Footlights isn't just for performers, it's also for young people who simply enjoy learning to act, sing and dance.
We pride ourselves on developing skills for life.
Footlights is for young people aged between 3 & 18 years. Our schools operate for just over three hours each week during term-time, either after school or at weekends. Split into three groups by age, students gain confidence, self-esteem and learn to express themselves creatively. These benefits, acquired while learning the skills of performance (in our dedicated singing, dance and drama classes) don't disappear when the children come off stage.
All classes are run by professional teachers who are passionate about what they do.
The Footlights ethos is to enable children to grow gradually, and at their own speed, and to accomplish their personal full potential. Some might gain the confidence to strive harder for their ambitions. Some might want to work in the performing arts. Whatever their dream, our caring and talented staff make sure they keep their feet firmly on the ground.
The curriculum is broad to enable students to experience a wide range of styles and skills.
The dance class will improve coordination and technique and give the opportunity to learn popular pop dance routines and musical theatre ensemble pieces while keeping fit!
In drama, young people will explore their creativity through improvisation and role play, improving vocabulary, social awareness and communication skills.
The singing class will introduce students to different rhythms and tempos in music allowing them to challenge themselves with a wide range of songs while improving technique, numeracy skills and vocal ability.
Fun is an essential element and Footlights has learned one truth over many years: children love to achieve and flourish in a disciplined, trusting environment. At Footlights we don't set out to create fun, the students do that for themselves.
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