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Music, Dance, and Theatre

Mac Arts is a pioneering arts complex in the heart of Birmingham. Opened in 1962, Mac Arts works with children, families and young people, giving them access to theatre and dance programmes, as well as cinematic experiences, exhibitions, and other special events. These include creative classes such as jewellery making and music lessons.

In the following months, Mac Arts is offering a number of children's courses:

Dance Mash Up

Monday 7th January - 18th March

This ten week course takes place every Monday between 5.15pm - 6.15pm. The beginners/improvers class involves learning fast pace dances in various styles such as street, freestyle, jazz, and contemporary. It costs 49 per child and is suitable for 6 - 12 year olds.

Musical Theatre

Tuesday 8th January - Friday 22nd March.

This ten week course takes place between 4.30pm - 6pm, and aims to develop your child's coordination with a combination of dancing, singing, and acting, teaching them how use these skills for musical theatre. At the end of the course, they will give a public performance at Mac Arts. Suitable for 6-12 years old, it is aimed at children of all abilities and costs 49.

Creative Drama

Saturday 12th January - Saturday 23rd March

This ten week course for 5 - 9 year olds takes place every Saturday between 10am-11.30am. An imaginative drama course, it encourages using your improvisational skills and includes clowning and puppetry. Children will learn to work together as a group, and by the end of the course be ready to share a rehearsed performance. The course is aimed at beginners and costs 55.

Capoeira For Children

Saturday 12th January - Saturday 23rd March

This ten week course takes place every Saturday between 11am-12pm. Children will learn the exciting Brazilian martial arts art form known as Capoeira. It involves dance and acrobatics, which is practised to music. The course is for beginners and anyone who is interested will have the opportunity to take exams at the end. Aimed at 6 - 12 year olds, it costs 49.

Mothers and Daughters Creative Indian Dance

Saturday 12th January - Saturday 23rd March

This ten week course takes place on Saturdays between 12pm-1pm. It is aimed at mothers and daughters and is a chance for them to bond together while developing dancing skills and improving posture and confidence. Dance styles include the classic Indian Kathak dance, as well as folk, contemporary, and urban styles, all set to modern Indian fusions. The course is suitable for 4s and up, with a parent and child costing 70, plus an extra 40 for each additional child.
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Why? Fun for children
When: 7th Jan - 23rd March
Phone: 0121 446 3232
Where: Mac Arts
Cost: 49-70
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This looks like really good fun for school holidays.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 3060 days ago
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