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Bristol Academy of Live Performing Arts (BALPA) opened its doors in September 2011, offering high quality arts training and exciting performance opportunities for the whole community.  All courses are based at Caedmon Complex, in the heart of Thornbury, with dance studio, performance venue, recording studio and more (click here to see our venue).  Classes are led by experienced musicians, performers and dancers all of whom are DBS checked and have a heart to see people excel in the performing arts.  BALPA offers courses for ages 2 – 18+ years.  We are now branching out into fitness training and adult classes as well.  Brand new for 2024/25 are integrated fitness classes for the older generation, plus a wide range of fitness for all ages.   



Our current class timetable for 2023/24 is as follows:























For more details on the individual lessons we offer click here.



If you wish to apply for a bursary place click here.

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