Students on courses at Glenlyn Academy take classes in Musical Theatre, Acting, Singing, Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Commercial, Acrobatics and Street Jazz.
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With studios across South London, students travel from across the capital as well as from surrounding counties to take classes at Glenlyn Academy.
Our two main studios are located in Sydenham and in Chislehurst.
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Students of all ages and abilities are welcome at Glenlyn Academy. Classes are taught at four ability levels, 1st Steps (3 to 6 years old), Level 1 (Foundation), Level 2 (Intermediate) and Level 3 (Advanced). Each individual student is placed within the correct ability class to ensure that they gain valuable skills, knowledge and understanding to progress and develop.
Alongside our children’s classes, our adult courses provide a challenging and fun range of lessons for those over the age of 18.
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Over a number of years Glenlyn Academy has developed strong links with the country’s leading vocational schools. Annually students at Glenlyn Academy are awarded scholarships on to courses at these full-time colleges.

To discover more about how Glenlyn Academy invest in their students’ future click here.


With a faculty of 15 permanent members of staff, Glenlyn Academy’s teachers are among the most experienced in the performance training industry. Students and parents are also supported by a team of administrative, clerical and pastoral care staff. For details of Glenlyn Academy’s faculty click here.

The staff and students are supported by Glenlyn Academy’s Leadership Team and Senior Management Team.

The Glenlyn Academy Management Agency not only helps to secure professional work for students within the performance industry it also runs regular audition workshops for those students who are members. The dedicated Agency team have close links with some of the country’s leading casting directors.

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Glenlyn Academy is one of only a few pre-vocational schools recognised by the Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre. Schools awarded the CDMT’s Recognised School Award demonstrate to students, parents and guardians that they adhere to the standards demanded by the industry; standards designed to protect and safeguard young people whether dancing for leisure or with an eye to a career in the profession.

Glenlyn Academy realises that every student is different; we enable young performers to identify, develop and nurture their individual skills.  The Academy believes it is important to remain close to your roots; to use traditional teaching and performing methods with a focus on technique while embracing contemporary ideas in the modern performing arts and commercial world.

My daughter has made friends of all ages and has grown in confidence and enjoys the variety of classes available. We love the shows – they are fantastic productions – which our daughter loves being a part of. Gaining the confidence to perform in front of people and control her nerves is a skill that she can apply in all walks of life as she grows up.

Yvonne Francis, Parent

Glenlyn has been a place that I have loved being at for almost 7 years. Glenlyn is not just a school but is my home, a place where I have been able to build my talent, my self-esteem and my confidence. I have also made some incredibly close friends that have become like a family. I am grateful for the relentless support I have received from both staff and my peers. I couldn’t imagine going to any other school.

James Gava, Student

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