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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.

Castaway Act: Action for Camera View details

On this course we will be observing and demonstrating acting skills and techniques on both the stage and screen with a view to transferring our existing skills onto camera. At the end of the course we will have a collection of video clips to observe our progression through the course.

Making Music at Bowes Railway View details

Using lyrics - songs will be shared with a group - focusing on melody, harmonies and pitch. At least one entire song will be learned and filmed.

Mummery and Mayhem View details

The course will be an introduction to the Mummers' Play and associated folkloric traditions, but also an exploration of contemporary live art practice, culminating in a contemporary Mummer type performance. We shall explore traditional and contemporary approaches to street theatre and folkloric ritual before devising our own contemporary mummers' play and performing it in a pub or pubs in the run-up to Christmas. The course will involve acting, singing, instrumental music, poetry and live art performance. The emphasis will be on fun!

Music for Headway View details

Express yourself through sound by using a variety of instruments, the body and the voice. Come and sing songs and have fun.

Music for Inspiration View details

We will cover a number of disciplines on this course - drum playing which develops rhythm understanding and is great fun for the students; body percussion which also provides this, in addition to developing the students' counting skills; song singing of popular songs which will be familiar to the students and develop their singing, both in pitch and projection and and a opportunity for the students to perform in a way where they can showcase their other artistic skills - acting, solo singing or dancing. There will also be a song which we will all write together. The students will write the lyrics.

Our Christmas Drama View details

A 3-week taster course for people to learn new skills by creating and delivering a piece of Theatre based on the theme of Our Christmas, using the students’ own life-experiences. We will work both individually and in small groups. Through understanding and creating Drama, the course will develop the existing English writing/speaking skills of students with a view to boosting their self-confidence, and improving their employability. Students will develop their reading, discussing, researching, writing, analysis, speaking out loud, and acting skills. This will appeal to people who want to express themselves creatively in a wide variety of different ways – words, music, and dance.

Taster for West African drumming View details

In this taster session we will learn the sounds of the drum and learn to play some simple rhythm parts on the drum so we can play together as a group. We will also discuss the role of drumming in community in West Africa and reflect on the ways in which we connect and build community here in the North East. Fun and practical session with no experience necessary