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Weekend School

Ricards Lodge High School
Lake Road
Wimbledon
London
SW19 7HB

Term Times

Autumn Term​​​ 23rd September to 2nd Dec 2018

Spring Term​​​ 27th January to 7th April 2019

Summer Term ​​​5th May to 14th July 2019

 

For more information please call 020 8688 3409 or email michael@jigsaw-arts.co.uk

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

Sunday Mornings
3 - 4 year olds:
9.30am - 11.00am
3 - 4 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm
5 - 6 year olds:
9.30am - 11.00pm
5- 6 year olds:
11.30am - 1.00pm 
7 - 18 year olds:
10.00am - 1.00pm

Directions

Nearest Tubes: Wimbledon and Wimbledon Park

Nearest Trains: Wimbledon and Haydons Road

We use the entrance, and car park, off of Lake Road. 

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. 


Lauren

Manager

Lauren is the owner and Manager of Jigsaw Epsom and Surbiton as well as being a long running member of the team in Wimbledon! Lauren graduated from Paul McCartney's Theatre School LIPA after studying a degree in Dance and Performing Arts. Since graduating, Lauren has worked with Lea Anderson MBE, in the company 'Ladies and Gentlemen', Choreo Cymru, and played the lead in 'Igam Ogam' the U.K. Musical Tour. Her TV and film credits include, adverts for BSKYB, and performing with Adam Garcia. Music Videos with artist such as Alexandra Burke and many live events including the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies. 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.


Lottie

Performing Arts Teacher

Lottie trained professionally at Mountview. Since graduating she has appeared in numerous shows and a recent national tour! She is an experienced Jigsaw teacher who works at our Mitcham and Wimbledon branches across all of our age groups.


Benjy

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 when he was younger. He has appeared in many amateur musical productions, taking roles such as Oliver (Oliver!), Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) and Link Larkin (Hairspray). He thoroughly enjoys teaching at Jigsaw and can’t wait to inspire the next generation of performers through his work with them.


Luke

Dance Teacher

Luke trained at Doreen Bird College, London. Hit recent performing credits include: Dancer in International Horse Show Olympia (Kensington Olympia) Alice By Heart (National Theatre. Luke is thrilled to be joining the Jigsaw family and hopes to make a small difference to such wonderful children.


Ciara

Performing Arts Teacher

Ciara trained professionally at Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts.  She is delighted to be returning to Jigsaw having taken a break whilst doing an internation musical tour! 


Jordan

Assistant

Jordan started performing at the age of 7 with jazz dance and classical styles. A few years later he started musical theatre and tap dance. He went on to represent England at the World Tap Championships and other international competitions for 5 years, winning many world titles and medals. In 2013 he won a world title for his tap solo at the annual Dance World Cup. He also obtained the title of ‘Best Male Dancer’ across all age groups and categories in the competition. Jordan attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology and Arts Educational Schools London sixth form before obtaining a place at the prestigious Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he is currently a third year Musical Theatre student and will be graduating in the summer of 2019.



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.

Sorry no workshops are currently running at Wimbledon.