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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 differnt 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.

Coming up at Perform

A holiday course is a school summer holidays essential in our view, and this summer we're flying off to Neverland. 'Let’s have fun’ said Peter Pan and that’s exactly what we’ve got planned! We’re setting sail for an unforgettable drama, dance and singing adventure with Peter, the Lost Boys and Tinker Bell in tow. It'll be a highlight of the summer holidays.

This October, we'll be climbing aboard Aladdin's magic carpet and whooshing over wind-swept deserts on a spellbinding Arabian adventure. With enchanted lamps and wise-cracking genies, the children will be transported to a faraway land full of colour, magic and mystery as we bring the ever-popular tale of Aladdin to life.

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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.

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 performance for friends and family with colourful costumes and original music
  • Personalised certificate of achievement for every child

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.

Darcy really enjoyed Rhia’s Princess Perfect Show - she was entirely engrossed the whole hour which was very impressive on Zoom!

– Mrs Anna Ursinus

Fantastic experience! My girls had an amazing time and can’t wait to go back. I can really see how this will bring out my eldest's confidence and start my youngest on a path of performing singing and dancing!

– Mrs Jessie Freeman

Lily enjoyed every moment and every time she goes to Perform has a fantastic time. Lily's confidence has grown so much since starting Perform and each of the teachers she has encountered have been amazing.

– Miss Kate Weston

It was a wonderful week for Alex, filled with great fun and a major learning experience. I strongly recommend it to all children, especially if you want to boost their social skills. Thank you Perform Team

– Mrs Izabela Bukowska

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

My daughter loved it. She's not overly confident and we have noticed a change in the days she was attending with the authority in her voice and her willingness to speak to people she doesn't know. She can't wait to go again.

– Ms Sarah Fuller

The teachers were amazing, they really cared about the children. My son made huge progress with his confidence and by the end of the week he was very excited for the show. He was inspired by the interesting activities and the kind and energetic staff.

– Ms Mari Kimura

Wonderful courses! Thank you!

– Mrs Ilona Hurskaya

Brilliant programme, wonderful teachers. Emily had so much fun. Three teachers in the class, lots of support, happy environment, fantastic for all four Cs development. Big, big thank you for all your wonderful work.

– Julia Terentyeva

My daughter Jimena really enjoyed her week at Perform. It has been a challenge for everyone to adapt to the new norm due to Covid and I think you have done beautifully.

– Ms Barbara Hurt
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