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Weekend School

Ricards Lodge High School
Lake Road
Wimbledon
London
SW19 7HB

Term Times

Autumn Term: 24th September to 3rd December 2017.

Spring Term: 14th January to 26th March 2018

For more information please call 020 8688 3409 or email michael@jigsaw-arts.co.uk

Fees

3-6 Years

£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 Discounts
Should 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.

7-18 Years

£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 Discounts
Should 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

Sunday Mornings
3 - 4 year olds:
9.30am - 11.00am
3 - 4 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm
5 - 6 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm
5- 6 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm 
7 - 18 year olds:
10.00am - 1.00pm

Directions

Nearest Tubes: Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park

Nearest Trains: Wimbledon and Haydons Road

We use the entrance, and car park, off of Lake Road. 

Road directions to here from

(e.g., "oxford st W1" or "SW12 8JZ")

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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. 


Michael

Manager

As well as managing and teaching at Jigsaw, Michael is an actor and a cabaret artist. Michael's work has been produced at Trafalgar Studios, The Soho Theatre and on National Tours as well as having numerous other Theatre, TV and Film credits. He also teaches in schools, runs workshops and lectures at Universities and Colleges.


Lauren

Performing Arts Teacher

Lauren recently graduated from Paul McCartney's Theatre School LIPA after studying a degree in Dance and Performing Arts. She has danced since the age of 5. Lauren now wishes to continue her 8 year teaching experience in London and follow a career in musical theatre.


Helena

Singing Teacher

 Helena trained in Musical Theatre, but also plays piano, flute and guitar. She is a choreographer and has co written a piece of children's theatre that she then performed at G Live this year. Helena has taught Dance, Singing and Drama for many years now and is thrilled to be continuing here in Wimbledon. 


Sophie

Performing Arts Teacher

Sophie trained professionally at Performers College in Essex, graduating with a National Diploma in Musical Theatre. Since graduating she has appeared in Pantomime and Musical Workshops, as well as developing her passion for teaching through working with various schools and ages.


Certificates

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.

 

Reports

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.