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South Eastern Regional College (SERC) are preparing to host three Summer Schools from 25-29 July, 1-3 August and 1-5 August 2016 for budding musicians, actors and dancers aged between 12-16 years old. The Summer Schools will take place at SERCs brand new performing arts and music centre at the colleges SPACE Campus in Bangor.

Participants can choose from five days of music or performing arts or three days of dance. Budding dancers will get the opportunity to create, perform and participate in a fun learning environment as well as explore contemporary and commercial dance techniques and styles.

The Performing Arts Summer School will focus on the development of acting talent. Participants will take part in interactive improvisation and devising drama workshops. They will also learn how to act to camera, utilize green screen and industry standard video editing tools and will gain the skills and knowledge to produce their very own short films.

Meanwhile, those interested in the Music Summer School will get the chance to experience life as a professional musician and receive tuition from experienced professionals. The Summer School will consist of band rehearsals lead by experienced musicians and an introduction to the latest technology in the Colleges very own state-of-the-art recording and editing studios. Participants will also learn the tools used by professional composers and perform in the critically acclaimed SPACE venue.

Participants on the Music Summer School must have some knowledge of an instrument. Drums and keyboards will be provided, but guitar or bass players must bring their own instruments.

The Summer Schools will provide participants with the opportunity to meet, perform and socialize with like-minded talented musicians giving children a bite-sized taster of a career of their choice.

The action packed programmes will offer participants a range of hands-on activities and other fun and educational experiences.

SERC music tutor Antoine Rivoire explains: “The Summer Schools are designed to open children’s minds to the huge variety of exciting career options available to them. This is the age they will start thinking about their school options and future careers, so coming here and learning what skills and qualifications they will need is a good start. It is a real opportunity for children to try something completely new while, at the same time, enabling them to experience college life. Amidst the fun of the hands-on approach to learning, participants will get the unique opportunity to learn new life skills and experience a range of career options.”

The performing arts and music summer schools will take place from 25-29 July and 1-5 August. While the dance summer school will take place from 1-3 August. To book your place text SUMMER SCHOOL to 07867423108 or email MusicSummerSchool@serc.ac.uk. For more information and prices please visit www.serc.ac.uk

Photo caption: SERC Summer School: SERC are preparing to host three Summer Schools from 25-29 July, 1-3 August and 1-5 August 2016 for budding musicians, actors and dancers aged between 12-16 years old at the colleges SPACE Campus in Bangor. Pictured at the launch event is SERC tutor Antoine Rivoire and participants Melissa Brown from Newtownards and Tom Martin from Belfast.

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