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Have fun this summer with Noodle’s Holiday Clubs!
Have fun this summer with Noodle’s Holiday Clubs!

Are you looking for fun ways to keep your children entertained during the summer holidays?

Noodle Performance Arts has a whole host of fun activities for children who love singing, dancing and performing.

 

If your child is mad about Mickey Mouse or potty about princesses, they’ll love our Disney Day. The three-hour themed holiday club includes dancing, singing, crafts and games as well as a visit from one of our Noodle Party princesses.

The session is suitable for boys and girls aged from three to eight and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character. Disney Day runs from 12.00pm to 3.00pm on Monday, August 14 at Beighton Lifestyle Centre and costs £16.

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For those who want to get a real grounding in musical theatre – both on the stage and behind the scenes, we have our Noodle Summer Camp. Running over four days, at Sheffield Park Academy. Those taking part will get involved in every aspect of putting on a show from learning musical numbers and choreographed dances to developing a script and finding out about sound and lighting.

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Suitable for children aged five and over, the camp will run from 9am to 3pm from Tuesday, August 8 to Thursday, August 11. On the Friday evening our students will perform the production they have created on stage at Park Academy.

The total cost of the summer camp is £99, which includes two tickets to the final performance. Extra tickets to the show will be available for a small additional charge.

At all our holiday clubs, youngsters can stay without their parents and there are discounts available for siblings.

 

For everything ‘Fairy’, why not join us for Noodle Fairy School?

This is a a fairy themed club full of Noodle fun! There will be singing, dancing, craft, games and a visit from Tinkerbell. The session takes place on Thursday 3rd August (9.30-12.30) at Beighton Lifestyle Centre, S20 1HE and is  suitable for children aged 3-8.

The cost of Fairy School is £16 per child (with 20% discount for sibling)

 

 

If your child can’t stay still, then our Acro workshop will be right up their street!  Acro combines dance and acrobatics using strength, flexibility, power, agility, coordination and balance. From hand stands, cartwheels and round offs to splits, balances and backbends.
Come along to learn the basics and end the workshop with an acrobatic routine!

The session is on Monday 21st August 10.00am-12.00pm at Beighton Lifestyle Centre and is suitable for children aged 6+. The cost is £10 (with 20% discount for sibling).

 

If your little one loves princesses, then they will love our Noodle Princess School on Tuesday 15th August (9.30-12.30) at Ecclesall Parish Halls.

 Join us for a morning of fun learning to be a princess. We will have lots of Noodle singing and dancing as well as games, craft and a visit from a special Princess!

The session is suitable for children aged 3-8 and is £16 per child (with 20% discount for sibling)

 

 

Peppa’s Summer Noodle Tots – Monday 14th August (9.30-10 & 10.30-11)

For the first time, we have introduced some special themed Noodle tots class for summer with a visit from Peppa herself! The sessions are suitable for children from walking to age 3 at Beighton Lifestyle Centre, S20 1HE and are done with a parent/carer.

The cost is £5 per child (with 20% discount for sibling). Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

 

 

If your child is a member of Sheffield Chiildren’s University, then they can attend our FREE Children’s University Festival of Fun session on Monday 31st July (9.30-10.30)

This exciting session will be based on a top musical and will include singing, dancing and drama. The session is suitable for children aged 5-12 and will be held at Beighton Lifestyle Centre, S20 1HE.

Children must hold a Sheffield Children’s University passport and attend a Sheffield School. Passports can be purchased on the day for £3.50. Places are limited an strictly on a first come, first served basis.

 

 

To find out more, call Nikki on 07984 461711 or book your child’s place here.

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Five things to do in Sheffield this half term
Five things to do in Sheffield this half term

Are you looking for spooky ways to entertain the kids this half term?

At Noodle Performance Arts, we know how important it is to have a few tricks (or treats) up your sleeve to amuse your children and keep them busy during the school holidays.

Here are our top five things to do in Sheffield and the surrounding area over October half term:

  1. Our Noodle Spooky Halloween party

This year we are holding our own three-hour Halloween party, which will include everything from ghoulish games and fiendish face painting to spooky singing and creepy crafts. Children should come along in their scariest fancy dress and we will be awarding a prize for the best costume. Our Halloween party will be at Beighton Lifestyle Centre from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Friday, October 28. It is suitable for children aged between three and eight and parents can leave them with us and get on with something else instead. Tickets are available here and cost £16 with a 20 per cent discount for siblings.

