Our Noodlers have been busy showing off their skills with more performances planned for the summer.
On Saturday, some of the children from our NPA Academy and performing arts classes took to the stage to entertain residents at Brunswick Gardens Retirement Village in Woodhouse, Sheffield. Wearing our new Noodle T-shirts, all the youngsters put on quite a show with songs, dances and even a short musical.
The Stone Cutter Musical, based on a Japanese folk tale, was performed by our 5-6 Performing Arts class at Beighton. While members of our 7-11 Performing Arts class and NPA Academy performed Fight Song, Girl on Fire and the Hand Jive.
The residents were so impressed with the show they organised a collection, which will be donated to Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Then on Sunday, 60 of our smallest pupils performed in our annual Tots Show at Springs Academy. The children, from walking age to three, attend our Ballet Tots and Noodle Tots classes and the performance was a great opportunity for their loved ones to see what they’ve been busy learning.
Nikki Johnson, Noodle Performance Arts’ founder and managing director, said: “Performing is a great way to boost children’s confidence and show the world all the skills they’ve been developing in class. We have lots more opportunities for our students to shine this summer and we hope they really enjoy the experience.”
On Sunday, June 26, our Crosspool performing arts class and Ecclesall ballet classes will be showing off their work at the Crosspool Festival at 1.15pm.
Children attending Noodle classes in Beighton will also be dancing at Brookhouse Junior School in Beighton on Wednesday, June 29. Some of our Beighton ballerinas will be performing the White Rabbit ballet as part of the school’s production of Alice in Wonderland while pupils from NPA Academy will perform Razzle Dazzle.
Saturday, July 2 will see our Walkley street dance and Hillsborough ballet students performing at the Ruskin Park Fun Day, then on Sunday July 3, NPA Academy students and Beighton ballet will be performing at Ballifield Summer Fayre.
On Tuesday, July 5, our 7-11 performing arts and NPA Academy students will perform Fight Song at the Sheffield Children’s University Awards Ceremony at Sheffield Town Hall. Then on Saturday, July 9, some of our children will be performing at Beighton Gala.
We have had some special Noodle T-shirts made for the children to wear while performing. These can be borrowed but if you’d like to buy one, they are available for £10.