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Our 14th Birthday

Blog - April 28, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

As Spotlights celebrates its 14th birthday this week it brought into focus my thoughts, feelings (and fears) from when we first started in 2006.  Whilst the time has flown I can still remember with total clarity the anxieties about starting out.  Would anyone come to our open day.  Would anyone want to sign up to […]

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Online classes

Blog, Online Classes - April 19, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

We are now running a programme of online drama, dance and singing classes.  These classes will feature our professional DBS checked teachers.  Classes are by age group and capped at 25 students to allow interaction with our teachers and classmates. Classes are after school and on Saturdays. Great value monthly subscriptions. For further details of […]

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Our Top 5 Theatre Podcasts

Blog - March 26, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

If your missing your Theatre fun at the moment don’t worry we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together our Top 5 Theatre Podcasts, that will certainly make you feel like you have front row seats! Our Top 5 Theatre Podcasts Backstage With‘Backstage With’ takes fans behind the scenes with the biggest names in musical theatre […]

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Little Stars Summer Term- ‘The Lion King’ for 4-6 year Olds

Blog, Little Stars - March 11, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

Get ready to roar!! This Summer Term our Little Stars (children aged 4-6) will be performing ‘The Lion King’. Our classes will see the children bringing to life the much- loved characters of Simba, Timon and Pumbaa as they embark on an unforgettable journey to Pride Rock. Through our tailored lessons our ‘Little Stars’ can […]

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Spotlight on… Jade our ‘Marketing Assistant’

Blog - March 5, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

My Spotlights journey began in 2012, and it has truly been the best thing to of happened to me! Little did I know that 8 years on I would be completing my university placement working at the Spotlights office as a ‘Marketing Assistant’. I first joined Spotlights in 2012, I had been looking for a […]

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Congratulations to our Student Lauren!

Blog - February 25, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

A huge congratulations to our student Lauren who has been offered three separate Drama Scholarships at Bromley High, Colfe’s School and St Dunstan’s college. Lauren has been attending Spotlights since she was five years old showing a real passion for the performing arts at such a young age. Lauren has always been a dedicated student […]

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Top Tips to help your child perform with confidence- Parenting Coach Caroline Rowett

Blog - February 20, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

We recently met with Caroline Rowett, a expert parenting coach. Below Caroline has identified 8 ways you can help your child perform with confidence. Tips for Parents of Performers What are your expectations of your child’s performance? Parents face a lot of judgement and so may feel validated when their child behaves well and performs […]

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Spotlight on… Tierney Our Little Stars Assistant Teacher

Blog - February 12, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

This week we caught up with Tierney, one of our Little Stars Assistant Teachers to hear more about what first attracted her to Spotlights, her favourite memory from being a student and her favourite aspect about teaching our Little Stars! What first attracted you to spotlights when you joined as a student?‘I was looking for […]

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Spotlight on…Co- Director Faye Willingale

Blog - February 5, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

This week we caught up with Faye one of our amazing Co- Directors to find out what originally sparked her interest in the performing arts, what she believes makes Spotlights unique and how excited she is for our upcoming shows! What sparked your interest in the performing arts?‘I’m lucky to have been brought up by […]

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Top Tips for helping your child learn their lines!

Blog - January 29, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

Some children can find learning lines to be a little difficult, with that in mind we have put together a list of our Top Tips. We don’t want our students to feel like learning their lines is a chore or that its more homework to add to the pile. Therefore, we hope our Tips will […]

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Spotlight on… Our Dance and Little Stars Teacher Emily

Blog - January 23, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

This week we caught up with Emily, our fabulous Dance and Little stars Teacher to hear more about her journey with us and about what she loves the most about working at Spotlights. Emily studied at the Performance Preparation Academy in Guildford for 2 years and then completed a further year at the London Theatre […]

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Beautiful- The Carol King Musical Review

Blog, Theatre Review - January 16, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

