combined acting & musical theatre for 7-14yrs
An all-round drama, dance and music course. A stage school experience for pre-teens in full time education. Our Saturday Junior Company offers more than just drama games. Our highly qualified tutors work together to tailor stimulating imaginative classes, and direct shows and exam pieces which really stretch each individual. Shows for the next season include ‘Elf the Musical’ at Christmas 2019, and ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ in the Wild Theatre, July 2020.
Who is it for?
Our juniors are amazing. They are a bubbly outgoing group who embrace new cast members and immerse them in their company.
We perform in at least two shows a year. For the upcoming season, JTC will have their own cast for a production of ‘Elf - the Musical’ in December 2019. Then in Spring and Summer, will work as one big company with Medusa (our teen co) on ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ which they will perform at the Wild Theatre in July 2020.
The Juniors are aged 7-14, with a good mix of boys and girls. Some have loads of experience and like to be at the centre of things, others are quieter and like to have fewer lines in shows but help with costume, props, directing, choreography and technical aspects. They are one big happy family who support and mentor one another.
We work as one company for most of the session, but the older cast (those who have started secondary school) are with us for an extra hour each week. They work with Medusa on more advanced technique sessions and exams (when taken).
Students can opt to take Solo or Duo exams - the training is included in the class fees - even additional one to one sessions which may be needed. We also offer Arts Award at Discover and Explore levels for our younger members.
Once they reach 14, our oldest cast have the option to stay for the whole day (no additional charge) and work with Medusa (our 15-20’s). This helps introduce them to their new peers so moving up at 15 is less daunting!
Auditions for Elf the Musical - Saturday 14th September 2019 (new and current members)
Auditions for Beauty and the Beast - Saturday 11th January 2020 (new and current members)
All new members are offered a FREE two week trial.
Intermediate Group - age 7-11 Saturdays £297 per term (12 weeks).
Advanced Group - age 11-14 Saturdays £360 per term (12 weeks).
Fees can be split over 4 months if arranged at the start of each term. We accept Childcare Vouchers, credit and debit cards and also Direct Debit, BACS and Standing orders. We regret we cant take cheques or cash.
Uniform - all JTC are required to buy a class uniform teeshirt. These are £12-18 depending on the size ordered. Hoodies and other apparel are optional. All stuents need black leggings and black jazz shoes or plimsoles.
Tickets for shows: Tickets for shows vary in price. All cast must buy a minimum of 2 tickets per show at the cast only advanced rate of £10per ticket. This is added to your bill at the start of the term (if the term concludes with a show). Additional tickets are then purchased through the theatre box office.
Scholarships: Please apply for information. When available, they are 50% reduction, or full (100%) reduction subject to a sponsor and the criteria met by the applicant.
All scholarship students pay a costume/show contribution fee of £15 (Christmas show) and £25 (summer show). In addition they must purchase a minimum of two tickets at cast rates (£10 per ticket) for each show in line with all other cast.
Sibling Discount: A discount of 10% of both students fees is available for siblings paying the full rate.
Exams: Exams are charged at cost, and are optional. For solo or duo this varies by exams board and grade being taken. On average £35-£70 per exam. Scholarships do not cover exam fees.
Intermediate Group - age 7-11 - 10.30-1.45* Saturdays
Advanced Group - age 11-14 - 10.30-2.45* Saturdays
*In spring and summer the day is longer to allow for rehearsals with the seniors. JTC Intermediates will finish at 3pm and Advanced at 4pm.
In addition to these times;
Sunday 15th December 12pm-8pm (Show day)
14th-19th July - Evening and weekend call times for Beauty and the Beast.
Students can take solo and duo qualifications (Advanced group only). Younger students can work towards Explore and Discover Arts Awards.