Is your child starting school in September? Our summer preschool classes are the perfect way to help you get them ready for this milestone – and make some fun memories on the way.
Creative activities are known for boosting youngsters’ ability to learn and solve problems, to interact with other others and learn self-control, to communicate clearly and hone their motor skills.
Whether it’s one of our dance or theatre classes, you’ll see their confidence bloom.
Gabby Meadows is one of our Participation Programme Managers and a My First tutor. She said: “Our My First and preschool classes are a nurturing, collaborative and encouraging environment, where children can have fun as they learn.
“Our spring term has been amazing so far – we’ve been on adventures, made giant pancakes and created a huge rainbow together, all with the power of imagination – and a few props!
“The children are growing in confidence as each term progresses and we are delighted to be able to share this experience with them.”
Some of our youngsters and young people took part in the Love Light Norwich festival. Many have begun rehearsals for this year’s NT Connections, our collaboration with the National Theatre.
Then term ends with a massive dance showcase where families can celebrate what their youngsters have been doing.
Summer term highlights include theatre and mini dance showcases, NT Connections performances featuring youngsters from across East Anglia, the Lord Mayor’s Procession and our first Turnstyle dance extravaganza at Norwich Playhouse since 2019.
Our Performance Academy – our musical theatre company which meets on Saturdays – will be putting on a fantastic production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in July.
Gabby said: “Summer term is all about having more opportunities to perform for people and share what we do. It’ll really give our classes a renewed energy and we’re excited to see the results.
“Spring has been fantastic for embedding skills and building people’s confidence. But we’re a performing arts hub. Not having these chances to celebrate what we do… We felt like part of us was missing.
“It’s about making memories too. Young people have been disrupted by the pandemic. They’ve missed that sense of achievement, that comradery of making something with others…
“They deserve their moment to shine. It’s also about having pride in themselves and seeing other people’s pride in what they’ve done.”
Our summer term of classes starts on 25 April. Priority booking is now open for existing participants looking to rebook their class and guarantee a spot. During this time, they will also get money off a second class or one of our summer holiday activities.
General booking opens 14 March.
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