Betty Wivell Academy

We offer classes in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Drama and Singing in Norbury, Thornton Heath and Upper Norwood.

South London's leading performing arts school, the Betty Wivell Academy was established in 1964. To date over 3000 boys and girls have studied with us. When we started, it was ballet lessons in Miss Wivell's sitting room. Now, it's ballet, tap, modern, jazz, drama and singing in over 10 rooms spanned over 4 venues, seven days a week. A total of 80 regular classes, not counting additional tuition a

Operating as usual

08/02/2024

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Applications for our Short Courses are now OPEN! 📢

Join us for 5 days filled with Dance and Musical Theatre classes taught by our exceptional faculty, West End artists and perform in our very own theatre for your family and friends!

The course is suitable for young people aged 11-18.

Course: £390
Accommodation, if required: £190

Limited accommodation is available with local hosts.

Contact: [email protected]

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05/02/2024

One week left to apply for our Head of Marketing role ✍️

This individual will be responsible for planning and delivering marketing, media and communication strategies for London's international dance festival

Deadline 12 Feb | Apply now: https://danceumbrella.co.uk/about-us/work-with-us/

03/02/2024

Does your child love to perform? Come along to BWA your local theatre school offering classes for children aged from 2.5 - 18 years old. Training for fun or to continue on to a professional career in Theatre Arts. Current pupils attend The BRIT School, Arts Educational, Bird College, LIPA, Roseburford. Working in West End Shows including Matilda, Mama Mia, The Bodyguard, The Lion King and Cabaret. Royal Academy of Dance Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing

30/01/2024

Are you passionate about dance and eager to share your skills with future generations?
✨Join us on an exciting journey towards becoming a certified dance educator with our Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) course.

👩‍🏫 Course Leaders: Elizabeth Reeves & Teddy Van der Ham
📍 Location: St Philips Church Hall, SW16 4NW
📅 Course Length: 2 years Part-Time
🗓️ Day: Sundays, 12 - 6pm

COURSE OVERVIEW:
This qualification will allow you to teach and enter students in grades ranging from Primary to Intermediate in the ISTD Syllabus in the genre or genres you choose to specialise in.

Apply to embark on a fulfilling career in dance education! 💃🕺

Check the link in our bio for more info.

30/01/2024

Are you passionate about dance and eager to share your skills with future generations? Then join us on an exciting journey towards becoming a certified dance educator with our Level 4 Diploma in Dance Education (DDE) course.

👩‍🏫 Course Leaders: Elizabeth Reeves & Teddy Van der Ham
📍 Location: St Philips Church Hall, SW16 4NW
📅 Course Length: 2 years Part-Time
🗓️ Day: Sundays, 12 - 6pm

COURSE OVERVIEW:
This qualification will allow you to teach and enter students in grades ranging from Primary to Intermediate in the ISTD Syllabus in the genre or genres you choose to specialise in.

Apply now to embark on a fulfilling career in dance education! 💃🕺- https://www.bettywivell.com/teacher-training/

23/01/2024

St Philip’s quiz & curry night is back! We look forward to seeing you.

23/01/2024

This Morning are looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented Production Assistant to join the team.

This is a fantastic opportunity to be a part of a fast-paced and creative environment at the heart of television production.

📍London

Apply now: http://lhrc1a.rfer.us/ITVOm04cg

🌐www.itvcareers.com
📧[email protected]

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd February 2024

16/01/2024

Join us for the prestigious BWA Choreography Competition & Awards Day 2024! 🕺🏆

Everyone is invited to witness the captivating choreographic performances of our talented students.

📅 Saturday, 9th March
📍 St. Philips Church Hall
🕕 6:00pm, doors open at 5:45pm

For more information go to - https://www.bettywivell.com/2023/02/21/choregraphy-competition-bwa-awards-day-2023/

This is an exciting event when we celebrate the talent at our school with the choreography competition, where students create their own dance of any style of their choice. It is a great opportunity for our students to show off their creativity and have fun in creating their own work.

At the same event we also announce this years winners of The BWA Awards. These awards are to celebrate the consistent hard work of our pupils in their weekly lessons, including Singing, Jazz, Ballet and Tap.

15/01/2024

New freelance job opportunity at Dance Umbrella ✨

We're hiring for a Head of Marketing, responsible for planning and delivering marketing, media and communication strategies for London's international dance festival.

Deadline 12 Feb | Learn more & apply now: https://danceumbrella.co.uk/about-us/work-with-us/

📸 One Drop by Sonya Lindfors at Battersea Arts Centre, part of Dance Umbrella Festival 2023. Credit Tuukka Ervasti.

