Welcome to Harborough Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
We are proud to offer expert tuition in a wide range of dance and musical theatre disciplines for students from 3 years to adults. Classes are held in our purpose designed studios in the centre of Market Harborough.
Founded in 1995 by professional dancer and choreographer, Linda Greene, Harborough Academy of Performing Arts offers excellence in dance and theatre training, by a team of teachers who are highly qualified, passionate about the art of dance and are experts in their field. Harborough Academy is renowned for the high standards achieved, which are evident in the success of former students who have gone on to perform professionally, excellent results from exams with the Royal Academy of Dance and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, and the very popular annual show which takes place at the Lighthouse Theatre each March.
Whether our students aspire to a professional career performing or teaching, or simply enjoy dance as an exciting and fulfilling hobby, parents can be assured in the knowledge that their training is in the hands of qualified experts.
The skills they develop at Harborough Academy are not solely for the stage, but they learn valuable life lessons including: Self-confidence, expression, team work, discipline and focus, independence, physical strength, agility and coordination.
We pride ourselves on our ability to help each individual child to fulfil their own potential in an enjoyable and supportive environment.
“I have so many happy memories of my time at HAPA. I learnt the craft that I was lucky enough to make my career from teachers that cared so much about the art of dance that it was impossible not to fall in love with it…..” – Tamsyn Blake
Harborough Academy of Performing Arts provided me with the critical foundations of dance technique and sparked my passion to perform. Thanks to my training at HAPA I was then able to progress on to one of the best full time vocational colleges in the country which led on to me later making my West End debut…..” – Charlotte Alloway
“I have very fond memories of my years training at Harborough Academy. It is where I started trying out different styles of dance and it helped lead me on the path to where I am now” – Lewis Turner