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Weekend School

Passmores Academy
Tracyes Road
Harlow
Essex
CM18 6JH

Term Times

Summer Term

5th May to 14th July 2019

Please call 01279 293 088 or email harlow@jigsaw-arts.co.uk for more information.

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

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

11.30am to 1.00pm

5 - 6 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm

7 - 18 year olds: 
10.00am - 1.00pm

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(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. 

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. 

Jigsaw Jumpers

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.


Rachel

Manager

Rachel trained at the London College of Music in Musical Theatre. Upon graduating she worked as an actress performing in various productions around the UK and Europe. For 3 years, Rachel was a member of London based gospel choir Enchorus and through them, was fortunate enough to perform as part of the resident choir on the X Factor.

Rachel has taught for Jigsaw as a singing, dance and performing arts teacher for almost 5 years and is absolutely thrilled to be bringing Jigsaw to Harlow!


Lucy

Dance Teacher

Lucy started dancing at the age of 3, growing up doing ISTD exams and street, also studying drama and music at GCSE/A level. Knowing she wanted to be a dance teacher, she started assisting in classes at 12. She started taking her own classes at 17 and loves teaching.


Hope

Performing Arts Teacher

Bio coming soon.... 


Shaun

Drama Teacher

Shaun has been involved in Performing Arts for over 15 years and went on to study at ‘Anglian Ruskin University. After appearing in various productions in Hertfordshire he got his first television appearance on ‘The Pride of Britain Awards’ and went on to feature in the film ‘The Worlds End’. In recent years he has started his own theatre company, writing original plays for theatres and community based venues. Shaun is very excited for the term ahead at Jigsaw Arts!

 

 

 


Zoe

Performing Arts Teacher

Zoe’s training includes a 3 year Musical Theatre Diploma at Performance Preparation Academy, Guildford. Since graduating she has performed in various shows, touring the Spanish islands as Lead Vocalist and dancer and recently played the Wicked Queen in a production of Snow White. Zoe has many years of teaching experience in all performance disciplines and is very excited to be back at Jigsaw to teach this term.


Gemma

Performing Arts Teacher

Gemma began dancing at the age of five. As a child she trained in ballroom, latin and disco dancing at Doric Dance Centre whilst also studying ballet and tap at the Elston School of Dancing (now Step2Step Dance Academy).

Gemma trained at The Dance College, Penny Meekings teacher training centre where she gained her teaching qualifications in Imperial Ballet, Tap, Modern and National along with vocational exams in all genres. Gemma holds her ‘Authentic Street Dance’ qualifications with Urban Strides where she gained a level 4 diploma in performing arts with a Distinction. She has studied many forms of dance including those mentioned and many more such as line dancing, Hip Hop, house, locking, breaking, popping and whacking.

 


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.

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.

Sorry no workshops are currently running at Harlow.