Drama, Dance & Singing Classes for Young Performers


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Gentleman Jack

Scala’s Matilda Holt  spent several days on location in this fabulous period drama  by  award winning Sally Wainwright. It’s the true story  of Halifax lesbian  landowner  Anne Lister ….played by a feisty Suranne Jones

Matilda plays chirpy Martha Booth in the series .

Scalakid Olivia stars in this promo movie for Opera North's Tour. Well done Olivia.
Scalakid Talia Barnet takes the lead role in Sky TVs Christmas Day Special “Ratburger” with David Walliams.

Scala School of Performing Arts was established by School Principal Lynne Walker over 40 years ago, and together with our dedicated team of professional tutors continues to provide a solid grounding in the Performing Arts for hundreds of talented children.



Scala’s Katie Hill has played Debbie's daughter Sarah since 2016 ... her storylines since joining the soap have included kidnap, a cancer scare, a heart replacement and her mum Debbie's acid attack involvement…and she’s still smiling!


Jack Downham has played Noah for 10 years now … he first made an appearance aged 7 when actress Emma Atkins who plays Charity returned to the village with her small son.

Jack has been acting since he was four years old  …he was the face of Whiskas cat food in a World Wide campaign in 2006 then went on to play further roles in “ Spooks” and "Heartbeat” – he worked with acclaimed director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe when he played the young Robin  in the 2010 Universal movie of the same name.


Scala’s Willow Bell makes her TV debut in the soap. The 5 year old plays Kim Tate’s surprise Grandchild Millie. Kim was unaware that estranged son Jamie had not only a wife but a 4 year old  daughter…making  Kim a very unwilling Grandma!


Played by Dexter Ansell… 4 year old Dexter plays Dawn's son Lucas and loves his time on set with his on screen family. Dexter was originally in the soap as a baby but doesn’t remember his time as a mini soap star.

We cover many dance styles – including jazz. contemporary, lyrical, and musical theatre - all designed to develop students' strength, poise, proficiency and technical ability, in a welcoming and fun atmosphere.

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The workshops are loved by our pupils for their diversity. Our children learn all aspects of acting whilst having fun and making friends for life. The classes cover a wide range of styles including Theatre and TV techniques, script work, mime, physical and improvisation.

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In addition to the 15 minute at the start of each Dance/PA class we offer a choice of routes to develop young voices.
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The schools Casting Agency has a reputation nation-wide for providing first class, well disciplined children for film, TV and Musical Theatre. Our children regularly appear in feature films, TV programmes and commercials, with several becoming regular members of some of the country's top TV shows.

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"He is loving the classes, always looks forward to going,
and skips into the building each week. It's nice to see him excited about something other than Minecraft!"


Before joining Scala all children need to audition for a place in the school. So, if you think your child has got what it takes to be a Scalakid - call us during office hours to arrange an appointment.
Children join the 1 hour class and find out exactly what happens.
Whether it’s Dance, Drama or Singing, the tutor will include them in each activity so they, and you, can decide what’s best for each child.

"They are brilliant, very helpful, very strict. Love them. Classes are never boring. We have a wide selection of teachers who are all great!"

"Scala provides a first class environment to development and nurture the talents which lie within each child. A superb support network"

"A fantastic agency full of opportunities, support and overall fun"

"I've been very impressed with the agents representation."

"Scala is an excellent performing arts school using great instructors combined with a caring professional owner and office staff."

"The best acting school for young children, brings out the best in them."

"Scala have been my agent since the very start of my acting journey. Always professional and helpful and guided me through."

"I have been with Scala Performing Arts/Scala Kids Casting for 9 years and highly recommend them for both tuition and casting."

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Office: Tel: 0113 250 6823 (Office hours only/ thereafter an answering machine)

Studio: Tel: 0113 258 6527 (During class times)

Email: office@scalakids.com

Scala School of Performing Arts
Woodside Trading Estate,
Low Lane,
LS18 5NY

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