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Norfolk Institute of Performing Arts

Shipdham Rd, Toftwood, Dereham, Norfolk, NR19 1PU
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About Us

At NIPA, we firmly believe in making Performing Arts accessible to all, empowering the next generation to innovate, be inspired and achieve excellence. We offer both Foundation and Diploma courses in Preforming Arts.

Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver teaching of the highest quality, encompassing every aspect of performance, and ensuring that students receive qualifications in teaching as well as performance, in turn enabling our students to pass on their expertise. ​We are dedicated to maintaining our high quality, valuing inclusivity and recognising diversity within our supportive community. We take an individualistic approach to learning, with personalised programmes of study."

Courses and Auditions


1 Year Foundation Course in Performing Arts

Course Awards Offered: 

  • Level 2 RAD Ballet Discovering Repertoire
  • IDTA Anatomy and Physiology Diploma
  • Level 2 Advanced Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Level 3 IDTA Intermediate Theatre Craft
  • Level 3 IDTA Diploma in Dance Teaching
  • Level 4 ATCL Trinity College London Performance Diploma
  • Level 4 ATCL Trinity College London Teaching Diploma
  • Contemporary, Practitioner studies   

Individualised timetables support students unique paths and their course offerings include a selection from above.

Included in the tuition cost, not additional as with many organisations -

  • Professional industry workshops and theatre trips.
  • Weekly 1-1 lessons in singing and diploma work.
  • Show and Pantomime costumes.
  • Over 30 hours of weekly tuition.
  • High ratio of faculty to students, bespoke timetables.

Students receive a rigorous and well-rounded training in the performing arts such as weekly: Ballet, PBT, Contemporary, Modern, Theatre Craft, Tap, Street, Jazz, Flexibility, Musical Theatre, Fitness, Cardio and Acting classes.

Students study dance and drama practitioners, building knowledge in performing arts history understanding its development and methodologies.

The course provides expert tuition across a vast range of industry and production skills, dance styles and acting techniques.

> Find out more about this course


2 Year Diploma Course in Performing Arts

Course Awards Offered:

  • Level 3 RAD Ballet Discovering Repertoire
  • IDTA Anatomy and Physiology Diploma
  • Level 2 Advanced Safeguarding & First Aid
  • Level 3 &/or Level 4 IDTA Diploma in Dance Teaching
  • Level 4 &/or Level 6 ATCL/LTCL Trinity College London Performance Arts Diploma
  • Level 4  ATCL Trinity College London Teaching Diploma
  • Contemporary, Practitioner studies   

Individualised timetables support our students unique paths and their course offerings include a selection from above. 

Included in the tuition cost, not additional as with many organisations -

  • Professional industry workshops and theatre trips.
  • Weekly 1-1 lessons in singing and diploma work.
  • Show and Pantomime costumes.
  • Over 30 hours of weekly contact tuition.
  • High ratio of faculty to students, bespoke timetables.

​Students receive a rigorous and well-rounded training programme in the performing arts including weekly Ballet, PBT, Contemporary, Modern, Theatre Craft, Tap, Street, Jazz, Flexibility, Musical Theatre, Fitness, Cardio and Acting classes.

Studies of dance and drama practitioners, build a knowledge in performing arts history and an understanding of methodologies development.

The course uniquely provides expert tuition across a vast range of the industry and production skills, dance styles and acting techniques. 

 > Find out more about this course       


Auditions

Acceptance on a NIPA course is by audition - which gives prospective students a taster of our classes and an opportunity to discuss NIPA courses. Auditionees, participate in dance, musical theatre and acting classes, attend a short personal interview and present a performance.

Auditions are held between October and June, for the following September. 

We may be able to accept students at a later date; please do contact us for further details. 

All auditions for NIPA are FREE - we believe in accessibility.

 > Find out more about the audition process 

  


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