Kercher Theatre School

A professional, friendly and family run theatre dance school in Aylesbury that has been established We hope to see you dancing with us at KTS soon!

We encourage EVERYONE within the school to find their love with dance, whether that be only one lesson a week for fun or for those who wish to pursue dance and theatre as a career choice.Here at KTS we can help you to make those dreams happen. Our staff are thoroughly trained with the ISTD, RAD, IDTA including Enhanced DBS checked and First Aid certified. Extras include Exams,Festivals/Competition

Operating as usual


Miss Kercher and Mr T will be stopping by The Five Bells in Weston Turville this Friday 5th January between 6pm-8pm to raise a glass to Miss Kercher who will be celebrating her 75th birthday with those who can make it! Do pop along if you can as she would love to see as many faces as possible before they leave for Gozo again at the weekend!


We are having a Flashback Friday at KTS and are thrilled to share our Final Show photos of “Tales of Ever After” with you all. A few magical hiccups caused the delay but you can now have your own piece of KTS history. Please email us for the link and password so you can enjoy these lovely photos of the Summer 2022 show.


A personal reflection of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, I thought it worth reflecting on a simple but important sadness to our family - that of the closure of the family business, the Kercher Theatre School. As this Christmas came and went, it felt so strange that there had been no Christmas show or party that there had been for the previous 48 years before. That we had not seen the current year groups perform, whether taking their first baby steps, or fully fledged seniors proudly demonstrating their skills. And that the Autumn Term no longer filled Walton Parish Hall or Bucks Museum Studios with classes of eager-to-learn performers, together with supportive parents sharing stories, memories, friendship and kids growing up , over coffee and cake. Following what turned out to be our last formal show, "Tales of Ever After” , In July at the Elgiva, Chesham, countless hours were spent over the summer to assess the viability of the school continuing into the Autumn. But with knowledge that a significant number had decided to follow their teacher to a new school, ( a repeat of what we had already experienced 5 years ago when the school reduced by almost one half ), this second exodus proved too much to overcome. Despite managing to maintain the school on line during the pandemic, a hidden consequence of Covid for us was the block it caused ( and still does) for our KT to return freely to the UK due to visa issues and be able to have physical termly contact with the school as she used to have. I cannot properly convey in words the devastation she ( and of course Linda ) felt when I had to initiate the mailing that Kercher was to be no more. The flood of public and private messages we received showed much surprise, then shared sadness of the news. We were most grateful for the feeling of support. Our family hurt still further by not being able to hold a formal “closure” ceremony, again caused by travel restriction, another forced decision out of our control . But given time, this will hopefully be addressed in the near future.
To end more positively, we believe that for 48 years, Linda, KT and their teams provided an invaluable performance school service to Aylesbury Vale across several generations of pupils, many of whom, loved it as a hobby, some of whom have successfully gone on to open their own schools, and some reaching stardom on even bigger stages. In our retirement, we regularly joyfully reflect on what the school did for so long for so many. In closing, I must make special mention of Kenton Brigden, who has given me and the school unprecedented support with business matters on closedown, let alone his huge teaching and performance skill within the school.
So to all, may 2023 and beyond bring you your dreams. And we hope you will remember being part of our special Kercher family. Peter


🩰♥️🩰♥️🩰♥️Finally we have now received the long overdue ballet exam certificates from ISTD. If you or your child took a ballet exam in our summer term please email us at [email protected] with the address of where you would like your certificate sent please and we will get them out asap. 🩰 ♥️🩰♥️🩰♥️


We have just received the well overdue Modern and Tap Exam Certificates and report sheets. Please if your child took a modern/tap exam in the summer term please email us at [email protected] with the address you would now like it to be sent to.
Thank you for your patience in regards to this matter….. we are still awaiting the Ballet at this time.


🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧Rest In Peace Your Majesty! You served your country above and beyond! A True Queen until the very end! 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧


“Our doors may now be closed but our hope and hearts will always remain open” ❤️ Please note correspondence is still being kept active and all outstanding school business will be addressed accordingly. Should you need, please do contact us on the school email address [email protected] and we will be happy to assist accordingly.


Our last summer show Tales Of Ever After, photos and show footage will shortly be available! Keep checking for updates and how to order.


We are thrilled to announce our ISTD Ballet, Modern and Tap results are in! 100% pass rate and wonderful marks achieved across all subjects! Congratulations to everyone who was involved in our first exam session back after Covid and thank you to all our teachers who helped make those sessions happen!
Results have now been emailed directly to each of you and we will hand out the certificates and mark sheets once they have arrived from ISTD! Let the next chapter begin!😍


Congratulations to all of our pupils that have received their A-Level and GCSE results! The last few years have not been easy but you’ve made it to the other side and we are so proud of everything you have achieved academically! Wherever the next part of your academic journey takes you we all here at KTS look forward to seeing you all bloom further and go on to achieve the next levels in your education! Be the best you can be and never give up!


You can't beat this summer school session. You're one step away from a great summer school experience! Get in on our courses, activities, and performances, all with industry professionals and performers from the TV and the west end. Plus, you'll make new friends and learn new skills! It's guaranteed to be a ton of fun all for the wallet-friendly price of Just £18 a day! Email us to book your place asap! [email protected]

Timeline photos 25/07/2022

Looking for something fun to do this week then why not head down to our local Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and take one of their theatre tours! ❤️🩰🎭🎼


As part of Buckinghamshire Open Weekend 2022, we are delighted to be able to offer you the opportunity to go backstage for FREE!

