About Us

How we help YOU achieve your dreams

Jazzart is one of the very few specialist, independent and private performing arts centres outside London, We offer not only expert tuition, but also pathways into the industry through our extensive network and career advisors. Our Permanent teaching staff complimented by our guest tutors currently working both internationally and in the uk, who work closely with consultants and agencies to ensure educational, technical, and creative development is attained at the highest level. Your training with some of Scotland’s best teachers…  No nonsense, no gimmicks Just Industry ready Grads

"The performing arts tends to unify people in a way nothing else does." – David Rubenstein

Our Vision

Following in hers Mother’s footsteps and through the Jazzart charitable trust, Director Sheridan Nicol believes that Performing Arts training should be accessible to everyone.  All students are encouraged to be visionary in their approach to performance and fear nothing

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Why Choose us

Industry Connections

Highly valuable industry links & extensive national and international network --> paid job opportunities while you study

Multidisciplinary Education

Our courses focus on providing thriple threat performers and we strengthen opportunities to secure teh best roles post study

Learn From The Best

Depth of knowledge within the teaching faculty and renowned guest tutors prepare you for a broad spectrum career paths

NPA - Higher - HNC & HND

Full-time courses In Musical Theatre & Dance for Commercial Performance → We have achieved 100% A passes in all technical studies, with 80% of candidates gaining an A in the overall exam.

Fair Tuition Fees

Our tuition fees are kept to a minimum but reflect the expertise and calibre of our faculty. It is free of charge to apply and audition for JazzArtUK. Full and Part Scholarships available for those who need them.

We Focus on YOU

Intimate class sizes + number of practical contact hours ensure educational, technical & creative development is attained at the highest level. Alumni is vast and varied with a wealth of information they share

JazzArt History

Scotland’s Leading Independent College of Performing Arts for Almost 80 Years.

2024: 80th Anniversary Celebration!

2023: HND students perform the launch catwalk event of the Mary Quant Exhibition at Kelvingrove Museum and are currently auditioning for The OVO, Glasgow Panto Peter Pan and Motherwell Theatre and Concert Hall Jack and the Beanstalk.

2022: In Person shows and Panto return with performances of Elf at The OVO, Glasgow and Schools outreach Peter Pantoland

2020: Like many others… COVID19 see’s the school close its doors for the first time in its history! The age of digital classes began with online tuition and Jazzart’s first ever digital PANTO Cinderella

2017: Jazzart Studio moves to its current home Windmillhill Street.

2011: Expansion of SQA courses to add full time vocational courses in Musical Theatre and Professional Dance Performance at Higher National Certificate (HNC) and Higher National Diploma (HND) level

2004: JazzArt establishes Scotland’s 1st Independent Scottish Qualification Awards centre of Performing Arts.

1999: Following the death of founder Bette Clark, JazzArt comes home to Lanarkshire with it’s first Studio base

1998: Jazzart moves to Glasgow in association with Glasgow City Council and Creative Scotland providing Scotland’s only training Centre of excellence for Jazz dance.

1994: See’s The Scottish School of Musical Theatre become a Charitable Foundation and rebrand to Jazzart UK as we know it today. Expansion funded by Creative Scotland formerly Scottish Arts Council (S.A.C.) allows and Edinburgh base

1986: Sheridan rebrands The Clark Theatre School to The Scottish School of Musical Theatre

1978: Sheridan choreographed her first professional show for Anglia television following her return NYC.

1976: Sheridan’s career moves across the water to NYC to perform with Roger Minami in Pippin National Tour

1972: Bette Clark’s daughter Sheridan Nicol starts her professional Career with Jack Milroy and Ricky Fulton in productions throughout Scotland. (Francie and Josie) Then Moves to London to perform in Mike Yarwood show.

1944: Bette Clark establishes ‘The Clark Theatre School’ in Lanarkshire

1937: Founder Bette Clark UK Champion of Champion performs in Radio City New York


Post Study your Diploma qualification is recognised worldwide. Career opportunities on Stage, TV, Touring, Theme Parks, Crusie lines will be available to you

During your training at Jazzart, Stage opportunities will present itself with Local Authority Panto and our Jazzart Outreach schools programme

Joining us in your infancy does not require you to bring anything

Joining our Seniors and full time students would require previous experience in your chosen discipline

Entry to our College is by Audition. Applications and Auditions are free of charge and available on selected dates each year from Jan to July 

Auditions are an opportunity for you to show off your skills and for Jazzart to see your skill set and opportunity. 

Auditions should be professional but enjoyable and we tend to offer open day|night sessions to keep an inclusive vibe

Jazzart offers foundation courses (NPA & Higher) in both Dance and Musical Theatre

We additionally offer HNC and HND in both Professional Dance Performance and Musical Theatre

Jazzart offers classes from Pre-school to Graduation… 

Jazzart Academy has weekly fun dance classes from 3 to 18 years in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Hip Hop| Street, Commercial and Acro Trix

Musical Theatre and Drama classes are weekly on Wednesdays and Saturdays 

We offer full time classes for HNC and HND study 

Our Foundation Courses are part of your weekly class and do require some home self study|research 

Full time study in our college is 4 days in person study per week. HNC Courses are completed within a Year and HND courses require an additional year of study

3 years to 18 years can attend our fun Academy classes. Monday through Saturday. 

16 years + can attend full time College to attain HNC|HND qualifications