How will your child benefit?
Our MiniKids performing arts workshops are full of fun, energy and collaboration! They are the perfect place for your child to develop their confidence and creativity, express their individuality and learn new performance skills through drama, singing and dance. From the moment they are welcomed into a ShowKids workshop, our caring practitioners will ensure your child feels secure to join in, interact with others, and begin their journey with us discovering the thrill of the Performing Arts.
What happens in a MiniKids workshop?
Every MiniKids workshop begins with an energetic movement or dance warm-up to shake off the school day and refocus on the fun ahead! Our practitioners will ignite your child's imagination as they explore enchanting stories and theatrical genres, bringing characters and scenes to life and immersing themselves in performance. Workshops culminate with fun dance choreography linked to characters, stories and skills explored during the class!
Children explore the magic of drama through:
- Movement and Dance
- Voice projection, clarity and articulation
- Body language, facial expression and gesture
- Group work
Who leads our workshops?
We have an amazing team of highly-qualified practitioners providing opportunities in every workshop for your child to immerse themselves in the wonder of theatre and performance. All our Lead Practitioners have trained at prestigious Performing Arts Schools or have an abundance of theatrical teaching experience. We have a rigorous recruitment process in which all practitioners are subject to comprehensive background DBS checks and complete online child protection courses.
Where is your nearest MiniKids workshop?
- CLAPTON - The Round Chapel, Glenarm Rd MONDAYS 4pm - 4.50pm
- STOKE NEWINGTON - The Old Fire Station, Lewsin Rd MONDAYS & THURSDAYS 4pm - 4.50pm
- FOREST GATE - Durning Hall Community Centre, Earlham Grove WEDNESDAYS & THURSDAYS 4pm - 4.50pm
- WALTHAMSTOW -The Winns Primary School, Fleeming Road SATURDAYS 9.30am - 11am
- WALTHAMSTOW - United Reformed Church, Orford Road TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 4pm - 4.50pm
- WALTHAMSTOW - The Greenleaf Centre, Greenleaf Road THURSDAYS 4pm - 4.50pm
- LEYTON - Leyton Sports Ground Pavilion, 2, Crawley Road TUESDAYS & WEDNESDAYS 4pm - 4.50pm
How will you know how your child is progressing?
We will invite you to attend a Christmas showcase in December and an End-of-year show in July on a large local stage to watch your child in action and celebrate their achievements. You will also receive personalised written feedback on your child’s development and successes in the Spring term, and our practitioners are always contactable if you have any questions.
We are not an acting agency, however we regularly forward casting and voice work opportunities if requested.
How is ShowKids different to other theatre schools?
We are a local, independent East London company- not a large franchise. Our original content, themes and projects are created by Natalie and adapted by our practitioners for each individual class. The content of your child’s workshops will be carefully created and tailored to their needs, interests and abilities, to ensure they grow in confidence and progress at their own pace. We incorporate simple mindfulness techniques into our workshops to improve focus and well-being.
How much do workshops cost?
We pride ourselves on providing outstanding but affordable performing arts training. Our after-school workshops cost £45 per month, and our longer Saturday workshops cost £65 per month. To make payments easy to manage, you simply set up a monthly direct debit paid throughout the year. You have complete control, and can cancel payments at any time with a month’s notice. Sibling discounts are also available.
We are thrilled that many children who started with us as Minikids have grown through our MidiKids courses and are now graduating to our BigKids classes! We know your child will love our workshops. Book their FREE trial workshop today.