- Locations, Times & Fees
- Classes (3-6 Years)
- Classes (7-18 Years)
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Surbiton More Info
- Weekend School
The Hollyfield School
Surbiton Hill Road
- Term Times
Autumn Term- 23rd September to 2nd December 2017
Spring Term- 13th January to 24th March 2018
Please call 0208 108 5985 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
£150 per term (£37.50 a month on direct debit spread over the year)
An advance payment of £30 is required to secure each students place and provides students with a two week trial period.Sibling DiscountsShould more than one child from a family attend, the second child can attend for a discounted fee of £115 per term. Subsequent children all pay £75 per term.
£280 per term (£70 a month on direct debit spread over the year)
An advance payment of £60 is required to secure each students place and provides students with a two week trial period.Sibling DiscountsShould more than one child from a family attend, the second child can attend for a discounted fee of £210 per term. Subsequent children all pay £140 per term.
- Class Times
3 - 4 year olds:
9.30am - 11.00am
5 - 6 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm
7 - 18 year olds:
10.00am - 1.00pm
The entrance for Jigsaw Surbiton is through the school gates on Surbiton Hill Road. Look out for our banner, parking is to the Left and around the back.
Road directions to here from(e.g., "oxford st W1" or "SW12 8JZ")
These children attend a 90-minute session divided into three sections of dance, drama and singing. There is a short break in the session. All teachers are specially trained by Jigsaw Arts to work with these age groups. The sessions are designed to develop the children’s confidence, focus and social skills from an early age, giving them a head start in life. It also provides a great introduction to performing arts for students wishing to take part in our more advanced course from 7 years upwards. To ensure each child gets personal attention there is a maximum of 16 students per class.
Drama: Children are introduced to basic stagecraft – through drama, stories, plays and poetry. This encourages self-expression and stimulates the imagination, while developing focus.
Dance: Our dance activities are designed to improve children’s posture, co-ordination and spatial awareness. Through fun and funky routines, children develop a basic dance vocabulary.
Singing: An introduction to basic vocal exercises and rhythm is provided to children, through their enjoyment of singing along to a selection of musical theatre and pop tunes.
Students attend a three-hour session comprising an hour of drama, an hour of singing and an hour of dance, each with a specialist coach. Jigsaw Arts provides training in all three disciplines in order to create a well-rounded performer. To establish an environment that builds confidence, regardless of individual ability, students are divided into appropriate age bands. All students will be challenged to their full potential. The three age groups rotate between the three disciplines.
There is a maximum of 18 students per class.
Drama: Students are given a practical understanding of stagecraft, as well as developing improvisation, voice and acting techniques. In addition, they will be encouraged to find the truth in their acting, enabling them to deliver more believable performances. Working in teams to develop social skills, via scripts and poetry, also improves confidence.
Dance: Students learn a jazz dance technique – the basis for all popular dance. Our aim is to improve each student’s core stability, flexibility, co-ordination, posture and dance vocabulary. Jazz, street dance and musical theatre all feature in the variety of styles which students will perform.
Singing: Vocal training is utilised to develop each individual’s voice to its fullest potential. Students work on breathing, rhythm, projection, pitch and musical interpretation, to improve confidence and range. A wide variety of musical genres are enjoyed, including modern, pop and musical theatre.
Each school has its own manager who is a key member of the Jigsaw Arts team. The manager coordinates teachers, students and parents to ensure we have a safe, professional and smooth-running school.
Jigsaw Arts managers have a teaching and/or a performing background. In addition to their individual experience, all managers are trained by Jigsaw Arts director Nicola Lander to provide each school with a first-class consistent service. In larger schools an assistant is also provided.
The students are coached by fully trained tutors who are well organised, energetic and passionate about teaching.
Jigsaw Arts takes every care when selecting new teachers for its schools. They all have experience in teaching or a formal qualification, with many still working professionally in the performing arts industry. All teachers have a CRB check and attend Jigsaw Arts teacher training sessions to provide consistent tutoring across our schools.
