Tell a good story and most children are soon enthralled. Our Epsom drama and dance classes are all about helping kids bring those stories to life. Most kids are drawn to some aspect of the performing arts. While there isn’t always the time or space at school to fully develop their creativity, we aim to give them that chance.
Our Epsom classes help children fulfil their potential in dance and drama and workshops do this by offering:
We strive to help them learn, while enjoying every minute of their time with us. Give your child the chance to discover creative abilities they never knew they had
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We hold classes in Epsom, Langley Vale and Ashtead.View timetable
The first two weeks are done on a free trial basis; you only pay for them if you sign up for the term. There is a £15 administration fee on joining. We offer a 10 per cent discount for multiple classes and siblings. Payment by instalments is available by prior arrangement. Prices are per 12-week term with no additional charge for any extra rehearsals.
This recommendation was made verbally by a parent speaking to the KalliKids team and confirmed in writing.
Abbie has always been involved in Drama groups but started at Dandelion when it first opened three years ago now and she just loves the end of term performances, she recently finished The Wizard of Oz and Bugsy Malone and is now preparing for the Christmas panto. The teachers there are fantastic, I can’t speak highly enough about them - they really encourage the children to come out of their shells, they’re brilliant role models and so friendly and vibrant. The atmosphere down there is fantastic and the kids love it.
One of the stand out things about Dandelion are their walking buses, so they take Abbie straight from School to the theatre, they’re always willing to go that extra step.
My boys have been going to Dandelion Theatre Arts for almost 2 1/2 years now. Jennai is fantastic, she has her eye on the ball at all times, communicates quickly and efficiently with parents, has created a homely environment and has a brilliant entourage of staff to support her. She has been so accommodating and is always open to suggestions. My son was feeling that he'd outgrown the group he was in, and she was completely open to letting him try the older group - Jennai never clones or pigeon holes the children and they are encouraged to fly high, and get better and better. The boys have met a great group of friends from outside school, and so have I when chaperoning. It would be great if the older groups (11-14 years) is developed even further, with more classes, and I think this will happen over time.
My daughter Cerys loves Jennai’s classes so much so she goes three times a week. The children take part in a variety of different singing, dancing and acting but Cerys’s favourite is Dance and drama improvisation where they can be imaginative and make up a scene. The atmosphere of the whole place is fantastic and Cerys’s has even taken part in productions like Bugsy and Jack and the Beanstalk which shows just how confident and comfortable she is at Dandelion.
Jennai herself is very encouraging, passionate and friendly, all the kids get along with her and enjoy her classes, would highly recommend.
Dylan has been attending Dandelion for 2 years and absolutely adores it! He loves the excitement of the show at the end of term, and these have been getting bigger and better! The team of teachers are fantastic and Dylan can't wait to get to his class on a Saturday. It's particularly nice that Dandelion appeals to both boys and girls.
My son does the thursday drama class at Epsom playhouse. He is pleased to find a drama class with a good number of older boys. He is impressed with the quality of teaching and always enjoys the class. I have only seen 2 shows so far but have been very impressed with them. Can definitely recommend.
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From as far back as my memory will take me, I can remember being involved in theatre. Right through school, university, and once I started working, I have either acted in, directed, written or produced plays. Up until 2006 I worked as a freelance writer before dipping my toe in the teaching pool by starting a drama club in a junior school in Kent. In partnership with my sister I then helped to run the dance and drama school, The Blue Academy of Performing Arts, from 2008 until the summer of 2011, when I decided to start Dandelion. Having a passion is wonderful only if it can be shared, which is what I hope to do with all of those involved, from instructors to parents to students. The true beauty of putting on any sort of performance, I believe, is that there is a role for everyone, whatever their ability; theatre truly is an all-embracing artistic activity.
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