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
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
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