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SOTA Reading

Welcome to SOTA Reading!

Slo MoOur dance, singing, drama, LAMDA Acting & ISTD Dance classes for 3-18 year olds run every Saturday at Abbey Junior School, 30 Christchurch Road, RG2 7AR.

All in one place – on one day
Pupils are able to attend our popular three hour SOTA School, a single dance class or attend a whole day of acting, singing and dance lessons mixing syllabus and non-syllabus classes. Students can learn everything they need at one venue, on one day of the week. This leaves children free in the weekday evenings to pursue their education commitments and means parents are free too – not a taxi service!

Sample Sessions

We offer a sample session to all our classes so that you can make sure we are the right school for you.

IMG_5698SOTA SEEDS & SAPPHIRES (3-6 year olds.) Introducing younger children to song, dance and drama. Designed to encourage pupils to explore their creativity, improve co-ordination and enjoy the freedom of performance. We encorporate Modern Theatre Dance into this class which may lead to able pupils taking their ISTD Grade 1 Modern Exam.

9.00am -9:30am on Saturday Mornings @ Abbey Junior School. £72 per term
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SOTA GroupSOTA School (7 – 18 year olds)
Three hours of dance, singing, drama and musical theatre for 7-18 year olds inspiring creative expression, performance skills and technique development. A 30x minute limber and stretch followed by three 45x minute workshops when pupils work in three age groups and rotate between workshops in dance, singing and drama.

We believe in giving our pupils a wide range of challenging performance opportunities so SOTA SCHOOL pupils work towards performing end of term presentations to drama festivals to bi-annual shows at the Wilde Theatre in Bracknell to performing annually on a West End stage.

10.30am – 1.30pm on Saturdays @ Abbey Junior School. £324 per term.
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Accredited Dance & Drama Qualifications too!
The L.A.M.D.A. Drama and I.S.T.D. Dance exams we offer are national recognised qualifications that fall within the national qualifications framework. In plain english this means pupils can work towards and achieve qualifications that will earn them UCAS points which are valuable when entering further and higher education.


LAMDA DRAMA EXAM TUITION (7 – 18 year olds)

Gain a nationally recognised qualification when you receive one-to-one acting tuition in small classes preparing for a LAMDA Solo or Duo Acting Exam. Sessions cover every aspect of the examination process, ensuring that our pupils are excellently prepared for every exam they chose to undertake. Our pupils have consistently achieved a high standard of results in their LAMDA exams and we run up to three exam sessions a year.

LAMDA Classes are at 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 2pm, 2.45pm, & 3.30pm every Saturday at Abbey Junior School. Fees £160 per term. Small groups of only 3 – 5 students per class depending on duration.

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Group LungeISTD DANCE EXAM CLASSES (5-18 year olds)
Modern, Tap & Ballet

Our pupils have gained consistently outstanding results and 98% of our pupils achieve A’s and B’s!

Dance Classes run throughout Saturday and cost between £84 – £120 per term depending on the grade and duration of the class.

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Work with our dance teacher to learn basic ballet skills which also develop your core, strength, postural alignment and fitness. No previous experience necessary! All (adult!) ages welcome.

Please Complete a Contact Form to book and just ignore the questions about ‘children’ if you are applying for this class for yourself.

Saturday 4-5pm – Abbey Junior School. £100 per term. 

When you need to order your SOTA uniform please visit www.sotastore.co.uk to order your SUSTAINABLY SOTA Sweatshirt and SUSTAINABLY SOTA T-Shirt. Please provide your own plain black (no branding) leggings or joggers.

We supply Jazz Shoes, ballet shoes, tap shoes, leotards and tights and fit them at class for you. To order these please text me your Child’s street shoe size to 07881638783.