Diverse Voices drama workshops are aimed at nurturing aspiring talent, while providing an outlet for participants to creatively express themselves. We offer training in various dramatic techniques, developing young peoples’ skills and confidence in performing. Some of the specialist areas we cover include:
- Mask Work
- Scripted Performing
- Adapting Existing Texts
We also specialise in addressing key issues with vulnerable young people, tailoring programs for alternative provisions, youth offending services and young people who are NEETs. Exploring these themes through drama and role-play creates a safe environment where participants can reflect on situations they may be faced with in their lives.
Diverse Voices dance workshops are energetic and enjoyable activities where young people receive training in a range of different styles of dance. Genres covered include:
- Adapting Existing Texts
Our sessions are led by some of the UK’s leading dancers from recognised dance groups. Our dance workshops are dynamic, helping children communicate through the medium of dance. We develop the participants’ confidence, fitness and health, as well as teaching them about different cultures and periods in history.
Diverse Voices work with professionals in the music industry to deliver music production and music business training, as well as teaching specific musical instruments.
These engaging workshops can be used as a creative outlet as well as contributing to a BTEC tech award in music practice. This qualification can be used to supplement UCAS points and depending on the level of achievement has an equivalent amount of GCSEs.
Our music courses are a great way for students to gain confidence in how to make music and learn about best practices in the music industry.
We have tailored and delivered various projects that culminate in a showcase of the young people’s talent and the skills they have learnt. These include theatre productions, concerts, dance and live band performances, as well as original scriptwriting and poetry being developed into film projects. By combining art forms, we have developed youth productions in musical theatre, incorporating drama, dancing and music.
The sense of achievement from accomplishing a successful production often inspires the participants to want to pursue the subject further. It is an honour to be partly responsible for helping young people realise their potential, through igniting their passion for the performing arts.
We are always expanding our knowledge of key subject areas that support the national curriculum, especially those sensitive topics which are often hard to address effectively with young people.
A number of projects have been developed to tie in with promoting citizenship and community cohesion within and outside of school. Whilst planning we work closely with our clients to train and research the topic thoroughly, allowing us to be informative in an engaging and interactive way. We have also contributed to events and conferences, working alongside other organisations as part of a rotation.
Subjects we cover include:
- Gang Culture
- Sexual Health
- Drug Misuse
- Social Responsibilities
Diverse Voices provided a program of workshops for our students at Constance Bridgeman Centre Redbridge, for 12 weeks. They quickly developed positive relationships with the students and were able to encourage them to engage in the classroom based activities, including role play and discussion. Their upbeat delivery in the classroom was totally appropriate for our student group, and their classroom management skills were excellent. The sessions were fun, relevant and offered students the opportunity to reflect on the issues raised. We also would strongly recommend DIVERSE VOICES to other schools / PRUs.Constance Bridgeman Centre
PSHE RSE Resources
Online courses for Key Stage 2 and 3 pupils covering SRE with creative learning material designed to be engaging and interactive.
After School and Lunchtime Clubs
A wide range of arts based clubs taught by industry professionals experienced in working with young people.