About the activities
At Wac Arts Nites we listen to our young people and make changes to the timetable to suit your needs.
We arrange different sessions on each night. Please see the list below to find out which activities happen on which night:
Wonder Wac Arts workshops for young people with learning disabilities under 18s* (ages 11-17) – 6.30pm-8.30pm
DJing and Music Technology (ages 16-24) – 6pm-8pm
Street Dance (ages 12-19) – 6pm-8.30pm
Trampolining (ages 13-19) – 6.30pm-8.30pm
Over 18s workshops for young people with learning disabilities** (ages 18-25) – 6.15pm-8.30pm
Wac Arts Interactive (ages 12-18) – 6.30pm-8.30pm
Drama Workshop with Tender (ages 11-25) – 6.30pm-8.30pm
* referral only
** please email or Chas if you’d like more information on this programme on 020 7692 5879.
All classes are £1.50 per session.
Wac Arts Nites aims to provide an affordable range of activities to cater to all ages, abilities and tastes – here’s some of the activities we’ve offered previously:
Aerials is new to Wac Arts Nites. We use specialist equipment including trapeze and ropes to ‘fly’ in the studios! There are also fabric cocoons where young people can swing and ‘float’ in the air. A developing sphere in the contemporary arts scene, aerials working is brilliant fun. It also strengthens bonds between individuals, builds confidence and introduces new skills – and is something completely different!
An opportunity for young people to get together, form a band and to create their own music. You can rehearse in a fully equipped rehearsal space and receive help with song-writing, sound improvement, PA training and performance skills. You will have access to a trained tutor and can also use the recording studio.
At Wac Arts Nites we offer improvisational drama for young people who want to explore issues and develop their skills. The group meets each week and works with a tutor to develop new themes and ideas.
Our drum tuition sessions offer a fantastic opportunity to learn how to play drum kit. Wac Arts Nites rehearsal spaces let you experiment with drums and make some real noise! Lessons are usually for half an hour and are either one to one or in pairs. There is also the opportunity to gain recognised awards if requested.
This class combines learning studio techniques and creating your own music with writing your own lyrics. You will explore ways of creating beats and develop an understanding of how the studio works, how your music is unique and how to get the best from your ideas. In learning to use the studio as your instrument, you will also look at song writing and musicianship and build up a repertoire of material you can then go out and perform.
The emphasis for these classes is on fun and enjoyment of the sport and at the same time, it also develops young people’s co-ordination, fitness and agility. Trampolining is an essential skill for those wishing to become circus performers or stunt artists.
There are regular opportunities to achieve recognised awards in trampolining whilst attending these sessions. More experienced members are also encouraged to take a professional coaching qualification so that they can go on to teach others.