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Ignite Your Child’s Imagination This Summer with Disney Week at Spotlights Theatre School!

Saturday, June 22nd, 2024

Are you looking for an engaging and magical summer activity for your little ones? Look no further! Spotlights Theatre School is thrilled to announce our Disney Week summer workshop, specially designed for kids aged 4 to 7. This enchanting holiday workshop is a perfect blend of fun, creativity, and learning, set in the wonderful world of Disney.

Disney Week Details

Our Disney Week workshop runs Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Here are the dates and locations:

  • Balgowan Primary School, Beckenham: Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July. Book here
  • Newstead Wood School, Orpington: Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. Book here
  • Stewart Fleming Primary School, Anerley: Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. Book here

Why Choose Disney Week at Spotlights Theatre School?

A Magical Experience in Performing Arts

Disney Week at Spotlights Theatre School is not just a summer workshop; it’s a gateway to a world of imagination and creativity. Children will step into the magical realms of their favourite Disney stories, learning songs, dances, and scenes from classics such as “Wish,” “Moana,” and “Descendants.” Each day is filled with exciting activities that keep the kids engaged, entertained, and enthusiastic about learning.

Boost Creativity and Imagination

At Spotlights Theatre School, we believe in the power of the performing arts to enhance creativity and imagination in young minds. By participating in our Disney Week summer school in Beckenham, Orpington, and Anerley, children will have the chance to explore their creative potential. They will get to embody their favourite Disney characters, bringing stories to life through acting, singing, and dancing.

Build Confidence and Social Skills

Performing in front of an audience can be a transformative experience for young children. It helps them develop self-confidence and improve their public speaking skills. Our experienced instructors create a supportive environment where every child feels valued and encouraged. Through group activities and collaborative performances, kids also develop essential social skills, learning to work as a team and support each other.

Make New Friends

One of the most wonderful aspects of our summer workshops is the opportunity for children to make new friends. The shared experience of working towards a common goal fosters camaraderie and builds lasting friendships. Whether your child is naturally outgoing or a bit shy, they will find a welcoming and inclusive community at Spotlights Theatre School.

Learn from Experienced Instructors

Our team of professional instructors brings a wealth of experience in the performing arts. They are passionate about nurturing young talent and providing a high-quality educational experience. With their guidance, children will not only learn performance techniques but also gain insights into the discipline and dedication required in the world of theatre.

Physical Activity and Health Benefits

The Disney Week workshop is a fantastic way for kids to stay active during the summer holidays. Dancing and performing are excellent forms of exercise that improve physical fitness, coordination, and motor skills. Our structured activities ensure that children are engaged in healthy, physical play while having fun.

Book your child’s place here

Detailed Schedule and Activities

Day 1: Welcome to the World of Disney

The first day of Disney Week sets the stage for an exciting journey. Children will be introduced to the workshop and meet their fellow participants. Ice-breaking activities and games will help everyone feel comfortable and ready to dive into the magical world of Disney. The day will include an introduction to some of the songs and scenes they will be working on throughout the week.

Day 2: Singing and Dancing with Disney

On the second day, children will start learning the songs and dances from popular Disney movies. Our instructors will guide them through fun and engaging routines, helping them understand the basics of musical theatre performance. The focus will be on building confidence and encouraging each child’s unique voice and movement style.

Day 3: Acting and Character Building

Day three is all about acting and character development. Kids will explore different Disney characters, learning how to express emotions and tell stories through performance. They will participate in acting exercises and games designed to enhance their improvisation and storytelling skills.

Day 4: Rehearsal and Refinement

As the week progresses, the children will begin to rehearse their final performance. Day four is dedicated to refining their skills, practicing their lines, songs, and dance routines. Our instructors will provide individual feedback and support to ensure that every child feels prepared and confident for the big day.

Day 5: Grand Performance

The final day of Disney Week is the highlight of the workshop. Children will don their costumes and perform for their family and friends. This magical show is a celebration of all they have learned and achieved throughout the week. It’s an unforgettable experience that leaves both performers and audience members with cherished memories.

Book your child’s place here

Pricing and Discounts

The cost of the workshop is £120 for the week. We understand that enrolling multiple children can be expensive, which is why we offer a 10% discount for siblings. This makes our summer workshops even more accessible for families.

Why Performing Arts Classes are Beneficial for Young Children

Enhancing Cognitive Development

Engaging in performing arts from a young age has numerous cognitive benefits. It helps improve memory, attention, and concentration. Learning lines, songs, and dance routines requires children to use their memory and recall abilities. It also encourages critical thinking and problem-solving skills as they interpret characters and scenes.

Emotional and Psychological Growth

The performing arts provide a safe space for children to express their emotions and explore different aspects of their personality. It can be particularly beneficial for children who may struggle with confidence or social anxiety. Through acting, singing, and dancing, they learn to manage their emotions and gain a sense of accomplishment.

Encouraging Discipline and Time Management

Participation in a structured workshop like Disney Week teaches children the importance of discipline and time management. They learn to balance fun with responsibility, understanding the importance of rehearsing and practicing to achieve their goals. These skills are transferable to other areas of their lives, including their academic studies.

