We provide dance, drama, music and creative therapies on a weekend basis 41 weeks a year (closing for Easter,Summer and Christmas) We currently run on a Saturday in Leicester and Loughborough. On Sunday, we currently run in Leicester and Melton. Our music and movement sessions for children actively promote turn taking, fine and gross motor skills, listening skills through game related activities and action based songs, with prop exploration also. In Dance, we promote our teens and adults to engage in choreography and create their own performances, alongside learning some techniques if they wish too. In Drama, individuals have the opportunity to learn social skills in ‘understanding the world’ drama pieces, alongside creating their own creative and imaginative drama pieces, alongside creating props. In Music, individuals have the opportunity to explore an array of instruments and create songs, rhythmic beats and more.
We use paired and group work to promote team building skills, relationships and leadership. We also use solo work to facilitate an individual’s sense of identity and independence. All of our sessions are fun based, with elements of learning and development embedded in the sessions. In all of our sessions, we can adapt the activities to suit individual needs and abilities and also provide sensory alternatives.
Holiday Play Schemes
Over Easter and Summer, we offer a Play Scheme. These run between 10am-2pm and run in Leicester, Loughborough and Melton Mowbray. We again focus on the arts over the day.
Accessing our services
We accept private and local authority referrals.
• Leicestershire County Council Short Breaks and Specialist Play Scheme ( Children and young peoples Framework)
We can provide 1:1 support and transport at an additional cost. We do not put restrictions in how often you attend our sessions, so for example, you could attend our sessions on a weekly, monthly or fortnightly basis.
We are proud to have lots of exciting opportunities to perform to local,national and international audiences, which all individuals can take part in, if they wish to. In 2017 and 2018 we were part of the Leicester Caribbean Carnival, where we took part in the procession through the city centre and a performance at Victoria Park in August. We also had the opportunity to go to Disneyland Paris to perform on their Videopolis stage to an international audience in October. We have performed at The Curve theatre for the past few years including performances such as ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘Grease’ and ‘Scrooge’. In 2018, FTM Dance explored Pantomime as an art form and performed their version of FTM Dance presents Peter Pan at De Montfort Hall.