Stage 3

By these further years your child experiences rapid change in the form of their transition into secondary education. Our training model follows suit with skills-based workshops within specific areas of the performing arts – at this stage they learn to articulate their concepts and thoughts in a rational and confident manner; we aid in this expression and promote positive creative mindsets.

  • Vocal & Physical Confidence– learn to sing, dance and act as a soloist or as part of an ensemble. Plenty of opportunities to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • Effective Preparation and Study– leading to a confident performance. Use of body language, movement and voice will be combined to engage the audience.
  • LAMDA / RockSchool Qualification options at Level 2 – Grade 4/5.

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 | 09:30 - 11:45 (New Mills & Glossop) | £5 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 | 17:30 - 18:30 | £5 pw | New Mills Site Only

 

This fusion class allows students to hone in on both technical and performance aspects whilst having fun, building confidence and focusing on working as a team.

This class isn’t based on any syllabus and there will be no examinations. We encourage all students to explore their own personal flair and then develop their own performance style and technique. Every session is high energy, fast paced and all round fun. We will focus on nurturing your child’s individuality by supporting them in a caring, safe and non-judgmental environment.

There will consolidation of  any previous technique but for those brand new to us, fear not, we will ensure your child is working at a speed appropriate to their own individual needs. In fact the whole experience will be informed by members of the Dance Club who will offer up their own suggestions of song choices appropriate to the genre being studied and work towards material they feel passionate about and empowered by.

The Dance Club sessions will incorporate body conditioning, muscle building, flexibility enhancements and coordination improvements and will encourage students to continue to refine their technique. 

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 – Contemporary
(Black trainers/pumps will be required for these sessions)

Summer Term – Jazz/Street
(Black jack shoes and/or trainers/ 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 | 15:15 - 16:15 | £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 young person will explore the world of acting through in-depth study of genres, playwrights, performers, techniques and more.

We will begin to introduce script work to our sessions, look at the techniques of well established practitioners in this field such as Stanislavski & Brecht, look into aspects of devised and collaborative performance, improvisation in addition to looking at current industry trends, role models and aspirations for the future.

As always, all of this will be achieved via FUN activities such as drama games and improvisation but also through working on set scripts; exploring characters, relationships and performance.

The group will take to the stage at the end of the academic year to showcase their work to a live audience. With this bunch of budding actors you’d be forgiven for thinking you were on the banks of the Thames watching a play at The Globe or National Theatre … we’re bringing you quality drama right here in New Mills.

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

Harmonix Club

Tuesday Evenings | 17:15 - 18:15 | £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 ‘Harmonix’ 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, with no assessments or exams and is designed to expand your child/young person experience to musical concepts such as rhythm, pitch, harmony, tone and artistry. We will focus on aural skills and begin to develop musicianship focussing on trickier rhythms, musical styles and genres, harmonising, and encouraging elements of improvisation. Providing a safe space to develop self-confidence, and to immerse yourself in the colour of voice and those around you. We encourage all forms of musicians to join in, bring their own skills and instruments and jam together!

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.

The Creation Station

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

 

So your child is a creative, there’s no doubt about it, but the performing arts route just isn’t for them? Introducing ‘The Creation Station’ a brand new club for creatives to collaborate and explore the exciting possibilities of the media, videography, podcasting, journalism & vlogging. Starting in September 2021!

In a digital age screen and audio platforms are being used much more frequently to connect to audiences and tell stories in a different way. Working with a professional workshop facilitator you will work as a group to devise, rehearse and create new content for video streaming and/or audio streaming platforms.

The performance outcomes will be regular throughout the year.

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