Performance Companies

Performance Companies are for those with intermediate experience in their chosen artform, who are ready to commit to a year of developing their skills and creating performances.

Entry is by audition only and the next auditions will take place in September 2024

To register your interest in joining a Performance Company, please contact info@thegarage.org.uk. For Unsigned, please send us examples of your music first to info@thegarage.org.uk.

COMPANY OLLETT is a new performance company open to anyone over 18 with no audition process.

COMPANY OLLETT

Mixing the freedom of movement and expression of contemporary dance with the sharp stylisation of commercial dance, this new performance company is suitable for all abilities, from beginners to those with more experience.

Participants will explore different dance styles in creative sessions, learning routines and making their own choreography.  There are two options for participating: attend fortnightly for company class only, or attend weekly to alternate between company class and a skills/technique class.

The course will culminate in a public performance in Norwich – details TBC.

Company leader Amy Ollett is a choreographer, dance artist/researcher and designer from Norwich. She trained in London and California. Her work explores the interface between dance, performance, fashion and design and has been staged nationally and internationally. Her credits and press include The Place Theatre, Fashionclash Festival, Channel 4, Proud Embankment, East Gallery, Vogue, Klatblut Magazine, Verse Magazine, World of Dance Magazine and more.

Age: 18+
Dates: 28 February – 17 July 2024
Time: Wednesdays 7.15pm – 8.30pm
No classes during half terms (21 February & 29 May) or Easter holidays (3 & 10 April)
Cost – weekly: £290, fortnightly: £160

Female dancer in motion with hair flying out to her left
Boy in black cap and blue tshirt doing a breakdance move

BREAKIN' CREW

Breakin’ Crew is a mixed performance company for all ages aimed at dancers with experience in the art of breakin’.

We choreograph as a group for shows and performances. Much of our work is focused on technique, developing individual style, cypher and battle etiquette.

A typical session involves drills, cyphers, battles, freestyle, working on sets and rehearsals for performances. 

This session will be led by Kel FX.

In 2023/23 they have taken part in the Sadler’s Wells Breakin’ Convention UK Tour, performed at Epic Studios in the Dance Showcase and at Norwich Playhouse in Turnstyle.

SCHOOL YEAR: Year 3-13
AUDITION: Friday 8 September 2023, 6-7.30pm

DAYSCHOOL YEAR OR AGETIMEAUDITION DATEAUTUMN TERM
DATE & COST
SPRING TERM
DATE & COST
SUMMER TERM
DATE & COST
FridaysYear 3-136-7.30pm8 SEP 202315 SEP
12 WKS

£198
12 JAN
10 WKS

£165
19 APR
12 WKS

£198

Company members must commit to the full academic year (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

Flex

A multi-discipline, pre-professional dance company for young people in school years 3-6 (Junior) and 7-13 (Senior) with strong physical skills from any art form or performance background. You will have the chance to experience various genres such as street dance, musical theatre and contemporary. There is also personal guidance and support for students interested in progressing into vocational training.

These sessions will be led by Grace (Junior) and Victoria (Senior).

SCHOOL YEARS: Year 3-6 & Year 7-13
AUDITIONS: Friday 8 September 2023, 4-5.30pm (Junior) & 4.30-6pm (Senior)

DAYSCHOOL YEAR OR AGETIMEAUDITION DATEAUTUMN TERM
DATE & COST
SPRING TERM
DATE & COST
SUMMER TERM
DATE & COST
FridaysYear 3-6 (Junior)4-5.30pm8 SEP 202315 SEP
12 WKS

£198
12 JAN
10 WKS

£165
19 APR
12 WKS

£198
Year 7-13 (Senior)4.30-6pm

Company members must commit to the full academic year (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

A girl in a white shirt, on stage doing a dance move

RELAUNCH! FORWARD

A contemporary dance company for adults aged 50+, suitable for those who have a good level of dance technique and enjoy working creatively and collaboratively with choreographer and peers to produce work for performance. The company is an extension for the contemporary 50+ class, attendance in the class is essential to joining the company.

AGE: 50+
FREE WORKSHOP: Thursday 7 September, 2.45-3.45pm

DAYAGETIMEWORKSHOP DATEAUTUMN TERM
DATE & COST
SPRING TERM
DATE & COST
SUMMER TERM
DATE & COST
ThursdaysAge 50+2.45-3.45pm7 SEP 202314 SEP
12 WKS

£132
11 JAN
10 WKS

£110
18 APR
12 WKS

£132

Company members must commit to the full academic year (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

FUSION

A multi-genre dance company open to all adults (18+) who share a passion for dance and performance and are interested in working creatively.

AGE: 18+
AUDITION: Monday 4 September 2023, 6.30-8pm

DAYAGETIMEAUDITION DATEAUTUMN TERM
DATE & COST
SPRING TERM
DATE & COST
SUMMER TERM
DATE & COST
MondaysAge 18+6.30-8pm4 SEP 202311 SEP
12 WKS

£198
8 JAN
10 WKS

£165
15 APR
12 WKS

£198

Company members must commit to the full academic year (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

Lady doing a back bend dance move on stage
Group of young people on stage acting

THEATRE COMPANY

Driven by young people, their voice is centre stage as they tell the stories they think need to be told with support from experienced professional theatre-makers in a nurturing, professional environment. Members will also work on a devised project of their own choosing.

SCHOOL YEARS: Year 11-13
AUDITION: Tuesday 5 September 2023, 7.30-9pm

DAYSCHOOL YEARS OR AGETIMEAUDITION DATEAUTUMN TERM
DATE & COST
SPRING TERM
DATE & COST
SUMMER TERM
DATE & COST
TuesdaysYear 11-137.30-9pm5 SEP 202312 SEP
12 WKS

£198
9 JAN
10 WKS

£165
16 APR
12 WKS

£198

Company members must commit to the full academic year (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

UNSIGNED

This programme will help bands or solo artists to develop their musicianship, performance skills and identity. The programme includes public performance opportunities, one to one rehearsal sessions, individual/band feedback, an opportunity to record demos, marketing and promotion sessions and more. Spaces are limited, the programme is free to attend and participation is by selection only.

If you wish to considered for selection, please send links to your music, any performance footage, a bit about yourself and why you’d like to take part to info@thegarage.org.uk.

AGE: 16-25
AUDITION: Thursday 7 September, 5.30-8.30pm (you will be selected for audition based on the examples of your music you send us)

Check out our blogs from our 2023 Unsigned participants and how the programme has helped them:
Amber Green
Cara Knox
Ruby Sue

DAYAGETIMEAUDITION DATEAUTUMN TERM
DATE & COST
SPRING TERM
DATE & COST
SUMMER TERM
DATE & COST
ThursdaysAge 16-255.30-8.30pm7 SEP 202314 SEP
12 WKS

FREE*
11 JAN
10 WKS

FREE*
18 APR
12 WKS

FREE*

*The programme is free to attend and participation is by selection only.

Company members must commit to the full academic year (Autumn, Spring and Summer).

A male playing the guitar and another male on the drums, both on stage

If you’d like to know more about our Performance Companies, please email us on info@thegarage.org.uk or call 01603 283382.

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