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Octagon Academy

Octagon Academy

The Octagon Academy is the place to sing, dance and act with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment. With many classes to choose from for all ages and abilities. So if you love to sing, were born to dance or want to get fit The Octagon Academy has something for you!

Classes run term-time with some classes continuing through the school holidays. Participants in our classes perform regularly both at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue.

 Due to the National Lockdown taking place from the 5th November until 2nd December 2020, Octagon Academy classes have been temporarily suspended. We hope to resume classes as soon as restrictions ease.

 In-line with government guidance on COVID-19, we have moved our Octagon Academy classes back online to keep you active whilst at home during the second national lockdown. Our online classes are open to everyone, please book in advance of the class.

 Octagon Tappers with Katey Leader

Get those toes tappin' with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm, co-ordination and keeping fit. Each week we will be warming up whilst going through some of the basic steps and having fun with some jazz hands worthy routines. It will help if you have some tap experience and you can join in with or without tap shoes.

Time: Monday 5 – 6pm            Age Group: 16+ years                         Price: £4 per week

Teacher: Katey Leader

Online: Participants will be send a unique YouTube link prior to the class.

Somerset Youth Theatre Online

The Somerset Youth Theatre is for anyone interested in devising, writing or performing. No previous experience is necessary - just come wanting to be creative, have fun and make new friends. Somerset is full of funny stories, brilliant characters and strange myths. The time has come to turn these tales into plays, and bring some of the county's best-kept secrets to life!

Time: Tuesday 6.15 - 7.15pm                           Age Group: 7-18 years                 Price: £5 per week

Teacher: David Reakes in association with Tor Theatre & Wassail Theatre Company

Online: Participants will be send a unique Zoom link prior to the class.

Octagon Street Dance Class 1

Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles with all your favourite music. 

Time: 5 – 5:45pm                                Age Group: 5-9 years                                   Price: £4 per week

Teacher: Carrie Madgwick

Online: Participants will be send a unique YouTube link prior to the class.

Octagon Street Dance Class 2

Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles with all your favourite music. 

Time: 6 – 6:45pm                                Age Group: 10-16 years                                   Price: £4 per week

Teacher: Carrie Madgwick

Online: Participants will be send a unique YouTube link prior to the class.

Tiny Dancers Online

 Tiny Dancers have teamed up with the Octagon Theatre to deliver our live online Toddler Dance Class. Join in with Katey & Luna dancing to some of our favourites songs from Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee, Frozen, Nursery Rhymes and more! For toddlers (rough age is walking - 4 years old) and parents. You will need a scarf, ribbon or piece of material to waft around and a teddy or cuddly toy.

Time: 10 - 10:30am               Age Group: Toddlers                                      Price: FREE

Teacher: Katey Leader

Head to our YouTube Channel to join in LIVE or on-demand: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6HCrqd_6Z26IoO_3H7RT7-oJ-tVjK3mR 

 

Octagon Academy Timetable

Please note we have temporarily suspended classes at the Octagon & Westlands due to the National Lockdown, we hope to resume in-person classes as soon as restrictions ease.

Monday

Octagon Tappers (Group A)

Time: 4:30 – 5:30pm            Age Group: 16+ years                         Price: £5 per week

Teacher: Katey Leader

Venue: Octagon Theatre

Get those toes tappin' with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm, co-ordination and keeping fit. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Katey Leader: katey@leadersindance.com

Octagon Tappers (Group B)

Time: 5:45 – 6:45pm            Age Group: 16+ years                         Price: £5 per week

Teacher: Katey Leader

Venue: Octagon Theatre

Get those toes tappin' with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm, co-ordination and keeping fit. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Katey Leader: katey@leadersindance.com

 The Octagon Choir

Time: 7 – 9pm                         Age Group: 14+ years                         Price: £4 per week

Teacher: Adam Burgan

Venue: Octagon Theatre

If you love singing, then why not join our choir! Make new friends and generally have fun. The ability to read music is an advantage but is not essential, first and foremost we want people who love to sing. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact octagontheatre@southsomerset.gov.uk 

 

Tuesday

DV8 Class 1

Time: 4 - 4:45pm                   Age Group: 6-10 years                    Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

Mixed style dance class for ages 6-10yrs. To include hip hop, street, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, disco freestyle and rock'n'roll. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

*Term-time only

DV8 Class 2

Time: 5pm - 5:45pm                    Age Group: 11-16 years                  Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

