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Our performing arts courses cover a wide variety of topics, from drama classes to dance directing and production. Whether you're looking to pursue a passion, or just want to improve your existing skills, our performing arts courses are the perfect choice. You might have always had a talent for performing arts, or maybe you’re completely new to it all and just want a new hobby that you’d like to explore further. Whatever stage you’re at, we’ve got a course to help you progress.  

If drama is a topic you’ve always wanted to get to grips with, then choose from one of our many courses running throughout the year. If your passion and interest is more in the writing than performance, then one of our scriptwriting courses could be right up your street. Or maybe dancing is more your kind of thing? We’ve a range of styles on offer and different classes running each term. Our directing focused courses are ideal if you’re a more of a behind the camera type, offering you that creative outlet, whilst there’s also production too. 

Online and in-person performing arts classes 

From workshops and group discussions to more tailored sessions, you can choose the perfect performing art class for you in a variety of locations across the country. Whether it's online or in-person, you'll learn from one of our experienced tutors and develop a broad range of skills and knowledge that will help you reach your goals,

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Performing Arts & Dance: Let's All Go to the Music Hall

This Day School will explore the world of music hall. It will cover a history of the genre which began in the nineteenth century and will use both live performance and archive material to illustrate important themes. Particular reference will be made to the Player's Theatre in London which keeps the art form of music hall alive to this day. The tutor is an experienced music hall performer and as well as discussing the history will be performing musical interludes live. There will also be an opportunity for students to learn and perform famous music hall songs for themselves.

Course Information

Dates:
Wed 13/03/2024 -
Wed 13/03/2024
Times:
10:00am - 3:00pm
Duration:
1 sessions
Location:
Dedham Sports Club (Colchester)
Southsheilds
Dedham
Colchester
co7 6ah
Tutor:
Guest Speaker
Course code:
Q00013812
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £25.00

Fitness and Exercise: Monday Movement this Summer - Basic Contemporary Modern Dance Steps for All

This is a great way to start the week if you like doing exercise, dancing and having fun. Keep fit and exercise with a fun and feelgood hour of music and movement and relaxation. Work at your own pace and level. Each session you will work on: - breathing exercises - simple stretching (to get warmed up & alert) - easy aerobic sequences - basic CONTEMPORARY MODERN dance moves (to incorporate into an uplifting song)

Course Information

Dates:
Mon 22/04/2024 -
Mon 20/05/2024
Times:
10:00am - 11:00am
Duration:
5 sessions
Tutor:
Helen Watson
Course code:
Q00013848
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
10+ places remaining
Status:
Available
Fee range
Free to £18.50

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