 

  1. Halloween Family Trail at Longshaw

The National Trust’s Longshaw estate is inviting families into its wild woods to discover creepy creatures hiding along a Halloween-themed trail. The trail will be open from 10.30am to 3.30pm daily from Saturday, October 22 to Sunday, October 30. Trail sheets are available for £1 per child from Longshaw’s visitor centre and everyone who completes it will get a spooky treat from the tea room.

 

  1. Pumpkin Trail at Clumber Park

Clumber Park’s Walled Kitchen Garden will be filled with hidden pumpkins, squashes and gourds this weekend to mark autumn and the build-up to Halloween. Discover the vegetables and complete the trail between 10am and 4pm on Saturday, October 22 and 10am and 3pm on Sunday, October 23. The event is free but normal admission charges to Clumber Park apply.

 

  1. Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Hall Farm

Fancy making your own pumpkin lantern but not so confident about carving? Visitors to Cannon Hall Farm this half term can design their own pumpkin face before getting the farm’s expert carvers to cut it out for them. There will also be a special Trick or Treat Trail around the farm, which also includes several outdoor playgrounds, a soft play area, tractor rides and sheep and ferret racing. Performing witches will star in spooky shows each day and there will also be the chance to make a Halloween headdress at the farm’s craft station.

Admission is £8.95 for children, including a pumpkin, £8.95 for adults and £8.50 for senior citizens. Family tickets for four people are £34 and include two pumpkins. Under-twos are admitted free.

 

  1. Weston Park’s Big Birthday Party

Weston Park Museum in Sheffield is celebrating its 10th birthday on Saturday from 11am to 4pm. The attraction will be launching its newly refurbished galleries and hosting a range of fun family activities inspired by the new displays. The birthday party will include performances by Cabaret Boom Boom, treasure hunts, story-telling sessions and creative craft sessions.

Win a year of free lessons in our birthday prize draw
Win a year of free lessons in our birthday prize draw

Noodle is about to turn five and to celebrate our birthday, we’re giving away a whole year of lessons.

We’re currently putting the finishing touches to plans for a special fifth birthday party on September 18. And to join in the fun, we have launched a prize draw to help spread the word about our classes and give something back to those who have supported us over the years.

Our top prize is a whole year of free Noodle classes at a venue of your choice. The winner will be able to pick which class their child will attend and it won’t cost them a penny in fees for 12 months.

The competition is open to both parents whose children already enjoy our classes and people who are new to Noodle. Just like our Facebook page and like, share and comment on our post about the prize draw.

Toddlers from walking age up to three can choose between our popular Ballet tots and Noodle tots classes. Both are designed especially for pre-schoolers and use movement, action songs and music to gently introduce them to either ballet or performing arts in a fun and informal way.

If your child is over three, they can opt for one of a number of sessions. Our performing arts classes teach drama, singing and dance and we have three types of dance class – ballet, street dance and cheer dance.

Party package up for grabs

But don’t worry if you don’t scoop our top prize as we have four other treats up for grabs. Our second prize is a one-hour Noodle Party package up to the value of £100.

We have loads of themed parties to choose from including pirates, princesses, superheroes and dancing.

The third prize we are giving away is a 30-minute Noodle Party character appearance. Your child’s favourite character will attend their party and greet their guests before singing them a song, telling a story and posing for photographs.

If you’re lucky enough to win fourth prize in our competition, you will receive a free half term of classes, while if you come fifth you receive a Noodle hoodie or tutu.

The prize draw will be held at our fifth birthday celebrations and there will be more details to follow on those soon.

To find out more about our classes or parties or book a free taster session, call Nikki on 07984 461711 or e-mail nikki@noodleperformancearts.com

Have fun this summer with Noodle’s holiday clubs
Have fun this summer with Noodle’s holiday clubs

Are you looking for fun ways to keep your children entertained during the summer holidays?

Noodle Performance Arts has a whole host of fun activities for children who love singing, dancing and performing.