Mixed style dance class for ages 11-16yrs. To include hip hop, street, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, disco freestyle and rock'n'roll. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

*Term-time only

Somerset Youth Theatre

Time: 6.15 - 7.15pm                           Age Group: 7-18 years                 Price: £5 per week

Teacher: David Reakes in association with Tor Theatre & Wassail Theatre Company

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

The Somerset Youth Theatre is for anyone interested in devising, writing or performing. No previous experience is necessary - just come wanting to be creative, have fun and make new friends. Somerset is full of funny stories, brilliant characters and strange myths. The time has come to turn these tales into plays, and bring some of the county's best-kept secrets to life! For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Wassail Theatre: wasson@wassailtheatre.co.uk

*Term-time only

Somerset Youth Dance Company

Time: 7 - 8pm                   Age Group: 14-21 years                   Price: £5 per week

Teacher: Katey Leader & SYDC Alumni

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

A chance to take Contemporary Dance classes with Somerset Youth Dance Company (SYDC). SYDC is run by Katey Leader & SYDC alumni, this term is being led by Drummond Ross. We will be looking to audition dancers once restrictions ease. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Katey Leader: katey@leadersindance.com

*Term-time only

 

Wednesday

Evolution Street Dance Crew

Time: 4:45 - 5:30pm                    Age Group: over 10 years               Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

This class is by audition and is suitable for dancers over 10 years. For more information, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

*Term-time only

Latin Fit

Time: 6 – 6:45pm                   Age Group: 16+ years                         Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

Join the fitness craze that is sweeping the nation! Blending Latin-inspired dance-fitness with red-hot international music. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

 

Thursday

Octagon Street Dance 1

Time: 5 – 5:45pm                    Age Group: 5-9 years                          Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Carrie Madgwick

Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles with all your favourite music. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Carrie Madgwick: carrie.madgwick@hotmail.co.uk 

*Term-time only

Octagon Street Dance 2

Time: 6 – 6:45pm                    Age Group: 10-16 years                                  Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Carrie Madgwick

Energetic, lively, structured classes which improve fitness, flexibility, co-ordination, muscular strength and confidence. Learn the latest funky moves, routines and dance styles with all your favourite music. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Carrie Madgwick: carrie.madgwick@hotmail.co.uk 

*Term-time only

 

Friday

Chemical Chaos Street Dance Crew

Time: 4 - 4:45pm                  Age Group: under 10 years                            Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

This class is by audition and is suitable for dancers under 10 years. For more information, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

*Term-time only

Radioactive Street Dance Crew

Time: 5 - 5:45pm                 Age Group: 10-14 years                                   Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

This class is by audition and is suitable for dancers aged 10 - 14 years. For more information, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

*Term-time only

 DV8 Class 3

Time: 6pm - 6:45pm                    Age Group: 11-16 years                         Price: £4.50 per week

Teacher: Keri Hill

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

Mixed style dance class for ages 11-16yrs. To include hip hop, street, contemporary, lyrical, jazz, disco freestyle and rock'n'roll. For more information and to reserve a place, please contact Keri Hill: kerihilldance@gmail.com

*Term-time only

 

Saturday

Tiny Dancers - Online

Time: 10 - 10:30am               Age Group: Toddlers                                      Price: FREE

Teacher: Katey Leader

Tiny Dancers have teamed up with the Octagon Theatre to deliver our live online Toddler Dance Class. Join in with Katey & Luna dancing to some of our favourites songs from Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee, Frozen, Nursery Rhymes and more! For toddlers (rough age is walking - 4 years old) and parents. You will need a scarf, ribbon or piece of material to waft around and a teddy or cuddly toy.

Head to our YouTube Channel to join in LIVE or on-demand: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6HCrqd_6Z26IoO_3H7RT7-oJ-tVjK3mR 

Castaways Theatre Group

Time: 10am – 3pm                  Age Group: 5-16 years                                 Price: £5 per week    *paid monthly

Teacher: Lynn Lee Brown

Venue: Westlands Entertainment Venue

Drama and singing. We perform two shows a year to help raise money for St Margaret's Hospice. Run by Lynn Lee Brown and Musical Director, Helen Green. For more information please contact castawaytheatregroup@outlook.com or call 01935 414662.

 

 Studio Safety Measures

Please contact the Box Office on 01935 422 884 or octagontheatre@SouthSomerset.Gov.Uk for more information on the classes on offer at The Octagon Theatre and Westlands Entertainment Venue.

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