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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 half term, we're journeying deep into the Jungle with a Rudyard Kipling classic 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.

Your young cub will love putting on a show about Mowgli and his animal friendsTumble down the rabbit hole with Alice and discover the topsy-turvy world of Wonderland. 

My child has sensory processing problems but I am delighted with Moya, Olivia and Rachel who really know Lucy and can get the best from her. They are very professional and just lovely people to deal with (listen to all my concerns!)

– Rachel

My son had an absolutely brilliant time on the Secret Garden course. Catherine, the producer, was full of energy and enthusiasm and the teachers were brilliant. Also I was really impressed with the quality of the show after just one week!

– Mrs Angie Mulholland

Both my girls loved singing the songs and flying around like a superhero. Maya mentioned that the more she got involved, the more confident she became and Ariya loved the energetic nature of the course, making her feel good!

– Ms Amisha Tanna

Anthony, Jess and Olivia were fantastic, such great energy, and they were fabulous with the kids. We will definitely be recommending the holiday courses and attending again.

– Caroline Holmes

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

– Mrs Anna Ursinus

This was the first time we attended anything of his kind and we were impressed with the output. It was Anya's first time and she clearly was a little shy but the level of commitment from Hannah and her team was incredible!

– Ms Arti Dutta

I thought it was excellent. Both my children loved it - they clearly felt involved and included and stimulated and had a lot of fun!

– Miss L. Robinson

I would like to say a huge thank you to Oliver who made such an amazing effort to help Arabella settle. We loved the show and it was wonderful to see all the children enjoying themselves so much, thank you again.

– Justine

My son was delighted to be back for the October half- term Jungle Book course. He enjoyed the drama, singing, dancing, games and other fun elements of the course. It has boosted my son's confidence to perform in front of an audience.

– Dr Preetha Prasannan

The teachers were so fantastic with the kids. I’ve rarely seen such enthusiasm and energy of that quality from people working with younger children. They really made it for Henry. He was so excited to go off every day. He loved the songs and the acting and how funny the teachers were. 

– Ms Michelle Springer

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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