Stage 1

At this early age your child is beginning to find themselves and really ‘come into their own’. Our aim is to find their unique characteristics and traits and promote these through confidence building exercises with a focus on teamwork and social interaction.

  • Expressive Arts– enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in Music, Movement, Dance and Role-play.
  • Vocal Confidence– opportunities for our pupils to use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants, performing poems and rhymes.
  • Communication and language– giving children opportunities to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves through creative Art opportunities.
  • Physical development– providing opportunities for our young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.
  • Personal, social and emotional development– helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

For more information on what specific classes are available in your area please select your location below.

New Mills Glossop

Group Classes

Theatrical Experience

Saturday Mornings | 10:15 - 11:45 (New Mills) & 09:30 - 11:00 (Glossop) | £7.25 pw (+ £30 show fee)

 

Our theatrical experience programme aims to offer a holistic understanding of all areas of the performing arts to your child. Our classes cater from 3 Yrs through to 14 Yrs and the delivery approach will be tailored throughout their journey to accommodate the needs and requirements necessary of their particular age group.

Theatrical experience classes encourage an openness of the imagination, establish a safe place of creativity, promote teamwork ,enhance social/personal skills and generate confidence. They invite new thoughts, ideas and approaches, seek to instil fundamental performance disciplines and allow us to share our work with a supportive audience of family and friends at the end of the term.

A typical session may cover everything from drama games, vocal/physical warm-ups, acting, singing, dancing, devising, improvisation and much more!

We can’t wait for your child to join us on this exciting adventure – what are you waiting for? Jump in! Take Part.

 

Dance Club

Friday Evenings | 16:30 - 17:30 | £5 pw | New Mills Site Only

So you’ve caught your child on more than one  occasion bopping away to the beat. You want them to join in with other likeminded children in a fun, inclusive and creative environment but can only find dance schools with an emphasis on exams in your searches? Look no further, our Dance Clubs are just what you’re  looking for…

We will explore the basics of dance, looking at expression of movement, enhancing coordination and following simple instructions. We will focus on nurturing your child’s individuality by supporting them in a caring, safe and non-judgmental environment.

The sessions will build confidence in your child through engaging and collaborative activities within a team environment. All classes will ensure that both the body and mind are being exercised and that the children are building muscle memory through repetition of movement.

This is a fun, energetic and inclusive Dance Club covering various genres as follows:

Autumn Term – Tap
(Black tap shoes will be required for these sessions)

Spring Term – Jazz/Ballet 
(Black jazz/ballet shoes will be required for these sessions)

Summer Term – Street/Hip Hop
(Black trainers or pumps will be required for these sessions)

The group will take to the stage at the end of the academic year to showcase their work from all the different genres to a live audience. The evening always promises to be a high energy extravaganza filled with plenty pizzazz so be sure not to miss out once tickets are released!

*Please note that there are no examinations or assessments associated with this programme.

Simply Acting

Thursday Evenings | 16:15 - 17:15 | £5 pw | New Mills Site Only

 

Always wanted to join in on the fun at Take Part but singing and dancing just aren’t your child’s forte? Fear not, for now they can simply act! Introducing ‘Simply Acting’ a brand new acting club starting in September 2021. 

Under the expert guidance of our Head of Acting, Sarah Smith, your child will explore the world of acting through the unleashing of their imaginations.

Journey with us through mermaid lagoons, jungle tree tops, Arabian deserts, royal palaces and beyond as we travel to anywhere our imaginations take us – the world is our oyster…

Through drama games and improvisation exercises we will create a FUN, adventurous, devised piece of theatre where strange and whacky characters are able to freely connect. Allowing all of our children to fully express themselves, build confidence, understand the importance of teamwork and begin to explore the capabilities of their bodies and voices.

We will focus on nurturing your child’s individuality by supporting them in a caring, safe and non-judgmental environment.

The group will take to the stage at the end of the academic year to showcase their work to a live audience. Be ready to join us on our adventure as it while be a whistle-stop tour of the world you just won’t want to miss!

*Please note that there are no examinations or assessments associated with this programme.

Mini Melodies

Tuesday Evenings | 16:15 - 17:15 | £5 pw | New Mills Site Only

 

Ever watched the likes of ‘Glee’ or ‘Pitch Perfect’ and thought “Hey, I wouldn’t my child getting involved in that” …. well now they can! Introducing ‘Mini Melodies Club’ a brand new club for singers and musicians starting in September 2021. 

Under the expert guidance of our Head of Music, Roxy Verdon, your child/ young person will explore what it takes to be a vocalist and musician. This class is completely fun and is designed to introduce your child/young person to musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch, and tone. The aim is to find the confidence in using their voice, their individuality, whilst performing as a group to become one voice. We encourage all forms of musicians to join in, bring their own skills and instruments!

The group will take to the stage at the end of the academic year to showcase their work to a live audience.

*Please note that there are no examinations or assessments associated with this programme.