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Trolls-Inspired Performing Arts Classes: A Magical Journey for Kids Ages 4-7

Saturday, November 18th, 2023

Calling all 4 to 7 year olds in South East London for a magical performing arts journey inspired by the beloved Trolls movies.

Designed for kids aged 4 to 7, these performing arts classes promise an immersive experience that combines drama, dance, and singing, culminating in a magical costumed show at the end of the term.

Unlocking Creativity through Drama

The foundation of these classes lies in the magic of drama. Children are encouraged to explore their imaginations, express their emotions, and develop crucial social skills through various theatrical activities. From improvisation games to short scripted scenes inspired by the vibrant characters in the Trolls movies, the drama component of the classes fosters creativity and confidence in every child.

Dancing to the Rhythm of Joy

Dance is not just a physical activity; it’s a form of self-expression. In these classes, kids will groove to the upbeat tunes from the Trolls soundtrack, learning basic dance steps while embracing the joy of movement. The dance sessions are designed to enhance coordination, flexibility, and rhythm, ensuring that each child discovers the sheer delight of expressing themselves through the art of dance.

Harmonising Voices in Song

Singing is a powerful tool for building confidence and nurturing a love for music. Inspired by the catchy and heartwarming songs from the Trolls movies, the singing component of the classes encourages children to explore their vocal abilities in a supportive and fun environment. Whether it’s a solo performance or a group song, every child gets the chance to shine and develop a lifelong appreciation for the magic of music.

The Grand Finale: A Costumed Show

The culmination of these Trolls-inspired performing arts classes is nothing short of spectacular—an enchanting costumed show that brings together all the elements learned throughout the term. Parents, family, and friends are invited to witness the magic as their little stars take the stage, dressed as their favorite Trolls characters, and showcase their newfound talents in drama, dance, and singing. It’s a heartwarming celebration of creativity, teamwork, and the joy of performance.

Benefits Beyond the Stage

While the spotlight shines brightly on the stage, the benefits of these performing arts classes extend far beyond. Children develop essential life skills such as teamwork, communication, and problem-solving, all while having a blast in a supportive and nurturing environment. The classes also provide a platform for self-discovery, allowing each child to explore their unique talents and build a strong foundation for future learning and creative endeavours.

FREE Trial Class for New Faces

All new faces are welcome to a book a FREE trial class.

It’s time to ignite the spark of creativity in your little ones! Give your child the gift of imagination, confidence, and joy with a free trial class at Spotlights Theatre School. Our engaging and supportive environment is designed to provide a unique opportunity to explore the enchanting world of performing arts. Watch as your child discovers the magic of drama, dance, and singing, all while building essential life skills in a fun and nurturing setting. Don’t miss out on this chance to witness their potential shine in a risk-free and exciting trial class. Book now, and let the journey to self-expression and creativity begin at Spotlights Theatre School!

Black Friday Competition – Win A Free Term

All trial classes booked between Friday 17th November and Thursday 30th November 2023 will be automatically entered into our Black Friday competition to win a term of free classes at Spotlights Theatre School.

Dive into a Sea of Creativity: Summer School 2023 – The Little Mermaid

Friday, September 1st, 2023

In July and August 2023, Spotlights Theatre School immersed young talents into a week-long adventure filled with drama, dance, and singing, all centred around the enchanting world of The Little Mermaid. From the moment the curtain rose on this aquatic spectacle, children aged 4 to 7 dove headfirst into a sea of creativity, making waves of memories that would last a lifetime. Here’s a review of The Little Mermaid summer school 2023.

A Splash of Excitement: The Workshop Unveiled

We created a summer workshop like no other. The atmosphere buzzed with anticipation as little mermaids, sea creatures, and sailors gathered, each child’s face aglow with excitement. The immersive experience was designed to unlock the boundless imagination of these young minds and provide a holistic introduction to the performing arts.

The workshop kicked off with a dynamic blend of drama, where pint-sized performers explored the depths of their characters and brought The Little Mermaid’s undersea world to life. From mimicking the graceful movements of underwater creatures to engaging in spirited dialogue, the children embraced their roles with infectious enthusiasm. Through carefully crafted activities, the workshop seamlessly integrated drama into play, allowing the kids to explore self-expression in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Dance Like Nobody’s Watching: Underwater Choreography

No exploration of The Little Mermaid would be complete without a dance extravaganza, and we delivered just that. Under the guidance of our skilled instructors, the children discovered the joy of movement, expressing themselves through the magic of dance. From whimsical mermaid twirls to lively crab-inspired shimmies, the dance segment of the workshop was a whirlwind of laughter, energy, and coordination.

