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Essex | Children's Drama Groups, Drama Classes for Children, Singing, Dancing, Clubs

Children's drama groups and schools throughout the UK. You will find weekly drama clubs for children, acting classes and holiday drama clubs to keep children entertained throughout the school holidays.

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Essex
Perform is one of the UK’s best-known children’s drama schools and comes highly recommended.

They run weekly workshops at over 160 venues across London and the South-East and the classes use a unique mix of drama, dance and singing to help bring out children’s true potential. With a high level of personal attention and a range of specially written songs, games, tongue-twisters and raps, their enthusiastic and experienced teachers focus on developing children’s confidence and social skills while giving them lots of fun at the same time.

Perform also offer extremely popular birthday parties for toddlers, 4-8s and 8-12s. All parties feature costumed Party Leaders and age-appropriate themes like Superheroes, High School Musical and Mermaids & Pirates, popular holiday courses based on classic stories, Mini Ps (for under 4s) and Perform Plus (for 8-12s).

Perform offer every child a FREE Drama Class to discover the fun for themselves and it’s definitely worth trying them out. To find your nearest venue, call 0845 400 4000 or visit our website.

Venues: Abingdon, Amersham, Ashford, Balham, Barnes, Barnet, Barons Court, Basingstoke, Bath, Battersea, Bayswater, Beaconsfield, Beckenham, Belsize Park, Berkhamsted, Billericay, Bishops Stortford, Blackheath, Brackley, Brentwood, Bristol, Bromley, Brook Green, Buckingham, Bushey, Cambridg,e Canterbury, Caterham, Chalfont St Peter, Chelmsford, Chelsea, Cherry Hinton Village, Chichester,Chigwell, Chingford, Chiswick, Chorleywood, Clapham, Clifton, Crouch End, Crowthorne, Didcot, Dorking, Dulwich, Ealing, Earlsfield, East Finchley, Elstree, Epping, Esher, Eton, Ewell, Fareham, Farnham, Finchley, Fleet, Fulham, Gerrards Cross, Golders Green,, Greenford, Greenwich, Guildford, Hammersmith, Hampstead, Hampstead Gs, Harpenden, Harrow, Haslemere, Heath And Reach, Henley, Highbury, Highgate, Hitchin, Horsham, Hove, Hungerford, Ickenham, Isleworth, Islington, Kensington, Kentish Town, Kew, Kings Hill, Kingston Upon Thames, Landsdown, Larkhall, Loughton, Maidenhead, Maidstone, Marlow, Marylebone, Mayfair, Mayford, Meopham, Mill Hill, Mortlake Muswell Hill, Newbury, Newnham, Northwood, Notting Hill, Oxford, Oxted, Pangbourne, Petts Wood, Pimlico, Pinner, Primrose Hill, Purley, Putney, Queens Park, Radlett, Reading, Redland, Reigate, Richmond, Rickmansworth, Riverhead, Rochester, Romsey, Rottingdean, Royston, Sawbridgeworth, Sevenoaks, South End Green, Southgate, St Albans, St John's Wood, Stanmore, Stoke Newington, Streatham Hill, Sunbury On Thames, Surbiton, Swiss Cottage, Teddington, Thame, Tonbridge, Totteridge Village, Tring, Tunbridge Wells, Turnham Green, Twickenham, Twyford, Tylers Green, Uckfield, Victoria Park, Virginia Water, Wallingford, Walthamstow, Wanstead, Ware, Welwyn Garden City, Wendover, West Ealing, West Hampstead, Westbury Park, Weybridge, Wickham, Wimbledon, Winchester, Windsor, Woking, Wokingham and Woodford Green

Essex

Hands up who likes to pretend?! We all know how incredible a child’s imagination is – one minute they’re flying to the moon on a rocket ship, the next they’re sailing away on a pirate ship or chasing a dragon over the hills and at Pyjama Drama we put imagination centre stage.

Our classes are packed with singing, dancing, pretending and play. It's not only lots and lots of fun but Pyjama Drama also helps develop key skills such as confidence, communication and problem solving.

For more information about our drama classes for children, or to find your nearest class, please call 01938 871855 or visit our website www.pyjamadrama.com/classes for more details.

Venues: South Aberdeenshire and Angus, Belfast, Glasgow, Stockton on Tees, Middlebrough, Carlisle, Leeds, Wirral, Trafford, Didsbury, Cheshire, Stockport, Sheffield, Powys, South Wales, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Telford, Bridgnorth, Sutton Coldfield, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Exeter, Exmouth, Crediton, West Wiltshire, New Forest, Ipswich, Felixstowe, Woodbridge, Harlow, Loughton, Great Massingam, Litcham, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton & Hove, North Surrey, South West London

Essex Map Fax: 01245 494000

Established since 1939 The Weston School prides itself on offering first class training in a happy, safe and professional environment.

