Burton's newest performing arts school is already expanding after a successful first term in the town. StageScreen launched in April and has been teaching six to 18-year-olds drama and comedy acting, musical theatre and film production and performance skills on a Saturday morning during term time
When the new term starts on Saturday September 16, there will be a brand-new class for four to six-year-olds at venue at the Burton Albion Community Hub, in Grange Street, Burton.
Principal Heather Gallagher said: "I have had many requests from parents who were looking for a class for their younger children, so I am launching a new 'Starlets' class for four to six-year-olds. It will be a fun 45-minute class from 9am to 9.45am each week during term time."
Starlets are being invited to experience a free day at StageScreen and bookings can be made by emailing here .
Older StageScreen students are taught in three age groups, six-nine-year-olds; 10-13-year-olds and 14-18-year-olds. Each age group rotates between rooms at The Hub to spend one hour each week on acting, film and musical theatre. StageScreen's three tutors all have professional industry experience in their specialism.
Heather, an established singing teacher in Burton and Ashby, also has professional experience as an actor and dancer. She said: "Lessons are tailored to each age group so students can learn new techniques and skills while also having fun and acquiring confidence and social skills."
StageScreen's first term ended with a red carpet film festival and awards night in July at which short films the students had made were shown to an invited audience of family and friends. The autumn term will end with a celebration showcase of students' work on December 16.
More information is available here and Heather will be outside Waterstones, in Coopers Square shopping centre, Burton, on Saturday, August 26 showing the filmed work from last term. She will be avaible all day with details of all classes and will be able to answer any questions about the school and teachers.