A Dedicated Dance And Performing Arts School In Plymouth

A Dance and Performing Arts school based in Plymouth for children one to twenty-one years!


A Dedicated Dance And Performing Arts School In Plymouth

Classes for children aged one to twenty-one years. Ballet, tap, modern, jazz, commercial, contemporary, body conditioning, progressing ballet technique, singing, drama, musical theatre classes, and many more!


Where Stars Are Made!

Our dance and performing arts school delivers Dance, Drama, Singing, and Musical Theatre classes at the highest possible standard in Plymouth.  Our exceptional faculty teach with such passion to inspire every student in an encouraging and supportive environment. Founded by Sarah Bayliss and Jodie Nicholls, with over 30 years of experience between them in teaching and performing in the West End and throughout the UK, we are proud of the standard of teaching we are renowned for. We have classes for ages one to twenty-one years across Plymouth!

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Our Classes

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Jazz, Commercial, Acrobatics, Contemporary, Singing, Drama, and Musical Theatre classes available for 1 – 21 years.

Our exceptional faculty are all fully qualified under the most prestigious examination bodies, allowing them to deliver outstanding lessons to every student at our school.

RAD, ISTD, AAC, LAMDA, LCM exams are available!

“My daughter attends SJ and is absolutely thriving, the teachers are amazing,  friendly and highly skilled. They have succeeded in fostering a nurturing environment enabling all students to grow and learn.” 

Miss Payne, Mum of Junior Aged 9.
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Meet Principals Jodie and Sarah.

Sarah Bayliss and Jodie Nicholls are Directors, Founders and Principals of SJ Performing Arts Plymouth. With over 30 years of experience of performing in the West End and throughout the UK and teaching in Devon, both have a wealth of experience to inspire the next generation.

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A Trusted Dance and Performing Arts School

Where Lifelong Friends Are Made

Our Values

Nurturing our students in a supportive and encouraging environment allows them to thrive. We tailor our classes to promote joy which fills our school with positivity allowing them to grow into strong, independent individuals. Our ethos “every child matter” means we care for every child who walks through our doors. Our training is age-appropriate and fuels creativity allowing our students to find passion in dance and performing arts. Our classes are for students recreationally and also for students hoping to take their training to a professional level.


“Amazing teachers who really encourage the children to excel and build confidence.”

Mrs Hockney, Mum to Junior Aged 9.
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Preschool Ballet SJ Performing Arts Plymouth

We have events throughout the year!

We have many exciting events throughout the year open to all! With half-term days, Easter schools, and summer schools to name a few! We are sure there will be something fun for everyone!

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Brand New Acrobatic Arts Classes in Plymouth

We are thrilled to announce our new Acrobatic Arts classes launching this April 2021 for preschoolers, school-aged children, and teenagers! Does your child want a new activity but nothing is quite fitting all the boxes? This class will allow them to gain stamina, strength, flexibility, coordination and improve their physical well-being. They will build confidence […]

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Parent & Baby Ballet

BABY AND PARENT BALLET CLASSES Our Baby Ballet classes are the first insight into the wonderful world of Ballet for your little ballerinas. Our classes are fully engaging with bundles of energy and fun throughout to stimulate your little ones. Children have a gentle introduction to the very first steps in Ballet. Our classes will […]

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Preschool Ballet

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