Last night some of our Spotlights team went to the Churchill Theatre in Bromley, to watch Beautiful, ‘The Carol King musical’ starring Daisy Wood- Davis, Adam Gillan and Laura Baldwin. The musical is based on the real-life story of Carol King, who at the age of 17 fought her way into the record industry with […]

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The Benefits of the Performing Arts

Blog - January 15, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

The performing arts offers numerous benefits to children here are our Top 5 ways the performing arts can benefit your child. Building ConfidenceA lot of our families choose the performing arts as an extra curricular activity for their children to help build their confidence. We hear from many of our parents that Spotlights classes have […]

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New to Spotlights? Here’s our Top 5 things you can expect on your first day.

Blog - January 8, 2020 - 0 Comments - by

We all know the feeling of doing something for the first time. Joining a new club or taking on a new activity can be exciting for some children for others doing something new can be a little bit nerve wracking. If your booked in for a free trial with us don’t worry! You are going […]

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Frozen 2 Competition

Blog, Uncategorized - December 19, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Grab your sledge, coats and scarves and get ready for a magical competition with Anna and Elsa. To celebrate the start of our Frozen 2 musical theatre project in January 2020, we are offering one lucky winner a Frozen 2 goody bag stacked with prizes (value up to £90). Click here to enter this fantastic competition the […]

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We will Rock You Competition!

Blog - December 19, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

We have an incredible opportunity for your own pop-star aged 7-18 to win a professional recording studio session with ‘Singsational’ in London. This is a wonderful and unforgettable experience for any budding singer. ‘Singsational’ will provide the backing track and lyrics to the chosen song and their professional sound engineer will record the vocals and guide the […]

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2019 Rewind- Main School

Blog, Uncategorized - December 18, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

We can’t believe another year has flown by already! We caught up with some of our teachers who to talk about their favourite moment from this year at Spotlights working with the main school. Faye, Director of Spotlights “This autumn term has been so much fun! The showcase presentations in Orpington, Croydon, Beckenham, West Wickham […]

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Top 10 Christmas Family Films

Blog, Uncategorized - December 11, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Is there anything better than watching a Christmas film? The fire is on, your wrapped up in your Christmas blanket, you’ve got your favourite hot chocolate piled high with delicious whipped cream, chocolate sprinkles and marshmallows. This is what Christmas is all about. We have put together our Top 10 Christmas films for all the […]

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It’s Panto time! Oh no it isn’t. Oh yes it is!

Blog, Uncategorized - December 4, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Panto season is fast approaching… oh no it isn’t! Oh yes, it is! Going to a pantomime is often a child’s first exposure to theatre. They are a great family event to enjoy together during the festive season. A Pantomime has many classic traditions. The main male role is often played by a woman. A […]

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Little Stars Production- Frozen 2 for 4-6 year Olds

Blog, Little Stars - November 20, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Grab your sledge, coats and scarves and get ready for a magical adventure! In January 2020 our Little Stars will venture into the unknown with Elsa, Anna and Olaf in our mini production of Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’! Where they’ll meet a host of wonderful characters all the way from Arendelle and even a couple of […]

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Lucy stars in ‘Last Christmas’ Movie

Agency, Blog - November 14, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Our Spotlights student Lucy Miller stars in the hit new Romantic- Comedy ‘Last Christmas’ alongside Henry Golding, Emilia Clarke and Emma Thompson. The film is based on the hit Wham! song of the name, paying tribute to George Michael. The story follows a young woman Kate (Emilia Clarke) who is a bundle of bad decisions […]

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Autumn term classes for 7-16 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - September 26, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Autumn Term classes for 7-16 Year Olds It’s the start of a new term at Spotlights.  That means for our students in Stars 1,2&3 (age 7-16) it’s time to develop new skills and techniques in drama, dance and singing.  At the end of this term they will present a showcase of class work to family […]