Students are accepted from age 3 years to adult and classes are offered in Cecchetti Classical Ballet, ISTD Modern Theatre Dance & Tap, Street Dance/Jazz and Musical Theatre.

The first term of any subject is charged at half-price, with a free taster class to get started.

The School is an ISTD Approved Dance Centre and also offers training for vocational and teaching qualifications.

Venues: Central Chelmsford, Springfield, Chelmer Village and Great Dunmow

Essex

Debutots is a unique blend of interactive storytelling and dramatic play for 6 months to 7 years.

Baby Story Play
6 months – 2 years
Explore the magic of stories, sounds and words with your little ones in a fun, interactive class that gets you communicating imaginatively with your little ones. A must for mums who are looking for a new exciting class – no more banging the same instruments or singing the same songs…hooray!

Early Years Drama
2 years – 7 years
Our skilled practitioners transport your children into a new and exciting imaginary world each week. Guiding them through each original story creatively, your children will become the sights, sounds and loveable characters together.

Our links with the early learning frameworks make Debutots Early Years Drama a huge hit with nurseries and schools too!

Debutots also provide fabulous birthday parties: themed unique adventures through story packed with party games, imaginative play and fun!

Visit our website for full details and a class near you.

See our Franchise Opportunities listing here

Venues: Clapham, Wandsworth, Wimbledon, Finchley, Hampstead & Muswell Hill, Islington, Camden & St. John's Wood, Harrow, North Hillingdon, Rickmansworth, Durham, Chester-le-Street, Consett & Hexham, Darlington, York, Stockton on-Tees, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Tamworth, Walsall, Solihull, East Birmingham, Lincoln, Peterborough, Stamford, Spalding, Rutland, Guildford Woking, North Bristol, South West Gloucestershire, Bournemouth, Swindon, Reading, Brighton, Hove, Bexley, Bromley, North West Hertfordshire, Tewkesbury, Bromyard, Ledbury, North Down, Ards, Dundonald and East Belfast, South Belfast, Lisburn and all surrounding areas

Essex Mob: 07967 659 293

Do you need a more interesting party activity for your child? Nugent Education can help. We’ve had great success in providing new, interesting and entertaining activities that most organisations don’t offer.

We can make a party, something to remember, and entertain and engage the children for an hour or two. This takes allot of strain off the parents, and children can chose something they and their friends will enjoy together and remember.

For young children, DBS checked artists provide things like crafts (puppet making, mask making, lantern making etc), Japanese origami (very popular), African drumming and dance.

For teenagers’, we have lots of terrific party ideas like makeup and beauty for teenage girls. Also popular urban arts such as street dance, break dancing and Rapping and Human Beat boxing (***), graffiti art, Japanese manga art or DJ-ing skills.

We also provide special graffiti art activities including commissions where create a bespoke mural for a child’s bedroom, a garage, shed or play room and so on.

Our artists / entertainers will travel to, and deliver at your venue (home address or a room booked etc).

Activities are great value for money and usually last 1 ½ to 2hrs. They are competitively priced from only £160.00 so why not give us a go?

Contact (info@nugenteducation.co.uk) our website web-form (contact us page) or call one of our friendly team on 0845 481 1920 or 07967 659 293 today!

Are you ready for the West End Experience?
Essex

Established since 2007; The Academy Arts in Essex is a youth theatre organisation developed to give young people a true insight into the workings of London’s West End musical theatre.

Under the supervision of West End performers, choreographers, Directors and musicians; students are encouraged to reach their full potential.

Academy Kids
For girls and boys aged 3-6. Fun, exciting classes aimed at building confidence. Students can progress to the main school.

Academy Arts School
Classes for ages 7-24. The classes are fun, focussed and driven aiming at improving technique and covering all aspects from auditions through rehearsals to the all-important Opening Night.

Many of our students graduate to top drama academies including Italia Conti, Arts Educational School and East 15.

Join the Academy Arts Theatre School & Agency for the ultimate West End experience!

PQA is the new generation of weekend drama schools for 4 -18 year olds, offering training in all areas of the performing arts every weekend for 44 weeks a year!

Why do students and parents choose PQA?

