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Weekend School

Enfield County Lower School
Rosemary Avenue
Enfield
EN2 0SP

Term Times

Summer Term: 4th May to 13th July 2019

Autumn Term: 28th September to 7th December 2019

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

Saturday Mornings

3 - 4 year olds:
9.30am - 11.00am
11.30am - 1.00pm

5 - 6 year olds:
9.30am - 11.00am
11.30am - 1.00pm

7 - 18 year olds:
10.00am - 1.00pm

Directions

Bus: 191, W8, W9

Train: Gordon Hill or Enfield Town

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. 

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 Arts director Nicola Lander 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 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. 

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.


Jo

Manager

Jo has been working for Jigsaw since 2000. She currently manages two weekend schools. Jo has 16 years experience of working with children. She has completed special needs and child protection training and loves to combine her childcare experience with her passion for the performing arts.


Audrey

Dance Teacher

Audrey graduated with a BA in Dance from the University of North Carolina, USA. She also did a semester abroad at Middlesex University. Since living in London, Audrey has performed and choreographed for many dance companies. She has taught various dance styles to many age groups and is also a qualified Zumba Instructor and Cheerleading Coach.


Nicola

Performing Arts Teacher

Nicola trained at Italia Conti and has over 30 years experience as a professional actress, in theatre, television, film and radio. She has been the assistant director on two pantomimes at The New Theatre, Cardiff as well as the producer on the feature film Losers Anonymous. Nicola works as a drama coach at a local primary school.


Megan M

Assistant

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Megan R

Drama Teacher

Megan has been performing ever since she was a toddler, starring in short films and in the West End.  Currently studying performance and applied theatre at the University of East London, Megan regularly performs to communities where she is able to help less fortunate people through the use of drama! After finishing her degree Megan wishes to pursue her dream to become a qualified secondary school drama teacher. 

 


Grace

Singing Teacher

Grace attended many after school and Saturday classes, gaining a great foundation in the three theatrical disciplines of singing, drama and dance. She went on to gain a BA Hons in Acting from East 15 Acting School. Since graduating in 2009, Grace has been working in everything from musicals to operas, classic drama to outlandish comedy on stage, television, in film and on the radio. Alongside her training and career Grace has taught drama and singing with students ranging from four to adulthood. Grace is delighted to be a part of the Jigsaw team.

 


Alice G

Performing Arts Teacher

Alice is a native Italian actress, singer and musician who has recently graduated with First Class Honours from the Guildford School of Acting (GSA), where she studied Musical Theatre. Coming from generations of music teachers, she is very excited to join the Jigsaw team!


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 Jumpers

Performing arts for children aged 6 months to 3 years

Jigsaw Jumpers is a positive step in your child’s development. Children from 6 months to 3 years will be taught in two groups: pre-walkers and walkers. Through the medium of drama, singing and dance, your child will begin their expressive journey and the 45-minute class will be taught by fully qualified and experienced pre-school teachers. Our teachers understand the individual needs of each child, and are always on hand to offer advice, encouragement and support. All members of staff are DBS checked.

However, Jigsaw Jumpers is more than just a 45-minute performing arts class for your child: Jigsaw Jumpers helps develop the parent-child relationship. Parents attend each session as well and are equally involved, exploring imagination with their child. This shared learning and enjoyable experience helps develop a special bond between parent and child, and this in turn assists with the development of confidence and creativity very early on in life.

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.

Why not try a Jigsaw holiday workshop as an affordable solution to keeping your children busy? Jigsaw provide fun, exciting and educational performing arts workshops in the school holidays.

Jigsaw Performing Arts Holiday Workshops

Monday 5th August to Friday 9th August 2019

At Enfield County Lower School, Rosemary Avenue, Enfield EN2 0SR

3 to 5 years

Monday to Friday: 9.30am to 11.30am

£75 for the week

£65 for siblings

 

5 to 16 years

Monday to Friday: 9.00am to 3.30pm 
(Registration from 8.30am to 9am & pick up from 3.30pm to 4pm)

£150 for the week

£130 for siblings