"My three children all enjoyed the week very much, in particular the drama .They also loved the songs from the musicals, and the dancing."

Useful information

HOLIDAY COURSES IN DRAMA
2nd-5th April 2013
12th-16th August 2013


Where and When

Easter course
Yourspace project is a four day course for children aged 6 to 16 and will take place at St Augustine's Priory from 2nd to 5th April 2013. On Friday 5th April, the children will perform the piece they have been developing during the week in a show for family and friends at 5pm. 

Summer courses
Yourspace
Yourspace too and Yourspace tots will take place at St Augustine's Priory, apart from the Friday when the two older courses will move to the fantastic Questors Playhouse on Mattock Lane, W5. At Questors, all of the children from Yourspace and Yourspace too will perform in a show for parents.  Yourspace tots will perform at 12.30pm at St Augustine's Priory, and the older two courses will perform together at Questors at 6pm. These performances are the culmination of the week's work, and a very exciting opportunity for the children to perform on stage with the friends they have made during the week.

Yourspace project
From Tuesday to Thursday, the day starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm, then on the Friday, the children stay from 9am until the end of their performance. The performance will last approximately 30 minutes and will start at 5pm.  

Yourspace and Yourspace too
Each day starts at 9am and finishes at 5pm, apart from Friday when we put on a performance for parents at 6pm in the Questors Playhouse. The children stay with us right through from 9am until the show finishes. The performance lasts approximately 50 minutes, followed by refreshments.

Yourspace tots
Each day starts at 9am and finishes at 1pm. The Yourspace tots performance takes place at 12.30pm on Friday 16th August and lasts approximately 15 minutes. 

Please ensure that your child arrives promptly each morning, but no earlier then 8.55am. The gate will open at 8.55am each day, apart from on the first day of each course when we open the gate at 8.40 to allow for handing in of forms and purchasing of t-shirts.

Parking at St Augustine's Priory
There are parking restrictions outside the school from 9.00am until 10.00am, and then from 3.00pm until 4.00pm.

Show Day - Easter course
Please ensure that your child has enough snacks with them for before the performance at 5pm. We will make sure that the children have a good rest before the performance, but dinner will not be organised for them.

Show Day - Yourspace and Yourspace too
On the day of the performance, the children are with us from 9am right through until they perform in the evening. We do a dress rehearsal late afternoon, then the children have the option of having pizza instead of a packed tea while they watch a film until they have to get ready for the show. Payment for the pizza is collected at the beginning of the week. This extended afternoon is a great chance for the children to mix and relax with each other on their last day. We also have a ceremony in the morning, when the children receive certificates thanking them personally for their contribution, and a Yourspace gift.

Food and Drink
All children need plenty of water, healthy snacks and packed lunch with them every day. Lunch is eaten on the school grounds, so none of the children go off-site during the day. On the Friday, the children need to bring lunch as normal, and if they are not having pizza, a packed tea is also required. For short breaks, we try to encourage that the children eat fruit rather than sweets and crisps.

Clothing and Costumes
For all courses, we ask that during the week, all children wear suitable clothing for movement, such as tracksuit bottoms/leggings and t-shirts. If the students own dance shoes (jazz, tap or character), they should bring them in, if not, trainers are fine.

For Yourspace project, we will ask you to help us by providing a simple costume for your son/daughter of a black top and black skirt/trousers. Other items of costume will be provided by Yourspace.

For the summer show, we will ask you to help us by providing a simple costume for your son/daughter of a black top and black skirt/trousers. Yourspace and Yourspace too will also make a headress as part of our Yourspace craft afternoon (materials provided by Yourspace). Yourspace tots will be provided with some moons and stars decoration for their costumes by Yourspace. We ask that all of the costumes are brought in on the Thursday, with everything placed inside a clearly named bag.

Yourspace t-shirts and hooded tops
When you book a place on one of our courses, you will receive an order form by email giving you the opportunity to purchase a Yourspace t-shirt and/or hooded top for your child. Sizes go from child 3-4 to adult XL. Special discounts apply to multiple orders.

Photography
We like to document the workshops and shows by taking videos and photographs, but will not do this without your permission. You will be asked for permission when applying for any of the courses. We ask that parents do not use flash photography or video cameras during the performance. 

For more information on Yourspace projectYourspaceYourspace too or Yourspace tots please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 07580 474638.

Faith Hagerty, Director, Yourspace.