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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.

Cleo really enjoyed learning the songs and was so proud of herself for her solo singing. She loved meeting new friends, wearing the costumes and the arts and crafts. Thankyou for taking such good care of her.

– Ms Joanna Gibbons

Mayah loved the Perform summer course! She had a wonderful week. Every time I picked her up she would tell me in detail what they did. Not only about practicing the lines and songs for the performance but also the games they played. She really had fun and enjoyed her role. 

– Lenka Kohli

Our son totally loved the three days. Our son can be very shy and reluctant. The three days has given him lots of new confidence and he is still singing the songs! In these challenging Covid times, this is just what he needed to give him a boost and in turn, made us smile.

– Dr Victoria Dublon

Everything about this was excellent. Amy loved all of it. It kept her interest all week and even though it was only an hour a day it was the undoubted highlight of her half term. Thank you!

– Sarah Mccann

Victoria is a delight and the kids really engage with her. She challenged my daughter Orli and brought out the best side of her, so big thanks!

– Alex Kristal

I appreciated the hard work and enthusiasm of the teachers. Jim said it was enthralling and  thought the best bit was doing the show. Zach loved playing the dragon game. The dragons were really funny!

– Mrs Madeline West

Nicholas absolutely loved the holiday course and the teachers were amazing and got all of the kids really involved.

– Mrs Marketa Brennan

Elliot absolutely loved his holiday course. He can't wait to come along to the next one! A fantastic experience all round.

– Ms Sarah Levison

My boys had a wonderful 3 days which was topped by a lovely performance. I have no doubt they will still be singing the songs in the months to come!

– Mrs Maureen Williams

A great course. My two children loved it. Thanks to the fabulous facilitators.

– Ms Ali Maclaine
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