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NEW FOR 2017: Alongside the Stage School we have introduced a POP Star Academy where kids as well as getting classes in acting, singing, dancing, film making/editing they also get to star in their very own music video!
Due to the huge success last year, we’re welcoming back our stage school programme at Mill Rythe Holiday Village and Whitecliff Bay Holiday Park. The Away Resorts Summer Stage School is a unique part of our summer family offering.
The Away Resorts Summer Stage School is a unique part of our summer family offering. No other UK holiday company offers anything like it. It gives us a unique opportunity to reach out in different ways and potentially welcome new families to Away Resorts.
It is also the only activity that Away Resorts operates which is supervised. Parents can leave their children in the safe care of qualified professional tutors during classes, that’s 10hrs of parents enjoying time to themselves. We ask that parents remain within close proximity of the park whilst their children are enjoying the classes. All tutors are child protection trained and hold a DBS check, and first aid certificate.
We have designed the summer stage school around your holiday plans, so you can drop off your little theatre stars each day for drama classes and then relax by the pool or take part in some of our other activities on offer. The programme is run by tutors from the prestigious Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts (PQA). Students will have at least two tutors with them at all times. The classes are written and created by our own Principal from PQA, Verity Rae Martin. Verity also oversees the operation of our Stage School as well as recruiting and giving additional training to the tutors.
The students are split into two age groups.
The 6-11yrs will be learning material from popular family/children’s musicals such as Matilda and School of Rock. Classes are split into three categories, Dance, Singing, and Film/TV acting. Each student will also feature in their own video as well as be introduced to the video filming and editing process. Children star in their very own show performed live on stage in the main entertainment venue (The Ballroom at Mill Rythe, The Culver Club at Whitecliff Bay) on the Thursday evening, the last day of the school.
NEW FOR 2017, the 12+yrs will join the Pop & TV Academy; record a song, make a music video, also make and present a TV style documentary, working alongside specialist tutors in film making and media.
Most of the classes for each age group are run separately, some classes are run with both age groups together, this is to rehearse their show which is performed live on stage in the main entertainment venue (The Ballroom at Mill Rythe, The Culver Club at Whitecliff Bay) on the Thursday evening, the last day of the school.
The last night show
All students get the opportunity to perform in a show live on stage alongside the resident show cast in the main entertainment venue on the Thursday evening, the last day of the school. Students will learn the show material throughout their classes. The students get to showcase their video films that they have made in their Film/TV acting classes, these are shown on the big screens in the main entertainment venue prior to their stage performance.
You can book by calling us on 01442 508850. The price for the full week is a lot cheaper than most other musical theatre workshops available, and you have the convenience of being able to participate while on holiday.
For £69, in addition to 10hrs of great classes, each student will receive their own Summer Stage School branded namebadge, certificate, and a ‘Creative Stages’ report indicating everything they have learned. Each student also receives and Away Resorts medal. An exclusive Away Resorts Summer Stage School t-shirt can be purchased anytime during the stage school from the tutors for £15.
The Theatre School is being run by very talented principal and tutors from the prestigious ‘The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts’ and will run alongside all other evening entertainment and daytime activities including PLAY and My Active for all the family to enjoy.
If this sounds like something that your kids would enjoy, then simply give us a call on 01442 508850 to book in your upcoming stars!
Please make sure you have read the Summer Stage School terms and conditions here.
*Please note: If you select the per day payment option then you may not be able to perform in the final show on the Thursday. However if you feel confident enough then you are more than welcome.