Recommend A Friend

Recommend A Friend

Since so many of our lovely parents and students are always flying the flag high for the Academy and bringing in new students all the time.  Because of this we have decided we would like to give back to those loyal supporters in the form of this Recommend A Friend promotion.

What do I need to do?

It couldn’t be easier.  All that you need to do is to recommend the Academy to a friend, family member or neighbour etc and they need to let us know that the recommendation has come from you and then we will be able to issue the gift voucher once they have signed up for at least one class.

What do I receive?

You will receive a £5 gift voucher to the Off The Rails shop.

How long does the voucher last?

This voucher will last for 1 year from the date of issue.

What can I use the voucher for?

The voucher can be redeemed against dance wear from the shop or even your costume bill for hiring from Off The Rails.  Please note that you can not use this voucher against anything from Tom Ball Live.  It is only for Off The Rails purchases or hire.

How long does the promotion last?

From 01 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

New Year Madness

New Year Madness

Everyone always says that January is a depressing month.  Well not at TBL Academy.  We want to set you off into 2017 with a smile on your face and some spare cash in your purse!  With New Year Madness this can be a reality.

What is this promotion?

I am thrilled to be able to tell you all about our New Year Madness promotion.  This promotion will be running through December and January.  If you come and participate in your free trial and then sign up to at least one class then you won’t pay until 01 February 2017 for your classes.  Yes that’s right almost 2 whole months FREE!!!

When does it start?

The promotion will start on 01 December 2016 and once you have had your free trial then we will sign you up to your designated class or classes.  You can then commence your class or classes and not pay a penny until 01 February 2017.

What do I need to do to sign up for this promotion?

To take advantage of this offer then please contact stating that you are interested in our New Year Madness promotion and one of our team will get back to you and book your child in for a free trial in any of the classes we offer.  Alternatively you can fill in and submit this form and one of our team will get back to you.


Is this only for new students joining the Academy?

This offer is available to new Academy students and also to our existing Academy students.  If anyone, already a member of the Academy, wishes to start any new classes then this can also be done as part of the promotion.

Chaperone Registration

Chaperone Registration

This page is the portal to the form you need to submit to register as a chaperone.

Once you have submitted the form to register your interest then one of our head chaperones will contact you to help you with the next step in the process of becoming a licensed chaperone.

We need as many licensed chaperones as we can to deal with all the rehearsals and the shows we will be doing in 2017.  We have guidelines from the council about official ratios of students to chaperones.  If we don’t meet the correct ratios then we will be restricted in what we can offer to the students in terms of shows.

Once you have completed the form please can you be patient while our head chaperones reply to everyone. They are volunteers and so please remember this when dealing with them.  Its a very hard job and it takes a lot of hard work to piece everything together.

Christmas Party Tickets

Christmas Party Tickets

We are thrilled to announce that we will be holding a Christmas Party for all our supporters at TBL.  Below are the details of the event and also how to book your tickets.

When is the Party?

Saturday 17 December from 4pm – 7pm at Temple Moor High School.

How much are the tickets?

£3 per person and everyone who will be attending the party will need a ticket.  This includes parents and adults.

Can I bring a friend?

The party is really for TBL students, friends and family so if there is a friend you would like to bring along then you are more than welcome to do so.  Family members are welcome also.

What will be at the party?

As always we will have festive music playing, party games, food provided by Taste Cuisine and the famous Photo Booth.

What if my child has a class?

Most of the classes will have finished by this point but if your child is in class then they are welcome to come along and join us after the class has finished.  All classes are finished on this week by 4.45pm.  Stewart Arnold Dance Theatre will not be on on Saturday 17 December 2016.

What do I do now?

To book your tickets you will need to submit this form and we will then process your order and reserve your tickets.  You will then be sent an emailed invoice and once this is paid your tickets will be available at reception for collection or on the day.

This is a great way for us all to get together before we break up for the Christmas Holidays.  We hope that you will all come along and join in the party.  If anyone would like anymore information then please email and one of our team will get back to you.

Festive Evening 2016

Festive Evening 2016

Well I am completely blown away that within 3 hours of the Festive Evening 2016 tickets going on sale we had completely sold out!  I had never thought this would be possible.  After 8 hours the matinee was also completely sold out!  Yes two shows completely sold out within 8 hours.


What happens now?

If you didn’t manage to get a seat or table for Wednesday 21 December then don’t worry.  Due to the high demand we have now booked a second day with another 2 shows available for you to book.  We will not be selling tickets at reception now.  The only way to get your tickets is by filling in this form.

When are the other shows?

Thursday 22 December 4.30pm and 7.30pm

How do I book these tickets?

I know a lot of people were not able to get into the Academy to book on Saturday so there is now an online booking system in place for you to book your tickets.  You just need to fill in this form and you will be taken to our online booking page.

How do I choose my seats?

You won’t have the ability to choose specific seats online but we will allocate the best seats available in the order we receive the bookings.

What if I have bought seats and would like to swap?

We can change the seats for another performance but not to sit somewhere else in the show you have already booked.  If you would like to swap to a new show then you just need to fill in this form. From there you can select your new tickets and let us know in the box provided which tickets and for what show you are sending back.  Any returned tickets must be done so ASAP so we can sell them on.

What if I have any questions?

If you have any questions then you need to contact us on and we will get back to you as soon as you can.  Please be aware that we will not book tickets over email or text.  If you want tickets then you need to submit this online form.

Christmas Party 2016

Christmas Party 2016

There will be a Christmas Party and get together to celebrate the Christmas period.

