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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 October, we are entering a world full of colour, mischief and magic with Pinocchio and in 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 autumn. Click below to find out more.

Matt was absolutely amazing as usual. My daughter loves these holiday workshops - school holidays wouldn't be the same without them! 

– Ms D. Marks

She loved it! We've already booked on the next course for the Easter break. She was absolutely glowing after each class.

– Jessica Stephens

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

Amelie loves perform and her confidence is just growing and growing! She was so delighted to be Beauty in the show today and what a performance it was! I'm amazed as to how the teachers managed this in just a few days. Amelie would have rarely put her hand up a while ago and now she is constantly raising her hand and is very eager to be involved in all the games and activities. 

– Alice Ioannou

I absolutely love Perform classes and Ayah adores Miss Paige. It was a wonderful production, the kids loved it! I was especially pleased that you guys were able to accommodate Zidan’s Allergies. The entire experience has been quite wonderful.

– Ms Manahil Al Adawi

Theo had a brilliant week and, even now, is still talking about the course, the friends he made. I was slightly concerned about how he would get on, given that it was an unfamiliar location and teacher, but I needn't have worried. He had a ball!

– Alison Roy

Great job all around! There was a broad mix of ages and everyone participated. Catchy tunes and fab choreography. Thank you for everything in supporting Olivia’s needs. I’m one proud mommy!

– Mrs Stephanie Lugani

Theo really enjoyed the day. He was singing the song in the car on the way home

– Rebecca Bright

They seemed to have fun from the moment they walked in until the moment they left. It was a great exercise for building the confidence in both of my children. A really wonderful week!

– Alex Estwick

My children *really* needed Perform. My youngest is quite shy and I was worried about the effect of lockdown on her confidence. She really bloomed. Both children benefitted so much and came back buzzing every night.

– Anne Smith

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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