Holiday Courses in Drama, Dance and Singing
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 Jungle 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: Confidence, Concentration, 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.
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.
This Easter, we'll be venturing into the spooky wood and exploring the Palace of Dreams as we tell the story of how Beauty met the Beast. Join us for our 3-day courses this April. Click below to find out more.
We are also running our hugely popular One Week Wonders which give children a daily online adventure into one of six magical themes for 4-7s and 7-12s. For one hour a day over 4 or 5 days, the children might meet a Perfect Princess, go on a Superhero Mission or simply trip the Dance Fantastic. Click here for more information.
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