Welcome Back! Summer fun was gone like a flash but we started this new term off with a bang!

It’s been a busy summer this year with all of our new courses attracting a lot of new and old faces. From our new inspiring courses such as Character Development and Public Speaking to our always popular Drama and Musical Theatre Club week. We had some fantastic fun but it has to be said that one of the highlights were welcoming CBBC to the Claremont Centre who ran a fun workshop for our students as well as game show auditions. Very exciting! Keep your eyes pealed here for future news and developments as we find out about them on that particular occasion. Also some of our students had the opportunity to visit and be apart of the Blue Peter audience, we shall be hearing about their experiences soon.

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However the summer flew by and with September comes a new term with some new faces both as staff and students. As I am sure everyone is aware we said goodbye to Tom last term, who ran several of our classes including Friday nights’ Musical Theatre class. We hope he will return to say “Hello “ and tells us all about his new ventures. Replacing Tom we would like to welcome the extremely experienced Becky who has taken over the Musical Theatre class with gusto and panache! Welcome on board Becky!

We also ran a Facebook competition at the beginning of term offering first time families two free places on our Stage 1 Drama Tuesday and Friday classes until October half term. All the first time families had to do was tell us what their child’s favourite book or character. With many people sharing our competition on friends’ walls and group pages we picked two winners by random: James Eisen won a place for his daughter Charlotte and Sylvia Emerick’s won a place for her son Samuel. Both children have now started their sessions and are enjoying working on Aesop’s Fables and The Great Fire of London. Congratulations to both families and thank you to everyone who entered or shared the competition.

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This term we also have some new classes on offer in particular the Foundation Speech and Drama for 6-9 year olds on Saturday mornings (9:45am). A small group of up to 8 children who will focus upon clear speaking, communication skills, poetry speaking, story telling. This class will then act as a feeder class for our Advanced Speech and Drama for children in school Year 6 and above. Also on a Saturday morning at 10.40am, these children will be selected for the class by audition only. Ensuring keen and experienced students will be encouraged, allowing their potential and talent to thrive in a like-minded environment.

There are also more offers, adult consulting, events, sessions and projects in the planning. As they begin to take shape and then put into action you will be the first to know. So as I said earlier keep your eyes pealed, as it looks set to be an entertaining and thrilling term and year ahead!

We look forward to seeing you and your children this term.

Claudia and all the Spotlight Leaders

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