How to Enroll

Spaces for our summer workshops are limited, so be sure to book early to secure your child’s spot. Book your child’s place now: Spotlights Theatre School Holiday Classes.




Calling All 7-18 Year Olds – West End Summer Holiday Workshops 2023

Wednesday, June 14th, 2023

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 Mary Poppins, Newsies, Les Mis and more….

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.

Beckenham – Balgowan Primary – 24th July to 28th July

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 – 31st July to 4th 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 movies – The Little Mermaid. These workshops are happening at the same locations (9.30am to 12.30pm each day). For further details click here

In-person summer workshops

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

For in-person classes, we will be strictly following the current government guidelines.  This means:

  • Class sizes maximum of 15
  • No mixing between class bubbles
  • 2-meter distancing in classes
  • Regular hand washing
  • Sanitising stations in place
  • Staggered start and end times for different groups
  • One bathroom per group that will be regularly cleaned
  • All teachers Covid safe trained

We have an amazing week of in-person summer workshops for children age 5-7 years and 7-18 years.

Trolls World Tour (5-7 years)

This week of in-person summer school is based on the hit movie Trolls World Tour on the following dates and locations:

Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August | Glebe School, West Wickham

Monday 10th August to Friday 14th August | Newstead Wood School, Orpington

The class times will be 9:00am to 12:00pm*

The price of the workshop is £99 (10% discount for sibling)

*Class times may be slightly adjusted to allow groups to arrive and leave at different times

To book a place for your child please get in touch

West End Workshops (7-18 years)

An amazing week of in-person workshops with some truly amazing guest teachers.

Monday 3rd August to Friday 7th August | Glebe School, West Wickham

Monday 10th August to Friday 14th August | Newstead Wood School, Orpington

The class time is 9:30am to 3:00pm^

We will be joined by a different West End star* each day to teach a number from the show they are a cast member in.

The price of the week of workshops is £179 (10% discount for sibling)

^ Class times may be slightly adjusted to allow groups to arrive and leave at different times

*Please note the final line up may change slightly. We do promise a different West End performer from a different show each day as part of the workshop.

To book a place for your child please get in touch

Mary Poppins summer workshop for 7-16 year olds

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Mary Poppins summer workshop for 7-16 year olds

This summer holiday we invite your child to take part in our Mary Poppins workshop for 7-16 year olds.

Our summer workshop is an exciting mix of drama, dance and singing taught by our professional team.

On the last day of the workshop your child will perform a costumed mini musical based on this classic story.

The workshop runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm each day.

We are in West Wickham from 29th July to 2nd August

We are in Orpington from 5th August to 9th August

The price is only £125 for the week (£90 for siblings).

Please get in touch to book your child’s place.


Sing Summer Workshop 2018

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Sing Summer Workshop 2018 – Review

As summer draws to a close we have been looking back at our brilliant workshops for 4-6 year olds over the summer break.

Our talented Little Stars aged 4 to 6, had so much fun at the ‘Sing’ Spotlights summer schools in West Wickham and Orpington, this July and August. They loved being Buster Moon, Rosita, Ash, Meena and all their friends, in this amusing, exciting and brilliantly told story. The characters in ‘Sing’ put on a talent show, to raise money to save Buster Moon’s theatre. ‘Sing’ certainly gave our Little Stars the opportunity to show off their incredible talent in drama, dance and singing.

In five fun packed days, the amazing Little Stars teachers produced spectacular performances for the children’s families and friends. Each child had a speaking part and they looked brilliant in their costumes, performing on the stage. We were all delighted to see how much each child’s confidence grew and this was so well reflected in their performances. The children learnt several different dance styles and mastered the ‘Sing’ pop songs fantastically well.

As well as being a performing arts school, Spotlights is also a great place for children to socialise and make new friends. We’re so looking forward to seeing some of our summer school graduates, at our Little Stars classes, this September.

If you’d like your child to try a performing arts activity this September please get in touch and ask about the next date for a FREE trial class.

Summer School 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

This summer Spotlights will re-create the magic of Trolls (age 4-6) and School of Rock (age 7-16) in just 1 week!

Students are divided into classes by age and there will be two costumed performances at the end of the week, one for each age group.

4 to 6 years – Trolls

A great way for your child to make friends and have fun while they learn new skills in drama, dance and singing.  The classes will be based on the story of Trolls and we will invite you to come and watch a costumed show at the end of the week.  Contact us now to book your child’s place.

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7 to 16 years – School of Rock

Your child will work as part of a team and learn what it’s like to be in the cast of an exciting show based on the story of School of Rock.  Our creative vocal coach will teach warm-up exercises and ensemble singing to the whole cast and there will also be opportunities for solo singing.  Our talented choreographer will help your child develop their dance technique in a safe environment whatever your child’s current level.  Our professional drama coach will help your child improve their acting skills through improvisations and team drama games.  At the end of the week, you are invited to a costumed performance to see for yourself how much your child has learned and how much fun they have had.   Contact us now to book your child’s place.

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