Welcome to Grace and Power Performing Arts
GAPPA is a Christian performing arts school based in Yarnfield, Stone. Come and join our Christ-centred community as we have fun, learn new skills, be creative and share the gospel. We teach a range of performing skills, including ballet, jazz dance, modern, musical theatre, singing and acting. We cater for all ages from babies to adults. Our theatre class students take part in performances at Reign in Life Ministries events and also create content for our YouTube channel which will be coming soon.
About our classes
Parent and Toddler Group
Story Box is our class for babies and preschoolers from birth to 4 years. Each week, little ones will bring to life a bible story through singing, dancing and story-telling. They will enjoy playing with shakers, scarves and ribbons. Our tots and babies group is a music and movement class, where as the preschoolers will also learn basic ballet steps and work towards certificates.
Parents and children are invited to join us for a chat, drink and biscuits in the lounge before or after the classes.
Come along, enjoy some fellowship and introduce your little one to the bible and the world of performing arts.
Our Theatre Classes cater for children of school age from 4-18 years. Students will learn ballet, jazz dance, musical theatre, singing and acting. We also have separate classes for ballet and modern dance where children can focus on building up their strength and technique in those genres.
We celebrate progress using our in-house Dance Star Awards where children work at their own pace to learn steps, develop skills and earn medals.
Children in the theatre classes will take part in performances at Reign in Life Ministries events and will create works for our YouTube channel.
Our focus is on using the performing arts as a tool to bring the bible to life and to share the good news of Jesus. Performing arts training can often be difficult for a Christian child as the content and themes often conflict with Christian principals and a biblical world-view. At GAPPA we provide an environment where children can receive high quality training in dance, drama and singing without compromising their beliefs.
Come and join us on a Thursday evening as we create, learn new skills and keep fit. Enjoy singing, dancing and acting plus playing an instrument if you know how. We will be creating pieces of theatre to perform at Reign in Life Ministries events and to share on YouTube. If you enjoy sewing, video editing, set building, sound engineering or theatre lighting then you are welcome to come along too. Come and use your skills to create theatre that glorifies God and edifies the church.
Students are expected to wear the school uniform and have hair well-groomed. Dance uniform is available from our online store. Jackets and t-shirts for the Theatre Class can be purchased in class.
25th April - 26th May
6th June - 21st July
2:00-2:30pm Story Box Preschool
2:30-3:00pm Story Box Tots and Babies
2:00-3:15pm Lounge open
4:30-5:30pm Infants Theatre Class
5:30-7:00pm Juniors Theatre Class
7:00-8:30pm Seniors Theatre Class
5:30-6:00pm Modern Dance Kids
6:00-6:30pm Ballet Kids
6:30-7:15pm Junior Ballet
7:15-8:00pm Junior Modern
8:00-9:30pm Adults Theatre Class
Hannah Hall is a fully qualified dance teacher and has a Diploma in Dance Education with the ISTD in ballet, modern and tap dance. She has been teaching dance for over 15 years. She is also a Soft Tissue Therapist and therefore has a good understanding of anatomy, injury prevention and treatment, child development and safe dance practice. She has directed many performances in the past for an amateur dramatics group and for churches.
Clare Berry helps with the theatre classes. She is a qualified school teacher and used to teach in middle and secondary schools. She has performed in many amateur dramatics productions. Clare is the pastor of Reign in Life Ministries.