Academies Overview

BHVA’s Academies offer evidence-based arts tuition across differing art forms. We provide high quality teaching and coaching – offering group classes, one-to-one sessions, and Roots programmes to people and communities Northamptonshire wide.

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Our five Academies cover Voice, Dance, Drama, Art and Music. All our programmes are adapted and personalised to reflect the students in front of us in each session. This ensures all students individual needs and goals are catered for whether you are participating to develop personally, creatively, or professionally.

We do not want to train everyone to be the same, but ensure that all students have excellent technique that allows them to apply artistry to discover their own creative signature.

We are committed to facilitating and championing our students creativity and individuality.

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1:1 Tuition

Each Academy 1:1 student gets access to some amazing benefits, including:

  • Sessions that are tailor-made and person-centred led. Your teacher is passionate about facilitating your goals not their own.
  • Your own dedicated members area.
  • Notes on what has been covered in the sessions.


Our Squad sessions range from pre-school to senior Squads. we celebrate each others successes within our Squads and through our new of the week. These sessions are a place where confidence is built, fun is had and friendships fostered.

Each term has a theme or subject as a focus. Technique and skills are incorporated into each session, but with the focus on the child’s own creativity. To help at home, families have access to an online are with resources and information about what has been covered that week.

Adult Classes

Our adult sessions are for anyone from beginners to people wanting to reignite an old passion. The sessions ensure a variety of techniques are explored and developed, but the focus is on joy.

Joy through find new friendships, exploring interest in the creative arts, and using the arts to look after our wellbeing – taking time out from the stresses and strains of everyday life to refuel yourself.

Roots Programmes

As part of our Academies we also go out into the community, and are proud to be running sessions at local nurseries, schools, and organisations, ensuring that everyone is able to access the arts.

We are proud to be working with Northamptonshire Sport and their HAF funding activities during the holidays. Using our Academies we are able to support the aim of improving education outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

For more information on our school clubs, and to find out if we provide sessions at your school click here

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