My kids are about to start their third term at Perform, and I thought this would be a good time to tell you how Spring Term went.
From January to March the children were learning for a show called Outlaw. It was a Robin Hood inspired performance and each child had a speaking part and learnt songs and choreography. The class had about 15 kids in it and is recommended for age 7 to 12 (there is also a younger kids class for age 4 to 7).
Weekly Skills Focus
As well as the show, each week there has been a focus on a different confidence skill, taught through games. So the kids are having fun and learning how to be confident at the same time. For example they learn about solo speaking skills, calming techniques, making decisions, teamwork and responsibility.
These are great life skills, and I have really noticed the change in Tyler and Lily’s behaviour – much more understanding about things they have to do in day-to-day life and at school, and understanding about other children’s behaviour around them.
Learning for the Outlaw show
At the beginning of term the children would say if they wanted a small, medium or large part. Lily wanted a smaller part, and Tyler tried a medium part. So Lily was one of Robin Hood’s crew – she had a faux leather jacket and bandana as part of her costume, which she loves so much, she’s wearing the jacket to school today!
Tyler’s part was an announcer to an archery contest, and he was confident enough to pick parents from the audience to take part.
In the weeks running up to the show, the kids used the free Outlaw app on their tablets to practise the songs and dance moves. They also received a Shine magazine with details on upcoming lessons and themes.
Both kids have love partnering with other children from class, singing the songs and learning the choreography. They were nervous on show day, but they did deliver their lines! Lily is much younger, so obviously Tyler is more confident than her, but I know as she gets older, she will project her voice more. She did so well with the moves, and I am very proud of the two of them for performing in front of an audience. All the children are so brave!
Summer Term’s new show – The Dream
Summer Term starts today for us, and the kids are very excited for the new show ‘The Dream’. It’s a modern version of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream – set in the world of social media, footballers and pop stars. Lily said to me “there’s an influencer in the show like you Mummy!” LOL!
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We absolutely recommend these children’s classes at Perform. They have venues up and down the country. For my locals, there are venues at Iver, Maidenhead, Reading, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Windsor, Wokingham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Ascot, Gerrards Cross, Ickenham and so many more locations across the UK. Do have a look to see if there is one near you, and you can try out a FREE trial class:
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Let me know if your child tries a class! Or if your child already does Perform classes, how are they finding it?
*Disclosure: I pay for our classes but receive a PR discount for social media coverage. As always, these are my own, honest opinions.