Welcome to Hewitt Performing Arts (Draper's Academy)
Is a very large Performing Arts school based in Essex (that is in its 43rd year of trading) We cover all aspects of the performing arts such as Tap, Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Disco, Street, Commercial, Musical Theatre, Drama, Singing, Cheerleading, Irish Hard Shoe, Irish Soft Shoe and Contemporary, and Teachers Training. . Every year more students qualify as Dance Teachers. On January 1st 2000 Jean Hewitt (Founder of HPA) lead the News Years day Parade through London as she was recognized by the Queen for her contribution to the dance world. She went on to meet The Queen later on that year.
HPA put on annual performances at The Queens Theatre, Hornchurch and the annual exams always achieve a 100% pass rate. The Musical Theatre , Drama and Singing side of the school do yearly performances too . Every Summer we put on workshops , inviting all HPA and non HPA students to attend. All staff are qualified in either BATD, ISTD, RAD, LAMDA , NATD, and have a love of dance and teaching and are a real credit to HPA.
Ex-HPA pupil credits include the current West End production of Wicked, Crazy for You, Copacabana, Thriller The Musical, Oliver, Annie, Music Videos and many more.
Our dance troupe Infusion perform at all WestEnd Theatres and Disneyland Paris . Infusion are a home grown troupe.