA) has the expertise and aptitude to provide them with the best possible training.
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Examinations are the benchmark for measuring the technical ability of a student and their progress.
Students are entered for Medal Tests and Preparatory Examinations from the age of 4 and we strive for our students to reach Diploma level by the age of 18.
Our students are encouraged to enter examinations in their core subjects at regular intervals throughout the year.
The quality and achievements of the school are showcased at our Annual Production each Easter – where all our pupils are offered the chance to perform.
The annual production is a great opportunity to showcase our work and achievements and to thank everyone who contributes to make Studio One (DCPA) the success it is.
Our next annual Production “100 YEARS OF DANCE”, will be held at Pavilion Dance South West on April 11th, 12th & 13th 2019.
To join the school please contact us to arrange a complimentary class.