All schools are regularly inspected by Jigsaw Performing Arts management, to ensure that the quality of teaching is consistent.
Jigsaw Arts requires all students to behave in a disciplined and professional manner. Students are expected to be punctual and committed to the course to achieve their full potential.
Students who have the desire to succeed in the performing arts industry need to learn the importance of self-discipline and hard work. Jigsaw Arts will remove from classes any student whose behaviour is deemed inappropriate, disrespectful or disruptive to other students and teachers.
Originally from South Wales, Lauren trained and received a Degree in Dance and Performing Arts from 'The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts'. Since graduating, Lauren has worked with Lea Anderson MBE and The Cholomondeleys, in the company 'Ladies and Gentlemen', Choreo Cymru contemporary company, 'Lucindas Lovelies', and played the lead in 'Igam Ogam' the U.K. Musical Tour. Her TV and film credits include, adverts for BSKYB, and performing with Adam Garcia. Music Videos with artist such as Alexandra Burke and many big events including the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. Lauren has had a passion for teaching Children from a young age. Working as a freelance teacher, she has choreographed many Youth Musical Productions, and has worked at Jigsaw Performing Arts for the past 6 years. Now as a manager, she is very excited to be opening Jigsaw Surbiton.
Jennifer is originally from Scotland and trained at the London School of Musical Theatre. Since graduating she has worked on a wide range of productions, 'Parade' at The Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester, 'Pride and Prejudice' on tour in Italy, 'Cinderella' at Clonter Opera House, 'A Christmas Carol' UK Tour and at The Charing Cross Theatre' in London. Jennifer has also worked as a lead vocalist in Monte Carlo and appeared at 'Citizens Theatre' Glasgow. When not performing, Jennifer works as a performing arts, drama and singing teacher and feels very lucky to find this work extremely rewarding and enjoyable. It is a privilege to teach children and see them advance and develop, professionally and personally.
Lorenzo is an actor and dancer from Turin, Italy and has been performing since he was 15. He has recently graduated from Laine Theatre Arts where he graduated with a Level 6 Diploma in Musical Theatre. He is continuing his studies in performance with the approach of Pina Bausch Tanztheatre technique between London and Germany. Lorenzo has many year teaching experience in Italy and London and can't wait to teach dance and drama at Jigsaw Surbiton.
Performing Arts Teacher
Aimée is currently studying Musical Theatre at 'Laines Theatre Arts'. She has been dancing since the age of 5, and grew up in Brighton. Aimées aspirations are to become a performer in London West End musical theatre productions. Over the past few years she has perfomed in the senior ensemble of professional pantomimes, and has been 'Dance Captain' for productions of 'Les Mis' and 'Joseph and his Technicoloured Dreamcoat', where she found her love of working with children. Aimée can't wait to start teaching at Jigsaw Surbiton as she believes performing arts is very important for children.
Students are awarded certificates at the end of every year that they attend. We are rewarding commitment and effort rather than ability as we feel every student has personal objectives within the course. Students who reach 3 years or more are then awarded medals every year.
During our technique term, students concentrate on building and improving their skills, exploring many areas of the performing arts. During this term, parents will be given a written report on their child’s progress. The school manager is also available for ongoing verbal feedback.
Jigsaw Arts run three terms per year. Twice a year family and friends will be invited to watch a presentation or show combining dance, drama and singing. This is an excellent opportunity for the students to put their performance skills into practice.
Jigsaw Arts devises performances so that all students are included. Each student will be individually challenged as well as being encouraged to work as part of a team.
Jigsaw Arts promotes a disciplined approach to the performing arts and students are encouraged to wear clothing appropriate for movement and dance.
Jigsaw Arts has a supply of affordable clothing complete with the Jigsaw logo: alternatively black clothing must be worn. Jazz shoes are the most suitable form of footwear and can be ordered from Jigsaw Arts or any reputable dance shop.
All students (7-18 years) receive a free Jigsaw Arts folder for their scripts and song sheets. The students are encouraged to bring these every week.