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Performing Arts

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Course Description

Music Theory Preparation ABRSM 1 to 5: ABRSM Music theory grade 1-5 is a great opportunity to prepare for the exams or just for yourself. Everyone can progress at his own pace in relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The group is mixed level. There will be additional online resources provided.


Piano Starters & Progression: Work on music of approximately Grade 1 standard with music appreciation and optional basic theory.  This course offers a good introduction to piano playing and is also suitable for those who wish to improve on existing skills. You will be able to work at your own pace in a relaxed atmosphere. This course can be joined face to face or online.


The Singer's Workshop: In this course you will learn vocal techniques and performance skills exploring various singing styles. You will be working on the Jazz/Blues/Pop/Rock/Soul repertoire.  Learn healthy vocal technique and listening skills. Gain confidence and 'know how' to sing solo in a supportive class environment. Develop a realistic understanding of the level of work and commitment needed in order to progress as a singer and performer. Enjoy making progress with your solo singing and group harmony singing skills. This workshop is for singers of all levels that share a passion for singing.


Acoustic Guitar Beginners 1: Suitable for complete beginners with no previous playing experience. This course teaches you the basic techniques to play open chords and simple melodies, including strumming and finger picking. Repertoire styles include Blues, Pop and Classic Rock.


Acoustic Guitar Beginners 2: This course is a continuation from Acoustic Guitar Beginners 1. Suitable for players with a term's experience, ideally having completed Acoustic Guitar Beginners 1. This course teaches you further open chords, simple melodies, strumming (fingers & plectrum) and clasp picking.  Repertoire styles include Soul, Grunge Rock and American Folk.


Acoustic Guitar Beginners 3: This course is a continuation from Acoustic Guitar Beginners 2. Suitable for players with two terms' experience, ideally having completed Acoustic Guitar Beginners 1 & 2. This course teaches you further open chords, riffs, syncopated strumming (plectrum) and arpeggiated finger picking.  Repertoire styles include Pop Rock, Rock ’n’ Roll and swing.


Acoustic Guitar Improvers 1: The course focuses on developing three specific areas: strumming/rhythm skills, plectrum skills & finger picking. The musical repertoire/songs are arranged to develop each of the three specific skills.  Suitable for those with over a year's playing experience who have ideally attended Acoustic Guitar Beginners Guitar 3.


Acoustic Guitar Improvers 2: This course is a continuation from Acoustic Guitar Improvers 1. The course focuses on developing three specific areas: strumming/rhythm skills, plectrum skills & finger picking. The musical repertoire/songs are arranged to develop each of the three specific skills.  Suitable for those with over a year's playing experience who have ideally attended Acoustic Guitar Improvers 1.


Acoustic Guitar Improvers 3: This course is a continuation from Acoustic Guitar Improvers 2. The course focuses on developing three specific areas: strumming/rhythm skills, plectrum skills & finger picking. The musical repertoire/songs are arranged to develop each of the three specific skills.  Suitable for those with over a year's playing experience who have ideally attended Acoustic Guitar Improvers 2.


Drama Club: This course aims to produce a final show to be presented at the College to a small audience. It’s tailored for learners who want to have an experience of rehearsing and presenting a show. The first half of the class is focused on drama games and the second on the show to be produced.


Speaking in Public: This course is tailored for learners who want to gain confidence to speak in public or to express their ideas to others. Through drama, role-playing, and movement games, the learner will have space to exercise and improve their social skills.


Tap Dance Beginners: An ideal course for anyone who wants to learn to tap or revisit a previous hobby. We will learn the basic steps and put them together to create a dance. A fun and creative way to dance, exercise and make new friends. Mixed group.


Tap Dance Improvers: These course requires some practice in Tap Dance and will amalgamate different steps and sequences to develop tap dance and performance skills. Influenced by well known tap dances from different decades. Mixed group.


2 Time Steps & Beyond - Mix Tap: Building on the skills learnt in term 1, these sessions will cover a variety of timesteps, cramp rolls and travelling steps including pickups, putting them together to form a dance routine. Mixed group.



Entry 1-3 / Beginner

Course CodeCourse NameStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeSiteDay  
2901S2Piano Starters & Progression16/01/202426/03/20249:45 AM12:15 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2901S3Piano Starters & Progression16/04/202402/07/20249:45 AM12:15 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2901S3EPiano Starters & Progression Extension09/07/202430/07/20249:45 AM12:15 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2902S2Piano Starters & Progression16/01/202416/04/20242:00 PM4:00 PMOnlineTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2902S3Piano Starters & Progression23/04/202402/07/20242:00 PM4:00 PMOnlineTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2911S2Acoustic Guitar Beginners 216/01/202426/03/202411:30 AM1:00 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2911S3Acoustic Guitar Beginners 316/04/202425/06/202411:30 AM1:00 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2913S2Acoustic Guitar Beginners 216/01/202428/03/20247:45 PM9:15 PMSouthchurch CentreThursdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2913S3Acoustic Guitar Beginners 330/04/202416/07/20247:45 PM9:15 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries


Level 1 / Intermediate

Course CodeCourse NameStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeSiteDay  
2910S2Acoustic Guitar Improvers 216/01/202426/03/20249:45 AM11:15 AMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
2910S3Acoustic Guitar Improvers 316/04/202425/06/20249:45 AM11:15 AMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
4100S22 Time Steps & Beyond - Mix Tap17/01/202424/04/20247:00 PM8:30 PMSouthchurch CentreWednesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries
4100S3Tap Dance Improvers01/05/202410/07/20246:30 PM8:30 PMSouthchurch CentreWednesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries


Level 2 / Advanced

Course CodeCourse NameStart DateEnd DateStart TimeEnd TimeSiteDay  
2912S3Acoustic Guitar Intermediate 330/04/202409/07/20246:00 PM7:30 PMSouthchurch CentreTuesdayAvailable but read onlyAvailable for Enquiries