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Welcome to YT93

Performing Arts - Producing Excellence for over 21 years

For over 21 years YT93 Performing Arts Academy has been helping children in Kent and East Sussex develop their interest and talent in theatre through dance, drama or singing, with our varied and exciting classes.
The academy also operates during the Easter and Summer holidays with workshops through to performance for students aged 5 – 16.

We specialise in Jazz and modern dance, theatre dance that includes tap and ballet where appropriate, and fifty minutes each of drama and singing, all within small classes. We can also offer one on one tuition.

As part of our commitment to the education process, we have a full exam structure and also organise trips to see local and national shows, which occasionally include cast workshops and backstage tours or visiting guest speakers to classes. We can also help support Scholarship applications.

We hope you find this site informative and interesting, but nothing beats experiencing the academy first hand. Get in touch with me and we'll arrange a taster session!




Classes are lead by a professional musical tutor and aim to increase the flexibility of the vocal chords, develop basic musical reading and improve articulation and projection while maintaining good technique. The small groups allow most children to have solo or featured roles if they wish and integration into the other disciplines are actively encouraged. Solo lessons are offered with tutors if a student would benefit from one to one tuition and music theory, exams and festivals are actively encouraged if interest is shown by students in class.



From Street and Urban Dance to Contemporary Jazz and Tap classes offer a wide-ranging appreciation of dance styles.

Alongside this technical training students develop their creative skills through choreography and improvisational classes and workshops. Such training is then further integrated into musical theatre appreciation and performance.

AISTD and IDTA examinations are offered to those who wish to partake in Freestyle Jazz Tap and Musical Theatre Dance.



Future Thespians will have the opportunity to learn how to select, develop and refine their ideas for original theatre into performance. They will experiment through play/theatre games and physicality to develop skills in this area.

Examinations with Trinity College London are offered in drama, speech and Musical Theatre, the upper grades contributing to the UCAS point system.

All students are invited to perform throughout the year both for professional productions and Academy Showcases.



One to one and group classes offered in speech drama and musical theatre.

Following Trinity College London's exam syllabus and The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) students can choose to enter examinations individually, as part of a duo, or group. You do not have to be a week end member of YT to apply.

Classes offer self confidence and improved speech along with specialist audition and scholarship support including references.

Latest News

Latest YT93 News 1/12/17

December 1st 2017

Christmas Showcase 2nd December Goudhurst Village Hall Rehearsal 10am, Performance 3pm (finish around 4.00pm - 4.15pm). Uniform required, hair off of faces etc. Free to 16 and under £5 for adults........... SHOWCASE TICKETS Christmas In Cranbrook 8th December 6.30pm - 7.00pm (Meet between 6.00 and 6.15pm by the Church (where we performed during the Apple…

Latest YT93 News 24/11/17

November 24th 2017

Oh my a month before CHRISTMAS EVE!!! Congratulations to all those students who took their LAMDA Exams on Wednesday. I promised the examiner Laura Field that she would be entertained and entertained she was. Taken on a journey from Thebes and acondemned Antigone to an imprisoned Jane Eyre in Victorian England, Dr Seuss to Woody…

"My girls really love their Saturday morning drama. Chrissie and Marc are just brilliant and build up such a bond with the kids. Well worth every penny."

- Mrs Thomas-Davies

"Yesterday my daughter said; 2016 has been the best year of my life. YT93 was the best thing for me it has given me so much confidence, I love it!"

- Mrs Tompsett

"I wanted to say a big big thank you to both of you for last Friday. Jessica and Max had a wonderful week with you both and enjoyed the show so much! Thank you for all the support and encouragement - you really are both amazing and we can't thank you enough!"

- Seussical Workshop Through To Performance Summer 2017

"Just to say a huge thank you for today's lesson. Josh absolutely loved it and thought Marc was 'really cool!'. A great start! "


"Thank you for your email. Athena absolutely loved her first lamda class. Heard all about it. "


"Our fabulous Pops has only gone and done it! She starts at Tring Park School of performing Arts in January. So proud of my little girl. And a massive Thank you to Christina Suzanne Yates, Marc Henderson and Kate Sparkhall for getting her audition ready in the shortest time ever! We ❤️ you loads x

Mrs Barker"

- Scholarship into Tring Park School of performing Arts for Poppy!