The dance routines not only enhanced physical coordination but also instilled a sense of teamwork and camaraderie. Parents witnessed the transformation as their little ones moved with newfound confidence, embodying the characters from the beloved tale with grace and charm. The dance sessions were not just about mastering choreography; they were a celebration of creativity and individuality.

Sirens in Song: The Power of Little Voices

The workshop crescendoed with the melodic exploration of singing. Children, discovering the power of their own voices, embraced the tunes of The Little Mermaid soundtrack with gusto. The vocal sessions were a harmonious blend of learning, laughter, and musical discovery. From whimsical sea shanties to heartwarming ballads, the young participants navigated the musical seas with enthusiasm and skill.

Through vocal exercises and playful activities, the children not only honed their singing abilities but also gained an appreciation for the emotional depth music can bring to a performance.

Curtain Call: The Grand Finale

As the week unfolded, excitement reached its peak, culminating in a spectacular costumed performance at the end of the week. The culmination of drama, dance, and singing came together in a dazzling showcase that left parents in awe of the transformation their children had undergone in just a short span of time.

The stage was set, adorned with colourful coral reefs, shimmering seaweed, and a sense of anticipation that filled the air. As the lights dimmed, the young performers took their places, and The Little Mermaid’s enchanting world came alive. Parents marvelled at the seamless integration of skills learned throughout the week, witnessing first-hand the growth in their children’s confidence and performance abilities.

The costumed performance was a testament to the dedication of the Spotlights Theatre School team and the enthusiasm of the young participants. Each child radiated joy and pride as they embodied their characters, bringing a sparkle to the eyes of the audience. The applause echoed through the auditorium, a resounding acknowledgment of the collective effort put forth by the children, instructors, and parents.

Behind the Scenes: Parents and Testimonials

The joy of the workshop extended beyond the stage, as parents were invited to peek behind the scenes and witness the creative process. Throughout the week, we maintained open communication with parents, providing updates on their children’s progress and offering a glimpse into the magical world unfolding within the workshop.

As the costumed performance concluded, parents shared their heartfelt thoughts on the transformative experience. Many expressed gratitude for the inclusive and supportive environment that Spotlights Theatre School fostered, allowing their children to shine and explore their creative potential. The shared pride in witnessing their little ones blossom into confident performers was a common thread in the testimonials.

A Sea of Memories

Spotlights Theatre School’s summer workshop 2023, inspired by The Little Mermaid, proved to be a resounding success, creating a sea of memories that will linger in the hearts of children and parents alike. The immersive blend of drama, dance, and singing not only honed performing arts skills but also fostered a sense of self-expression, teamwork, and confidence.

As the final curtain fell on this aquatic adventure, the young participants emerged with a newfound appreciation for the arts, a treasure trove of skills, and a confidence that will serve them well in future endeavours. The echoes of laughter, the twirl of costumes, and the harmonious melodies lingered in the air, a testament to the transformative power of The Little Mermaid-inspired summer workshop.

For more details about future holiday workshops head over to our holiday classes page.

Calling all 4-7 year olds for a summer holiday workshop based on The Little Mermaid

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

Calling all 4-7 year olds for a week of fun this summer at our musical theatre workshop based on The Little Mermaid.

Your child will meet Ariel, Sebastian, Flounder and all their friends during a week of drama, dance and singing taught by our professional team. On the last day of the workshop your child will perform a mini musical based on this fun story and its colourful characters.

Age Band: 4-7 years
9.30am to 12.30pm each day
Price: £99 for the week (Monday to Friday)
(siblings 10% discount)

Please use the booking links below to book your child’s space.

Beckenham – Balgowan Primary – 24th July to 28th July
Book The Little Mermaid – Beckenham using this link

Orpington – Newstead Wood School – 31st July to 4th August
Book The Little Mermaid – Orpington using this link

If you have older children (age 7-18 years) we have some amazing West End workshops taught by guest teachers from West End shows. These workshops are happening at the same locations (9.30am to 3.00pm each day). For further details click here

Calling all 4-7 year olds for an Aladdin Adventure!

