Stone Summer holiday club for budding performers

A special 'Frozen' themed day will delight youngsters as part of a week long Summer Holiday Club Programme at Stone's Rooftop Studios
A special ‘Frozen’ themed day will delight youngsters as part of a week long Summer Holiday Club Programme at Stone’s Rooftop Studios

Stone performing arts school, Rooftop Studios, is throwing open its doors for a week of classes and workshops during the school summer holidays. Youngsters aged 3 – 18 years seeking to carve out a career in the performing arts – or who just want to have fun and make new friends during the summer break – are welcome to join one or more of the sessions on offer between Monday 10th and Friday 14th August.

As well as a fun way to keep the kids entertained during the school holidays, the sessions offer a great opportunity to experience the activities members of the studio’s renowned Pop School and Stage Academy training school enjoy each week. With classes and workshops will covering Street Dance, Musical Theatre, Ballet, Tap, Singing, Drama, Crafts and face painting, kids can hone their skills and have loads of fun along the way.

The week will include a ‘Frozen’ themed day on Wednesday 12th – where children will act out their favourite frozen scenes, sing frozen Karaoke, and take part in a frozen themed art attack, creating snowflakes and glittery snowmen – and there will also be the chance to attend exclusive workshops with led by talented industry professionals.

Alex Scurr will lead a Choreography Masterclass
Alex Scurr will lead a Choreography Masterclass 

The first of these, on Tuesday 11th August, will see London-based choreographer Alex Scurr provide two age-specific master classes during which he will share his expertise and a professional dancer performing the world over on cruise ships, tours, television and in films. Meanwhile, Thursday 13th August will see Stoke-on-Trent born West End star Richard Smikle showcase his ‘Thriller Live’ workshop; showcasing original Michael Jackson choreography, as well as his signature moves and dances used in the West End show.

Richard Smikle will lead a Thriller Live workshop
Richard Smikle will lead a Thriller Live workshop

Looking ahead to the summer school, Studio Director at Rooftop, Laura Keeling, says:

“The idea is to give kids a week they’ll never forget! Whilst we’ve ensured the classes will be jam-packed with all the different activities on offer at the studio, the highlights are undoubtedly the West End workshops. Having seen these guys in action I can say that the workshops are a must for anyone seeking to carve out a career in the performing arts – I’d advise booking early to avoid disappointment!

“However, summer club is not just about honing your skills as a prospective artist. As a parent myself, I understand the issue of childcare during the school holidays and appreciate that no two families’ needs are the same. For this reason we aim to be truly flexible; with the option of a week long, full day, half day or hourly package, as well as the possibility of before and after-hours care on request.”

A full timetable of classes for the Holiday Club, along with details of the West End workshops, is available at www.rooftopstudios.co.uk. With each day’s itinerary running from 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, prices for attendance are £5 per hour, £10 for half day, or £20 for a full day (West End Workshops will incur an extra charge). Alternatively, a full week’s attendance, including a place on the two West End Workshops is £110 per child. There will be a 25% discount for siblings also wishing to attend.

The classes will be run from Rooftop Studios, High Street Arcade, Stone, Staffs, ST15 8AU and, with limited places available, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment. To secure your space, please contact Laura on 07966 539 555 or email info@rooftopstudios.co.uk