Alison Chaplin is the Manager of Arts On The Move, a company providing drama and theatre support for schools, youth theatres and junior drama clubs. She is a qualified drama and English teacher with over 30 years' experience in education and youth drama. Alison is also a published author of play scripts for young performers and drama resource books for teachers and is now creating additional drama resources - lesson plans, schemes of work, and drama packs - for teachers to use in their own classrooms. Alison enjoys travelling to primary schools across the north of England to deliver a range of unique drama workshops for KS1 and KS2 pupils, from performance poetry to WW2 and an interactive Pied Piper of Hamelin drama workshop.
Theatretrain has been training young people in the performing arts since 1992. We have centres nationwide. Cambridge South has been running since 2003 and classes are held on Saturday afternoons (1:30 to 2:30 for ages 3-5, and 2:15 to 5:15 ages 6-18) at Trumpington Meadows, and we also have another centre, Cambridge North, which operates on Saturday mornings at Chesterton Community College 10am to 1pm (for ages 6-18).
Main school students are taught in three age groups, 6-9, 9-12 and 13-18 years. They enjoy one hour each of singing, dancing and acting. Classes are excellent for enhancing their personal development, learning team working and leadership skills, improving self-confidence and generally enhancing their ability to learn.
A main performance takes place every year, alternately locally or in a prestigious London Theatre - we will be performing "Move!" at the Royal Albert Hall in June 2019. All students are able to take part. Our shows feature only Theatretrain students and they are on stage for about 80% of the show. We also get involved in local initiatives and sharing of work with parents at other times of the year.
Students who have trained with us for 6 months have the opportunity to audition for our sister agency - Goldman’s Management, if they wish to look for paid work on TV or stage. Successful applicants will then feature on the national database of performers, Spotlight. Auditions are held twice a year.
We offer a free explorer session or alternatively you can book a two week, no obligation taster course for £20.
Our Minis class for ages 3-5 years incorporates a mix of dance, singing, and storytelling and is the ideal introduction to stage performance for younger children. This class is ideal for developing confidence, learning some basic theatre skills and a good preparation for the main school classes. Our teacher specialises in early education. Minis are also able to apply for the agency.
JASS Studio's in Winton, Bournemouth we are dedicated to providing quality education and specialist training in a range of theatre arts for all ages and abilities. At JASS Studio's we deliver fun, friendly and high quality teaching in Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance, Drama, Singing, Body Conditioning, Flexibility, Commercial, and Musical Theatre. Our classes cater for beginners through to advanced level, and JASS students can become involved in shows, workshops, festivals, exams, JASS summer-schools and many other exciting projects. Based at our very own site in Winton, the stage school offers a safe and welcoming environment, with fully fitted barres, mirrors, 3 studios, CCTV, reception and waiting area. JASS studio's are also available to hire for rehearsals, auditions and as a party venue.