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Class Act Theatre School prides itself on top-quality tuition and a caring approach.

Weekly classes in the Swansea area take place in Cockett, West Cross and Pontardawe.

Each lasts 90 minutes, with the accent being on the creative development of children and young people in a welcoming environment.

Drama is the main focus, with students learning vocal and speech skills, movement and singing techniques.

Confidence levels rise steadily, preparing the student for many of modern life’s tough challenges.

Regular performances are held at theatres across Swansea and Neath Port Talbot. Children have the chance to take part in shows of a reputably high standard.

Its top quality productions have a strong reputation amongst South Wales theatre-goers.

Term fee: £75 per student


Jill Williams
Principal

Jill Williams

Jill began performing with Swansea’s illustrious Hazel Johnson School of Dance – at the age of two! For the next 16 years she appeared in many Hazel Johnson shows, pantos and festivals.

Having sat ISTD exams in tap, ballet and modern dance, Jill began teacher training in drama and dance at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Whilst there, she choreographed shows for fellow students, led musical theatre workshops at the prestigious Hay-on-Wye Festival and taught with Cardiff’s Rubicon Dance.

In 1989 she graduated with a First Class Honours Degree and joined Bishop Vaughan School as a drama teacher, rising to head her department. She founded and developed a thriving department, offering GCSE and A level dance alongside the equivalent drama courses.

Jill co-directed many school productions including The Wizard of Oz, Oliver!, Annie, Babes in Arms, The Crucible, Little Shop of Horrors and Grease. She staged regular dance and fashion events.

In 1991, Jill founded her own Swansea-based theatre company. Her Not Your Average Run of the Mill Theatre Company saw her direct and perform at the city’s Grand Theatre. Shows included Steel Magnolias, Nunsence and My Mother Said I Never Should. Appearances with many other companies included lead roles in A Chorus of Disapproval, Dames at Sea, Calamity Jane, 42nd Street and Singin’ in the Rain.

With the arrival of daughter Amber in 1998, Jill took a career break from school and performing.

The following year she fulfilled a lifelong ambition by launching the Class Act Theatre School.