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Urban Edge was formed in 2008 by Katie Watts after working for other theatre schools and having been in the performing arts industry as a professional Singer, Dancer and Actress for years since graduating from Masters Performing Arts College in 2000.

Katie uses the best teachers in their field to inspire and nurture the talents of children and teenagers helping them reach their goals and develop skills further.

Urban Edge involves children in after school activities from an early age, not only to keep children fit and off the streets by the time they reach their teenage years, but also by improving confidence and social skills.

We have an Elite Dance Crew and Elite singing team at Urban Edge that have started entering competitions and performing at charity events.  Our Elite Dance Crew were lucky enough to perform alongside Aaron Soul as backing dancers at the BBC Sports awards in 2011 but our   proudest moment was when Louisa Johnson won TV’s X-Factor show in 2015.

For the last five years we have been working with leading agency “Bizzy Kidz” to supply talented children and teenagers for professional work.

Urban Edge also offers students the chance of private tuition in either singing or dance without being part of the main school.  Contact us to find out more.

In 2013, Urban Edge linked up with Creative, Sport and Leisure (ProCAT) to          create a brand new course: BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Performing Arts.

This was the first time CSL had offered a Performing Arts course to their students,       and they wanted to ensure they could use a brand they could trust.

Many of our students have gone on to work professionally in the industry as a result of the first class training and preparation given over the two year course.

The other great thing about the course is that it is… FREE!  It is government funded, so it takes the financial pressure away, leaving students time to focus on lessons.