S.E.N.D Creative Dance and more new exciting classes here from April 2022

Classes

We’ve some great summer classes lined-up for you from 25 April – including the much asked for creative dance class for young people with special educational needs to afternoon sessions for adults who miss their clubbing days.

Freddie Main is our Participation Programme Manager here in King’s Lynn.

He said: “Since we opened in 2019 there have been requests for a dance class for young people with special educational needs.

“We’re so excited to finally bring this rare offering to King’s Lynn with weekly S.E.N.D Creative Dance sessions for all ages. Participants will explore the potential of their bodies and imaginations, and the relationship between the two, in these creative and accessible sessions.”

We’ve already had fantastic feedback like this for our S.E.N.D Theatre sessions!

“These safe, fun, sessions are invaluable to my son, as they give him a chance to express himself, meet friends and  satisfy  his love of drama. There is nothing else like this in the area.”

Also new to our programme is Day-Time Street, the perfect energiser before picking up the kids or if you just want to get in shape for the summer.

Freddie said: “This high energy, high fun session promises to be banger after banger. Didn’t you hear – 2pm is the new 2am!”

Whether you’ve recently watched The Greatest Showman with your grandchildren or want to reminisce about the routines and characters from your favourite musicals, we also have a new 50+ Musical Theatre group that’ll whisk you back to yesteryear.

There are also bespoke sessions based around the interests and skills of the group, for those looking for a fun and accessible session or those who believe it’s never too late to become a triple threat.

Other new classes include My First Performing Arts, My First Street Dance, My First Musical Theatre and Creative Dance.

Freddie said: “We can’t wait for these new sessions to begin, alongside our well-loved current offering. Please do pop in for a taster, regardless of whether you’re the new Fred Astaire or Ashley Banjo.”

Our summer term of classes starts on 25 April. During the first week you’ll be able to book for free taster sessions for any class.

Priority booking is now open for existing participants. General booking opens 14 March.

Click here to check out all our classes. Our friendly front of house team is happy to answer any questions. Give them a call on 01553 277919 or email info@theworkshop.org.uk.

There’s plenty more to look forward to at The Workshop.

Starting this month, we’re working with young people on the Collusion Manifesto. Looking at climate change, they will work with a range of artists and experts.

The manifesto will be realised as a series of artworks that will be shown across the town centre in May.

Freddie said: “It’ll be a positive, future-focused statement for King’s Lynn led by the people most impacted by climate change – young people.

“We hope it will be very much supported by the people with the power to initiate change in public and private businesses and institutions across the area.”

Then there’s Hunt by Fionnuala Kennedy, which we’re staging on 3 April as part of NT Connections.

Each year the National Theatre commissions ten new plays for young people to perform, bringing together some of the UK’s most exciting writers with the theatre-makers of tomorrow.

Hunt is based on a variation on hide and seek. The aim of the game is to borrow objects from neighbours’ gardens, dump them at the box and don’t get caught. 

Reuniting for one last game, a bunch of teens may’ve just made the worse decision of their lives.

TOAST bring their award-winning poetry and spoken word show to town on 12 March. Hosted by Lewis Buxton, it features internationally acclaimed poet, storyteller and rapper Mark Grist and Prerana Kaur.

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