Holiday workshop weeks are one of our favourite times of year.
Our workshops run for ages 4-14 years and the children are fully supervised at all times.
The children bring their own packed lunches and drinks. (Please can all parents make sure this is nut free and please can the children have plenty of drink)
The workshops runs 9.00am-4.00pm or 9-12.30 for the younger children so you have the half day options.
We run Easter, Summer and Christmas Workshops over all of our venues.
All teachers are DBS checked,fully insured, have safeguarding and are first aid trained.
Throughout the week the children are taught Dancing, Drama and Singing and this is included in the show at the end of the week which is 3.00 0r 4.00pm on the Friday for all the parents and friends to come and watch!
We always work towards a theme and the children will come home with a script on the first day with lots of information on this including the drama lines that they need to have a look at and learn. Past performances have included extracts from – Shrek, Oliver, Mary Poppins, Alice in Wonderland and many more. We also offer arts and crafts to be included.
Our workshops are open to all levels including beginners and this is a fun-filled week of learning all three disciplines as well as making new friends and confidence building. Our workshop week is fun, lively and action packed!!
You can register online, over the phone or via email.
Please state your registration of choice and we will book you on at your earliest convenience to guarantee your child’s place.
Courses in 2022
- Tadley – 11th- 14th April https://breaking-barriers-theatre-company.class4kids.co.uk
- Calcot – 19th – 22nd April – https://breaking-barriers-sarah.class4kids.co.uk
- Caversham 19th – 22nd April https://breaking-barriers-theatre-company.class4kids.co.uk
- 1st-5th August – Calcot Reading West – https://breaking-barriers-sarah.class4kids.co.uk
- 1st – 5th August – Tadley https://breaking-barriers-theatre-company.class4kids.co.uk
- 8th-12th August – Caversham Reading North https://breaking-barriers-theatre-company.class4kids.co.uk
- 8th-12th August – Thatcham – https://breaking-barriers-sarah.class4kids.co.uk
Please contact the Principals for information regarding our holiday workshops.
Sarah Maskell – 07737 416657
Natalie Collins- 07883 107404
We run Drama, singing, dance and arts and crafts throughout the week for children aged 4-16. We offer half days or full days for the week. We aim to put a performance on to friends and Family on the Friday afternoon. We have our teachers visiting throughout the week. The children look forward to a fantastic week learning new skills, performance technique and meeting new friends!
Street dance is a fun, energetic activity and we work towards street dance exams yearly along with performing in our breaking barriers showcase. During the classes we dance to lots of pop music and learn many routines throughout the term!
We offer group drama lessons which are fantastic for confidence building and diction. The students will often learn warm ups and then move on to improvisation and script work. Our aim is for every child to stand up and say their lines with characterisation and confidence.
We work on the R.A.D ballet syllabus and every couple of years we enter students to take exams, where we have achieved some amazing results in the past. We also perform in the breaking barriers showcase where the students get to show their ballet skills learnt throughout the year.
We now offer one to one lamda lessons within school. The students will work towards achieving their grade within Lamda and will be examined yearly.
We have lots of fun learning songs from musical theatre, pop, Disney and any request from our students! We perform in the breaking barriers showcase using professional microphones and in the theatre. We work on our singing along with some staging for each track. Students gain lots of confidence and especially learn to project and sing correctly.
The nursery sessions consist of a dance warm up, different nursery rhymes each week, props, colours, numbers, instruments, basic dance moves i.e marching, galloping, clapping, stamping, walking on toes. rhythm and basic tricks.
Breaking Barriers Adult Fitness
Fun, easy to follow routines taught in a darkened room with glow sticks to club music from the nineties through to today.
As well as up to date tracks, we have music to take you back to your clubbing days. Burn at least 400 calories per class while dancing to your favourite tunes. It’s a sober, fitness party every week!
Sarah Maskell has been a qualified aerobics teacher for twenty years. Having taught circuits, spinning, step, Zumba and Streetdance to adults, this is right up her street!
In addition, come and experience our “Clubbercise World”, with “legs, bums and tums” included as a separate session to help you tone up and provide a cardio workout.
This is for all fitness levels and all age so come and try it out………!!
Motivating and working to the children’s full capabilities whilst having fun. Building confidence in a nurturing environment
and exploring new skills.
Crucial Life Skills
* Improving focus and effectiveness. …
* More motivation. …
* Greater resilience. …
* More fulfilling relationships.
* Learning to grow and being supported in a positive environment
We are Inspirational by learning new skills including balance, co-ordination, muscle technique, vocal skills, Performance Quality, eye contact, posture, projection, team work and many more.