It’s been a hard time for families. That’s why we can’t wait to be back in our studios this summer with some fantastic holiday activities for ages two-16 this August.
Gabby Meadows, our Participation Programme Manager, said: “We know how much young people have to offer – we see it every week in our classes. We’re excited to bring everyone together this summer in person to reignite their love of performing.
“We’re very aware they have suffered this past year from a lack of out-of-school activity and reduced engagement with peers.
“We want to provide a space for them to come along with friends and to meet new ones, somewhere to really let their energy out and explore their creativity.
“It’s been an incredibly tough year for parents too. If you’re struggling to think of how to fill those six weeks this summer or need to factor in work, we hope these activities will go some way to bridging the gap many have felt this year.”
The clubs will help young people develop their dancing, acting and musical theatre skills alongside our expert tutors. It’s also a chance for them to catch up with old friends and make some new ones.
The Mini Performing Arts Summer Club gives ages four-seven the chance to learn familiar song and dance routines. At the Performing Arts Summer Club for Juniors (ages seven-11) and the club for Seniors (ages 11-16) your child will get to work on scenes and routines from classic shows with a sharing at the end of the week.
There will be four special My First Summer Holiday Sessions for ages two-four including My First Dance: Summer Holiday, My First Drama: Teddy Bears Picnic, My First Dance: Under The Sea and My First Drama: Pirates.
Our My First classes are a wonderful way to explore creativity, imaginative play and to share something fun together.
August also marks the return of the D4Dance Summer Club which is for those ages 12-plus with special educational needs and or disabilities. It packs all the fun of our weekly D4Dance classes into three days of creative dance. You’ll work to create a unique dance piece and you’re welcome to bring along a friend or dance partner with essential companions welcome too.
Gabby added: “These activities will have a real emphasis on creativity, group work, self-expression… You don’t need to be an experienced dancer or have done any acting. This is, most of all, a chance to have fun.
“Under the guidance of our experienced tutors, groups will hone performance skills across the board and build confidence too. They will work together on some fantastic scenes and routines from classic musical theatre shows, to really get those creative juices flowing.”