Children given the chance to learn how to sing and dance in the style of Jackson

BURGESS Hill’s JK Theatre school is offering the chance to learn to sing and dance like Michael Jackson as its half-term treat.

They are staging a Michael Jackson workshop on Monday, February 21 from 10am-4pm at the Park Centre, Burgess Hill. The cost is £25 per child, with sibling rates available, aimed at ages six to 16 years.

Kim Wright, co-director and dance teacher, who grew up in Horsham, is promising plenty of age-related fun. The younger children will work on the song ABC; the older performers will look at Man In The Mirror.

“The workshop includes lots of singing, dancing and acting, and the children will have a fun-filled day whilst learning in a creative environment.”

JK Theatre, which has been in existence for two and a half years now, aims to prepare its students for all aspects of performance for stage and TV using the three key disciplines of musical theatre - dance, drama and singing. Its regular classes are on Wednesdays at the Park Centre.

Kim said: “Children at JK will build on their ability to interact with others in a fun learning environment whilst building their confidence. We encourage children to perform to boost their self-esteem and achievement.

“Students have the opportunity to express their individual talents and strengthen their social abilities within a welcoming and disciplined team.

“All students will be given the opportunity to display their talents on stage in our regular performances. The school takes on a strong community role and performs locally across Sussex.”

More details on jktheatrearts@hotmail.com or 07504 059 640.