Thursday, December 8th, 2022

For spring term 2023, our Little Stars (age 4-7 years) will be having an Arabian adventure with Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and all their friends. Your own Little Star can join the fun at our classes for 4-7 year olds. Each week our creative classes will introduce your child to special songs and dances based on this classic story. At the end of term you can see for yourself how much fun they have had by coming to watch your child’s Aladdin show.

Each week our creative drama, dance and singing classes will introduce your child to special songs and dances based on this magical musical story. Be prepared for lots of fun with catchy songs and amazing dance routines that they’ll love!

Through our tailored lessons our Little Stars develop their dancing, singing and acting skills, gaining the confidence to perform. Every term each Little Stars class learns contrasting dance routines and new songs.

The focus in each weekly class is fun and friendship. Our themed drama games and exercises are a great way to introduce the children to the story. During each drama class your child will learn how to project their voice and develop their own character within the story.

Within our production it’s important to us that every child has a part to play with their own script and lines of dialogue. Every term we choose a production that you and your little one can have easy access to, so you can watch it together at home and get involved.

If your child would like to be part of our Encanto adventure, then sign up for a for a FREE trial in spring 2023 at one of our venues in Bromley, Beckenham, Orpington , West Wickham or Croydon. We also run after school programmes exclusively for children attending those schools. Check out our full class list

If you would like any more details please get in touch

Calling All 7-18 Year Olds – West End Summer Holiday Workshops 2022

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Calling all 7-18 year olds for an unforgettable week of fun this summer at our musical theatre workshop hosted by pros from the shows!

Your child will have the opportunity of being taught by a different guest teacher each day from a West End Show.

A week (Monday to Friday) of drama, dance and singing with a different West End performer each day teaching your child routines from the show they are in. Shows include Addams Family, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Heathers, Mamma Mia!….

Age Band: 7-18 years
9.30am to 3.00pm each day
Price: £179 for the week (Monday to Friday)
(siblings 10% discount)

Please use the booking links below to book your child’s space.

West Wickham – Hawes Down Primary – 25th to 29th July

For 7-9 year olds – West Wickham – Book using this link
For 10-12 year olds – West Wickham – Book using this link
For 13-18 year olds – West Wickham – Book using this link
If you have more than 1 child across age bands – West Wickham – Book using this link

Beckenham – Balgowan Primary – 1st to 5th August

For 7-9 year olds – Beckenham – Book using this link
For 10-12 year olds – Beckenham – Book using this link
For 13-18 year olds – Beckenham – Book using this link
If you have more than 1 child across age bands – Beckenham – Book using this link

Orpington – Newstead Wood School – 8th to 12th August

For 7-9 year olds – Orpington – Book using this link
For 10-12 year olds – Orpington – Book using this link
For 13-18 year olds – Orpington – Book using this link
If you have more than 1 Childs across age bands – Orpington – Book using this link

If you have younger children (age 4-7 years) we have some amazing performing arts summer workshops based on the hit movie Sing 2! These workshops are happening at the same locations (9.30am to 12.30pm each day). For further details click here

Calling all 4-7 year olds for a summer holiday workshop based on the hit movie Sing 2!

Saturday, June 25th, 2022

Calling all 4-7 year olds for a week of fun this summer at our musical theatre workshop based on the hit movie Sing 2

Your child will meet Buster Moon, Johnny, Rosita and all their friends during a week of drama, dance and singing taught by our professional team. On the last day of the workshop your child will perform a mini musical based on this fun story and its colourful characters.

Age Band: 4-7 years
9.30am to 12.30pm each day
Price: £99 for the week (Monday to Friday)
(siblings 10% discount)

Please use the booking links below to book your child’s space.

West Wickham – Hawes Down Primary – 25th to 29th July
Book Sing 2 – West Wickham using this link

Beckenham – Balgowan Primary – 1st to 5th August
Book Sing 2 – Beckenham using this link

Orpington – Newstead Wood School – 8th to 12th August
Book Sing 2 – Orpington using this link

If you have older children (age 7-18 years) we have some amazing West End workshops taught by guest teachers from West End shows. These workshops are happening at the same locations (9.30am to 3.00pm each day). For further details click here

Calling all 7-18 year olds for amazing performing arts workshops this summer term 2022

Monday, April 18th, 2022

Calling all 7-18 year olds for some amazing performing arts workshops this summer term 2022.

