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. Drama and Singing classes are from 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.
Saturday 25 November 2017 - Singing and Acting
The Dance audition will consist of a short ballet class followed by a dance solo which the candidate can prepare in any genre. The solos should be no longer than 1 minute and all candidates will need to bring the music on an IPod or similar and also on a CD as a back-up.
Please wear suitable dance attire and footwear and ensure that you are neatly groomed.
The Singing and Acting audition will consist of a solo song performance and a short monologue. Candidates are encouraged to audition for both singing and acting, but may select one or the other.
NB It is possible to attend both auditions on 29 April and 6 May as we welcome applicants who wish to train in all three genres.
Please contact Nikki Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel. 01442 821652 for further details.
Tring Park Associates reserve the right to amend the timetable. Tring Park Associates also reserve the right to cancel classes if pupil numbers make them unviable.
Term Dates 2017 - 2018
|Autumn Term 2017|
Friday 15 September - Friday 8 December
(no classes on Friday 24 November due to closure of Tring High Street)
|Half Term||Monday 23 October - Sunday 29 October|
|TPA Youngers Show||Show Weekend: 16 and 17 December|
|Spring Term 2018|
|Term Dates||Friday 5 January - Thursday 29 March|
|Half Term||Monday 12 February - Sunday 18 February|
|Summer Term 2018|
Saturday 21 April - Monday 16 July
(no classes Monday 7 May due to Bank Holiday)
(no classes Saturday 14 July due to Founders Day)
|Half Term||Monday 28 May - Sunday 3 June|
|TPA Olders Show||Show Weekend: 21 and 22 July|
The following information and application form can be downloaded as a PDF file:
Harley Bird - a pupil on the TPA programme who has taken acting lessons for several years and is now a pupil at the main school.
2008 - present: Peppa Pig voiceover - Lead Role of Peppa from Series 3 to present including voice overs for merchandise (websites, Fisher Price/Mattel toys, iPhone app, Nintendo DS game, Children in Need Peppa Pig song etc)
2009 - Tesco Easter Commercial
2009 - Blueberry Short Film lead role of Daisy won the Audience Award at the San Jose Short Film Festival
2011 - Youngest BAFTA Award Winner aged 9 Best Performer for role of Peppa Pig
2012 - Lead role of Piper in Oscar-winning Kevin Mcdonald's How I Live Now feature film starring Saoirse Ronan
2013 - BBC Radio 4 drama Goodbye voiceover role of 'Maddy' alongside Olivia Coleman, Jessica Hynes
2013 - Regular panellist on CCBE The Dog Ate my Homework
2013 - British Independent Film Awards 2013 - nominated "Most Promising Newcomer 2013"
Oliver Loades - following his previous role in Fagin's Gang, in the Cameron Macintosh national tour of Oliver! and as Bruce in the RSC Matilda, Oliver Loades has been cast in the role of Zach, in Goodnight Mr Tom at the Duke of York Theatre London and then on a national tour.
Cameron Tweed (pictured left) - Associate and Sylvia Young pupil recently played the lead role of Josh Baskin in Big the musical.
Eva McLaughlan - Associate - recently acted in an advertising campaign for Ford with her little sister.
Grace Wallace - Associate - recently acted in an advertising campaign for McDonald's.
Congratulations to Associates going to college: Emily Pearce who is going to study for her degree at Laine Theatre Arts and Hannah George who is joining TPA alum India Grant at Ballet West.
Congratulations to Associates Francesca Lloyd, Charlotte Carter, Freya Shirley, Isabelle Bosher and Ellie Bennett all of whom are joining Tring Park School for the Performing Arts in September 2017.