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Interested in drama, dance, singing and music making? No prior experience is needed and our performing arts classes are lively and interactive. We also offer classes for older students and those with learning difficulties and disabilities. Do check the course information to find the right performing arts course for you.

An Introduction to Ukelele View details

This session will show non-players how to handle a ukulele, how to strum, how to make chord shapes, how songs are often written down for the ukulele, and what other materials they can use for their own practise. For those who can play, it offers them the chance to play along as I cover relevant techniques. I hope to show them that learning a simple instrument that they can sing along to is enjoyable, with increase self-esteem, and can be used as a form of relaxation.

Ballet in England from 1946 View details

Ballet is a significant part of our cultural heritage. The course traces the development of English ballet from 1946 including the establishment of the Royal Ballet. We will appraise the influence of choreographers such as Frederick Ashton who created the 'English style' of ballet for which the Royal Ballet is world renowned. We will experience the passion and drama of Kenneth Macmillan's choreography and the classicism of Peter Wright. We will assess some star-studded performances from the great doyens of ballet such as Margot Fonteyn and Rudolph Nureyev who took London and New York by storm in the 1960s. We will discover how ballet today is scaling new heights of dance technique and virtuosity. We will consider the work of new choreographers seeking diverse ways to express dance as a performance art in the 21st Century.

Dancing for Joy! View details

Dancing for Joy! uses exercise to music to help improve and maintain general health and well-being. For all abilities, Dancing for Joy! provides students with a safe and fun environment to explore all aspects of Dance. This 5 week course will develop with the group and you will have the opportunity to discuss what you would most like to focus on within the group. Obviously teaching a dance class on line has its own challenges but I am really looking forward to working with you all towards an end result to be proud of! Whether that is a routine we have all learned together, an improvement in fitness and stamina, building confidence, or just a fun, social time to get fit with friends! I look forward to meeting you and getting the most out of the time we have together.

Funky Dance Fun! View details

Get ready to dance around and have fun. Each lesson will include a warm up, stretches and learning dance moves and steps with good technique. We will learn fun and funky dance routines to pop music and musical theatre. The routines will be varied and you will have the opportunity to suggest your favourite music for us to use in class. The instructor will explain each move and dance through the routines with you. Expect lots of fun and dance along at your own pace.

Singing for Well-being View details

Over 4 sessions the tutor will illustrate how singing affects mental and physical wellbeing and demonstrate the potential for you to learn aids to improve your singing for these reasons

Song Writing for Beginners View details

We will study song structure, lyric writing and basic chord progressions and look at a variety of ways to combine all these elements to create songs. We will also explore a wide range of software and various apps that will support our work.