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    Two Sessions:
    Session 1 (ages 5+): 10:00am - 11:15am
    Session 2 (ages 7-11): 11:30am - 12:45pm


    Fun, hands-on workshops with experienced tutors.

    Explore a range of materials and techniques and develop your own ideas with help from our fantastic tutors.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 17 Dec & 18 Feb

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    For 7 - 11 year olds

    Two Sessions:
    Session 1: 10:00am - 11:15am
    Session 2: 11:30am - 12:45pm


    Come along, use your imagination, and get messy with clay!

    Bring an old shirt and lots of ideas.

    (Clay and firing not included in price - around £1 - £2 per child)

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!


    There will be no Sat workshops on: 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 17 Dec & 18 Feb

  • Suitable for 18 months - 3 years

    Drink and biscuits provided

    Come and join tutor Maria Payne for some fun filled ballet sessions. Go on a new ballet adventure every week.

    It is a very social, fun and enjoyable class for the children to enjoy. A great first step into the world of ballet.

    Adults are required to stay. It is up to you how much you participate!

    Maria Payne is a qualified teacher with 16 years teaching experience.

    Click for more info....Susan Diane School of Dance

  • Suitable for 18 months - 3 years

    Drink and biscuits provided

    Come and join tutor Maria Payne for some fun filled ballet sessions. Go on a new ballet adventure every week.

    It is a very social, fun and enjoyable class for the children to enjoy. A great first step into the world of ballet.

    Adults are required to stay. It is up to you how much you participate!

    Maria Payne is a qualified teacher with 16 years teaching experience.

    Click for more info....Susan Diane School of Dance

  • Baby Ballet (18-36 months): 10:15am - 10:45am
    Little Lights (ages 3-5): 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Little Lights (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

    One hour classes which are full of fun and excitement, encouraging children to learn dexterity, creativity and social skills through singing, acting and dancing.

    The class consists of 20 minutes of each of the three disciplines which allows the children to build skills using their imagination, voices and movement. Spotlight Little Lights will perform in summer and winter performances at which the parents can see their child’s progress.

    There will be no Sat workshops on: 29 Oct, 5 Nov, 10 Dec, 17 Dec & 18 Feb

    Click for more info....www.spotlightmts.co.uk

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    PLEASE NOTE: This workshop will commence on Thursday 15th September

    2.00pm till 4.30pm: Adults
    4.30pm till 6.00pm: 5 - 16yrs


    Rosemary Masters is an accomplished lace maker and has been teaching lace making in Aylesbury for many years with a long association with Queens Park Arts Centre. Rosemary is skilled at many laces and continues to improve her own skills and knowledge by attending local lace workshops.

    All Queens Park Arts Centre lace classes are informal and very sociable events, very much in keeping with the lace groups of old where lace makers worked together in groups to earn a living. The difference today is that lace making is fun and not a chore!

    The sessions are small, mixed ability groups and students work independently on their own projects. The tutor is on hand for advice and gives individual instruction and assistance as required. Students work at their own pace and, having mastered the basics, can select their own projects, with the guidance of the tutor.

    Although the sessions are very informal (with lots of chatting going on), there is ample opportunity for newcomers to learn and improve their skills in this friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Beginners usually start with Torchon lace and can progress on to finer and more complex laces such as Bucks Point when they have gained confidence and a good knowledge of the basic techniques and stitches.

    There is no formal coursework to follow with no exam or tests to sit. These classes are purely for fun and the satisfaction of learning a very special skill, as well as helping to keep the age-old tradition of lace making alive.

    Some examples of items that can be made in lace are bookmarks, Christmas Tree decorations, edgings for handkerchiefs or table cloths, fans and wedding garters.

    The equipment needed is a lace pillow, bobbins, pins and thread plus a pricking or pattern. Equipment can be loaned by the tutor for those who would like to try their hand at lace making before purchasing their own. For those who do want to buy their own, the tutor is able to give advice on lace suppliers and suitable equipment. From time to time, used equipment is available for students to purchase.

    Lace making is a traditional craft dating back to the 15th century and was introduced to this country by the French. There are many different types of hand-made lace, ranging from the finest of laces such as Bucks and Honiton through to the heavier furnishing laces, such as Bruges. Laces such as Torchon, Bedfordshire, Bucks and Bruges are made on a pillow with bobbins whereas Needlelace is worked with a needle and the method of working is similar to embroidery. The county of Buckinghamshire is well known for its very fine and distinctive Bucks Point Lace.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

  • Ballet (ages 3+): 3:50pm - 4:20pm
    Ballet (ages 3+): 4:25pm - 4:55pm
    'No Limit' Junior Dance: 5:00pm - 5:30pm
    Musical Theatre (ages 8+): 5:45pm - 7:15pm
    Contemporary Dance (ages 11+): 7:30pm - 8:30pm

    Variety of dance classes available, including a'Junior No Limit Dance Group' - an inclusive group for children with disabilities.

    For more information, including fees, see contact details below.

    Click for more info....Susan Diane School of Dance

  • Junior Squad: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Intermediate Squad: 4:45pm - 5:30pm
    Senior Squad: 5:30pm - 6:15pm


    Experience the fun atmosphere of street dance! Our street dance classes are focused on building your confidence and having fun. Come along and join in the fun – we are so confident you will enjoy your classes that we offer a free trial! All teachers are DBS checked and first aid trained.