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Charlie & The Chocolate Factory for 4-6 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - September 26, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory for 4-6 Year Olds Every term our pupils age 4-6 at our Little Stars classes take part in a mini-musical. This autumn term our Little Stars will be having an adventure with Charlie, Willy Wonka  and all their friends. They will be introduced to the characters in this story by […]

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Mary Poppins summer workshop for 7-16 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3, Summer School - May 17, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Mary Poppins summer workshop for 7-16 year olds This summer holiday we invite your child to take part in our Mary Poppins workshop for 7-16 year olds. Our summer workshop is an exciting mix of drama, dance and singing taught by our professional team. On the last day of the workshop your child will perform […]

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Toy Story summer workshop for 4-6 year olds

Blog, Little Stars - May 17, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Toy Story summer workshop for 4-6 year olds This summer holiday we invite your child to take part in our Toy Story workshop for 4-6 year olds. A whole week of fun where they will meet Woody, Buzz, Jessie and all their friends.  Our summer holiday workshop is an exciting mix of drama, dance and […]

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Peter Pan for 4-6 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - May 16, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Peter Pan for 4-6 Year Olds Every term our pupils age 4-6 at our Little Stars classes take part in a mini-musical. This summer term our Little Stars will be having an adventure in Neverland with Peter Pan, Wendy, and all their friends. They will be introduced to the characters in this story by our […]

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Summertime classes for 7-16 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - May 16, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Summertime classes for 7-16 Year Olds It’s summertime at Spotlights.  That means for our students in Stars 1,2&3 (age 7-16) it’s time to try out new skills and techniques in drama, dance and singing.  There is no pressure of a show this summer term so it’s time to get creative with our class content. We […]

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Annie for 7-16 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - January 10, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Annie for 7-16 Year Olds This spring our students age 7-16 are working on their latest musical theatre production – Annie! Every child will have a part to play in this classic story. Over the coming weeks we will introduce the key characters, songs and dances and all cast members will have the opportunity to […]

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Aladdin for 4-6 year olds

Blog, Little Stars - January 10, 2019 - 0 Comments - by

Aladdin for 4-6 Year Olds Every term our pupils age 4-6 at our Little Stars classes take part in a mini musical. This spring term our Little Stars will be having an Arabian adventure with Aladdin, Princess Jasmine and all their friends. They will be introduced to the characters in this story by our amazing […]

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Autumn Term 2018 for 4-6 year olds

Blog, Little Stars, Wizard of Oz - September 8, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

Wizard of Oz for 4-6 Year Olds Every term our pupils age 4-6 at our Little Stars classes take part in a mini musical. This September our Little Stars will be having an adventure along the Yellow Brick Road and meeting Dorothy, Toto and all their friends. They will be introduced to the characters in […]

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Autumn Term 2018 for 7-16 year olds

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - September 8, 2018 - 1 Comments - by

Autumn Term 2018 for 7-16 Year Olds At Spotlights, we’re counting down the days until we go back to school! We love September at Spotlights. It means that we will welcome back our awesome students to our classes and we will open our doors to any new students where we have space available.  If you […]

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Sing Summer Workshop 2018

Blog, Little Stars, Summer School - September 4, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

Sing Summer Workshop 2018 – Review As summer draws to a close we have been looking back at our brilliant workshops for 4-6 year olds over the summer break. Our talented Little Stars aged 4 to 6, had so much fun at the ‘Sing’ Spotlights summer schools in West Wickham and Orpington, this July and August. […]

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The Little Shop of Horrors – Regents Park Theatre – Review

Blog, Theatre - August 30, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

The Little Shop of Horrors – Regents Park Theatre If you haven’t yet experienced the pure magic and joy of the Open-Air Theatre in London’s Regents Park, I cannot recommend the experience highly enough. I first went to Regent’s Park Open-Air Theatre, when I was at secondary school, to see a very memorable production of ‘A […]

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The Greatest Showman Summer Workshop 2018

