AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS
Diverse Voices runs weekly after-school classes in either Drama, Dance, Singing, Musical Instruments or a combination.
Diverse Voices operates from many schools and venues across London and Greater London. We offer part-time after school workshops for children and young people aged 4-16 years, therefore there is always a class perfect for any of your budding performers.Clubs include:
- Street dance
- Musical Instruments
The clubs would run on a weekly basis after school and would take the following format:
- Warm up (Physical or Vocal)
- Main activity
- Showing of what has been learnt
- Cool down
Students will receive the attention, energy and enthusiasm they deserve from highly experienced, working professionals in the industry, all of which have been actively involved in, or currently are involved in, professional performance. All of our teachers are enhanced CRB checked and First Aid trained. Our clubs use the power of performing arts to assist all aspects of each student’s education. Our fresh new approach compliments and enriches The National Curriculum in Schools, meeting objectives in the areas of literacy, numeracy, Music and Personal/Social education.
During each term student’s imaginations will soar, their creative talents will bloom and their focus and vocabulary improve. At the end of each term students get the fantastic opportunity to present a professional performance for family and friends. There will also be opportunities to perform at public events hosted by Diverse Voices. Our classes can run the length of a term, or half term, as we always tailor the courses to meet each schools specific needs.
Diverse Voices Choir workshops are for all ages, it is ideal for those passionate about singing and wanting to improve their confidence and ability. They are delivered by fully enhanced DBS checked singers, songwriters, vocal coaches and pianists, who are all industry professionals, some of which have credits on pop albums such as Peter Andre's Angels.The Choir club would run on a weekly basis after school for an hour and would take the following format:
- Warm up games
- Teaching songs and actions
- Cool down
Participants will make progress during the course in their vocal range, learning breath control, how to sing harmonies, as well as developing confidence in performing as each term would accumulate in them taking the stage to showcase their talents. Whether a budding singer, or just a music lover, this will bring young people together as they enjoy singing along to popular songs, recent and classics.
Our pool of talented musicians can offer individual or group instrumental lessons on a wide range of instruments, we also offer a number of weekend or after school clubs aimed at developing young peoples performance skills. ‘Band Practice’ is aimed at giving young people the opportunity to develop as performers playing a variety of songs in different genre’s from week to week in a band format. Participants will develop their instrumental skills, performance techniques & showcase their material at the end of the course. This is perfect for young people already capable of playing an instrument to any level, whether beginners or advanced, they will have a vital part to play in the collective experience.
Our after school drama club lasts one hour once a week. The course is designed for groups of fifteen to twenty students, in which our teacher can work unassisted. Alternatively, if we provide an assistant, the group can include up to thirty students. This is an ideal after school activity or a school-hours drama club for pupils who will benefit from ‘special time’ away from the classroom.Themes include:
- Traditional Tales
- Around the World
- Dramatic Techniques
- Devising Original Performance
- Adapting Existing Text
Students learn the importance of collaboration when devising a piece of work, enhancing their communication and co-operation skills. Some time in every lesson is devoted to developing and rehearsing a short drama, which students present to parents and teachers during the final session of the term.
Diverse Voices Street Dance workshops are energetic and enjoyable! They are delivered by fully enhanced DBS checked industry professionals, some of which have appeared on Britains Got Talent, UK feature film Streetdance 3D, featured in the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony and are members of recognised dance groups such as Unity, Flawless and Peridot. Every child can participate in one of our workshops regardless of age and ability. Street Dance for younger ones provides bundles of energy and enthusiasm; encourages self expression, develops technique, co-ordination and confidence. Children will learn street dance moves to the latest dance tunes. Street Dance will stimulate, captivate and enlighten each child, as well as improving fitness, co-ordination and developing a sense of rhythm and creative expression. Our Street dance workshops are dynamic and help children communicate through the medium of dance, as well as teaching them about different cultures and periods in history.