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  • Primary Ballet: 4:00pm - 4:45pm
    Primary Tap & Modern: 4:45pm - 5:50pm

    Our ballet classes are designed to improve technique and core strength, essential for any budding dancer but also fantastic for improving posture and core strength.

    Tap dancing is a fun style of dance. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination. Tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing.

    Come along and join in the fun – we are so confident you will enjoy your classes that we offer a free trial!

    All teachers are DBS checked and first aid trained.

    Click for more info....www.spotlightmts.co.uk

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    Vocalise (ages 11-24) 4.00pm – 5.00pm
    Have you got a passion for singing? We sing all genres from pop and jazz to classical. A relaxed friendly atmosphere but we are not afraid of a challenge!

    The group performs at local events and concerts with participation in a Community Production in July.

  • Kathy Gifford, Brass lessons: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba etc

    Kathy is well-known in Buckinghamshire & beyond as a teacher, trumpet player and ensemble director. Some of her past pupils can be seen and heard earning their living for example, playing lead trumpet in West End shows, playing specialist guest principal trumpet with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and performing at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Kathy’s pupils appeared in the ‘Hogwarts Brass Band’ in the blockbuster film ‘Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire’, have featured in BBC Young Musicians including a televised master class and have been prize-winners and finalists in other competitions such as the European Prize for Trumpet at the Purcell Rooms. Of course many more of her present and past students just enjoy playing as an important part of their social life!

    Kathy, a qualified teacher, studied at the City University in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music and her teachers included Philip Jones and Crispian Steele-Perkins (Natural Trumpet). As a player, she’s played in many major concert halls including the RAH, RFH and in the West End. She’s taught in Bucks for nearly 30 years and has taught from beginner to grade 8 and beyond on Trumpet, Horn (F & Eb), Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba.


    For further information email: KGSoundEducation@big-band.co.uk

  • Kathy Gifford, Brass lessons: Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba etc

    Kathy is well-known in Buckinghamshire & beyond as a teacher, trumpet player and ensemble director. Some of her past pupils can be seen and heard earning their living for example, playing lead trumpet in West End shows, playing specialist guest principal trumpet with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and performing at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall. Kathy’s pupils appeared in the ‘Hogwarts Brass Band’ in the blockbuster film ‘Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire’, have featured in BBC Young Musicians including a televised master class and have been prize-winners and finalists in other competitions such as the European Prize for Trumpet at the Purcell Rooms. Of course many more of her present and past students just enjoy playing as an important part of their social life!

    Kathy, a qualified teacher, studied at the City University in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music and her teachers included Philip Jones and Crispian Steele-Perkins (Natural Trumpet). As a player, she’s played in many major concert halls including the RAH, RFH and in the West End. She’s taught in Bucks for nearly 30 years and has taught from beginner to grade 8 and beyond on Trumpet, Horn (F & Eb), Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba.


    For further information email: KGSoundEducation@big-band.co.uk

  • Grade 2 Ballet: 4:15pm - 5:00pm
    Tap & Modern Senior: 5:00pm - 5:45pm
    Grade 4 Ballet: 5:45pm - 6:45pm

    Our ballet classes are designed to improve technique and core strength, essential for any budding dancer but also fantastic for improving posture and core strength.

    Tap dancing is a fun style of dance. Benefits of tap dance include increasing cardiovascular conditioning, strength, flexibility and coordination. Tap dancing also develops a great sense of rhythm and timing.

    Come along and join in the fun – we are so confident you will enjoy your classes that we offer a free trial!

    All teachers are DBS checked and first aid trained.

    Click for more info....www.spotlightmts.co.uk

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    For ages 13+

    Fancy yourself as the next Banksy? Join us to learn how to create a piece of spray can art in a safe, relaxed and fun environment.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

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    Experienced tutor, Pete Benson, teaches drama all over the world and has worked on stage and in TV. Pete specialises in improvisation and drama games.

    Come along and join in the fun with this vibrant and energetic drama group. Get the chance to express yourself, gain confidence, and make new friends.

    Pete Benson’s film Scar Crow won the award for Best Horror / Sci-fi Film at the London International Film Festival in 2009.

    This is a drop-in, pay-as-you-go class - no need to sign up or pay in advance, just come along on the day and join in!

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    For boys and girls aged 8-16

    We believe everyone should have the chance to make music and sing.

    We not only help young people develop musically but SING with A BIG VOICE Youth Choir injects a boost of confidence and breaks down inhibitions and self-consciousness.

    Our Youth Choir enables all children from aged 8 and up to sing together and have fun socially. The classes will develop children’s musical skills; pitch and rhythm, intervals and mental and physical co-ordination. We explore harmonies, rounds and call and response songs. We provide physical and aural voice training by singing a wide variety of age appropriate songs from different eras and genres to produce one big voice: pop, musicals, rock, folk, world music, soul, blues and jazz.

    The classes are also suitable for those who believe they have good voices and who wish to develop their vocal skills even further.

    For more information contact Maria:
    Tel: 07708 040 011
    Email: abigvoice@hotmail.co.uk