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Our Saturday dance classes and holiday intensives with our wonderful team of dance and drama tutors are currently paused due to building works and planned maintenance at JAGS. The last holiday course took place in August 2022 and we do not anticipate a return until August 2025, at the soonest.

PLAY IN A WEEK AUGUST 2022 : An Adaptation of Wind in the Willows   22-26 August for 8-14 year olds

Join us to develop an original retelling of Kenneth William’s classic tale, Wind in the Willows. Working within the framework of this classic tale our course will explore stories that are both wonderfully rich and familiar.

  • Come and create your own version of well-loved riverside characters, from shy Mole who finds bravery, Toad and his unquenchable thirst for thrill-seeking and Ratty who has a love affair with the river!
  • Learn to perform your own fight sequence, explore comic and dramatic ensemble work and bring sections of the story to life with script work. 
  • Spend a wonderful week immersed in a creative process with a group of like-minded young actors and our fantastic team of directors: Lily Cooper (Drama), El Henderson (Drama) and Amy Lovelock (Dance).
  • The course culminates with an original performance showcasing all that has been achieved over the four days. 

'Play in a Week' courses are open to all budding performers! No experience or audition required. Groups are split by age and will work towards creating an original piece to include choreographed movement and drama.  The piece will be performed on the final day in our on-site, purpose-built theatre.

Dates: Monday 22 August - Friday 26 August 2022, 9.15am - 4.30pm
Performance: 5.15pm on the last day of course on Friday 26 August
Fees: £245/pupil (2nd and 3rd sibling discount £205) Includes morning refreshments, lunch and end of course performance costs, including tickets.
Venue: JAGS, 144 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 8TE
What to wear: All pupils are to arrive dressed in trainers, t-shirt, leggings/joggers.
Working together: Pupils will be grouped according to age but can request to be with friends of a similar age.
How to apply: If you are new or returning to Jasspa, register your interest in joining this course here. You will then be sent an application form.