We are pleased to be launching the Octagon Online Together initiative! With support from Arts Council England, we are delighted to present our programme of activity designed to bring our community together whilst at home.
Over the coming months we will be live-streaming our Octagon Academy classes. We have a range of inspiring classes to keep you healthy, happy and entertained from the comfort of your own home. There's lots to look forward to, so be sure to follow our social media channels for more exciting news and have a browse of the classes that are coming soon!
MONDAYS FROM 10-10.45AM | AGE GROUP 16+ YEARS
Join Keri Hill for the fitness craze that is sweeping the nation! Blending Latin-inspired dance-fitness with red-hot international music.
MONDAYS FROM 7-7.45PM | AGE GROUP: 14+ YEARS
If you love singing, then why not join Adam Burgan and our choir! The ability to read music is an advantage but is not essential, first and foremost we want people who love to sing.
To join our online choir drop us an email at Octagontheatre@southsomerset.gov.uk and we'll get back to you with more details.
TUESDAYS 6-6.45PM | AGE GROUP: 14+ YEARS
A Contemporary Dance class delivered by Katey Leader and Somerst Youth Dance Company Alumni. Each week will feature some warm up exercises and a phrase to learn, led by a different dancer each session. Aimed at people with some Contemporary Dance background – for those studying dance at school, college or recent graduates.
WEDNESDAYS FROM 11.30-12.15PM | AGE GROUP: 16+ YEARS
Get those toes tappin' with these fun sessions, great for developing rhythm, co-ordination and keeping fit. Each week we will be warming up with Katey Leader whilst going through some of the basic steps and then having some 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.
WEDNESDAYS FROM 4-4.45PM | AGE GROUP: 6-14 YEARS
This mixed style dance class led by Keri Hill includes Hip Hop, Street, Contemporary, Lyrical, Jazz, Disco Freestyle and Rock'n'Roll.
THURSDAYS FROM 4-4.45PM | AGE GROUP: 7-13 YEARS
The Somerset Youth Theatre is for anyone interested in devising, writing or performing. No previous experience is necessary. We have created a series of online sessions for you to be inspired, be creative and have lots of fun. Somerset is full of funny stories, brilliant characters and strange myths and so with a little help from Angela Laverick, it’s time to bring some of the county’s best-kept secrets to life! There will also be an opportunity to share some of your brilliant creations.
THURSDAYS FROM 6-6.45PM | AGE GROUP: 14+ YEARS
An open dance class for everyone! Each week we will be learning a fun new routine in a different dance style; Jazz, Commercial, Tap, Street Dance, Musical Theatre and more. Class will involve a warm up with Katey Leader and she will then teach you a short and funky dance. This class is aimed at adults and older children.
SATURDAYS 10-10.30AM | AGE GROUP: 1.5-4 YEARS
Tiny Dancers have teamed up with the Octagon Theatre to deliver a live online Toddler Dance Class. Join in with Katey Leader and Luna, dancing to some of our favourites songs from Peppa Pig, Hey Duggee, Frozen, Nursery Rhymes and more! This class is for toddlers and parents. You will need a scarf, ribbon or piece of material to waft around and a teddy or cuddly toy.
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