NMPAT Holloway Centre is run by a fantastic team of enthusiastic and experienced teachers who provide an exciting and comprehensive variety of music, dance, musical theatre, circus skills and drama sessions for all children aged 3 plus.
Our mini music programme is the starting point for many of our pupils. We offer a carousel of activities for our Ladybirds (nursery and reception). Caterpillars (year 1) and Bumblebees (year 2).
Each class does dance, drama and music and these are split into 30 minute sessions, thus creating our carousel.
In our Early Years music classes there is plenty of singing, rhythm games, and use of boomwhackers, ocarinas and more. Our dancers learn basic movement to music in the Ladybirds class to fully choreographed numbers in the Bumblebee class. The early year’s drama class offer the opportunity to build confidence, expression through games, activities and improvising.
Year 1 and 2 children have the option to stay and take part in Mini Strings, Recorder, Country dancing and Ready Steady Glock (this is a percussion class using mini glockenspiels).
Our Early Years classes have regular concerts to showcase their achievements.
For younger children who perhaps have not started to learn an instrument yet, we have a variety of classes offering an opportunity to have a go at various instruments such as the ukulele, recorder, glockenspiel and percussion, which offer a great introduction to music. Children are encouraged to sing and take part in lots of fun music games in general musicianship, choir, creative music-making classes and music theatre.
Our music ensembles for those having instrumental lessons include a brass group, two woodwind groups, a variety of string ensembles, ukulele and guitar groups, two folk groups, a choir, rock band, samba drumming, African drumming and two additional percussion classes. We also offer recorders, keyboards and general musicianship (music theory) classes.
We cater for all abilities – from the absolute beginner to the more advanced – and we cover an extensive range of musical genres from classical to rock and folk.
The Drama department is a great place to build confidence, and give our pupils an insight into the technical elements of drama through structured activities, games and performance opportunities. The centre has taken part in local festivals and twice performed full-scale west end shows.
Our drama classes include Acting Skills, Musical Theatre and Creative Drama.
We currently offer four dance classes across the morning – Street Dance, Ballet, Dance mixed styles and creative dance. We have a team of two fabulous teachers to take you through your steps and provide a wealth of styles. Our dance classes are fully inclusive and there is no previous experience required.
Specialist footwear is optional, and not a requirement to join the classes.
Every child is entitled to a no-obligation taster session as this will give them a chance to experience the centre before committing themselves. Everyone is very welcome visit our centre at any time. Please go to the OAK building (follow the signs) and sign in to receive a visitors badge and a member of staff will be happy to talk you through the timetable and show you around.
Northampton School for Girls
Spinney Hill Road
Saturday mornings during term time: 9:30am to 12:30pm.
In the event of unavoidable closures, information will be via the centre on our Facebook feed.
The centre head is local woodwind teacher Naomi Muller.
You can email the centre: Holloway@nmpat.co.uk
Or you can contact the main NMPAT office.
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