Christmas Party at Tom Ball Live 2015

Christmas Party

As most of you know, I love a good party, so Tom Ball Live are having a Christmas Party to get everyone together for a good old fashioned knees up.

Taste Cuisine have kindly sponsored us by donating a buffet for our Christmas Party to celebrate our first TBL Christmas.  The venue is Oulton Institute and it is on Sunday 20 December from 6pm until 9pm.  We are going to have a disco, photo booth and buffet and it will be a great occasion to get dressed up and have a dance to all your favourite Christmas songs

So dust off those party dresses or shirts and ties and get your dancing shoes on. With Christmas fun, music, singing, games for the younger ones and just a good old festive time don’t miss out on the first TBL party of the year.

Tickets are available from reception on 0113 322 7986 and and are priced £5.

If you would like to see pictures from the Christmas Party then click the link to take you to the Gallery.

Festive Evening 2015 – Seven Theatre Chapel Allerton

Festive Evening 2015 – SOLD OUT!!!

Well it is that time of the year when the Festive Evening is upon us.  The Festive Evening is the most anticipated performance in the Academy calendar.  Its such a lovely event and both parents and children love it.  We are returning to Seven Theatre in Chapel Allerton this year.  We will have the famous 12ft Christmas tree on display as always and a program of brilliant festive songs and acting pieces to get us all ready for the big day.

Tuesday 22 December 2015

This is the date of the Festive Evening which is very exciting as it is so close to Christmas day this year.  It will be even more atmospheric this year, if that is possible.  Unfortunately the show is now completely sold out and we have no way of fitting any more people in.  It is always great to know that a show has sold out and the students are extremely excited that they will be performing to a ‘Full House’.

What’s different this year?

This year we have added in the Acting classes to the performance.  In the past we have provided a range of Christmas and festive themed songs but this year due to the short time the Academy has been running, we decided to add in the Acting children as they wouldn’t have been ready for their own show in October when we only opened in September.  We are also providing mince pies for everyone this year and that will just add to the fun of this very Festive Evening.

How will I be able to see the show if it is sold out?

We will be having a professional DVD created by Paul Harness who has worked for Tom Ball Live on a few productions now and always produces an excellent DVD with fantastic quality of audio and video.  The DVDs will be priced at £12.50 per DVD and will be available to order at reception from Monday 07 December by calling 0113 322 7986 or emailing or you can fill in a form on the day of the Festive Evening at Seven Theatre.

I can’t wait to see everyone at the venue on Tuesday 22 December.  I apologise to those who couldn’t get their tickets in time but subscribe to our posts and then you will not miss out on the release of further tickets for future events.

New Classes – Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Acting and Lyrical

New Classes Now Confirmed….

We’re thrilled to let you know that due to popular demand and as always, listening to the needs and wants of the students, we are going ahead with our new classes.


We are delighted to be able to offer more Ballet at TBL. We already have a great Grade 6 and Pointe class and a brilliant Adult class but we are now offering the following new classes for Ballet


9.30-10 Grade 3 RAD Ballet with Miss Shakespeare

10-10.30 Tots Ballet Level 1 (2 1/2 to 4 years) with Miss Shakespeare

10.30-11 Grade 1 RAD Ballet with Miss Shakespeare

11.15 -1145 Tots Ballet Level 2 (4 to 6 years) with Miss Shakespeare


Cheeky Monkeys

These are the new classes for our Tiny Tots, which brings me onto the launch of our new tots program called Cheeky Monkeys @ TBL. We are so excited to launch this brand to give the Tots their own identity within the Academy. The Cheeky Monkeys program will be from 2 1/2 years to 6 years old and will cover the following classes


9.30-10.30  Tots Musical Theatre with Tom and Luke

10-10.30 Tots Ballet Level 1 with Miss Shakespeare

10.40-11.10 Tots Tap and Jazz with Tom and Rachel

11.20-1150 Tots Ballet Level 2 with Miss Shakespeare


If you would like more information on these classes then please contact reception.


In addition to the launch of Cheeky Monkeys, we also have some additional classes for our Seniors and Juniors. The additional classes are below


Additional Jazz, Tap and Acting


6.45-7.30  Advanced Commercial with Lara


6-7  Junior Acting with Luke


1.30-2.15 Advanced  Lyrical with Sam

2.15-3  Advanced Show Tap with Sam


We are launching a Beginners Jazz and Inter Show Tap. If you currently attend a show tap or jazz then please check the new times below.


3-4 Inter Jazz with Tom or Sam

3-3.45 Beginners Show Tap with Tom or Sam

4.15-5.15 Inter Show Tap  with Tom or Sam

4.15-5 Beginners Jazz with Tom or Sam


If your child’s class has been shortened or lengthened at all with the introduction of these new classes, we will have a look at this and contact you discuss any change you need to make to your monthly payment.  We will be running the classes as pay weekly until Christmas and your child can try any of the new classes for free to see if they like it.

I hope you are happy with the new classes that are on offer. We are starting all of these classes from WC 30 November 2015. I apologise if there is any inconvenience caused to anyone with time changes.  If you have a clash or there is something you can’t attend then please let us know because it may be a mistake or there may be a way around it.

If you would like more information about the classes then please contact Rachel on reception by calling 0113 322 7986 or send an email to and one of our team will be happy to help.