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Welcome to the Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts (AAPA) blog! In the coming weeks our Principal and Owner/Director Rachel Mearns (a fully-fledged dance, acting and musical theatre guru) will be enlightening you on what AAPA has to offer not just your child but your family as a whole. 


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Why your child will love to get lost in the AAPA world

Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here, sharing more about the organisation and classes you know and love. Whether you’re local to us in Aberdeen or reading on the other side of the world, welcome! I hope you enjoy… Today, I want to tell you all about what our dance and...

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About Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts 

Gold winners at the international Dance School of the Year 2021 awards, Aberdeen Academy of Performing Arts (AAPA) is a dance, acting, gymnastics and musical theatre school in the heart of Aberdeen. Owner and Director Rachel Mearns, a highly qualified dance and gymnastics expert, is passionate about child-centred learning in a positive and safe space. She is also a champion of creating equal opportunities for children to be the best they can be in shows and competitions. Rachel also heads up Aberdeen Acrobatic Gymnastics Club and founded Mac the Monkey Ltd, a popular pre-school AAPA class that teaches sports, gymnastics, ballet and musical theatre. After taking Aberdeen by storm, the brand, which promotes physical, social, intellectual and creative skills, is now available to be licensed out to other teachers across the UK.