Burgess Hill Academy

Academy Lessons

Ariel's Buddy System

The sessions will include 3 x 45 minutes lessons of Drama , Singing and Dance.

Each academy has a resident Principal who oversees the running and creative development of their academy, along with a team of tutors and support tutors who all have specialised experience in acting, dance and singing. Each academy also has administration staff who meet and greet students and support the teaching team.

Students are divided into groups to ensure that they do age-appropriate work which stretches and engages them. Selected students are also offered free LAMDA tuition as part of their academy experience.

It can be daunting when starting something new and because of this, Ariel operates a ‘Buddy’ system.  When new students join, they will be appointed with a Buddy who can answers questions, guide them through the first lessons and provide a friendly face while they settle in.

The Buddy system is also extended for more experienced students who wish to gain volunteering experience and are willing to give up some of their own time to volunteer either with the Hamlets or our special needs students - the Othellos.  This proves popular with older students who are working for their Duke of Edinburgh Awards.



Ariel Drama Academy, Burgess Hill Academy, Station Rd, Burgess Hill RH15 9EA, UK

Next Showcase Date

4 - 6 AGE GROUP - (Hamlets) 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
7 - 19 AGE GROUP - 10:00 AM - 12:45 PM
Special Needs (Othellos) - 13:30 PM - 14:30 PM

Academy Term Times

Sun 08th May 2022 - Hawth Crawley

Sat 08 Jan 2022 - Sat 02 April 2022 Inclusive
Sat 23 April 2022 - Sat 30 July 2022 Inclusive
Sat 3rd Sept - Sat 17th Dec 2022 Inclusive
Sat 7th Jan 2023 - Sat 1st April 2023 Inclusive
Sat 22nd April 2023 - Sat 29th July 2023 Inclusive