to train young people in the skills of stage and performance, building confidence that will go with them through their lives as well as preparing those who want to further a career in the arts.
The 40 or so (at any one time) members of our main company range in age from 13-25. We also have a group - the Unknown YoYos - for members aged 8-13.
Through productions, projects and workshops, we encourage teamwork, commitment and effort. Everyone is treated equally by the facilitators and is encouraged to co-operate with each other on the projects, thereby developing mutual respect and understanding.
The regular sessions work towards a production every six months or so, together with an increasing amount of exciting unique projects from time to time. During the course of the year, the young people's experiences will include singing, improvisation and movement sessions.
the opening number of Dance of the Dragon
As they progress through the company, older members are encouraged to participate in some of the decision-making and to become actively involved in all aspects of stage work: including staging, scenery, costumes and props if they wish to do so.