• The Amelia Appleby School of Performing Arts teaches students multiple disciplines in a welcoming, friendly and fun environment. Our students develop confidence in communication and performance. They increase their skills and fitness; gaining certificates and amazing opportunities.


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  • Philosophy

    Our Philosophy

    We introduce pupils to the wonderful world of “Performing” with classes in classical ballet, tap dance, street jazz, drama, singing and musical theatre. We teach the syllabi of the ISTD, LAMDA and ISDA, with our graduating students completing teaching certificates in many areas by the time they finish school.

    We are different to other Theatre Schools because we offer professional training, professional qualifications, professional experiences and all where the pupils have loads of fun!


    Our Mission

    We teach ballet, and all the disciplines, to an exceptional standard but without the “fear” factor which has dominated the ballet discipline in the past. It does not matter how old a pupil is, what shape they are, or whether they have done it before – ballet is an amazing dance form that should be enjoyed by many, we will find a class that suits you individually, and one which you will really enjoy.

    Opportunity and Networks

    Opportunity and Networks

    The school has developed an enormous network of Professional patrons, friends and past students, working in industries of Theatre, TV, Film and Radio. Our Summer schools, workshops and visiting “old pupils” extend our pupils’ opportunities to experience many other disciplines including: TV/Radio Presenting, Auditioning, Contemporary Dance, Street/Hip-Hop, cheerleading, Ballroom, Latin American, Salsa, Street Fighting and Sports-Acro.

    Our pupils are constantly performing, and experiencing fantastic events in Performing Arts, giving them so many individual talents, which they take with them, forever. Above all, we offer a successful, social, skilled environment in which to achieve and enjoy every moment.

  • Why Choose Us

    • Performance opportunities.
      Students have many opportunities to perform
    • Great teaching.
      Our teachers have professional qualifications
    • Variety of disciplines.
      Students can try out all our styles
    • Professional Qualifications
      Students can gain qualifications to support their CV
    • Personal and caring
      We care about our students, we want them to do well

Meet Us

    1. Before
    2. After

    Amelia Appleby

    — Principal and Founder

    B.A.Hons, A.I.S.T.D., A.L.A.M. , A.A.R.I.S.D.A

    1. Before
    2. After

    Debbie Wightwick

    — General Manager – Meopham
    — Director – Maidstone