New Pre-School Creative Dance Classes
All Saints Arts Centre, Lewes
Start Friday 15th November 2013
First class FREE
To reserve your child’s place
Chosen as Performing Arts Partners of Priory School.
Kaleidoscope is a friendly children’s performing arts company with an excellent reputation. All of our classes are in Lewes and we have been chosen to be the performing arts partners of Priory School.
We offer a range of weekly Drama and Dance classes for teenagers and children at Priory School, Wallands School and at Lewes YMCA. We also offer:
- Private one-to-one tuition in Drama and Dance.
- Inset Days for schools.
- Tailor made, curriculum based Drama and Dance workshops/schemes of work for schools.
We are currently expanding and we will be offering many new classes at venues across Lewes from September.
Kaleidoscope have been delivering high quality performing arts classes to children and young people in Lewes for over eleven years. At Kaleidoscope we encourage young people to contribute their own ideas to the creative process and we nurture a team spirit with everyone working together collaboratively.
For highlights of our recent performance of The Arabian Nights at Priory School see below:
Our team of enthusiastic teachers are keen to give Kaleidoscope boys and girls the opportunity to develop their skills in drama and dance whilst enhancing their confidence and having lots of fun. All of our classes are led by our experienced, specialist teachers who have a wealth of experience as teachers, professional choreographers, directors, dancers and actors in the performing arts industry. Our teachers love working with children and our aim is to inspire the next generation with a passion for the arts. All of our staff have enhanced CRB checks.
Kaleidoscope children are given plenty of opportunities to perform – we hold regular show cases and we perform a unique whole school production, (written/adapted by our artistic director, Deirdre Daly,) every two years. Our previous productions of The Tempest and Odyssey have been enthusiastically received by our audiences and we have been commended on our professional look and our inventive techniques. Our 2013 production, The Arabian Nights involved over ninety local children and teenagers at Priory School in February 2013.
If you would like to make a booking for one of our popular classes or holiday workshops please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability and then complete a booking form on this website – top right hand tab.
What Kaleidoscope children and young people say about our classes:
”I joined Kaleidoscope when I was five and have now been a member for seven years. I really enjoy drama and dance because I have great fun and I have improved my acting and dancing skills.” GRACE (12 yrs)
”I really enjoyed doing Odyssey and watching it all come together. I loved playing Odysseus as he is quite a challenging character to play. I’ve been in Kaleidoscope since 2004 and this was my favourite part.” LUKE (11 yrs)
”At Kaleidoscope we get to know people really well (especially when we are putting on a production.) I have enjoyed making new friends.” ALICE (10 yrs)
”I have been in Kaleidoscope since the first class took place and I have chosen to stay since then. From the moment I started I have been welcomed and I have made great progress. I am very grateful to Deirdre and all the teachers for opening up these opportunities for me.” ELLIE (14 yrs)
News about Kaleidoscope
Kaleidoscope student wins place at Laban Conservatoire of Contemporary Dance
One of our dance students, Molly Walker has won a place on the CAT (Centre of Advanced Training) at Laban in London. Molly is in Kaleidoscope’s Advanced Contemporary Dance group and she has been doing contemporary dance classes with Kaleidoscope for eight years. Molly travels up to London every Saturday and is taught by professional choreographers. She is hoping to have a career in contemporary dance in the future. We are all very proud of her!
Midsummer Night’s Dream
In April 2013, Kaleidoscope were commissioned to direct an ambitious community performing arts project in the beautiful grounds of Wallands School. The whole Wallands community were brought together to work on the Bard’s comedy over the Easter holidays and the final spectacular promenade production was watched by a large enthusiastic audience. Children and adults were directed by Deirdre Daly, our artistic director. The production was enjoyed by all and the children had a very positive experience as their first introduction to Shakespeare. Kaleidoscope are planning to direct another community production at Wallands next year.
The Arabian Nights – February, 2013
Our whole school production was a resounding success with over ninety young people and children performing this original play at Priory School. See our Arabian Nights page for more details.
Kaleidoscope Dancers win first place in Dance Competition
Our talented Advanced Contemporary Dance Group won first place in their first ever Dance Competition in Sussex. The group choreographed their piece with the support of their teacher, Naomi. The Dance explored the commercial world we live in and the impact that shopping has on us. The judges commended the group on their technical ability and their original use of space. To see the dance follow this link: Choreographic Competition Video If you are interested in joining the group, you can contact us on 01273 473 554.
Kaleidoscope Summer School 2013
Our 2013 Performing Arts Summer School at Priory School, Lewes was a huge success. Three groups – Infants, Juniors and Seniors had Drama, Dance and Art classes every day. The children and teenagers learnt challenging techniques, developed their confidence and made new friends. Each group ended the week by performing their own plays in front of a packed audience. The plays included their children’s Drama, Dance and Art work. In Art, the groups created their own exciting animations, beautiful costumes, colourful props and imaginative sets, making this year’s shows our most visually stunning yet.
For more information and video clips of our popular Summer Schools please view our Summer School page on this website. We are now taking bookings for our 2014 Summer School. To make a booking please complete a booking form.