Tring Park Associates
The Tring Park Associate Programme is available to children and young people from 3 - 19 years of age and offers not only dance - ballet, pointe work, contemporary, jazz, street dance, modern, tap and musical theatre dance along with acting, and performance singing.
Classes run daily Monday to Friday after school hours and all day Saturday during term time. They are held in the Park Studios in the grounds of Tring Park School and at nearby Victoria Hall. Entry from age 3 to 8 years is without audition with three auditions a year held for students from 9 - 19. Acting classes are from age 6 upwards and singing is for age 9 upwards.
TPA has a clear mission and is committed to providing an excellent standard of teaching via highly trained and professional teachers within excellent facilities and resources.
As well as RAD syllabus classes at all levels we also offer non-syllabus classes. There are also currently pointe work classes for students who have reached the appropriate age and standard. Baby Ballet and the junior levels are available twice a week.
Students studying Tap and Modern are entered for exams within the ISTD syllabus, whilst contemporary, jazz, street jazz and stretch classes do not follow a set syllabus.
Performing Arts and Singing
Students explore many aspects of drama and singing. Older students cover scripted work and play building which incorporates musical theatre skills. Singing classes are tailored to group sizes and may include choral, ensemble and group singing. The TPA singing and drama classes offer students the opportunity to explore many aspects of both genres in a challenging and supportive environment.
Term Dates 2019 - 2020
|Autumn Term 2019|
Friday 13 September - Friday 13 December
(no classes on Friday 29 November due to closure of Tring High Street)
|Half Term||Monday 28 October - Sunday 3 November|
|TPA Exams||Exam rehearsal 15 December, Exams 16 & 17 December|
|Spring Term 2020|
|Term Dates||Monday 13 January - Saturday 4 April|
|Half Term||Monday 17 February - Sunday 23 February|
|TPA Exams||Exam rehearsals 5 April, Exams 6 & 7 April|
|Summer Term 2020|
Saturday 25 April - Monday 13 July
(no classes Friday 8 May due to Bank Holiday)
(no classes Saturday 11 July due to Founders Day)
|Half Term||Monday 25 May - Sunday 31 May|
|TPA Exams||Exam rehearsals 12 July, Exams 13 & 14 July TBC|
|TPA Show (olders)||18 - 19 July (Tech rehearsal TBC)|
The following information and application form can be downloaded as a PDF file:
Tring Park Associates is delighted to announce that Adam Garcia (left) has agreed to become the third TPA Patron. Adam continues to have a prolific career which encompasses theatre, film and TB and his credits range from being a founder member of Tap Dogs, to starring in Coyote Ugly, to being a judge on Sky TV's Got to Dance.
Max had a wonderful experience appearing as a pageboy in Swan Lake.
Congratulations to Seb who appeared alongside full-time Tring Park pupils in English National Ballet's Nutcracker. Seb is now a TPA alumnus as he is now in the main school.
Daisy joined the West End cast of Matilda the Musical.
Grace W made her debut with the 201 Dance Company as well as participating in a TV advert for McDonalds.
Natacha B has made her television debut alongside Antonio Banderas as the young Paloma Picasso in Genius: Picasso for National Geographic.
Congratulations and welcome to our 12 TPA pupils who joined Tring Park School for the Performing Arts for the new academic year.