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Welcome to an inspiring world where arts are not just practiced, but lived and celebrated. At BHVA, we provide a dynamic and inclusive space where everyone, irrespective of age or ability, can express, explore, and elevate their creative spirit.

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Led by Beccy Hurrell and Lindsey Atkins, our team is passionate about making the creative arts accessible.


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  2. Supercharge our learning

  3. Boost our wellbeing

With Lindsey's 20+ years of teaching experience, and Beccy's impressive performance portfolio on national and international stages, we blend education and industry to offer an unparalleled learning experience right on your high street.

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Our diverse programmes, guided by our core values of inspiration, nurturing, quality, creativity, and joy, are designed to break down barriers and celebrate each individual's unique creative journey.



From Voice to Dance, Music to Drama, and Art - we offer comprehensive tuition tailored to all ages and abilities.

Choose to learn individually or, for children and young people, in Squads.

In our Roots programs we partner with organisations to run choirs, dance, art classes, and school clubs, fostering community engagement through the beauty of the creative arts.

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Under our innovative Arts4All initiative, we work with agencies (such as CIRV and DWP), schools and individuals to increase curriculum engagement and support young people requiring social, emotional and mental health support.

Using the creative arts as an empowering medium, we engage in coaching and mentoring, creating positive impacts extend beyond the artistic sphere.


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Inspire | Nurture | Quality | Creativity | Joy

Igniting creativity by making the arts accessible to everyone.

Inspiring personal growth, celebrating individuality, and bringing joy

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At BHVA, we empower you, whether you are picking up an art form for the first time, refining your performance, seeking to develop your teaching pedagogy, or looking for personal growth. Through a nurturing, creative, and all-inclusive atmosphere, we foster personal and artistic development. We implement innovative teaching practices that not only cultivate sills but also celebrate success.

Welcome to BHVA - where every artistic journey is a story of inspiration, creativity, and celebration.

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At BHVA, we our committed to inspire all our students to discover their own creative signatures through research-based tuition; to nurture students, building confidence in all elements of their creative journey, utilising coaching and mentoring knowledge. We will ensure only the highest quality of provision is offered by supporting our programmes with up-to-date research and training. We will break down barriers and discover the unique creativity of each person who walk through our doors, using the arts. Finally, and most importantly, we will celebrate every success, no matter the size, to ensure that anyone who engages and works with us finds moments of joy in themselves and in their artistic journey.

Our Philosophy

We believe everyone has a unique spark of creativity. Our approach is all about nurturing that spark through quality, fun, arts education, and celebrating every step of the creative journey. We're not just teaching skills, we're inspiring a love for creative expression that lasts a lifetime.

Our Promise

We promise to fuel your creativity in a fun, inclusive space. We assure high-quality creative arts education that is tailored to your unique needs and abilities. We're not just about teaching the creative arts - we're creating a community of joy, inspiration, and success, where everyone feels valued.

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We guarantee a high-quality, inclusive, and joyful learning experience that not only elevates your creative skills, but also nurtures personal growth.

Every individual's unique journey will be celebrated, irrespective of age, ability, or background.

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The Power of Words

November 30, 20233 min read

Power of Words

In a world that often idolises perfection, it's essential to remember the profound impact our words and feedback have on shaping mindsets and fostering growth. Perfection isn't just a myth; it's an ever-shifting target that, if pursued, can lead to a lack of fulfilment and a dull existence.

Let's shift the narrative with "The Power of Words"

Replace "Failure" with "Learning": Every setback is a setup for a comeback. When someone stumbles, remind them it's not failure; it's learning. It's the first step to their next success.

Embrace the ‘Yets’: Incorporate the word "yet" into your vocabulary to transform a fixed mindset into a growth mindset. It's not about what you can't do; it's about what you haven't mastered yet.

Transformative Language: Shift from "I need to" to "I want to." This subtle change empowers us to approach tasks with desire rather than obligation, sparking motivation and reducing stress.

Swap "I Have to" with "I Get to": This simple flip turns daily tasks into opportunities. From "I have to go to work" to "I get to contribute my skills and make a difference", watch motivation soar.

"Challenge" instead of "Problem": When faced with obstacles, referring to them as challenges rather than problems can foster a can-do attitude that empowers us and others to find solutions.

From "But" to "And": Instead of negating the positive with "but," use "and" to build on it. "You did great, but..." becomes "You did great, and you can enhance it by...". It’s not a criticism; it’s an encouragement to ascend.

"Difficult" to "Interesting": When tasks seem daunting, calling them "interesting" invites curiosity and reduces anxiety. "This is difficult" turns into "This is an interesting challenge," sparking intrigue and determination.

Top Tips for Feedback

Feedback as Guidance: Instead of aiming for perfection, use feedback as a tool to guide learners towards self-discovery and improvement. Encourage questions and reflection to foster ownership of their growth.

Feedback Timing: Feedback should be a continuous dialogue throughout the learning process, not an endpoint. It's about creating an ongoing conversation that helps learners adjust and advance, using your words to encourage this growth.

Equality in Feedback: Ensure your feedback is free from bias and is tailored to each individual’s needs. Challenge stereotypes and embrace equity in the way you communicate expectations and support through your choice of words.

Listen to Grow: Embrace silence and give others the floor to express themselves. Listening is a powerful tool that allows learners to process and own their development, sometimes it's not about your words but about not saying anything and allowing time to listen. You don't always have to use words to encourage growth.

Feedback's Nature: It should be constructive, not critical. Start with positives, what was enjoyed or done well, and then explore areas of curiosity and potential growth without pressure.

Power of Words

Words are not just a means of communication; they are the seeds from which attitudes and accomplishments grow. As mentors, teachers, and individuals, choosing our words wisely can foster an environment where growth is not just a goal but an exciting, continuous journey.

Embrace "The Power of Words" and witness the transformative change it brings to your life and those you guide. Because in the end, we all grow together—one word, one feedback session, one reflection at a time.

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Lindsey Atkins

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