We’re so lucky in Tunbridge Wells to have such wealth of Summer workshops and activities to choose from! In this month’s blog we take a look at what is taking place locally and beyond to inspire you for the upcoming months!
As You Are! Productions
Established in 2018, As You Are! Productions combines the superb talents of Amy Nicholls and Scarlett Leigh Fawcett, to create fun, innovative and expressive productions for children that allow them to be who they want to be. Both Amy and Scarlett have extensive experience as professional dancers and actors, from Shakespeare to the West End, and are teachers at some of the top schools in the area.
With the aim of bringing the arts to all children in order to give them a key foundation of technique and discipline, whilst encouraging imagination and confidence, their week long ’Dream a Little Dream’ workshop runs from 20-24th August and promises to be 5 full days of singing, dancing and creating an original production to be performed at the end of the week!
Tonbridge-based dance school Associates are once again running their popular summer workshops on various dates in August. The school, well-known locally for its exceptional teaching in a wide range of disciplines from classical ballet to jazz and musical theatre, has a reputation for running workshops that are fun and engaging, run by some of the school’s top teachers who have vast experience in theatre and dance.
Themes this summer include ‘Hair Up’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’, and sessions offer children of varying ages the chance to immerse themselves in the all-singing all-dancing theme, with some including a spot arts and crafts too! The 1-day sessions are great value at £30 and are the perfect way to make new friends and try something new.
Just Dance are running a number of different workshops in Tunbridge Wells this summer, but our favourite has to be the Woodland Fairy Ballet Workshop. This 2-day workshop at the end of July promises to be the most magical start to the summer holidays, offering the chance for children in Years 1 and 2 the chance to learn beautiful ballet routines in a woodland setting! Children have the opportunity to make crafts to take home and perform for parents in full fairy outfits – the stuff of dreams!
Just Dance are also running workshops with themes such as ‘The Greatest Showman’ and ‘Tangled’ across various dates in August.
Theatre and dance school Italia Conti Associates are well-known for bringing the full performance experience to children through their classes and the opportunity for performing in a professional setting. This summer they are running a Performing Arts School which is open to anyone between the ages of 6 and 17, which will be an amazing opportunity for children to work with some fantastic teachers and industry professionals!
Elmhurst Summer School
For something extra special, the Elmhurst Summer school really stands out. Delivered by members of the Birmingham Royal Ballet, these consist of week long residential courses for students aged from 11 – 13 and 14 – 19, which present a unique opportunity to learn from professional dancers in a state-of-the-art studio setting. The workshops culminate in a performance in the Studio Theatre, and also include Q&A with the ballet company members and a disco!
Whatever you’re up to this summer, we’d love to see your pictures!
The Dancing Boutique Team x