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - August 28, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

The Greatest Showman Workshop 2018 – Review The Spotlights summer schools 2018 in West Wickham and Orpington for students aged 7 to 16 were absolutely brilliant! This summer workshop was open to anyone aged 7 to 16. You might be an experienced performer, or you may be coming to a theatre school for the first […]

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Spotlights Guide to Rehearsing Outside of the Rehearsal Room

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - March 14, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

Our Star 12&3 students age 7-16 will soon be presenting their productions of The Wizard of Oz.  Right now we are in the thick of the rehearsals.  Here are our top 5 tips on how to keep rehearsing outside of the rehearsal room.   The build-up to a show is very exciting, it’s like creating […]

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Five ideas for building and developing a character and making it your own

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - March 2, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

Playing a character, is one of the most exciting things about acting training and being part of a theatre school. One day you’re a superhero whose mission it is to save the world, and the next you’re playing a wicked witch with a wonderfully scary laugh. There are lots of ways an actor can build […]

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Spotlights Guide to Rehearsals – Our Top 10 Tips

Blog, STAR 1 2 & 3 - February 20, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

Our Star 12&3 students age 7-16 will soon be presenting their productions of The Wizard of Oz.  Right now we are in the thick of the rehearsals.  Here are our top 10 tips for getting the most out of rehearsal process.   The casting has been announced, everyone knows which role they’re playing, the rehearsal […]

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Valentine’s Day Love Stories

Blog, Little Stars - February 14, 2018 - 0 Comments - by

Valentine’s Day Love Stories At Spotlights, we love, love stories! In honour of Valentine’s Day, we thought we’d remember our favourite heart filled moments, from the stories our students have based some of their performances on, over the years. The Lion King  ‘The Circle of Life’ continues with Nala and Simba; childhood friends who later […]

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Celebrate Roald Dahl Day

Blog, Little Stars, Roald Dahl - September 13, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Today is Roald Dahl Day, 100 years since his birth.   We are especially excited as all our Little Stars classes for 4-6 year olds are creating a mini musical version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this term. Each week we will introduce the characters from this classic tale.  Through improvisation, role-play and storytelling […]

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5 First Aid tips that could save a child’s life

Blog, First Aid - September 1, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

This week we caught up with Spotlights parent Sam Jones who offers first aid training for families.  Through her company First Aid 4 Staff Sam has helped lots of families be more confident about what to do in an emergency.   Did you know 80 children attend A&E EVERY day due to a choking incident? […]

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Spotlight on the Davey family

Blog, Little Stars, STAR 1 2 & 3, STAR System - August 25, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

This week we checked in with the Davey family to find out how Emma (age 9) and Jack (age 6) have been doing in our drama, dance and singing classes in Orpington.   Both Emma and Jack started in our Little Stars class at the age of 4.  Emma has now graduated into our three […]

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Spotlight on the Skillicorn family

Blog, Little Stars, STAR System - August 16, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

We recently caught up with the Skillicorn family to find out how Thomas (age 7) has been doing in our Little Stars drama, dance and singing classes in Croydon   Thomas has been coming to Spotlights for 18 months now.  We wanted to know what attracted his dad, Paul, to Spotlights in the first place: […]

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Pokemon Go! – A Parent’s Guide

Blog - July 20, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

Pokemon Go! – A Parent’s Guide and our tips for helping your child navigate the “real” world   The latest phone app game craze hit the UK this week.  If you haven’t heard of it yet we’re sure you soon will.  It’s called Pokemon Go! The game is an app that you install on a […]

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Spotlight on the Lam family

Blog - July 14, 2016 - 0 Comments - by

We recently caught up with the Lam family to find out how Morgan (age 11) and Lexi (age 4) have been doing in our drama, dance and singing classes in Orpington.   Morgan has been coming to Spotlights since she was little and her younger sister Lexi has recently joined.  We wanted to know what […]

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