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Holiday Courses in Drama, Dance and Singing

Hear what children say about our holiday courses

Make the holidays even more fun with a Perform holiday course

You can banish the familiar school holiday cry of 'I'm bored' with our unique holiday courses for 4-10s.

Your child will work alongside an energetic team of theatre professionals combining original music, dance and improvisation into a magical mini-performance with colourful costumes and props on the last day.

There are different holiday workshops every school holiday including February half-term, Easter, Summer, October half-term and Christmas and they range in duration from three to five days. Recent themes have included Peter Pan, Narnia, The Jungel Book, Rapunzel, Hansel & Gretel, Mermaids & Pirates and The Wizard Of Oz.

What happens in a Perform holiday course?

Our team of professional singers, dancers and actors will spark the children's imaginations as they bring classic stories to life with lots of fun, games and laughter. They'll be with them every step of the way to inspire and encourage them to project their voices, learn energetic dance routines, sing catchy songs, and develop the Perform 4 Cs: ConfidenceConcentration,  Communication and Coordination.

At the end of every holiday course, the children will put on a show-stopping performance to delight family and friends complete with imaginative costumes and original songs. They'll also get a personalised certificate to celebrate everything they've achieved. 

Our holiday courses deliver an absorbing and fun experience for children and we often hear that it was their favourite activity. But don't take our word for it - read what parents say.

Course structure

Over 3-5 days, activities are broadly divided into three parts, each focusing on a different performing arts discipline.

DRAMA & ACTING


This includes a series of drama-based games and exercises to boost confidence such as focus work, character communication and vocal projection. The Producer will also progress to more detailed performance notes on areas such as character, physicality and accents. This session will really help to improve children’s attention at school as it develops concentration, imagination and speaking skills in a fun and imaginative way.

MOVEMENT & DANCE


This starts with an energetic and fun group of exercises designed to inspire the imagination, develop coordination and reduce the chance of injury. The choreographer will then progress to technical work on physical skills and detailed stylistic notes. All the activities in this section focus on the children developing good coordination, balance and core stability as they grow. They'll also enjoy greater self-assurance, improved posture and confidence to participate in physical activities.

SPEECH & SINGING


This aims to increase the flexibility of the vocal cords, develop basic musical reading and improve articulation and projection while maintaining good technique. The small groups allow most children to have solo or featured roles if they wish. Fun engaging topics and a humorous approach means this section is ideal for boosting children’s confidence, concentration and communication skills, all while establishing focus within the group and giving shy children a chance to shine.

Forthcoming holiday courses

This December, we'll be venturing into the spooky wood and exploring the Palace of Dreams with Beauty and the Beast. Join us for our 3-day courses this winter. Click below to find out more.

Really impressed, especially given the time constraints and Covid. Hector was a bit reluctant to go in each day but then had a great time. He’s even opted to do a trial with Sian next week.

– Mrs Gemma Bowles

The girls had an absolute ball and looked forward to every day. I particularly liked how the team looked after each child and tailored the training to their level.

– Celia Britton

Rachel, Emily and Lisa were amazing. What they helped the kids to achive was fantastic. It was such a proud moment watching Ailbhe. She relished in it. There was a real sense that the team had got to know her and she was totally at ease with them.

– Mrs Christine Mchugh

I could not believe how ‘professional' the performance was considering the children only had five days in which to learn their parts and feel comfortable with each other. A tremendous achievement!

– Mrs Marian Clarke

All the teachers are very animated and have an infectious happiness.

– Patricia Nasseri

Freya loved her time on the course and I was amazed by show today. The children were brilliant and so engaged. Oliver’s enthusiasm was infectious. I was really impressed.

– Mrs Claire Williams

Our son really enjoyed his holiday course. He was very excited about the songs and would sing and dance every evening back home. He's already expressed the preference to come back again and we are very grateful to the entire staff for looking after him really well.

– Ms Mirela Land

Zofia really enjoyed her time at Perform. Her self-confidence was boosted and she became more open towards new experiences. Thank you for the wonderful experience Zofia had with your team.

– Mr Maciej Zaremba

Very professional with the needs of the whole child at the heart of it.

– Kate Simon

Thank you Laura & team for making Anabelle's half term so special and  memorable. She loved it.

– Kelly Edwards

What your child will enjoy

  • Five hour fun-packed drama, dance and singing classes over three to five days (10am-3pm)
  • Enthusiastic experienced workshop leaders
  • Tailored approach enabling all children aged 4-10 to participate fully
  • Final live-streamed performance for friends and family with colourful costumes and original music
  • Personalised certificate of achievement for every child
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