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St Andrew’s Prep and Eastbourne College offer an exciting programme of world-class performing arts and sports courses for children aged 5-18 years who have an incredible opportunity to be coached in outstanding facilities and stunning settings by nationally recognised coaches, players and visiting performers and practitioners.

Our team have combined their many years of experience to create unique programmes in sports and performing arts that simply cannot be beaten when it comes to developing passionate and skilful players and performers.

Our SPARK courses offer:

  • expert coaching
  • a structured programme that develops confidence and skill
  • access to world-class facilities
  • having fun and making new friends
  • helping children find their own superb

SUMMER SPARK MUSICALITY COURSEs 2024

We have THREE exciting courses this summer working with industry professionals. Years 1-4 will once again put together a showcase of musical theatre numbers whilst Years 5-8 will be staging Aladdin Kids and Years 9-13 will be staging their first production: Fame Jr

ALADDIN KIDS

Year 5 to Year 8 – maximum number of places 30

DATE:  Sunday 21-Thursday 25 July 2024
TIME:  9:15am-4:00pm daily with performances at 4:30pm and 6:30pm on Thursday 25 July
COST:  £265 per child (5 day course including a hot lunch each day)
VENUE:  Birley Centre, Eastbourne College 

Rob Cousins, Chloe Campbell and Mia Longman will be staging this exciting production.

We will be casting the production at the end of June – so all pupils who wish for one of the main roles must enrol on the course by Monday June 24 when details of the auditions will be sent out. All who enrol will be guaranteed to be part of this wonderful show – even if they do not get a main role they will still be kept as busy as ever learning all the ensemble routines as they would on any normal SPARK Musicality course.

Pupils can enrol onto the course up until Monday 8 July (although after Monday June 24 we can’t guarantee an audition for a main role – but you will still be able to take a full part in the production).

All participants will be provided with a morning snack and a two-course hot meal at lunchtime. Pupils should bring comfy clothes, shoes sensible to dance in and a water bottle each day. Pupils will need to wear black leggings or trousers for the performances. On Thursday 25 July all pupils will need to bring a packed meal to eat between performances.

On Thursday the 25 July there will be two public performances of the show at 4:30pm and 6:30pm. All participants will automatically be given four free tickets. Further tickets will be available at a cost of £5 from www.wegottickets.com/EastbourneCollege on a first come first served basis from Monday 24 June onwards.

Booking Form link – https://eu.operoo.com/public_forms/476889/new

FAME JR

Year 9 to Year 13 – maximum number of places 30

DATE:  Monday 22-Friday 26 July 2024
TIME:  9:30am-4:30pm daily with performances at 4:30pm and 6:30pm on Friday 26 July
COST:  Cost £245 per child (5 day course)
VENUE:  Richardson Building, St Andrew’s Prep

Rob Cousins, Emily Davison and Ellie Mizen will be staging this exciting production, our first Spark Musicality show for senior pupils.

We will be casting the production at the end of June – so all pupils who wish for one of the main roles must enrol on the course by Monday June 24 when details of the auditions will be sent out. All who enrol will be guaranteed to be part of this wonderful show – even if they do not get a main role they will still be kept as busy as ever learning all the ensemble routines as they would on any normal SPARK Musicality course.

Pupils can enrol onto the course up until Monday 8 July (although after Monday June 24 we can’t guarantee an audition for a main role – but you will still be able to take a full part in the production).

All participants will be provided with a morning snack but should bring a packed lunch each day. Pupils should bring comfy clothes, shoes sensible to dance in and a water bottle each day.

On Friday 26 July we will move to the Birley Centre where there will be two public performances of the show at 3:30pm and 6:00pm. All participants will automatically be given four free tickets. Further tickets will be available at a cost of £5 from www.wegottickets.com/EastbourneCollege on a first come first served basis from Monday 24 June onwards.

Booking Form link – https://eu.operoo.com/public_forms/476892/new

JUNIOR MUSICALITY

Year 1 to Year 4 – maximum number of places 30

DATE: Wednesday 24-Friday 26 July 2024
TIME:  9:30am-12:30pm 
COST:  Cost £99
VENUE:  Durlacher, St Andrew’s Prep

Jenny Jones returns to run the course joined by Raphy McDavitt Lowe. Children will play drama games and learn songs and dances from popular musicals culminating in an informal performance to parents at 12:15pm on the Friday 26 July.

This is 3 day course 9am-12:30pm daily with mid-morning snack provided. Pupils should bring comfy clothes, shoes sensible to dance in and a water bottle each day.

This course is for pupils in YEAR GROUPS 1-4, although some Year 4s who want to be stretched may consider the Middles Course – please contact rmcousins@standrewsprep.co.uk for further details.

Booking Form link – https://eu.operoo.com/public_forms/476888/new

EXTENDED JUNIOR COURSE 

Year 1 to Year 4 – maximum of 30 places

DATE: Wednesday 24-Thursday 25 July 2024
TIME:  9.30am-3.15pm
DATE:  Friday 26 July 2024
TIME:  9.30am-12.30pm
COST:  £139
VENUE:  Durlacher, St Andrew’s Prep

The children will follow the same Musical Theatre Course during the morning but will be able to stay on for an afternoon session on the Wednesday and Thursday.

For this we ask children to bring a packed lunch and a snack/refillable water bottle for lunch/afternoon.

The children will be supervised for lunch and some playtime (outside weather permitting) between 12:30pm – 1:15pm.

There will then be a chance to engage in crafts, musical games, movement, all related to the material being learned in the morning.

Please bear in mind that we will be giving a performance at 12:15pm on Friday 26 July open to all parents. The whole course will then end at approximately 12:30pm on Friday 26 July.

Booking Form link – https://eu.operoo.com/public_forms/476888/new

For any queries relating to any of the above courses please do get in touch by emailing spark@eastbourne-college.co.uk or 01323 452255.