Summerscales Performing Arts

Established in 1984 as the Karen Clarke Theatre School by Tracey K Summerscales (FISTD Examiner) the Summerscales Performing Arts has grown from what was once just a school of 7 pupils. The school built into a part time performing arts centre where students aged 3-18 are able to train in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Musical Theatre, Jazz, Singing, Pas de Duex, audition technique and much more. Training children to an exceptionally high standard to be able, if desired, go on to full time colleges in Dance and Musical Theatre to perform on the professional stage, or train to be qualified teachers.

Traceys Father, Donald Clarke introduced her to late 30-50's films of Ginger Rogers, Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly from an early age, which has a significant influence on her.

Since this date the Theatre Company has not looked back expanding into two weekly productions which become more lavish and spectacular as they progress.