Summer Performing Arts Workshop for Children

1 – 5 August 2022

  • Drama & Acting
  • Dance
  • Singing

This fun and lively workshop will help your child develop confidence, communication, concentration and coordination skills.

They will meet new people, work as a team and leave with a big smile on their face.

Our experienced teachers will guide the children through this fun-filled week which will result in a fabulous performance on the last day.

Workshop Information

Dates

1st August – 5th August
9am – 1pm

Price

£150 per child
with a 10% sibling discount

Age range

Children aged 5 – 15 years

Introducing
our teachers!

Kerry Tite
Principal
Kerry On Dancing Children's Summer Workshop Teacher Kerry Tite Eltham London

Kerry Tite has been running Kerry On Dancing since 2013. As well as her extensive knowledge and experience in Ballroom & Latin American Dance, she also has a background as a Musical Theatre performer. She holds Licentiate dance teaching qualifications from the ISTD and also has a Degree in Musical Theatre from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Prior to moving to South East London Kerry taught all aspects of Performing Arts at a number of different schools in Essex.

Her performing career covers a variety of different genres including touring the Balearic Islands with her own Cabaret Show and also as a Lead Vocalist for a Thomson Gold Production Team. She appeared in the Thursford Christmas Spectacular as a Featured Vocalist for 5 consecutive years and has also played Snow White in Panto on London’s fringe theatre scene. Musical Theatre Credits include Claudia Nardi – Nine, Diana Morales – A Chorus Line, Principle Cast – Jerry’s Girls, Reno Sweeney – Anything Goes, Ensemble – 42nd Street, Messenger and Dance Captain – The Wiz. In addition you may also have seen her in both an Aussie Shampoo and a Flash Super Mop advert many years ago!

Jonathan Reed
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Kerry On Dancing Children's Summer Workshop Teacher Jonathan Eltham London

Jonathan began dancing at the age of 8 when he took his first ‘Popular Dance Test’ with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (ISTD), and to this day he remains a very active member of this society. He worked his way through the medal system and took part in the many medallist and open competitions held throughout South East England during the late 70s and 80s, of which one of his proudest achievements was reaching the final of the International Juvenile Ballroom Championships in 1979. During this time he also gained experience and knowledge in other dance styles including modern and tap, and took part in many amateur productions at local theatres.

After taking a break from dancing in his late teens, he returned to continue his amateur training, including a short spell as an adult dancesport competitor. However, he quickly realised that his passion was for introducing other people, young and old, to the world of dance, and he embarked on his professional training with the ISTD.

Since taking his Ballroom Student Teacher examination in February 1992, he has achieved Fellowship status in Modern Ballroom, as well as Licentiate qualifications in Latin American, Disco Freestyle and Rock ‘n’ Roll, and he is continuing to study to achieve his Fellowship in these dance genres, as well as assisting other teachers in the development of their technical understanding.

Jonathan is a senior teacher with Star Dance Club, having joined with them in January 1999, and regularly enters candidates for all levels of examination in the ISTD dancesport genres, and as part of the school he actively participates in the area and national medallist competitions held by the various dancesport faculties throughout the year.

Jonathan has a particular interest in Disco Freestyle and Rock ‘n’ Roll (DFR) and has been responsible for developing this to competition standard within Star Dance Club, having had finalists and winners at National Grand Finals. For the last 15 years he has been an area organiser, judge, set dance choreographer and lecturer for the ISTD DFR Faculty and for 10 of those years he has served as an elected member of their committee, where he puts his organisational skills and eye for detail to good use in promoting and expanding the activities of this evolving and fast changing dance form.

Jonathan particularly enjoys the challenges of teaching children from their fun first steps to performance success and has the patience and understanding to assist all ages with their introduction into the exciting world of dance.

Siobhan Blake-Monteith
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Kerry On Dancing Children's Summer Workshop Teacher Siobhan Blake Monteith Eltham London

Siobhan is a classically trained Soprano who has performed extensively during her career including several years singing with the A Cappella trio ‘The Madrigirls’, at the Thursford Christmas Spectacular and with Paul Daniel conducting the Dartington Festival Orchestra. She has sung many operatic roles include Euridice (Orfeo ed Euridice), Suzanna (Marriage of Figaro), Ginevra (Ariodante), Frasquita (Carmen) and Venus (Orpheus in the Underworld) as well as Maria (West side story), Velma (Chicago) and Mabel (Pirates of Penzance) on the lighter side.

She has appeared as a soloist in many Oratorios as well as numerous recitals, most recently appearing at the Swiss Church, Pushkin House and Blackheath Halls. Her favourite recital to date: Spanish song exploring the relationship between Joaquin Rodrigo and his contemporaries.

She has a degree in Classics from King’s College London and a Diploma in Opera studies from Birkbeck University London and has trained with Sybil Michelow, Justin Lavender and Linda Hutchison. She is an experienced teacher and her expertise extends from Singing technique (including accent method) through to music theatre, planning recitals and advanced performance. She is often found singing along to famous Disney hits with her daughters in their kitchen!

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