YOUNGSTERS PUT ON THEIR DANCING SHOES AS THEY GET BACK TOGETHER – SAFELY

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16th September 2020

RPA Youngsters Don Dancing Shoes. And young people in Swindon who love singing, dancing and acting are getting back to the studio after many months of online classes. 

One of the town’s leading voices in performing arts, Fi Da Silva Adams, worked hard with her team to return to socially-distanced performing arts classes last week.

“Our online classes were a life line for many young people during lockdown,” said Fi. Fi is the MD and founder of Revolution Performing Arts which, as a rule,supports around 350 young people on a weekly basis. 

“Young people still had an outlet and an opportunity to experience our empowerment through the arts experience. So they got a thrill from seeing their friends, even if it in the virtual world.

“Now we are doing a phased, Covid-safe return to classes so that children can get back together in a mindful manner and it’s been wonderful.”

RPA Youngsters Don Dancing Shoes - in-person session

In-Person Session – RPA Youngsters Don Dancing Shoes

One of the first parents to attend an ‘in-person’ session at Shaw Church in West Swindon was Emma King. Her daughter Darcy felt excited to attend a real-world class. RPA are soon to launch classes are in Freshbrook and Shrivenham too. 

Emma said: “What a return! First class back after summer and lockdown and it was amazing!  The measures to ensure the safety and happiness of the children and us parents was outstanding, from entering the building to leaving. You could see the smiles from the children and they were so excited to be back.”

Revolution Performing Arts, founded in 2007, has felt the effect of lockdown with half of the business based in schools.  Fi knew she’d have to innovate. So her team offered online classes and now a phased return to distanced classes. 

She said: “As schools are still reluctant to have external clubs in I had to diversify. So we decided to launch a programme of new sessions. These new session include more performing arts open classes, circus theatre arts, musical theatre, ballet for fun, RPA Sing, RPA Dance, RPA Street and RPA Act.  We’re now offering some of these classes in person at venues around Swindon.

“It’s so exciting. I’m so grateful for the Covid19 Emergency Fund Grant from Arts Council England. And the hundreds of parents who stood by us and kept us going all through lockdown.”

Revolution Performing Arts

Revolution Performing Arts runs sessions in after school clubs and also open classes in church halls.

It specialises in empowering young people to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts.

For more information, contact email: office@revolutionpa.co.uk or visit www.revolutionpa.co.uk

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