New performing arts class opens in Freshbrook

By Jamie Hill - 23 September 2020

Arts and Culture

CHILDREN in Swindon who love singing, dancing and acting are invited to try out a new class which starts in Freshbrook on Wednesday 30 September.

  • Jade Carroll, the leader of the new Freshbrook All Stars group run by Revolution Performing Arts. Photograph taken by Laura Barnes.

    Jade Carroll, the leader of the new Freshbrook All Stars group run by Revolution Performing Arts. Photograph taken by Laura Barnes.

One of the town’s leading performing arts groups, Revolution Performing Arts, is offering Covid-safe, socially distanced small group classes at Freshbrook Community Centre weekly from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. 

Founder Fi Da Silva Adams said: “We’re starting the Freshbrook All Stars at the community centre for children aged between four and 11 years old. 

“Our classes are a safe space for children to express themselves. We have an ethos of empowering children who can sing their favourite music, create their own dramatic scene, share their own dance moves and feel safe and secure in doing so. If they don’t want to perform they don’t have to. We want to create a fantastic, relaxing and fun experience for them.”

The Freshbrook group will be run by RPA leader, Jade Carroll, who has thirteen years’ experience of dance and has worked with RPA for two years. 

Jade said: “I’m excited to be starting this new class and look forward to meeting the children and their parents. We do ask that everyone books in advance so that we can ensure safe social distancing measures, however everyone’s first session is free of charge!” 

Revolution Performing Arts was founded in 2007 and the team have been running online sessions throughout lockdown. They are now getting back to some in-person classes across Swindon. The organisation received a grant from Arts Council England through the  Covid19 Emergency Fund to enable them to continue supporting children in Swindon. 

Revolution Performing Arts runs sessions in after school clubs and also open classes in other community venues. All of their teachers are DBS checked, trained in first aid and receive full training in safeguarding protocols.  It specialises in empowering young people to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts. To enrol for the new Freshbrook class visit www.revolutionpa.co.uk/enrol 

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