Come see behind the scenes and enjoy the beautiful architecture of this landmark venue, as our guide takes you on a tour of the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

1.5 hour tours
30 Jul, 9am & 10.30am



It may be our show weekend but our awesome musical director and soon to be manager also celebrates his birthday! So when you see him give him a birthday high five or a birthday hug to make his day a little brighter!!!
We are so grateful to have you as one of our inspirational staff and appreciate you giving up another birthday weekend to spend it with us, your KTS dance family on what is already proving to be a sizzler! Happy Birthday Kenton!!!! 🍾🥳🕺🎂🍭🍰🍺🍸🥃🍷🥂🎹🎼🎭


The studios have been full of fun, smiles, last studio run throughs and exciting freestyle lessons to get the energy going for our last week of term as we head into our dress rehearsal and show weekend! So much hard work has been put into this show over the final weeks and it’s certainly been a busy term! We really hope you enjoy our “Tales of Ever After” and if you still haven’t got your tickets email us at [email protected] as only a few remain! Can’t wait to see all of our KTS dance family back onstage where they truly all belong! 🎭🩰🍾♥️

Photos from Kercher Theatre School's post 14/07/2022

Some of our junior students all ready for there Ballet exams last weekend! Looking fabulous and so many smiles!


Looking forward to this weekend and seeing our fantastic Kercher dance family back where they belong onstage! We are thrilled with all the hard work going on in the studios as we build up to the performance at the end of this week!!! Here’s a little reminder of our last show before the pandemic to get us all in the celebratory mood!!! Proud of what everyone is constantly achieving and looking forward to seeing everyone back under the spotlights! 🩰🎭🍾❤️


Wishing our Junior students who are taking their ballet exams today the best of luck! Miss Lucy and Kenton are very proud of all the progress you have made despite the pandemic challenges and we are all keeping our fingers crossed for you today and that you have a wonderful exam session!

Photos from Kercher Theatre School's post 03/07/2022

After being a loyal member of Kercher Theatre School for over 15 years it’s time we wish senior pupil Abigail all the very best for the future! She has completed her final dance exams with us and is now looking forward to studying Psychology at University after a gap year. We hope her senior ISTD exams giving her UCAS points also will enable her to study at her first choice as she truly deserves it! Whilst she may not be dancing anymore with us we hope in her spare time she can still enjoy dance in the future through extra curricular activities and continue to shine! We also must thank Abigail’s parents Chris Ion and Jenny Ion for always supporting the school and for all the taxi rides, costumes, fees and support they have given Abigail in order for her to continue dancing with our KTS family. KTS are all so proud to watch Abigail grow up and develop her dance ability with us over the years and we look forward to seeing you blossom moving forwards with your other passions and skills. Lots of Love Miss KT and all the KTS Team! ❤️🎭🩰🍾

Photos from Kercher Theatre School's post 30/06/2022

A lovely day of Modern and Tap exams on Sunday! Another milestone reached and onwards and upwards for these girls and more students next term. Lots of hard work involved as getting back into a routine, gaining strength and back to the “normal” things hasn’t been easy for any of our pupils since the pandemic but we are super proud and looking forward to seeing these all progress in their next grades! Now back to show work and the exciting last few weeks of the summer term!


Wishing pupils Abigail, Kassidy, Saskia, Megan and Amber a great set of ISTD modern and tap exams today! Thanks to Miss Steph, Johnny and Kenton also for making today possible!


So proud of alumni Andrew Bryant who is living his dreams in the West End and will be playing Del Boy in this iconic show Monday 20th June, Monday 27th June and Monday 4th July! He would love to see some friendly faces in the audience! So please do go and support if you have the opportunity to go and see it! Congrats Andy….. always a Kercher Boy!


Great opportunity for our students to audition for this local pantomime. Last auditions now 25th June.

Get yourselves ready for a truly magical adventure - this year's pantomime will be a brand-new adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, and we're holding auditions next month to find our cast...


Student Kassidy rising to one of Miss Lucy’s challenges at the end of class today! So much lovely hard work going on in the studios at the moment….on that build up to our end of year show!
Never too late to work on some more technique and of course who doesn’t love a ballet turns combination just before you finish class!


After missing out on so much many Theatre shows due to the pandemic this is a wonderful opportunity to see and support our wonderful theatrical family and friends! Check out kids week!!! Lots of great offers and shows to see!

Show announced for Kids Week 2022!
This year we have over 45 shows participating in our annual Kids Go Free promotion.

So you can start to plan your summer holiday theatre treat take a look at the shows taking part:

Remember - tickets go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 14 June. Some shows will have limited availability so we suggest you have several options in mind when booking. With so many different productions on board there really is plenty to choose from and something for all children to enjoy!


Want something creative and fun for the kids to do over the summer? Come join us at KTS for our Summer School 2022. West End Guest teachers, Fun activities, Dance, singing and acting classes each day with the opportunity to perform for parents and family at the end of the week! KTS scholarships also to be awarded for September start! To book places and for more information [email protected]!

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