Jigsaw Arts


Established in 1995, Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools offer drama, singing and dance classes for children aged 3-18 across London, the Home Counties, in Cardiff and Oxford. Their classes are an excellent way to build confidence and social skills whilst engaging in exciting, fun and inspiring sessions. With three terms throughout the year: Spring, Summer and Autumn, there are plenty of opportunities for students to take to the stage with them.

Jigsaw Arts Balham have been running classes on a Saturday morning at Chestnut Grove Academy for over 17 years. The classes for 3-18 years have always been a popular and high-regarded choice within the community. Weekend schools enable parents to enjoy a little valuable free time, safe in the knowledge that their children are having fun, making friends and developing several life-enhancing skills and talents.

Students at Jigsaw are divided into age appropriate groups, ensuring that they receive the right level of focus and attention in drama, singing and dance. Their Little Ones are split into classes of 3-4 years and 5-6 years and take part in 90-minute sessions with a specialist performing arts tutor. Main School sessions are three hours in length and students are split into age groups of 7-8, 9-11 and 12+.

Children 3-4 and 5-6 years old attend a 90-minute session divided into three sections of dancedrama and singing. There is a short break in the session. All teachers are specially trained by Jigsaw Arts to work with these age groups. The sessions are designed to develop the children’s confidence, focus and social skills from an early age, giving them a head start in life. It provides a great introduction to performing arts for students wishing to take part in our more advanced course from 7 years upwards. To ensure each child gets personal attention there is a maximum of 16 students per class.

Students that are 7-8, 9-11 and 12+ years old attend a three-hour session comprising an hour of drama, an hour of singing and an hour of dance, each with a specialist coach. Jigsaw Arts provides training in all three disciplines in order to create a well-rounded performer. To establish an environment that builds confidence, regardless of individual ability, students are divided into appropriate age bands. All students will be challenged to their full potential. The three age groups rotate between the three disciplines. There is a maximum of 18 students per class.

Jigsaw Arts Balham offers a two-week trial for all new families looking at joining the classes. This two-week trial provides an opportunity for the child and parent alike to check the classes work for them before signing up to the full term.

Classes run on a Saturday morning at Chestnut Grove Academy, SW12 8JZ, Balham:

  • 3-4 years: 9.30 am – 11.00 am, 11.30 am – 1.00 pm  (£30 two-week trial)
  • 5- 6 years: 9.30 am – 11.00 am, 11.30 am -1.00 pm  (£30 two-week trial)
  • 7-18 years: 10 am – 1.00 pm  (£60 two-week trial)


Summer Term – Saturday 1st May to Saturday 17th July.

Summer School – Monday 26th July to Friday 30th July.


Jigsaw Arts Balham offers a FREE welcome bag and t-shirt to all Clapham Mums.  



Telephone: 0208 108 9757


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