Jittabugs Theatre School in Taunton, Wellington and Bridgwater is run by Emily Franklin.

Telephone: 07539779853

Email: emilyfranklin@jittabugs.com

Jittabugs Theatre School offers children from 4 – 14 years old to experience the world of performing arts. I offer classes, that teach, acting, singing and dancing. The children will learn different techniques in all three areas in a very relaxed and calm environment, all while having fun. This class really helps to build confidence in children within weeks. We put on a show at the end of the year for you to see just how hard these children work and how wonderful and talented they all are.

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Oli and Faith learning a new script in class

About Me

My name is Emily and I have had a performance background since I was small. I have performed in a number of shows from Bugsy Malone playing Tallulah to Guys and Dolls playing Adelaide to Chicago playing Velma Kelly to Joseph and his techicoloured coat to Legally Blonde playing Elle. My passion is musical theatre and this is definitely the next step in not only my career but to better my life. I have not performed in the past few years due to having children, but I am now ready to get back into musical theatre and what better way to do it than teaching young children the art.


Imogen and Sienna enjoying a B&B class.

I have 2 young children and a husband. My son is 4 and definitely has my flare for performing and I’m hoping my daughter will as well. You may see them at my classes in the future, for now though, they stay home with daddy while I teach my classes.

I am a confident young woman and love the idea of seeing children grow with me and bringing out a confidence people never see in them.

I run a Ballet and boogie class which is for children aged 18 months – 5 years. This class is a fun and relaxing dance class for the children to learn basic ballet, as well as dancing with props and just having fun.

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Kai and Aj at B+B


Ballet & Boogie18 months - 5yearsFridays10.30am to 11amRuishton Village HallBOOK NOW
Ballet and boogie18 months - 5yearsMondays1.15pm-1.45pmNorth Petherton Community CentreBOOK NOW
Ballet & Boogie18 months - 5yearsSaturdays9.30am to 10am Wellington Baptist ChurchBOOK NOW
Mixed performing Arts4 - 14 yearsSaturdays10am-11amWellington Baptist ChurchBOOK NOW
Ballet & Boogie18 months - 5yearsWednesdays10.15am to 10.45amWellington Community centreBOOK NOW
Mixed performing Arts4 - 14 yearsWednesdays4.30pm-5.30pmTrull Memorial Hall BOOK NOW
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Theatre School children, preparing for a performance.

Please email emilyfranklin@jittabugs.com for more information. To book a class please click here.