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Weekend School

The Hollyfield School
Surbiton Hill Road
Surbiton
KT6 4TU

Term Times

Spring Term - 26th January to 6th April 2019

Summer Term- 4th May to 13th July 2019

Please call 0208 108 5985 or email surbiton@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.

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

3 - 4 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm

5 - 6 year olds:
09.30am - 11.00am

5 - 6 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm

7 - 18 year olds: 
10.00am - 1.00pm

Directions

The entrance for Jigsaw Surbiton is through the school side gates on Surbiton Hill Road. Look out for our banner, parking is to the Left and around the back.

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.


Lauren

Manager

Originally from South Wales, Lauren received a Degree in Dance and Performing Arts from LIPA. Since graduating Lauren has worked as a professional performer, in musical tours, childrens shows, tv and film. Lauren has had a passion for teaching Children from a young age. She has choreographed many Youth Musical Productions, and has worked at Jigsaw for the past 6 years. Now as manager, she is very proud of Jigsaw Surbiton.


Lottie Henshall

Drama Teacher

Lottie trained in Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts for 3 years. 
After graduating Lottie starred in BBC Ones Doctors playing Jenna O’Brien. This led onto working at Charing Cross Theatre playing Rose Barbier in the World Premiere of The Braille Legacy. From this she went into the UK Tour of Our House, then leading onto playing Lisa/First Cover Sophie in the International Tour of Mamma Mia. Lottie is very excited to teach at Jigsaw Surbiton.


Benjy Smokler

Performing Arts Teacher

Benjy is currently in training for a degree in Musical Theatre at the Performance Preparation Academy. Benjy has had a passion for the performing arts since age 5 and used to attend Jigsaw as a teen. He has appeared in many amateur musical productions, such as Oliver!, Les Miserables and Hairspray. He thoroughly enjoys teaching, and inspiring the next generation. Benjy has worked at Jigsaw for the past 2 years and is very excited to meet the wonderful children at Jigsaw Surbiton.

Paul Toulson

Drama Teacher

Paul received a BA HONS in Musical Theatre and then furthered his training at Mountview Academy of Performing Arts. Since graduating Paul has toured and performed both nationally and internationally. Showcredits include: Macbeth, Peter Pan, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, A Christmas Carol to mention a few. Paul is so excited to beginning his journey at Jigsaw!


Aimée Thomas

Performing Arts Teacher

Aimée is currently studying BA(Hons) Musical Theatre at 'Laine Theatre Arts'. She has been dancing since the age of 5, and grew up in Brighton. Aimée's aspirations are to become a performer in London West End musical theatre productions. Over the past few years she has perfomed in the ensemble of professional pantomimes, and has been 'Dance Captain' for productions of 'Les Mis' and 'Joseph and his Technicoloured Dreamcoat’. Aimée also has been Assistant Choreographer for ‘Bugsy Malone and Grease where she found her love of working and inspiring children in the performing arts. 


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.

Summer School- 'Jigsaw At The Movies'

Monday 13th - Friday 17th August 2018

Come Join The Fun! 

A week of movie themed fun, Drama, Singing and Dance!

 

6 - 16 year olds:  9am - 3:30pm 

3 - 5 year olds:  9:30am - 11:30am

 

For more information:

Call -  020 8108 5985

Email - surbiton@jigsaw-arts.co.uk