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Weekend School

Bishop of Llandaff High School
Rookwood Close
Llandaff
CF5 2NR

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Fees

Fees (3-6 years)

£150 per term (£37.50 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

£115 for second child, £75 for third child

New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £30.  This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.

Fees (7-18 years)

£280 per term (£70 a month on direct debit spread over the year)

£210 for second child, £140 for third child

New students are invited to do an initial two-week trial for £60.  This is deducted from the fees when you book for the rest of the term.

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Term Times

Autumn Term:

28th September to 7th December 2019

Class Times

Saturday Afternoons

3 - 4 year olds:

2.30pm – 4.00pm

5 - 6 year olds:

4.30pm – 6.00pm

7 - 18 year olds:

3.00pm – 6.00pm

Managers

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 to provide each school with a first-class consistent service. In larger schools an assistant is also provided.

Teachers

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 DBS check and attend Jigsaw Arts teacher training sessions to provide consistent tutoring across our schools.

All schools are regularly inspected by Jigsaw Arts’ head office management team, to ensure that the quality of teaching is consistent.

Discipline policy

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.

Jigsaw Cardiff

Philippa
School Manager

Philippa has loved the performing arts from a young age and has endeavoured to bring the magic of theatre into all areas of her life. Having trained as an actor, she understands the importance of embedding performance skill at a young age.

‘I have so many fond memories of doing drama and shows as a child! It’s a bonding experience and you make the best friends! Being a Cardiff girl, I am so excited to bring the magic of Jigsaw to Wales! Jigsaw Cardiff is going to be a fantastic adventure!’

Sam
Drama and Dance Teacher

Originally from Derby, Sam trained at Tiptoe School of Performing Arts where she studied Ballet, Tap, Modern and Musical Theatre. Sam has performed in multiple professional venues including Disneyland Paris, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Royal Albert Hall, Saddlers Wells, and the O2. Last year Sam was honoured to be an associate for the National Dance Company Wales. She is currently further pursuing her passion for dance by undertaking her Dance BA (Hons) at the University of South Wales. Having always enjoyed teaching children, Sam in delighted to be imparting her knowledge at Jigsaw!

Keely Morgan
Performing Arts Teacher

Keely Morgan is a soprano, from Mumbles in South Wales. She studies at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) on the Vocal and Opera Studies BMus Honours course, under the tutelage of renowned soprano Suzanne Murphy. Keely has completed her vocal diploma, Trinity College London Vocal Diploma (ATCL). She has also achieved Grade 8 Distinctions in ABRSM, Trinity College and London College of Music in classical singing, piano, acting and musical theatre. 

Keely was incredibly honoured to be invited to represent Wales as a guest soloist for the commemoration of 74years of Liberation by the 53rd Welsh Infantry Division, in s’Hertogenbosch in The Netherlands. She has recently performed with the BBC National Choir and Orchestra of Wales in St David’s Hall, as part of the semi chorus in Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’ in November 2018 for Remembrance Day which was broadcast on BBC Radio Three. In March and April of 2018, Keely toured across schools in South Wales performing the opera The Amazing Adventures of Alvin Allegretto by Bruce Adolphe, playing the lead character of Alice Allegretto. The production was later so well received that it continued a revival run in August 2018 at the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff. Before the performances, she conducted vocal and drama workshops for primary school children under the baton of Welsh National Opera Outreach Scheme.

Keely has appeared in three West End UK musical theatre tours, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Doctor Doolittle, Joseph & His Technicolor Dream Coat, singing alongside Aled Jones and Tommy Steel. Her acting roles have included “Doctor Who’, ‘Loose Women’, ‘Newsround’, ‘Nickelodeon’, and ‘Upstairs Downstairs’.  She has also appeared in an S4C documentary about the life of opera star Adelina Patti, playing her younger self. Keely is a proud former member of the Youth Musical Theatre UK, and was honoured to take part in the performance of ‘The Dark Tower’, staged in Hammersmith London. Keely has also performed with Phantom of the Opera Star Peter Karrie in several of his “Small Halls Tours” concerts playing Christine Daae.

Keely is a regular guest artist with a number of reputable male voice choirs including, Morriston RFC, Morriston Orpheus, The Gwalia Singers and Swansea Male Voice Choir. She has performed in numerous venues such as St David’s Hall for the Welsh Festival of Remembrance, Wales Millennium Centre, Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall, Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin and Sint Janskerk in Maastricht. 

Keely is really passionate about teaching at Jigsaw, and loves watching children grow in confidence, thrive and continue her love for performing while having fun and making new friends! 

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.

As well as our weekend Performing Arts Schools, Jigsaw offers entertaining and fun Birthday Parties for children at a location of your choosing throughout London, the Home Counties and South Wales. Our parties are perfect for children who love the performing arts and want a creative and imaginative, fun filled party.

What does Jigsaw provide?

One of our specialist performing arts teachers will take the children on an hour’s fun filled adventure through dance, singing and drama activities based on your child’s favourite theme! Past themes have included ‘Princesses and Pirates’, ‘Frozen’, ‘Superheroes’, ‘Under the Sea’ and many more. You pick the theme and our performing arts teacher will ensure that your child and their friends have a wonderful and memorable day. The sessions will run much like our Performing Arts Schools but with the added excitement of the entire party being designed for the birthday child and their guests.

We are more than happy to discuss any ideas that you may have for the content or theme in the build-up to the big day and are happy to suggest activities/games which can be incorporated into the themed party.

All out tutors are DBS checked and have had in-house training.

Activities will be appropriate for the age of the birthday child so please bear this in mind when inviting friends and family. These activities are suitable for a maximum of 20 children. We are unable to accommodate a larger group as we want to ensure that every child has a memorable experience.

What do I need to provide?

A clear space in your home or a small hall. We will also need a power point. If you would like to include any props (pass the parcel etc) then please provide these also. Leave the rest to us!

Costs and booking

£90 for an hour to a maximum of 20 children. There is a £10 surcharge for parties outside the M25.

A £40 deposit is payable in advance to secure your booking.

Deposits are non refundable. Should you wish to cancel your booking, 72 hours notice is required. If the appropriate notice has not been given you will be charged 50% of the balance

Contact your nearest Jigsaw Performing Arts School to book

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Looking for a career?

Owing to our continued success and growth, we are always on the look-out for the very best teachers to enhance the Jigsaw team.

If you are interested in becoming part of the team, please send a cover letter and CV to:

cardiff@jigsaw-arts.co.uk

Dance, Drama and Singing Teachers

  • Cardiff
  • From £20 per hour (depending on experience)

We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic teachers for our weekend schools.

You will be teaching drama, singing or dance to children 7 – 18 years OR performing arts to 3 – 6 years. You must be available on Saturdays. All teachers should have a clear DBS check.

Please email a CV and covering letter to cardiff@jigsaw-arts.co.uk.

Send us your details

If you have any questions please complete the form below or call 020 8447 4530.

Head Office: Jigsaw Performing Arts Schools, 64–66 High Street, Barnet EN5 5SJ

If you have any questions please complete the form below or call 02922 362 496