  • Pauline Quirke is actively involved in all aspects of the Academies, including her unique masterclass for red group students.
  • Tuition in drama, singing and dancing
  • Specialist Film & TV module
  • Perform at a top West End Theatre
  • Student films screened at a local cinema & in Leicester Square
  • Free Trinity College London exams for all students
  • Plenty of opportunities to perform throughout the year
  • QK Creative Management – our agency for professional work
  • Creative Stages reports to keep you in the know
  • Masterclasses from top professionals
  • Free uniform on joining
  • All staff are enhanced CRB checked
  • Regular assessments by Head Office to ensure quality of teaching
  • Pay by monthly direct debit with option to cancel with just 4 weeks notice
  • Unique trial period - try us for free, until you know it’s right! (see t & c’s for further info).

We strive to bring the best out of our students in a safe, creative and enjoyable environment – where every child is given an equal opportunity to achieve, develop and shine. It’s important to us that our students have a great time whilst learning some new skills useful for life, not just the performing arts.

PQA. Be yourself. Be Amazing!

PQAcademy locations:

Amersham – Amersham College, Aylesbury – The Mandeville School, Barnsley - Yorkshire Musical Arts Centre, Bishops Stortford - Birchwood High School, Bradley Stoke – Bradley Stoke Community School, Brentwood – Shenfield High School, Bridgnorth – Endowed School, Bristol – Red Maids School, Cambridge – Parkside Federation, Canterbury - Barton College Grammar School, Chelmsford - Chelmer Valley High School, Cheltenham – Pate’s Grammar School, Chislehurst & Sidcup - Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School, Coventry - Coundon Court School and Community College, Crawley - Ifield Community College, Croydon – Chelmer Valley High School, Durham - Durham Sixth Form Centre, Eastleigh – Barton Peverill College, Evesham - Evesham Arts Centre, Exeter - Centre for Creative Industries, Guildford – St Catherine’s School, Harlow - Harlow Playhouse, Harrogate - Harrogate Grammar School, Hemel Hempstead – Bovingdon Primary School, Hertford - Regional College, Leicester - South Leicestershire College,Maidenhead - Furze Platt Senior School, Milton Keynes – Oakgrove School, Newcastle upon Tyne - Heaton Manor School, Northampton - Kingsthorpe College, Nottingham - Djanogly City Academy, Oxford - The John Milton Media Centre, Penn – Sir William Ramsay School, Plymouth - Hele's School, Preston - Penwortham Priory Academy, Rochester – Dance Junction, Romford - The Coopers Company and Coborn School, Rutland - Uppingham Community College, Solihull - Light Hall School, Stroud - St Matthews Church of England Primary School, Southend - Belfairs High School, Southwick - Southwick Community Centre, Tonbridge - K College, Watford - Francis Combe Academy, Wickford – CLC Building, Wolverhampton - Aldersley High School, Woodford Green – Trinity Catholic High School, York - Huntington School AND……… Mallorca – Agora School Portals, Portals Nous, 07181

For further information, or to arrange a FREE trial session, please call 08456 732 022 or visit www.pqacademy.com

Developing performance skills, promoting self-expression & building confidence
Essex

Jigsaw was established in 1995 by two actresses with a passion for passing on their love of everything performing arts. The belief in the benefits of performing arts activities for children was the driving force in the creation of Jigsaw and the reason why Jigsaw has continued to grow and become a well established and high quality provider of children’s classes.

Every student can benefit, in some way, from the performing arts. While some join us to build a firm foundation for a professional performance career, others do so to unlock their hidden talents, overcome their shyness or increase their confidence and social skills. However, what all students enjoy is having fun through drama, singing and dance classes, while making lots of new friends.

Children ages 3-6 years attend a 90-minute session divided into three sections of dance, drama and singing. Whilst the students aged 7-18 years attend a three-hour session comprising of an hour of drama, an hour of singing and an hour of dance, each with a specialist tutor. To establish an environment that builds confidence, regardless of individual ability, students are divided into appropriate age bands. All students will be challenged to their full potential.

Fees: 3-6 years £150 per term, 7-18 years £280. Sibling discounts apply and you can pay monthly on direct debit.

If you’ve not been involved in anything like the performing arts before, we offer a two-week trial to all new students. So come along and see for yourself. Jigsaw ciurrently run classes throughout London and the South east. Visit our website below to find your nearest school.

Jigsaw also offer holiday workshops, birthday parties, a Youth Theatre and run an in house agency.

Drama classes for children in: Balham, Bexleyheath, Broxbourne, Camden, Chislehurst, Crouch End, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Finchley, Harrow, Hendon, Ilford, Sevenoaks, Stevenage, Ware and Winchmore Hill

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