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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

This Easter, we tell the story of how Beauty met the Beast before journeying deep into the Jungle with a Rudyard Kipling classic during June half-term. And throughout the summer we'll be disappearing down the rabbit hole for an imagination-boosting adventure with Alice in Wonderland.

Click the images below to find out more about each theme.

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

– Patricia Nasseri

All fantastic - a really amazing week. We will definitely do a holiday course again and recommend your incredibly professional and amazing courses. Thank you.

– Dr Daisy Gardener

Noa couldn’t have enjoyed it more! Great team. Thankyou so much.

– Ms Karen Katz

My daugther had an amazing time. Each time we drive past the place where the course took place she says she wants to go back to see Sam and Tim!

– Ms Maud Labat

Johan thoroughly enjoyed the course, and it was noticeable that his concentration was improved by the experience, one of the primary reasons I chose this course. Well done to the teachers, Ollie and Karen.

– Mrs Christine Griffiths

Emilia was buzzing with excitement every time I came to pick her up. I’ve never seen her so engaged in an activity. The teachers were fabulous!

– Ms Sarah Mansourian

This was Billie’s first time at Perform and she absolutely loved it. I was really impressed with the final performance, and it was great to see her enjoying herself so much. 

– Mrs Ana De Moraes

Meera loved it. She came out so happy at the end of each day, and was excited to attend each morning. Olivia was so welcoming and professional at all times. We loved it, and would highly recommend to others. 

– Ms Niamh O'Keeffe

5 stars all round. Tom couldn’t wait to go every morning. He returned having enjoyed the day thoroughly, singing himself to sleep with the new songs he’d learnt. Thanks to all involved.

– Ms Clare Bradbury

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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