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!"

All Creatures Great and Small - Channel 5

Scala’s Imogen plays Jenny Alderson. Little sister of James Herriott's love interest Helen, played by Rachel Shelton, in Channel 5s fab revival. Starring Sam West as Siegfried, Callum Woodhouse as Tristan and Nicholas Ralph as the well loved Yorkshire Vet James.

Imogen loves her time on the farm - but dont mention the ferret!

The Midwich Cuckoos - Sky

Dexter Ansell originally auditioned for the role of a "cuckoo" in this dystopian drama for Sky. We were a little relieved when he was cast as as David Saunders - a sweet little village child - little did we know!

Scalakid Olivia stars in this promo movie for Opera North's Tour. Well done Olivia.

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 13 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 made her TV debut in the soap. She began her soap story as a  5 year old playing 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!

LUCAS TAYLOR  2019 -2021

…Dexter Ansell played Dawn's son Lucas for two years and loved 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.



Before joining Scala all children can enjoy a free taster class. So, if you think your child has got what it takes to be a Scalakid - call us during office hours to arrange an appointment, or send us a email .

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."

"I cannot tell you how much  my child  has developed since joining Scala and experiencing all  the opportunities she has been offered, she is a different kid altogether, confident and focussed and much happier in her own skin. It has changed both her school life and friendships in a positive way and her school work has come on leaps and bounds."   

"Eleven years of Scala. The best of places, run by the best people with the best teachers  How we are going to miss you! xxx"

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

Email: office@scalakids.com

Scala School of Performing Arts
Greenacre Hall
New Road Side,
LS19 6AS

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