Kaleidoscope is a performing arts company with an excellent reputation. All of our classes are in Lewes and the surrounding areas 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 children and adults at Priory School, Wallands School, Lewes New School, Lewes YMCA and at Barcombe Village Hall. We also offer:
- Private one-to-one tuition in Drama and Dance.
- Inset Days for schools.
- Tailor made, curriculum based Drama or Dance workshops/schemes for schools.
- Directing of community theatre productions.
We are currently expanding and we will be offering many new classes at venues across Sussex this year.
New Classes starting in 2014
Starting Friday 2nd May, Priory School, Mountfield Road, Lewes Hairspray Muscial Theatre Course 3.30-4.15pm
Starting Fridays from April 2014, All Saints Centre, Friars Walk, BN7 2LE, Lewes Pre-School Creative Dance 2 to 2.30pm & 2.40 to 3.10pm.
Starting April, 2014, Barcombe Village Hall,
Barcombe Mills Road, Barcombe, BN8 5BH
Drama for 6 to 11 yrs 4.30 to 5.30pm
Starting April, 2014, Lewes New School,
Talbot Terrace, Lewes, BN7 2DS
Adult Contemporary Dance 7.45 to 9pm
For further details see class times and fees page. To reserve your places complete a booking form.
Kaleidoscope have been delivering high quality performing arts classes for over eleven years. At Kaleidoscope we encourage everyone 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:
News about Kaleidoscope
Youth Dance Company selected for South East UDance 14
Our Youth Dance Company have qualified for the South East U.Dance 2014 regional event. Our Dancers will perform a dance choreographed by Tamar Daly at the Harlequin Theatre, Surrey in March, in the hope to be selected for the U.Dance 2014 National Festival in Nottingham in July. Congratulations to the group and good luck in the next round!
Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre tour DNA play in April
Kaleidoscope Youth Theatre will be touring a production of Dennis Kelly’s gritty play DNA around local secondary schools in April And they will do a public performance on Thursday 3rd April At 7pm, Priory School. Tickets now on sale.
Kaleidoscope Student wins place at Laban
One of our Youth Dance Company members, Molly Walker has won a place on the CAT (Centre of Advanced Training) at Laban in London. Molly has been doing contemporary dance classes with Kaleidoscope for eight years. On the CAT Scheme 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!
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
In April 2013, Kaleidoscope were commissioned to direct an ambitious community performing arts production 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 our artistic director, Deirdre Daly. 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 in 2015.
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 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 participants 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. 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.