Photos from Betty Wivell Academy's post 13/01/2024

BWA opens today! Welcome back! 🕺🏻🎤🎭💫

13/01/2024

New Term! If your child loves to sing and dance Come and join us for a Free Trial today! We will be at The Salvation Army Westow Street in Crystal Palace from 9am -12.00 noon today

12/01/2024

So proud of our fabulous teacher Anne-Marie who is performing in “Rent” #

06/01/2024

Why is wearing a uniform important?

🤸🏿Mobility and Safety: Proper dance attire ensure suitable mobility, reducing the risk of injuries in the dynamic dance environment. 


🚫👕Eliminate Distractions: Avoid potential safety issues and distractions caused by loose clothing. Baggy T-shirts and jumpers are not appropriate dance gear.


👯‍♂️ Accurate Feedback: Uniforms help teachers pinpoint body movements, facilitating detailed feedback for improvement. 


🌟Confidence Boost: Wearing the correct dance uniform instills confidence and makes students feel prepared and ready to dance.

🤝Team Spirit: Uniform fosters a sense of belonging, making everyone feel part of the school and promoting a cohesive BWA dance community. 


💆🏽‍♀️Tied Hair for Versatility: Ensuring hair is securely tied promotes versatility and avoids distractions during dance activities. Find the style that suits you whilst maintaining focus on movement.

Uniform is available for purchase on Saturdays at our venues. You can also email us at [email protected] to order anything.

BWA Merchandise can be ordered via the link in our bio.

05/01/2024

BWA opens again on Monday 8th January see you all soon for our exciting spring term packed with fun events!

04/01/2024

BWA currently has spaces in the following classes Wednesday 4pm RAD Primary / Grade 1 Ballet 5 yrs+
4.45pm ISTD Primary / Grade 1 Tap and Modern 5 yrs +
5.45pm Thursday 4.15pm Mini Movers 2 Yrs+. in Norbury SW16 4NW

18/12/2023

✨ Join the Donmar!

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Corporate Development Manager. This role is suited to a highly motivated individual with significant experience in corporate development who is interested in playing a critical role at one of the UK’s leading producing theatres.

Applications close 10am on Monday 22 January: donmarwarehouse.com/about/vacancies/

Timeline photos 17/12/2023
17/12/2023

I was very excited to have been invited along with other ISTD members to help The ISTD in partnership with create a new dance uniform for their exams and class wear to celebrate The ISTD 120th anniversary 🎉🥰🎉

15/12/2023

Dont forget to try and get your applications in before Christmas to give you more choices of dates!

15/12/2023

⚡️URGENT CASTING⚡️
Commercial casting looking for FOOTBALL FREESTYLERS!!
Based in the U.K.!!!
Playing age 18-25!!!

Please check out the full casting link in our bio!!!

14/12/2023

Congratulations to on a fabulous show last night we loved it 🥰

10/12/2023

Thank you for taking our BWA Senior Students to buy their first pair of pointe shoes today 🥰🥰🤩🤩

02/12/2023

Thank you for being our fabulous singing teacher for the past 10 years! We will miss you ❤️🎤👍

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Miss Lucy learning The ISTD NEW Grade 4 & 5 Modern floor work! She can’t wait to teach it to our students, to improve th...
Merry Christmas everyone 🥰🎉🤩
Merry Christmas to you all ❤️🎄 and a Happy and Healthy 2024 🤩
So proud of former BWA pupil Gabrielle who is currently performing in Matilda The Musical & covering the role of Miss Ho...
So proud of former BWA pupil Zachkiel Smith for gaining his first West End Show in Back To The Future next year.After se...
Congratulations Christina for passing your LAMDA Grade 5 Acting exam with Distinction, we are so proud of you! 🌟🤩🌟🎭 #har...
Thank you @brownsugacakes for these cupcakes 🧁 ❤️ #cupcakes #delicious #thankyou
Thank you for all our BWA singers and dancers who performed yesterday Tudor House. The residents were delighted by you p...
Fabulous work today to our Grade3 Tappers! Thank you to our fabulous teacher Miss Anne-Marie and assistant Alicia 😍😍 @is...
Thank you @adam__pettigrew for being our fabulous singing teacher for the past 10 years! We will miss you ❤️🎤👍
Thank you @adam for being our amazing singing teacher for the past 10 years, we will miss you very much 🥰🎤🤩 #singing #be...
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52 Norbury Court Road
London
SW164HT

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 8pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 8pm
Saturday 9am - 3pm
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