Without the pressure of a performance this term we have the opportunity to focus on skill and technique and invite some very skilled guest teachers for specialist workshops.

In previous summer terms we have been joined by special effects make up artists, TV presenters, comedians and stage combat experts.

Watch this space when we announce the programme for summer 2022 workshop term.

If your child is age 7-18 years and they would like to try one of our workshops for FREE please contact us to book a free taster session. There is nothing to prepare in advance. Our professional team will teach your child some choreography, songs and drama exercises during the free taster workshop. If your child does not already attend Spotlights classes please find a class and book a FREE trial.

Calling all 4-7 year olds for an Encanto Adventure!

Saturday, April 16th, 2022

For summer term 2022, our Little Stars (age 4-7 years) will be having an adventure with Mirabel and all her friends. Your own Little Star can join the fun at our Encanto themed performing arts classes.

Each week our creative drama, dance and singing classes will introduce your child to special songs and dances based on this magical musical story. Be prepared for lots of fun with catchy songs and amazing dance routines that they’ll love!

Through our tailored lessons our Little Stars develop their dancing, singing and acting skills, gaining the confidence to perform. Every term each Little Stars class learns contrasting dance routines and new songs.

The focus in each weekly class is fun and friendship. Our themed drama games and exercises are a great way to introduce the children to the story. During each drama class your child will learn how to project their voice and develop their own character within the story.

Within our production it’s important to us that every child has a part to play with their own script and lines of dialogue. Every term we choose a production that you and your little one can have easy access to, so you can watch it together at home and get involved.

If your child would like to be part of our Encanto adventure, then sign up for a for a FREE trial in summer 2022 at one of our venues in Bromley, Beckenham, Orpington , West Wickham or Croydon. We also run after school programmes exclusively for children attending those schools. Check out our full class list

If you would like any more details please get in touch

Calling all 4-6 year olds for a Jungle Book Adventure!

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

In January 2022, our Little Stars (age 4-6 years) will be having an adventure with Mowgli and all his friends. Your own Little Star can join the fun at our Jungle Book themed performing arts classes.

Each week our creative drama, dance and singing classes will introduce your child to special songs and dances based on this magical musical story. Be prepared for lots of fun with catchy songs and amazing dance routines that they’ll love! 

Through our tailored lessons our ‘Little Stars’ develop their dancing, singing and acting skills, gaining the confidence to perform. Every term each Little Stars class learns contrasting dance routines and new songs.

The focus in each weekly class is fun and friendship. Our themed drama games and exercises are a great way to introduce the children to the story. During each drama class your child will learn how to project their voice and develop their own character within the story.

Within our production it’s important to us that every child has a part to play with their own script and lines of dialogue. Every term we choose a production that you and your little one can have easy access to, so you can watch it together at home and get involved.

If your child would like to be part of our Jungle Book adventure, then sign up for a for a FREE trial in January 2022 at one of our venues in BromleyBeckenhamOrpington West Wickham or Croydon. We also run after school programmes exclusively for children attending those schools. A full list is here.

If you would like any more details please contact us here.



Trolls production for 4-6 year olds!

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

No Troll Left Behind!

In April 2021, our Little Stars will be having an adventure with Poppy, Branch and all their friends. Your own Little Star can join the fun at our classes for 4-6 year olds.

Each week our creative classes will introduce your child to special songs and dances based on this magical musical story. Be prepared for lots of fun with catchy songs and amazing dance routines that they’ll love! 

Through our tailored lessons our ‘Little Stars’ develop their dancing, singing and acting skills, gaining the confidence to perform. Every term each Little Stars class learns contrasting dance routines and new songs.

The focus in each weekly class is fun and friendship. Our themed games and exercises are a great way to introduce the children to the story. Your child will learn how to project their voice and develop their own character within the story. Within our production it’s important to us that every child has a part to play with their own script and lines of dialogue. Every term we choose a production that you and your little one can have easy access to, so you can watch it together at home and get involved.

If your child would like to be part of our Trolls adventure, then why not sign up for a  for a free trial in April 2021 at one of our venues in BromleyBeckenhamOrpington , West Wickham or Croydon. We also run after school programmes exclusively for children attending those schools. A full list is here.