Drama-loving youngsters invited to take part in workshops

Arts Academy students putting their theatre skills to the test
Arts Academy students putting their theatre skills to the test

A theatre skills group is inviting youngsters across the region to take part in drama, dance and music workshops.

The Arts Academy is for 5-16-year-olds and runs on a Saturday from 9.30am-12.30pm at Woldgate College in Pocklington. Sessions run during term time only and there are 10 sessions per term.

The Academy is a charitable trust attached to Woldgate College and is a not-for-profit venture .

Each session is split into three different workshops and students spend one hour each on the different disciplines of drama, dance and music. The Academy also offers the opportunity to take exams with Trinity Guildhall, these are scheduled for November.

From January/February onwards the group concentrates on its summer performance which will take place in July.

Debbie Lightowler, the Academy’s manager, said: “These have been very enjoyable and successful for all involved. This year’s performance was Matilda and last year was The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. The show for 2015 has not yet been decided and all students have an input in to what we eventually decide to do.”

As well as offering tuition and guidance from its very experienced and talented practitioners who will develop and enhance each youngsters experience of the performing arts, the emphasis at the Academy is for the students to have fun, make friends and enjoy what they do.

The group’s practitioners are accompanied by chaperones who are young, talented students of drama, music and dance.

All of the Academy’s staff are fully DSB checked.

There is a no-obligation free trial session for any student wanting to see what it is all about.

For further details email artsacademy@woldgate.eriding.net or call Debbie on 07958 724878.