Torch Theatre Summer School
Running since 2009, our popular annual summer school at Torch Theatre is open to all and is focused on offering affordable access to high quality creative experiences led by professional dance artists to the community in Pembrokeshire. Working with a different theme each year, and linked to our professional performance projects, this summer school is totally inclusive. We aim to create a supportive and nurturing environment for people of all backgrounds and abilities to come together, create and perform with us. Scroll down for this year's info...
Summer School 2023- Fabulous Animals
If you were an animal what would you be?
This year the Joon Dance / Torch Theatre summer school gets a whole lot wilder…
Animals are wild, they follow their instincts. They don’t care how they look or what we think of them. They attend to their own needs and the needs of their pack, flock, tribe.
Come and be part of creating an original dance performance based on our latest show, Fabulous Animals and perform in the main house of Torch Theatre right before watching the professional show.
As per our usual Summer School format everyone is welcome. We will split into three separate groups based on age and everyone gets supported and challenged. We will have professional artists leading classes and workshops and everyone will be involved creatively in making the show. You'll have technique classes to learn new moves, choreography sessions in which you create your own moves to perform in the show, and this year for the first time you’ll be creating your own costume as well in our special design workshops.
We accept participants from 6 years and up, and we welcome adults of any age.
Joon bugs- ages 6-10
Jooniers- ages 11-17
Joon community - ages 18-100
Dates and times
Monday August 14th - Friday August 18th
Monday - Thursday times: 9.30am - 1pm
Friday times: Arrive 2pm, stay until show time. Community performance for parents, carers and invited audience is at 5.30pm, followed by the professional show.
Cost (per participant)
Standard price: £80
Concessions and sibling price: £70 (concessions or two members of the same immediate family)
Family price: £65 (where three or more members of the same immediate family book together)
Summer School participants will perform and then get to watch the professional show, and do not need to book a ticket. Family and friends should book their tickets via the Torch Theatre box office.