 

 

 

If your child is mad about Mickey Mouse or potty about princesses, they’ll love our Disney Day. The three-hour themed holiday club includes dancing, singing, crafts and games as well as a visit from one of our Noodle Party princesses.

The session is suitable for boys and girls aged from three to eight and children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite character. Disney Day runs from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Tuesday, August 2 at Beighton Lifestyle Centre and costs £16.

IMG_3095Budding pop stars will love Noodle Summer Sing! – a vocal workshop for children aged seven and over on Monday, August 8. The three hour session will focus on improving singing technique and building confidence and youngsters will perform for their parents at the end.

Noodle Summer Sing! runs from 11am to 2pm at Beighton Lifestyle Centre and costs £16.

For those who want to get a real grounding in musical theatre – both on the stage and behind the scenes, we have our Noodle Summer Camp. Running over four days, at

Springs Academy, those taking part will get involved in every aspect of putting on a show from learning musical numbers and choreographed dances to developing a script and finding out about sound and lighting.

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Suitable for children aged five and over, the camp will run from 9am to 3pm from Monday, August 15 to Thursday, August 18. At 7pm on the Thursday, our students will perform the production they have created on stage at Springs Academy.

The total cost of the summer camp is £99, which includes two tickets to the final performance. Extra tickets to the show will be available for a small additional charge.

At all our holiday clubs, youngsters can stay without their parents and there are discounts available for siblings.

To find out more, call Nikki on 07984 461711 or book your child’s place here.

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Noodle student show off their skills this summer
Noodle student show off their skills this summer

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.IMG_3095

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 perfBrunswick Gardens Performanceorming 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.IMG_3123

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.

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Noodle Summer Camp – a performing arts holiday club for children aged five and over
Noodle Summer Camp – a performing arts holiday club for children aged five and over

Does your child love to perform?

Are you looking for a fun holiday club which will help build their confidence and self-esteem?

Noodle Summer Camp is a performing arts holiday club with a difference. Over four days, your child will learn singing, dancing and drama before putting their skills to good use in a unique show with their new friends.

As well as performing on stage, your child will learn exactly what it takes to bring a show to life. They will help out behind the scenes, working on costumes and sets and learning about sound and lighting.

The show will feature popular songs from well-known musicals but the end result will be an original production created by the children themselves.

Noodle Summer Camp will run from Monday August 15 to Thursday, August 18 at Springs Academy, Hurlfield Road, Sheffield.

Each session will start at 9am and finish at 3pm and will be suitable for school-aged children from five onwards. At the end of the summer camp, the children will put on a performance for parents at Springs Academy at 7pm on Thursday, August 18.

Noodle Summer Camp will cost a total of £99 for all four days, including two tickets to the final performance. Extra tickets to the show will be available for a small additional charge.

You can book your place here.

To find out more, call 07984 461711 or email nikki@noodleperformancearts.com

February fun sessions to brighten up half term
February fun sessions to brighten up half term

February may be cold and gloomy but we have some fantastic sessions coming up to brighten up half term.

Noodle Performance Arts is running some free Introduction to Drama sessions at Greenhill Library on Tuesday, February 9. The two hour-long workshops are part of Sheffield Children’s University February Freebie event where children can take part in activities if they have a Passport to Learning from the Children’s University.

Noodle’s fun and lively sessions will run from 2pm to 3pm and 3pm to 4pm and places must be booked in advance by calling 07984 461 711. If you don’t already have a Children’s University passport, you can buy one from Noodle or your local library for £2.

Sheffield Children’s University is a scheme which aims to encourage children and young people to take part in out-of-school activities. Those taking part in sessions as part of the February Freebie event will earn credits which will go towards a Children’s University award.

As Noodle is a Learning Destination for the Children’s University, youngsters can also earn credits every time they take part in one of our classes, which include ballet, performing arts and street dance, as well as our holiday clubs.

Book one of our holiday clubs

We also have two holiday clubs at Beighton Lifestyle Centre to keep your children amused during the half term break.

On Monday, February 8, there is a four-hour workshop on Matilda the Musical running from 10am to 2pm. Suitable for children aged between six and 11, the session will involve acting, singing and dancing from music from the West End hit, inspired by the popular Roald Dahl story.

