Hooray, we’re having a party 23 July – and you’re invited

Invited

Before fully reopening for classes and a packed performance programme from September, we’re having a party – and you’re all invited. Proving why we’re THE place for performing arts in Norfolk, we’re taking over the streets of Norwich on Friday 23 July with live music, dance and entertainment.  We’re also throwing open our studios where […]

5 ways the performing arts make young people and adults feel better

Better

We could all do with a pick-me-up right now. A little me time. Whatever your age, the link between the performing arts and feeling better physically and mentally is well documented. For example. Until becoming a dad, I didn’t know children learn quicker between birth and the age of eight than at any other point […]

Norwich summer holiday fun for ages two-16

Summer

It’s been a hard time for families. That’s why we can’t wait to be back in our studios this summer with some fantastic holiday activities for ages two-16 this August. Gabby Meadows, our Participation Programme Manager, said: “We know how much young people have to offer – we see it every week in our classes. […]

Inspirational students lead the way in 2020 – a year of online HNCs

Students

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease, and potentially for good this time, our HNC Acting Lecturer Sam Webber took a look back at a year of online teaching at The Garage Just over a year ago, the day before the first national lockdown was announced, we were preparing for the final week of our HNC […]

Tutors talk cats, creative fatigue and camaraderie

Tutors

With classes continuing online for now, we spoke to The Garage tutors Victoria Taylor, Grace Durbin and The Workshop’s Freddie Main about what it’s like teaching remotely. Just because this is our third term of online teaching doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges – good and bad. But we’ve come a long way since term one […]

Online teaching is a steep learning curve

Online teaching

We’ve had to get creative when it comes to online teaching. Delivering our classes and our HNC and GCSE courses online has been a steep learning curve, as our participation and accredited courses teams explain. Gabrielle Meadows, our Participation Programme Manager, says for the tutors, the switch was about adapting their processes and learning to […]

Free creative industries training for 18-25s

Training

We’re excited to announce the launch of a new training programme for 18-25 year olds which will introduce learners to the wide variety of work and roles that exist within the creative industries and support them to take their next steps into training or work. Over the course of 12 weeks, learners will take part in […]

Excited to reopen studios for classes on 14 September

Breakdance class

Although it’s been fantastic to carry on with our classes via Zoom during lockdown, we know many of our participants have missed learning in a studio and missed the social and friendship aspect of visiting The Garage. That’s why we’ve been busy behind the scenes, getting ready to open our studios from 14 September in […]

WANTED: PERFORMERS WITH THEIR FINGER ON THE PULSE OF DANCE

13/01/2020 PULSE is on the hunt for people with an unstoppable passion for dance who want to be seen on the biggest stages. Company choreographer and tutor Victoria Taylor said: “This is more than a weekly class. We’re looking for dancers aged eight to 16 who are showing that next level technique or performance quality. […]

TURNSTYLE MAKES HEADLINES AT NORWICH PLAYHOUSE

26/07/2019 A sold-out Norwich Playhouse enjoyed a packed programme of dance that made you think, made you cry and made you smile. Carrie Mansfield, The Garage’s creative director, thanked everyone for turning out on such a hot evening to support those taking part in this year’s Turnstyle platform. “I also want to say a big thank you the dancers and […]

OUR STRENGTHS ARE OFTEN IN OUR DIFFERENCES – MEET OUR NEW INCLUSIVE DANCE COMPANY IN CAHOOTS

25/07/2019 Tonight marks the debut of The Garage’s latest dance company, In Cahoots. An inclusive group that proves our strengths are often in our differences. The seven diverse dancers will perform contemporary piece Eye to Eye for a sold out Norwich Playhouse as part of our annual showcase Turnstyle. Rehearsal time has been a challenge, cramming as much as they can into […]