Academy creates new classes for pre-school

Some of the pre-school youngsters at Abby's Theatre and Dance Academy.
Some of the pre-school youngsters at Abby's Theatre and Dance Academy.

Pre-school children are taking centre stage at a dance and drama school.

Abby’s Theatre and Dance Academy, in Cullercoats, has launched a new programme of dance and drama classes designed for children aged four and under.

Abby Forbes-Chambers, who set up the academy earlier this year after graduating from Newcastle University and training as a dance and drama teacher, has designed classes that provide fun, engaging activities and support early years development.

The classes have all been created specifically to develop communication skills and to promote emotional and social awareness, whilst boosting confidence and imagination.

Abby, 23, said: “It’s great to get children at such an early age taking part in dance and theatre as the classes really help to develop their physical and emotional strength.

“But the main thing for me is they are having fun and learning new skills.”

Classes are held at the studio based at scout hut on Links Road, Cullercoats, NE30 3TG.

For more details of the classes and times visit www.abbysacademy.co.uk

Abby’s Theatre and Dance Academy offers a range of classes for tots to adults, from traditional ballet to funky hip hop together with acting and singing classes.