Wac Arts holiday programmes run every half term and throughout the summer – we do everything from professional evening workshops on dramatic techniques taught by industry professionals, week long DJing masterclasses and the ever popular Circus School! Prices start from around £25 for the entire week, and scholarships are always available. We usually open booking for summer programmes in late May. Find out more about any upcoming holiday programmes below!
This Half Term
The Beat Academy Music Production School
24th-28th October 2016
Age group: 11-15 years
Cost: £25 for the week
Over the course of this half term week we will be exploring a variety of ways to create music using technology. Expect beat-making sessions, use of hardware (drum machines, synths etc.), recording sessions in our professional studio, DJ workshops and mixing and mastering classes. Previous music production experience is preferred though not essential but a passion for music is a must!
Email Info@WacArts.co.uk for more information and to book a place, or call 020 7692 5888.
Previous Holiday Programmes
Professional Approaches to Performance
• Age group: 17-26 yrs
If you’re thinking of embarking on performing arts training or want to develop your existing skills to give yourself the edge on the competition, then our Professional Approaches summer short course is perfect. Taking place over five evenings at Wac Arts’ home in Belsize Park, you can choose to focus on either acting or singing. Our alumni include actors Danny Dyer and Danny Sapani, as well as MOBO award winners Ms Dynamite and Zoe Rahman. The classes will be taught by industry professionals and tailored to your skill sets – if you’re thinking of heading to drama school or you just want help nailing that audition then why not sign up? This course costs a phenomenal £25 for the entire week – a price you’re unlikely to find anywhere else in the UK, let alone London! Due to the level of coaching we do ask that you have an intermediate level or are confident in either singing or acting before enrolling.
• Age group: 12yrs-19yrs
Ever wondered how you even start to learn the skills of a stunt person? Do you see yourself jumping around like a superhero? Then this week of thrilling acrobatic art forms is for you. Join us to explore aerials, parkour (free running), stage combat and sword fighting.
TV Apocalypse – THE ZOMBIE TAKOVER
• Age group: 12-18 yrs
BREAKING NEWS!!!! Zombies have invaded the TV studios and taking over our screens
Through the eyes of Zombies, join us in re-imagining your favourite soaps, TV adverts, quiz panel shows and live news and sport broadcasts as well as much much more. Learn how to become a masterful TV production crew and create the very first TV Zombie Broadcast!!!
Wac Arts Interactive is an inclusive programme suitable for a range of needs to find out more please contact Thomas.Edwards@WacArts.co.uk
Inclu-Techno: Part of the over 18s Happy Healthy Independent Living Project
• Age group: 18+ yrs
Young people will explore and develop electronic music ideas and performance techniques for broadcast and a live show. Young people will create their own instruments and sounds via specialist hardware and software using movement, texture and other non traditional techniques with a focus on fun and expressing themselves.
Junior Wac Arts: Circus School
• Age group: 5yrs-13yrs
Spend a week exploring a wide range of enjoyable and exciting art forms including aerials, tumbling, acrobatics, circus skills and clowning. A fun filled program to keep young people active, creative and learn a whole new skills base this summer!
“I just wanted to say how much N enjoyed the holiday project. He is famous for not wanting to try new things and by the end of the week he literally left the building with a new walk! It was SO good for his confidence and he’s hoping there’s another project in the Christmas holidays. Thank you so much!”
Parent of Summer Programmes Student
Northern Ireland – Outreach Road Trip – Fully Booked!
• Age group: 12-18 yrs
Wac Arts Interactive will be hitting the road again this summer on their most ambitious Outreach Project to date. The young people participating will be Wac Arts peer to peer trainers, leading Interactive Technology workshops to various organisations and youth groups around Northern Ireland.
Wonder Wac Arts
• Age group: 11-18 yrs
During the summer break Wonder Wac will be providing workshops every day starting on Thursday 21st July all the way through until Friday 26th August. Each week will have a different theme and a fresh staff team to ensure that all of our young people will have a great time with us. The summer affords us, hopefully, some good weather for trips off site, picnics in the park and sports sessions.
We will be running two 5 day residential trips to outdoor adventure centres in the Countryside and each of these trips will include exciting activities and a visit to the seaside.