Performing Arts Leadership

If you're interested in gaining a leadership award then the Performing Arts Leadership Course might be for you.

What is it?

A one week intensive course designed for young people over the age of 14 who want to improve confidence, communication and delivery skills.

What does it involve?

An intensive but rewarding practical and theory based accredited training where you will make friends, have fun, acquire new oranisational skills and build up a bank of resources to teach others.

Sessions cover:

  • Leadership skills
  • Warm ups and games
  • Teaching plans
  • Health and safety and child protection.

You will also study contemporary theatre and dance.

How long will it take?

Held annually in August, in the school summer holiday, the course consists of 7 intensive days starting at 9.30am. At the end of the course you will assist in teaching a workshop to a group of 8-11 year olds.

How much does it cost?

£30 subsidised travel costs are available.

What will I get out of it?

You will receive a certificate in Assistant Leadership and Bronze Youth Achievement Award.

What happens after the course?

Past students have organised placements via a school or community setting to gain more experience with becoming a workshop leader. Some keep to specialisms of Drama or Dance others volunteer with Active Schools, Brownies, Community Groups, Local Theatres and much more.

How do I find out more information?

No previous experience necessary in dance or drama. Subsidised travel costs available.

Enrolment is by application form. Please contact The Arts Development Team.

St Mary's Mill, Level Crossing Road, Selkirk, TD7 5EW
Tel: 01750 726400

What past participants have to say about the course:

“I'd like to thank the tutors for the course as I have learnt very valuable life skills that I can call upon in the future.”

“I am normally a bad socialiser (with those my age) but everyone here was so kind and approachable and I've made friends!”

“It was enriching, confidence-instilling and character building. Everyone was friendly and the teachers were very welcoming and encouraging. The best week in my summer holiday. I grew in confidence which was invaluable”

“This was a great experience and unlike any other. I would definitely recommend for anyone to get involved-if you have lots of performance experience, if you have none at all or if you just want to learn some new skills, make friends and have a good time”