About Us

Dream Academy is a Performing Arts School offer classes from 18 months right through to adults. We provide workshop style classes consisting of Singing, Dance and Drama to give a full creative experience for all performing arts students.

All students perform a live summer show each year to give our students the platform to present their new found confidence and skills. We are also involved in varying external projects in Kent including; charity events, community fares and much more. Becoming accustom to performing publicly from an early age can combat issues often experienced in later life such as difficulty speaking to strangers on the phone, performing well in job interviews and building new relationships.

Dream Academy’s core focus is to improve children’s self-confidence and social skills. We feel that our Performing Arts workshops are the perfect way for your child to develop these personal skills and attributes. As well as being a fulfilling creative outlet for children, we have also found that Performing Arts helps children build friendships more easily, feel more confident with public speaking and also improves children’s reading and writing skills.

Performing arts help children learn important life skills. They boost social skills, encouraging children to work with and learn from others. They increase language skills because children are interested in learning more about the arts and how to improve their abilities in the arts. They help children be more tolerant of differences because the arts can immerse them in unfamiliar cultures that span other times and other countries. Most importantly, making and appreciating performing arts spurs curiosity, which helps develop lifelong learners.

Horizons for learning as part of the John Hopkins School of Education released a publication showing the following:

The Arts are an essential part of public education. From dance and music to theater and the visual arts, the arts give children a unique means of expression, capturing their passions and emotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures. They bring us joy in every aspect of our lives.

Arts education not only enhances students’ understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The arts integrate life and learning for all students and are integral in the development of the whole person.

The Arts communicate and speak to us in ways that teach literacy and enhance our lives. We must continue to find a place for arts programs and partnerships not only for what it teaches students about art, but for what it teaches us all about the world we live in.

Whether you are looking for an after school club in Kent for your child, childrens dance classes in Kent, childrens singing classes in Kent or childrens drama classes in Kent, then Dream Academy Performing Arts is the place to be! Contact us to find out more and to discuss our Performing Arts School locations around Kent including; Canterbury, Chatham, Maidstone, Gillingham, Dartford, Sittingbourne and Faversham.

Meet the Team

Dayzee

Principle

Shanel

Vice Principal

Izzy

Teacher

Louise

Teacher

Mollie

Teaching Assistant

Lucinda

Teaching Assistant

Ashleigh

Teaching Assistant

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Dayzee

Principle

My name is Dayzee and I am the founder and coach at Dream Academy PA. I have been involved in the performance industry for most of my life and feel it is an essential skill for all children. I trained at a local dance school from the age of 5 learning the foundations of dance and music. Later in life I attended The Miskin Theatre College where I studied a Diploma in Dance.

I spent 2 years as part of a girl band named ‘GLOW’ training with some of the top vocal coaches in the business including MOBO award winning Gospel Artist Isaiah Raymond. We performed at many events and festivals to crowds of up to 10,000 people. I have also previously trained in Bollywood dancing and performed for many weddings, shows and events as well as teaching the art form.

In recent years I have learned sign language in order to create an ever more inclusive school and have started to train all of our staff in the language.

I feel the Arts are an essential part of giving children confidence in every day life and feel the main thing I missed when training as child was the confidence building needed to speak in public, make new friends and believe in myself.

As well as my teaching I am also a keen singer/song writer and take part in many competitions, events and charity projects in this field.

Shanel

Vice-Principle

Chanel was asked to become Deputy Head at Dream Academy PA in September 2017.

I started dancing at the age of 3 at local dance schools and have continued ever since. I later trained at Italia Conti Associates where I trained in ISTD in ballet, tap and modern. At the age of 12 I was awarded a scholarship in Musical Theatre which allowed me to professionally gain skills in singing and acting. I then went on to study a Diploma in Musical Theatre at a local college, where I graduated in 2015 with a triple Distinction*.

During my training I appeared as an extra in series two of Agatha Christies Miss Marple at the age of ten. I’ve previously performed in various productions with New World Productions at the Hazlitt Theatre Maidstone and Woodville Halls Theatre, Gravesend. Theses included Snow White, Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella and Jungle Book. I then played the lead role of Fairy Delight in another production of Jack and the Beanstalk in a Christmas production whilst studying my diploma at college.

Shanel is a talented performer who is keen to pass on everything that she has learnt to the students at Dream Academy. She is excited to expand on her experience and share her musical theatre background with the students whilst sharing her passion for performing.

IZZY

TEACHER

Biography coming soon

LOUISE

TEACHER

I’m Louise and I have always loved singing from the moment I was able to. This passion pushed me to take part in Performing Arts classes from a young age and take part in all of my school plays.

I studied Performing Arts at college and achieved a double distinction. I have performed at the Orchard theatre, Dartford during Shakespearean Schools Festival. I have also performed at Rose Bruford College with a summer school I took part in.

Without the help of my teachers I would never have had the confidence to even think about attending a summer school or go out on stage, let alone actually study Performing Arts. So that is why I have become a teaching assistant at Dream Academy, to help young children, incapable of seeing their true potential, to fulfill their dreams and gain confidence, whilst being able to express my passion for Performing Arts.

Mollie

Teaching Assistant

Biography coming soon

Lucinda

TEACHing assistant

Biography coming soon

Ashleigh

Teaching Assistant

Biography coming soon