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Agency Workshop Day

Above: Lily Mae in rehearsals for the musical Little Miss Sunshine. Lily Mae attended the Agency Workshop in 2017. Following the great success of the last one, and all the wonderful casting news for Jigsaw students (which you can read about here), there will be another Agency Workshop Day on: Sunday 30th June in London […]

When is Acting Useful in Everyday Life?

At Jigsaw, we know that acting and drama skills have all sorts of applications beyond the stage or screen. While some might take acting classes with an eye to appearing on the West End, others want to boost their confidence, be creative or simply make some new friends. So when and how is acting useful in everyday […]

Spotlight on… Jigsaw Ealing!

The leafy London borough of Ealing has a rich cultural history. The Rolling Stones first played in public at the Ealing Jazz Club. Ealing Studios is one of the oldest film studios in the world, and Dame Judi Dench is the President of Ealing’s The Questors Theatre. Dani has a lifelong passion for the performing […]

West End Run in Tina Turner the Musical Extended for Myles Grant

When we last talked to Myles, he was making his West End debut with Tina Turner the Musical. He has just found out his time with the show has been extended, making it the perfect time to catch up with Myles’ experience in the production so far. Tina – The Tina Turner Musical tells the story of […]

What Does My Child Need?

Every child develops in different ways. No-one knows what a child needs better than their parent or guardian. The person who watches them grow, cares for and challenges them, understands them more than anyone. But what they might not understand is that performing arts aren’t just for the naturally theatrically inclined, or those seeking a […]

My First Jigsaw Experience

I’d been working at Jigsaw head office a little over a week as the Office and Social Media Assistant when Founder and Company Director Nikki asked me to join her for a class at Jigsaw Crouch End. It’s one thing to be on the other end of the phone, telling people how great Jigsaw is, […]

Are Singing Lessons Worth it?

Now, I’m sure that there are a lot of us out there who enjoy singing out loud to our favourite pop songs in the shower. The decibels bouncing off the bathroom tiles as we serenade an imaginary concert of adoring fans, all in the safety of our own home. But aside from the fantasy of […]

Why is Dance Important?

This guest blog was written by Isabelle, who teaches dance at Jigsaw Balham, Jigsaw Bexleyheath and Jigsaw Croydon! Dance has been a huge part of my life for as long as I can remember. Many of my fondest childhood memories are of being in the vibrant heat of the dance studio learning new moves or […]

Jigsaw Comes to Plumstead!

Plumstead is a busy London suburb just south of the Thames. It boasts itself as the birth place many a famous name including Blue and Eastenders star Lee Ryan, former JLS band member Martin Humes, and if you go back far enough, is even mentioned in the Domesday Book! But something big is on the […]

Jigsaw Bexleyheath: 10 Students and 80 Years Collective Experience

When I visited Jigsaw Bexleyheath on the first day of the Spring term it was a cold, damp morning, however, as I pulled up in the school’s car park with parents busying themselves with coats and buggies, I could sense that there was excitement in the air! Kate, the school’s manager had already arrived, her […]

Why Arts Education is Important in a Child’s Social Development

This blog post on children’s social development is written by Emily, the manager of Jigsaw Balham.  As an advocate for the arts and the benefits it can bring about in young people, I could talk about this until I am blue in the face… but I shan’t. Instead I shall attempt to sum it up […]

New Jigsaw Schools Open with Record Attendance

This term we saw the opening of three exciting new Jigsaw schools in Harlow, Teddington and Cardiff. “It has been a terrific start to the year” says Company Director Andy Hutchings, “the training provided by our award-winning franchise package and the commitment and enthusiasm of our new franchisees Rachel, Imogen and Philippa have meant that all […]