School of Performing Arts (SOPA)
School of Performing Arts
About the School
Originally a summer school for theatre arts which started out in 1995, Drama Troupe began to offer comprehensive theatre training to children and youths in 2000. Currently located at the studios in Swatar where classes are open to all students. The school also provides after school classes to pupils at Chiswick House School in Kappara. The school provides its students with a safe and exciting environment where they are able to grow, create and gain self confidence while honing their artistic skills.
The courses aim to develop vocal and physical expression, stimulate imagination, nurture ensemble work and strengthen concentration skills. Above all, we aim to boost young people’s self esteem while having a fantastic time doing so! Classes are delineated according to age (4 to 18 years) and ability (Beginner Level to Company).
This year SOPA has also teamed up with Marisha Bonnici to provide dance classes under the umbrella of Seed@Sopa.
Lessons range from acting and improvisation to music appreciation, ballet to hip hop, and singing to piano. All course content is appropriate to age and ability, and aims to expose our young artists to various genres and styles of theatre arts. Open classes are held annually in order to give parents the opportunity to watch their children at work, while newsletters and assessments provide regular information about school activities and student progress.