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TNWD - What do We Teach ?


Tanwood School for Performing Arts teaches to an exceptionally high standard a number of dance styles including ballet, Tap,Modern, Jazz,Lyrical , Greek, National, Street jazz and Contemporary.

These styles give the grounding for all types of dance that may be met by pupils who go on to pursue dancing as a profession or just as a hobby.

The teachers are fully qualified with the ISTD, RAD, and IDTA examining bodies for those that wish to pursue exams.

All styles can be taught with a view to entering competitions if you so choose.

Adult classes are also given in tap ,ballet and fitness for either complete beginners or for those who wish to pick up where they left off at a younger age!

Classes for Musical Theatre , Singing and Drama are given for those who wish to get a more general grounding in theatre craft beyond the scope of dancing. 

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is a form of theatrical performance that combines songs, spoken dialogue, acting, and dance. The story and emotional content of a musical – humor, pathos, love, anger – are communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Although musical theatre overlaps with other theatrical forms like opera and dance, it may be distinguished by the equal importance given to the music as compared with the dialogue, movement and other elements. Since the early 20th century, musical theatre stage works have generally been called, simply, musicals.

We offer private singing classes , also with the options of exams. 


Drama comes from the Greek word for "action." In theater, drama is presented by actors to an audience. Many times, dramas use dance and music to convey their message. For example, opera uses song throughout the entire performance, and musicals include dialogue and songs. Most drama or theater today comes from classical Greece and included tragedies and comedies.

Give your child the best start to their creative life by enrolling them in drama classes at TNWD, Swindons famous performing arts school, providing unique opportunities for young people in the performing arts.

Drama develops collaboration, vocal quality, physical ease, creativity, theatre appreciation, and self-confidence.

TNWD gives access to quality child-focused teaching, which encourages the uniqueness of every individual.

Classes for leisure or those following the LAMDA and TRINITY syllabus for exams and competitions.

Performing Opportunities

Tanwood pupils are fortunate to have the chance to perform in several school shows EVERY year , and many other smaller shows and concerts throughout the year.

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