The details are below

Temple Moor High School
Saturday 17 December 2016
4.00pm – 7.00pm

The event is for all ages so we hope you will all be able to make it and there will be a buffet lovingly donated by Kerry and the team at Taste Cuisine so come on down and join in the festive fun with us.

Tickets are £3 and all attending both parents and students will need a ticket.

All family members are welcome to come along and join us to celebrate the end of 2016 and the start of a new and just as exciting 2017.

Mardi Gras Challenge 2016

Mardi Gras Challenge 2016

Thank you to all the Senior Elite Team who came with us to London.  We joined in the Mardi Gras Challenge 2016 at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.  What a brilliant time we had.

I am so proud of all of the Senior Elite Team for their performance in the show.  We were clean, well-rehearsed and overall professional and I couldn’t ask for more.

The standard was high but you rose to the challenge and I know that everyone watching thought you were amazing.

I would like to thank all the parents who were able to come along and support us and also to Sam who gave up her Saturday to travel down with us and help with hair and quick changes.  Boy were they quick!

It was an amazing opportunity to perform at such an amazing theatre.  Its just another brilliant venue to add to the list of venues we have performed at over the past year and a half.

Well done to you all and thank you for again being the most well mannered and professional group of students I have ever worked with!

LCM Singing Exams November 2016

Singing Exams November 2016

So I can now announce that after an amazing day yesterday playing for the Singing Exams, our 100% distinction rate continues!!!!


That’s every student who has taken an exam, in any discipline, with us since we opened the Academy have received a distinction!!!

The examiner sent me a message the day after to thank you all for such wonderful performances. He was  pleased with the standard across all of the students.  This was echoed in the marks all being distinctions.

I am extremely proud of all of your hard work.  I’m also so pleased that your hard work has been rewarded as it should be!

Well done!!!

Festive Evening 2016

Festive Evening 2016

Our renowned Festive Evening at Seven Theatre Chapel Allerton is fast approaching.

The details are below

Seven Theatre
Chapel Allerton
Wednesday 21 December 2016
4.30pm and 7.30pm

The groups performing are as follows

Junior Acting
Senior Acting
Junior Ensemble Singing
A Cappella Group
Private Singing Students
Private Acting Students

The students will be required from 11.30am and will be released between 3.00pm and 4.00pm to get something to eat so please ensure there is someone available to pick them up from the theatre and bring them back for 4.00pm

You don’t have to have a child performing to come along and join us for this brilliant show.  Tickets are available to everyone on a first come first served basis.

There are tickets available from £5.  We will let you know as soon as the tickets are available to buy.

Garforth and Chapel Allerton Lights Switch On

Lights Switch On

We are thrilled that Millie Cranston has been asked to sing at both the Chapel Allerton Light Switch On on 17 November 2016 and the Garforth Light Switch On on 26 November 2016.

We hope that as many of you as possible will be there to support Millie in this great achievement.

Unfortunately due to the size of the stage Hermione will not be able to dance at the Crossgates Light Switch On as we were previously told but we are told she will be able to do something to make up for it so we will keep you posted as we find out.

Big Screen Live!

Big Screen Live!

Big Screen Live! is the name of our big show this year at the Carriageworks Theatre in Leeds.  It is on Saturday 01 April 2017 and is already looking like a mammoth show with some amazing pieces.

Please make sure you keep the following dates free

Sundays 12/19/26 March for Sunday rehearsals.  The venue is TBC but we will let you know as soon as we know.  All rehearsals will be in the afternoon on the Sundays.

Thursday 30 March will be an evening rehearsal at the Carriageworks Theatre

Friday 31 March is also an evening rehearsal at the Carriageworks Theatre

The show will be celebrating all things cinematic and if you would like to read our brochure entry from the Carriageworks Theatre Brochure then it is below.

Carriageworks Brochure Entry

Tom Ball Live Academy is proud to present their feature length production Big Screen Live!

Join us as we flick our way through some of the greatest movie moments from some of the best movie studios in the world, such as Walt Disney Studios, Universal, MGM, 20th Century Fox and Dreamworks.

These studios have given us the most diverse movie memories of all time. Whether it’s childhood animation, teenage rom-coms or adult tragedy, this show will have you laughing and crying your way through this technicolor filmstrip.

So take your seats, grab your popcorn and relive the greatest stories ever written in this cinematic extravaganza!


We will keep you posted when the tickets are available.

Rachel Maternity

As most of you will know already (you can’t miss it really!!) Rachel is ready to burst now and so she will be going on Maternity from Wednesday 09 November.  We wish Rachel all the best as she sets off on this new adventure.  You may still hear from her as she will still be involved and will obviously still be bringing Gracie so don’t worry she is definitely not leaving us.

I will not be bringing in a new member of staff to take over from Rachel on Maternity.  Some of our senior students will be there for the Tuc Shop and crowd control on Saturdays.  I will be keeping up with all the admin (so please be patient because I am not as quick as Rachel is ha ha).  I will deal with everything as quickly as I can.

If you are paying money then it will be logged and put into an envelope for me to sort out at home.  If you have any questions then these will be noted down and I will reply via email or phone where necessary.  If you would prefer it to be private then please send an email and I will respond that way.

I would ask everyone to make sure that they have joined the relevant groups on our remind app as there will be a lot of class messages sent through there as Rachel won’t be here to pass them on to you.  If you are unsure about this then please contact us and Rachel will be able to help you.

The new reception hours will be

Monday 5.30 – 7.00
Tuesday 5.30 – 7.00
Thursday – No Reception
Saturday 9.00 – 5.00

Please be patient with our team as they do their best to ensure a smooth period while Rachel is off.  I will be in the building always so you can always speak to me if it is an emergency.