Footlights Sale Launch - GO!
Do you live in or around Sale and does your child…
- Love performing & dream of being on the West End stage, on TV or in film?
- Want to learn how to act, sing and dance?
- Want to meet & make friends with children who share their interests?
Does this sound like your child? Then Footlights SALE is the right place for them.
Where we are: We’re based at Sale High School, Norris Road, Sale M33 3JR (Map here) on Saturdays from 9.30 am to 1pm.
Your child is welcome for a free trial at anytime, for more information please email email@example.com or call 0161 713 3026
Footlights Sale is owned and run by Anna Morgan. This young, exciting professional dancer comes with a wealth of experience! Anna is a local girl, born and bred in Manchester. She has attended stage schools since the age of 3 and taught at them for over 5 years so she knows the magic created each Saturday morning! Anna knows what a positive effect performing arts can have on a child and is keen to help shape Sale and Cheshire’s young actors, performers and stars of the future.
Anna adds “I always knew I wanted to run my own school and create my own space for children to attend each week, I know how important performing arts is to a child’s development and confidence, not only in this line of work but in their day to day life where they will transfer their skills”.
The Footlights Head Office is based at Media City in Manchester, just around the corner from the main hub of the BBC & ITV studios. We were established in 2005 by our founder Jo Fisher, a trained actor and teacher, who continues to have a hands-on role across our stage schools. Read more about Footlights and our history here.
We have robust processes to keep your child safe; all of our staff have DBS status and a trained first aider is always on site at each of our venues. You can read and download our safeguarding policy here.
What to expect
During your child’s time at Footlights Sale, our tutors will mentor them to help them realise their dreams of becoming a performer, by sharing their professional experiences, as well as facilitating and teaching performance techniques.
Footlights delivers quality performing arts training and our aim is to ensure that each child gets the most out of their experience by building their essential life skills and instilling confidence, whilst having lots of fun and meeting new friends. In addition to core performing arts skills, they will,
- Have confidence when socialising and in nursery or school
- Be encouraged to talk expressively in a structured, yet exciting forum
- Be inspired when taking part in discussions
- Be listened to when building skills in decision making
- Always be working as part of a team
Their learning will give them the basics and arguably the most important components of the performing arts.
The younger the child is when they take up an activity or interest the better, as in the right environment and with the right teacher they underpin the foundation to their learning and will already have a head-start on their peers.
You will find the Footlights approach friendly and energetic. We pride ourselves on inclusivity and being an encouraging company for your child to thrive in acting, singing and dance. We have superb progression rates from our schools, with the majority of our young students going onto performing arts colleges and drama schools.
We know you want to find the right balance between ensuring your child gets a good performing arts education, has fun and at the same time keeps up with their important mainstream education. We understand this, so this is why our method to developing your child’s Acting, Singing and Dancing will complement their academic studies. Plus, at Footlights, your child will benefit from the opportunity to take internationally recognised examinations through LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts).
There is also the option for students to audition for professional work in film, theatre and modelling via our agency, Footlights Personal Management (our recent successes include Game of Thrones and the CBBC series ‘KATY’).
Book a free trial today at Footlights Sale and see for yourself.
Want to know more? Why not take a look at our FAQ’s
9.45am – 1pm 7 years – 18 years
Our 3 to 6 years are taught acting, singing and dance in bite size manageable chunks with the same teacher. All main school classes are taught in age groups, with three different tutors specialising in acting, singing and dance.
All our tutors have extensive in experience both in the performing arts sector and education.
In Tiny’s your child is taught acting, singing and dance in bite-size chunks, so that they can grasp the techniques easier, have fun and develop a love for the arts from a young age.
The Tiny’s concept is to prepare your child for main school. By the time that they leave the Tiny’s group, your child will be ahead of most 7 year olds who are new to performing arts. Our passion to teach will bring your child’s confidence to life.
During Acting your child will learn improvisation, script reading, character analysis, explore new plays, learn about tv and film acting, all within a safe, fun environment. Acting class creates a place where your child can express themselves freely and we will ensure encourage them to be their best self, drawing on their existing skills and teaching them new ones so they can reach their full potential.
We offer training in commercial dance, contemporary, ballet, tap and street dance/jazz, plus taking them through their exam grades, choreographing competition numbers and annual shows.
In our singing classes, your child will learn how to warm up their vocal chords, how to use their bodies to create the best sound, they will learn breath control, how to support their voice and how to sustain it. We’ll train them to sing in harmonies, a group as well, or in a duet. They will learn about composers from Musical Theatre, as well as sing pop songs. In class, we also encourage them to sight read and recognise terminology. All this is done in a safe environment where they will learn to relax so the voice can sing – we can’t wait to hear them!