ABOUT LYO SUMMER SCHOOL
SIGN UP FOR 2019 – August 19-23rd
We are now taking bookings for 2019.
25 places initially available – book soon to be sure of a place.
Scroll down to contact us – we can answer questions and send you a booking form.
Each year, in the school summer holidays, we run a 1-week LYO Summer School. We welcome young people aged from 8-16, and design an engaging and enjoyable week of drama and music, leading to a small performance for friends and family.
Catch-up with good friends.
Many strong friendships are made at LYO, and the Summer School enables pals to see each other over the long summer holiday, rather than wait until the next production.
Learn new skills and step forward on stage.
This gives our 12-16 year olds a chance to step out of the chorus and build confidence as individual performers.
Try out LYO.
Give LYO a go and find out why so many kids sign up to spend time together singing and performing opera.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Learning and exploring various music.
There will always be some opera, but for a young group this will be balanced sensibly and carefully with a range of other genres. Musical theatre, operetta, perhaps choral, and always looking for the fun.
Learning and exploring drama and stage craft.
What it means to combine music and storytelling together. Foundational stage craft experience.
A group performance on the Friday early evening for friends and family.
Everyone performing, sharing what they have learnt through the week.
We will then also adapt to what will be most fun and informative for the group.
Use the following form to write to us directly. We will then reply with more information and the booking form.
Music led by Heather Pennwood
Music Teacher – Abbey Grange Academy.
Drama led by Amy Lynch
Music Teacher – Trinity Academy Halifax.
DATES, TIMES, & VENUES
August 19th-23rd 2019
10.00am to 3.30pm*
Monday to Thursday will be at Yorkshire College Of Music & Dance – near the centre of Leeds near Leeds University Parkinson Building.
Yorkshire College of Music & Dance is centrally located, and with easy space to park and drop off your kids. It is the perfect environment to explore opera’s music (piano in every room) and drama (space to express ourselves).
Friday will be at Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton – culminating in a final performance for friends and family 5.30-6.30pm.
Seven Arts in Chapel Allerton is a small arts venue with real stage lights, theatre seating and a café which can serve you great coffee. This means we can end the week with a 5pm small performances for friends and family.
The Summer School costs £125 per child.
We then offer a 20% reduction (total £100) for each additional sibling.
This covers our costs of hiring professional teachers and such great venues.