The cost of the session is £22.50 plus a small booking fee and children will show their parents what they have learnt with a performance at the end. There is a sibling discount if you have more than one child attending the holiday club.

On Tuesday, February 9, we are holding our popular Frozen School from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Suitable for boys and girls aged from three to six, this session focuses on having fun with dancing, singing, crafts and games.

There will also be a visit from an extra special Snow Queen and places cost £16.

At both our holiday clubs, children can be left without their parents. To reserve your child’s place, visit our online booking page.

Five ways you can help us in our Little Herd Appeal
Five ways you can help us in our Little Herd Appeal

Help us join the herd and raise money for a great cause.

Noodle Performance Arts has launched a fundraising drive to collect at least £500 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Children’s Hospital Charity is behind the Herd of Sheffield – a sculpture trail of elephants which will brighten up the city and generate much-needed cash to buy life-saving equipment and create a comfortable and welcoming environment for poorly children.

We’re hoping to join in with this amazing initiative by sponsoring one of the smaller baby elephant sculptures which will form part of the Little Herd.

You can help us sponsor a Noodle elephant by joining in with any or all of the following:

We’ve set up a page to collect donations for our Little Herd Appeal from our generous Noodlers and their parents.

  • Design your own elephant

All children attending our classes are being invited to take part in our design an elephant competition. Elephant pictures can be collected from your child’s teacher and the finished designs need to be in by January 29. The overall winning design will be incorporated into the final elephant and the winner and runners up will be given the chance to help us decorate our sculpture when it arrives. The cost per entry is a £1 donation to the elephant fund.

  • Put on your most Christmassy outfits

We’d love our Noodlers to come along to their final class before Christmas looking as festive as possible. And as it’s the season of goodwill we’ll be collecting £1 donations from all those who’d like to contribute.

  • Buy a raffle ticket or two

We’re organising a special Noodle raffle to raise funds for the Children’s Hospital and give you the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Tickets are just 50p each and can be bought from any of the Noodle teachers. The prizes on offer include a one-hour Noodle party for up to 20 children (worth £100), a school meet and greet from our popular Snow Queen or a character of your child’s choice (worth £50) and a half term of free classes (worth up to £35). The raffle will be drawn on January 29.

  • Take part in our parent and child drama sessions

On Sunday, December 20, we’re running a special parent and child drama session for children aged seven and over who attend our performing arts classes. The one-hour workshop will run from 10am to 11am at Beighton Lifestyle Centre. Tickets will be £9 for both parent and child and all the money will go towards our Little Herd Appeal. It will be a great chance for you to find out what your children get up to in our classes and to have a go yourself. Beighton Lifestyle Centre has very generously donated the room free of charge so every penny can go to Sheffield Children’s Hospital. Places are limited so book now via our website to avoid disappointment.

New system allows online payments
New system allows online payments

Parents will now be able to pay for their Noodle classes online with a new online portal.

Noodle Performance Arts has now started using Dance Studio Pro, an online system which makes it easy for parents to find all the information they need about their children’s dance and performing arts classes.

The portal will include all the details about term dates and performances and mums and dads will be able to log onto their account to see how much money they owe for classes and to make payments.

Nikki Johnson, Noodle’s managing director, said: “As we’ve grown, the management of payments has become more difficult and it can often be hard for busy parents to keep track of exactly how much money they owe. This system will allow everyone to find out all the information they need about classes, shows and payments whenever they need to.

“We know that queuing up after class to make payments to teachers can be time-consuming so being able to make payments online should make life much easier. It also means people won’t have to worry about losing letters any more as they will all be stored on the portal.”

Parents will be given their own parent portal login to access their own account and copies of any letters. They will also be able receive messages from teachers, which will come in handy if any classes need to be cancelled due to snow or bad weather.

The system can also be used by parents to contact their child’s teacher if they need to for any reason.

All parents whose children attend Noodle classes will receive their own unique login by email over the next few weeks. Please let us know if you have any problems using the new system.

Our top 10 stocking fillers for Christmas
Our top 10 stocking fillers for Christmas

Are you still looking for stocking fillers for your little Noodler?

If the answer is yes, then we might have the Christmas presents you’re looking for.

Here’s our guide to gifts for your budding ballerina or promising performer. All products are available from Noodle Performance Arts, just email jess@noodleperformancearts.com to place your order and we’ll bring the items along to your child’s class.

