Professional tuition, outstanding examination results – and lots of fun!
Devas School of Dance, Drama and Fitness has been under the guidance of Shelly Jepson since 1992. Shelly has a passion for dance and for teaching and ensures that the school is run efficiently. The school has a reputation for high standards with outstanding examination results.
While technique is high on the list of priorities, having fun plays a massive part at Devas and we provide professional tuition whether you are looking for recreational classes or wanting a professional career. Devas has several pupils that have gone on to have a professional career and their successes include West End Shows Dirty Dancing, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Les Miserable, Matilda and Bat out of Hell the Musical.
We are a friendly school and have a real family atmosphere, which we're really proud of.
We hold regular shows at the Palace Theatre in Mansfield, as well as our mini shows at smaller venues. Our pupils enjoy performing as they can display their talents and love every minute. Performing in our shows helps to build teamwork skills and confidence as well as improving all-round technique. All pupils are invited to participate in our shows but weekly regular attendance is an absolute must so they can keep up with the routines. Any pupils unable to perform in the shows will still have their place in class and will learn the routines alongside the other class members. A detailed letter about what is required for ours shows is given out before we start show work and email updates are sent on a regular basis so that parents/guardians are guided every step of the way.