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About Excel Performing ArtsExcel Performing Arts is an exciting performing arts school in St Albans and was set up in 2009 from the need to find excellent, good quality, and affordable performing arts classes. Excel classes are not only fun but taught by professionals with a wealth of performance and teaching experience.

We offer high quality training in Ballet, Tap, Street Jazz Dance, Musical Theatre, Performance Technique, Drama and Singing for students from 3 years old. Excel classes run from Mondays to Saturdays during term time and you are able to tailor your child’s timetable to suit their preferences and your budget. The school has grown mainly from word of mouth recommendations and now has 250 students attending weekly Excel classes.

Our aim is to provide a school that is not only renowned for its high standards but also to create a welcoming, fun and friendly learning environment which nurtures talent and creativity. We encourage learning with a strong sense of teamwork and self value which helps build confidence within students whilst having the best fun ever! Excel Performing Arts is a place where all students feel comfortable, relaxed and confident enough to become the very best that they can be.

As well as there being plenty of performing experiences at Excel we also offer optional examination work through the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association) Syllabus – working towards and gaining qualifications through a recognised grade structure.

The school is run by Sam Payton, a former professional dancer and Steven Houghton who has for the last twenty five years worked extensively in television, film and as a leading man in the West End. With over fifteen West End shows under his belt as well as an Olivier nomination, he more than qualifies to pass on his knowledge and expertise. Steven lectures all over the country for professional performing arts schools as well as adjudicating major competitions such as Miss Dance of Great Britain and Masterdance for the International Dance Teachers Association.

All staff are fully insured and have full DBS checks.