  1. Keep warm this winter with the Noodle Hoodie

Comfy and warm, these soft hooded tops look as great as they feel. Ideal for wearing to classes, particularly during the winter months. Your child’s top can also be personalised with their name heat pressed on the back. The hoodie is available in a range of colours and you can choose between the Noodle Ballet and the Noodle Performance Arts logo. There are three sizes – small (age 2-4), medium (age 5-7) and large (age 8-10). The Noodle hoodie is priced at £15 or £18 if it is personalised with your child’s name.

 

  1. Put some sparkle into Christmas with a gorgeous tutu

The Capezio tutu is perfect for both ballet classes and dressing up. With a sparkly skirt and a beautiful bow at the back, this tutu really has the wow factor. Priced at £19, it is available in four sizes – small (age 2-3), intermediate (age 3-4), medium (age 5-6) and large (age 6-7). Alternatively, you could choose the Bloch tutu in pink or lilac. This is a great traditional tutu in a classic style and comes in two sizes – 4-5 (age 2) and 6-8 (age 3-4) making it perfect for little ones taking ballet tots or our younger ballet classes. The Bloch tutu is priced at £22. We also have a selection of Dancing Daisy tutus available for £17 each.

 

  1. Go shopping in style with a bag fit for a ballerina

Whether your little girl needs a bag to carry all her prized possessions or she wants something to take with her on her next shopping trip, this stylish shopper will fit the bill. With pink handles and an attractive design showing a young ballerina practising her steps, this bag would also be great for bringing along to Noodle classes. Priced at just £4.50, we think Santa will be stuffing a lot of these in his sack this Christmas.

 

  1. Give them something sweet to carry their costume in

Your daughter will be more than happy to carry their own dance kit when they get their hands on this classic ballet bag, priced at £7.50. Simple but effective, this pink bag with a striking ballet shoe design, is large enough to carry their outfit for class along with their shoes and any other small bits and pieces they like to bring along with them.

 

  1. Don’t forget the shoes this festive season

If all your child needs to bring to their Noodle ballet classes is their shoes, this handy bag is ideal. In a light pink with dark pink trim, this slim shoe bag will allow your little dancer to keep their shoes safe, clean and (crucially) in a pair! Priced at £5, this is a product they will be able to use for years to come. And of course, if your ballerina needs a new pair of shoes to go in their new bag, we sell them in a range of sizes for £9 a pair.

  1. Wrap up with a cosy cardigan

A wraparound ballet cardigan is the perfect way to keep your little girl warm during colder weather. The traditional style goes well with tutus and dancewear and is fantastic value at just £9. Our cardigan is available in four sizes including one for our tiniest ballet tots pupils. There is 22” (age 1-2), 24” (age 2-3), 26” (age 3-4) and 28” (age 5-6). And to make sure their legs are kept cosy too, we sell legwarmers for £3 a pair.

 

  1. Have fun with a pair of ribbon rings

A particular favourite among our younger noodlers, these ribbon rings allow your little one to recreate their favourite dances at home and make up a few of their own as well. With multi-coloured ribbons in pastel colours, these rings would make the perfect addition to any stocking. They are available from us at £4.50 a pair.

 

  1. Create a magical Christmas with a fairy wand

This pink wand will bring a touch of magic to Christmas Day. With a flower design and three trailing pink ribbons, it looks gorgeous and will complement any fairy or princess fancy dress costume as well as their Noodle ballet outfits. Available for £2.75.

 

  1. Pick from three delightful drawstring bags

At £5 each, these drawstring bags are fun, practical and good value. Perfect for holding anything which needs to be brought to your child’s ballet classes, these bags will save your handbag from being filled up with all their bits and pieces. Available in three attractive designs showing ballerinas, ballet shoes and a tutu.

 

  1. Go to the ball with a Cinderella costume

Cinderella remains one of the most popular fairytale princesses and these fancy dress costumes will allow your child to feel like the belle of the ball. At just £11 each, we have dresses in two sizes – age 5-6 and age 7-8. Just make sure you order yours before the clock strikes midnight!

If you want to buy any of these products, email jess@noodleperformancearts.com or send us a message on Facebook.

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