Times: 3.30 - 5.30pm
The aim of West London Performing Arts Academy is to remove barriers and allow children and young people to access the arts. Unfortunately classes for children and young people with SEN are few and far between and we want to ensure this changes, especially with the number of children in the UK with SEN increasing by 16% in the last ten years, according to a 2013 Government survey.
The benefits and skills acquired through the arts are numerous and are advantageous not only whilst participating, but are transferable skills that benefit students for the rest of their lives, such as:
1. Creativity 2. Confidence 3. Problem Solving 4. Perseverance 5. Focus
6.Non – Verbal Communication 7. Receiving Constructive Feedback
8. Collaboration 9. Dedication 10. Accountability.
We currently offer classes on a Saturday in singing, dancing and acting for students from the age of 6 upwards, Every week students work on co-ordination skills, team work, dance and performance techniques, how to express themselves through drama song and dance and reach their full potential. All students get the chance to perform in our end of term display as and when they are able to.
Do you dream of performing and love to act, sing and dance?
Could you be the next member of AWA (Autism with Attitude)?
Join us on a Saturday and you too could be joining the first SEN crew to represent the SEN world in some of the biggest dance competitions in the UK, Europe and the World, taught by their inspiring founder Jonathan “Jay” Baron.
Watch out for the “AWA” crew at the European UDO Championships in May 2018 in Germany.
This will be the first time a crew of dancers with autism from any nation have entered a dance competition and qualified to compete against mainstream dancers.
We wish them the very best of luck!
Not only did “AWA” qualify for the final, but they went on to be placed second overall and first for technique. An absolutely outstanding achievement for any dancers.
They now qualify for the World Championoships, and we could not be more proud.