After Christmas, the February half term will suddenly appear on your doorstep. Have you thought about childcare arrangements? If not, have no fear! The doors to Teach Major’s Performing Arts Holiday Camp will be swung wide open!
While schoolteachers will be snuggled up in bed enjoying a well-deserved rest, the Teach Major team will be action at all stations. In fact, in the weeks and months leading up to one of our Performing Arts Holiday Camps, we are already busy refining our schedule to ensure that our activities are action-packed, fun, and memorable.
From singing songs and playing games, to learning vocal and performance techniques, our camps are a great introduction to the performing arts.
So, what can you expect your child(ren) to enjoy throughout the course of the half term? Read on to find out…
On your marks, get set, go!
A day at a Teach Major Performing Arts Holiday Camp always kicks off with a warm-up.
The same way we warm up our bodies for exercise, it’s important to warm up our voices, so we don’t strain them. That means making LOADS of noise! From whispering like a mouse and roaring like a lion, to trying out tongue twisters and vocal exercises; we even demonstrate breathing techniques, which are great for vocal performances, but are also excellent for managing any feelings of stress, anxiety, or nervousness.
What a fantastic skill to take into adulthood; a safe and effective way to regulate negative feelings.
How to be a drama llama
Getting up on stage can be nerve wracking. Even the biggest, ‘baddest’ bosses sometimes break a sweat at the thought of public speaking. That’s why we support children in pushing past their comfort zones to try something new and reach their full potential. We provide a safe, supportive, and encouraging environment for children to explore and test their own boundaries.
How do we do it? By grabbing our imaginary hairbrushes and singing along to our favourite songs, of course. Stuffy and boring – be gone! We’re here for the latest bops from current artists. By the end of the week, even the quietest children are confident to perform.
Imagine having been taught as a child the skills to deliver work presentations in an engaging manner, and with confidence. Everyone has the power to perform inside them, sometimes their drama llama just needs a little coaxing to come out to play.
Operation: Wear ‘em Out
After a home-packed lunch, children are given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, games, and dance. Whether they opt to create their own junk percussion instrument, learn street dance routines to perform with their friends, or build their confidence and camaraderie with their campmates through fun games, your child(ren) is guaranteed to come home happy.
Lights, camera, action!
On the final day of camp, children are given time in the afternoon for a dress rehearsal. Another great life lesson: practice makes perfect. As we’ve demonstrated throughout this short blog, the performing arts set children up with a host of transferable life skills.
Parents, family, and friends will be invited to attend as the stage curtain goes up to present what has been achieved in a week’s worth of learning!
We look forward to seeing your child(ren) at our holiday camp at Farnham Common Infant School between 21st-25th February 2022, for a week full of fun.
Did you know? Our day-camp prices are cheaper than most childcare equivalents!
To book your space, click here.