Over the course of the year there are numerous shows and exhibitions, radio broadcasts and events. This allows the children to show off their experiences and new skills to family and friends. However, the real work happens every Saturday in the classrooms.

Course Type

Performing Arts classes, including DanceSinging, Song Writing for 14-18sStreet Dance, and Theatre

Course Length

  • 1 hour between 9.30 and 3.30.
  • Each class is £110 for a 12 week term
  • See the About section for further information regarding discounts. Please note that Song writing is 1 1/2 hours long and priced at £147 for a 12 week term.

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Dance

Course Overview 

As children move through BRIT Kids they will learn a variety of dance skills, delivered by several different teachers. They will explore a variety of dance styles, from street dance to contemporary to jazz. At BRIT Kids Dance classes, we work on strength, flexibility and coordination through warm-ups and technical exercises. BRIT Kids urges its students to discover their choreography skills and express their individuality through dance. Dance offers students the opportunity to learn about posture, coordination and position in dance; lose inhibitions and gain confidence while developing greater balance, flexibility and strength, and gain an understanding of performance and technicality.


Singing

Course Overview 

In the younger classes children are introduced to a varied repertoire consisting of musical theatre, pop and jazz, so that they are able to develop their individual musical ears and learn to pick up new melodies quickly. There is focus on vocal expression, phrasing, breathing and dynamics to convey the right mood. As students progress, lessons explore a more varied collection, introducing them to key musical figures and songs. Harmonies are more detailed, with common singing technical terms used consistently in class. General vocal technique areas are covered to gain a broad understanding, with an emphasis on breathing and articulation. Classes with older students are encouraged to aim for a high standard of work, and to be more explorative in their listening outside of class. Attention is given to finer details to help achieve a more precise result with focus on phrasing, rhythmic awareness and microphone technique.


Song Writing (*Ages 14-18)

Course Overview 

By studying the composition and lyricism of popular music song writers and artists, students will learn to write in a variety of genres and in a variety of different subject matters. They will begin to formulate an understanding of all aspects of song writing, including form/structure, lyric writing, and subject, reading your audience, self-expression, style, arrangement and collaboration. Through exposure to new and exciting musical genres, styles and approaches, working in groups to ‘co-write’, composing and writing to a variety of different briefs and the opportunity to experiment with their own writing style, students will build a repertoire of material that will develop their own artistic identity and unique writing styles. Please note this is a 1 1/2 hour class and fees reflect this.


Street Dance

Course Overview 

These classes allow children to keep fit and learn fun, creative routines, with each class structured to suit the age group and different abilities. Street dance classes are a mixture of commercial street dance, hip-hop and general techniques that help enhance coordination and rhythm. During the term children will focus on various skills within dance, work on taught choreography, take part in group creativity, and learn to effectively improve performance. Working in groups to show routines to other peers will help boost their confidence, dancing to a wide variety of music including classics and latest hits. Street Dance has its own annual show, fully choreographed and devised by the teacher. Street Dance allows children to express themselves and enjoy what they can do with their body through music that they can relate to.


Theatre

Course Overview 

The main aim of the BRIT Kids Theatre class is not only to develop skills and techniques, but overall confidence in performing. The theatre classes at BRIT Kids allows students to be creative and develop work that they might not get the chance to create at school. The removal of grades and written work allows them to explore their own imaginations in an uninhibited way, which produces some very interesting work and allows each student to better understand their own strengths, weaknesses and passions when it comes to acting. As they move through BRIT Kids, students will experience different teachers and different approaches to theatre.

BRIT Kids Theatre classes are not about working to a tight script; instead, children are encouraged to improvise, work on physical theatre and develop their own characters. Scripts are then written or adapted by the teachers, with the students in mind. The result of this is that the productions are unique, fresh and often challenging, allowing students to really own their parts. We believe that what goes on in the weekly workshops are just as important as the productions.