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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 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: 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.



Coming up at Perform

Throughout the summer we'll be disappearing down the rabbit hole for an imagination-boosting adventure with Alice in Wonderland, before taking the children on an action-packed mission to Superhero School this October half-term. We'll be rounding off the year with a magical trip to Narnia in December too. It's the perfect festive treat.

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Superb team clearly interested in their work and very engaging. My daughter loved it. We've already booked the next camp!

– Mrs G. Berkley

Summer absolutely loved this course! She says that she wants to come back every single school holiday! Thank you!

– Mrs Julia Foxx

Alexa loved her 3 days at the holiday club. She has such a fun time and I can’t believe how much you all achieve in just 3 short days. All so professional and fun to watch.

– Mrs Juliette Dutta

I was amazed at how much the children learnt in one week.

– Deborah Burkitt

Isabel wants to say that she “really really really enjoyed the class”!

– Dr Rebecca Khor

My son absolutely loved it! He was a bit shy on the first day but his confidence built over the week and he keeps asking when he can do it again!

– Mrs Kerry Ewing

Sophia LOVED every minute of it and it has worked wonders with her confidence. I will be recommending Perform to all I speak with.

– Sara Pengelly

Saxon loved loved loved his week with you. Thank you for your support and talent!

– Ms Emily Kolltveit

High quality very personal well organised I could go on v impressed. I thought it was a little expensive when I paid but now I see why. Sam was approachable and warm. My daughter was well stimulated and happy.

– Sally Richards

Maia and her friends loved the workshop and would love to do more!

– Miss Nicola Bedford

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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