About PopGems® Academy
PopGems® Academy is an award winning performing arts school run by professional performers, Gem Allen and Junade Khan.
In 2021 PopGems® Academy celebrated 10 amazing years in the business, and won awards for being ‘The most loved music, dance & performing arts activity’ and a ‘Remarkable achievement within the Pandemic’ at the What’s On 4 Kids Awards.
PopGems® Academy have also just won ‘Performing Arts School of the Year 2023/24’ in London & South-East England’s ‘Prestige Awards’.
Gem trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, and her credits include a UK Arena Tour, worldwide performances, TV presenting, and being the UK Vocalist for 90’s hit pop group AQUA. Junade trained at East 15 Drama School and his credits include Waking the Dead, Hollyoaks, Game of Thrones and most recently BBC police drama Better, out in 2023.
Aimed at ages 1 to 16, you’ll learn the foundations of working in the world of show business in order to further your career, or simply to enjoy as a hobby and build confidence. Our drama, singing and dance classes in Beckenham, will help you achieve your best possible performance with the help of our fantastic teachers.
Many of our PopGems Academy students have been lucky enough to work professionally appearing various music videos, TV shows, commercials, feature films & theatre.
PopGems Academy dance and drama classes are located at the lovely studios at VENUE 28, in Beckenham.
VENUE 28 is just a 7 min walk from the Beckenham Odeon on Beckenham High Street, and is the lovely grand big building situated next to the Beckenham Spa Gym.
Travel: Clockhouse station is just across the road, and Beckenham Junction station is a short walk away.
PopGems® Academy offer: Performing Arts Classes – Street Dance classes – Drama classes – Singing Classes – Musical Theatre Classes – Boys Dance Classes – PopTots® pre-school and toddler classes – All at the Beckenham Dance Studios in Venue 28