Welcome to Stepping Stone Performing Arts.
A step in the right direction
At Stepping Stone Performing Arts we offer the very best training to performers with any and all levels of experience!
Whether you want to grow in confidence, to have fun with friends, be pushed in a particular area, or are aiming to take your training or craft to the next level: let SSPA be the next step in your training.
Industry professional tutors
Stepping Stone Performing Arts boasts an unbelievable array of industry professional tutors. All having worked professionally in their chosen field, be it in Theatre, TV and Film, as agents, casting directors or tutors in top conservatoires, they are able to give a true insight into the industry that isn’t available to other performing arts schools.
Extensive class range
Whatever your interest within the performing arts industry, we have you covered. The arts are vast, exciting and hugely rewarding and we want help our students get to where they deserve to be.
We host our classes in some of Oxfordshire’s leading establishments, which allows our students access to unprecedented facilities.
Our working partnership with the SAE Institute allows our students to utilise their unrivalled professional equipment such as green screens, live room, steadicams and lighting. Our students not only receive professional tuition, but in addition develop their skills in a professional environment.
Bridging the gap between youth performance and professional training.
SSPA provides young performers with the skills to take the next step in their performing arts training. We aim to bridge the gap between youth performance and professional training.
Working with professionally trained performers who are leading practitioners in the training of young artists, SSPA students will develop their practical skills in their chosen craft; be it Song, Dance or Acting; whilst growing in confidence and becoming assured individuals.
Performing Arts isn’t just about the skills learnt
It’s the friendships made along the way. The Arts is a world like no-other, where young people can come together to express themselves creatively. Our aim is to create a thriving and energetic environment where our performers feel comfortable enough to truly express themselves.
What people have to say about us
“The support that is available to any SSPA students is phenomenal. From round table events with industry professionals, to some of the best weekly tutors, there is never a moment where you can’t find the answers to any questions you might have. Just as I have, if you want to be inspired, connected and brought into a true family, SSPA is the place to be..”
“I’ve really enjoyed working with Stepping Stone Performing Arts and I feel my skills and confidence have improved immensely helping me to prepare for my Drama School auditions. I have benefited from individual tuition, group sessions and workshops with expertly taught dance classes, lyric and script analysis, stage theatre, film and tv work. I’ve really valued the individual attention I have received from various different tutors on the course, and look forward to further developing my skills.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What makes Stepping Stone Performing Arts different from other Performing Arts schools?
Can I join anytime?
Can I just turn up to class without booking (Drop in)?
What help will I receive in getting into drama school?
As well as learning the required skills within the time table sessions aimed to help you achieve a place at your chosen conservatoire or drama school, we also offer free consultations to anyone before they join, plus one to one sessions in which we can guide and help in the decision of where to audition and helping in preparation. We are also available anytime via phone to quell any nerves or worries parents or students may have. We are a step in the right direction.
What happens if I have to miss a session?
How many chances to perform would I get in a year?
Within the Musical Theatre course there are 3 performing opportunities a year, running at the end of every term, with a Summer musical also in place. The Acting for Film course there will be 2 screening days, one held at the SAE institute where parents can come and see what the students have shot, and at the end of term we will be showing our short film in a cinema (TBC) so our students can see themselves on the big screen!