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Classes and lessons

babyballet

babyballet is a fun, award-winning pre-school dance concept for ages 6 months to 6 years. With schools right across the UK, babyballet allow babies, toddlers and young children to enjoy the physical and social benefits of ballet, song, and dance in a safe, caring, positive and informal environment.

With a real focus on learning through play, the unique babyballet syllabus offers four key stages of ballet classes where every child can build their confidence, social skills and much more.

Give your child the chance to dance at babyballet where there’s always a warm and friendly welcome - come and join the fun. We would love to see you!

To find out more and book, please click hereYou can book a three-week trial for £15 anytime during term!

Ukulele

Beginners 9.45-10.30am A new starters class for over 16s and adults where you will learn how to play chords, accompany songs, tune up and play in a small group. 
Intermediate 10.45-11.30am For those who have continued from the previous beginners class and players who can follow a chord chart and play some simple melodies.
Improvers 11.45-12.30pm A class for players who wish to extend their skills considerably. Covers more advanced techniques and styles.

£8.50 per session

With experienced teacher and performer, Mark Orchin. Places are limited and you will need your own instrument. For further details and advice please email the tutor here.

Acoustic Guitar

Saturdays 12.45pm-1.30pm Mark offers acoustic guitar classes for those who have already started to learn the instrument (over 16s) and can play the basic chords and tune-up. In the classes, you will be able to develop your strumming and picking techniques, learn to read tablature, follow chord charts. and a music score. A variety of styles are covered from folk, pop, blues, and some jazz. 

£8.50 per session

Places are limited and you will need your own instrument. For further details and advice please email the tutor Mark Orchin here.

Life Drawing

Wednesdays 10am - 12noon 

Hosted by artist Rachel Cowell, the Life Drawing sessions are an opportunity to develop drawing skills, taking direct reference and inspiration from the human form. Whatever ability or experience, the participants are encouraged to experiment and most of all have fun, whilst learning new ways of drawing and painting.

Age 16+, no experience necessary. Please bring your own materials. 

Admission £15 per session

You can book your place here

Dingbats Comedy Improv

Learn to improvise, gain confidence in performance, and have a laugh in this friendly and supportive workshop. The workshops consist of playful exercises and games which will develop your teamwork and listening skills. You'll be able to collaboratively create sketches, scenes, characters, and stories as a group. 

These are drop-in workshops. This means you’re not required to block book or sign up for a course.

Most of the workshops will be led by Ed Pithie who has been teaching improv for over 9 years. This class is open to anyone over 18, no experience necessary.

‚ÄčIf you want to find out more, don't hesitate to email dingbatsimprov@gmail.com

Tickets must be booked in advance on dingbats website here

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop With Kevin Precious

Ever fancied trying your hand at stand-up comedy but never got around to it? Ever watched stand-up comedy and thought ‘I’d love to give that a go’? Or maybe, you’re thinking – quite rightly – stand-up would be a great way to boost your presentation skills, and improve the business of public speaking? Well now’s your chance to give it a go…

This workshop is designed to introduce participants to writing and performing stand-up comedy. You will learn about and understand methods and techniques that will help generate self-authored comedy material; combined with the ability to deliver the material in the form of a stand-up comedy performance.

This workshop is presented by Kevin Precious, a former teacher turned stand-up comedian. Kevin has performed at many of the top clubs in the country, as well as performing solo shows at a number of national comedy festivals including three full runs at the Edinburgh Comedy Festival. Those attending will need to bring paper and pens with them.

Age: 16+

You can book your place here.