SMC Centre Groups

Centre Groups 2016–17

Group activities (2016–17)

Provisional arrangements for groups for the autumn term are set out below. These are subject to further update as the new term approaches. Please contact the office for more information.

The Centre runs a number of groups and ensembles covering a range of ages and abilities. Details of the different categories, standards, days and costs can be accessed using the expanding tabs below.In addition to the regular activities outlined in the further pages, the Centre arranges the following occasional activities and details of these are published from time to time as required. Please keep an eye on the website

  • Summer School (separate details issued in the Summer)
  • Summer Rock School (as part of the general Summer School)
  • Singing Days
  • Workshop days
  • Concerts

For detailed information click on the tabs for the required information below. The tab will open to display the relevant details. Clicking on an open tab will close it again.

All costs are shown per week


Rock School
(Now 32 weeks)
1: 2.30 – 3.45pm
2: 4.00 – 5.15pm
For all rock musicians aged 11 – 16 with 2 years playing experience. Play a gig at No 1 Shakespeare Street every term.

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Improvisation Group All ages 7.00 – 7.45pm £6.00
Have you ever wanted to be able to improvise? To know how musicians can seemingly ‘make it up’ on the spot? Or just keen to know more and build on the skills you already have?
An easy to understand pathway into the world of improvisation in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Adult Rock School Parents/Mums/Dads 8.00 – 8.45pm £6.00
Always wanted to form a band but never got round to it? Let us help you out!

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Ladies' Tap All ages 9.15 – 10.00am £6.00
Great fun. Great exercise!

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Ladies' Choir Ages 14 and over 7.45 – 9.00pm £tba
Styles include Gospel, Soul and Pop classics. Open to everyone over the age of 14 years. No experience necessary. New members always welcome.

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Dance: Learn the singing, drama and dance skills required for musical theatre/drama productions.
Drama: Have fun exploring all aspects of performance.
Singing: Following the ABRSM syllabus for Grades 1–3, 4–5 and 6–8, preparing an exciting/fun performance programme working as a group.

Costs as shown. Discounts available for all groups in each section. Further details from the office.

Stage Craft 1: Age 6 – 8 years Singing 11.00 – 11.45am £6.00
Drama N/A N/A
Stage Dance noon - 12.45pm £6.00

Stage Craft 2: Age 8 – 11 years Singing 9.15 – 10.00am £6.00
Drama 10.15 – 11.00am £6.00
Stage Dance 11.15am – noon £6.00

Stage Craft 3: Age 11 – 16 years Stage Dance 10.15 – 11.00am £6.00
Musical Theatre Grade 6 11.15am – 12.45pm £11.00

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Associated Board
1 – 5
All ages 9.15 – 9.45am £tba
Specialised group working for ABRSM Theory exams. Grade 5 Theory is required before progressing to practical exams at Grade 6 and above.
Exams can be taken at the Centre.

Individual tuition

For information on available instrumental, singing, theory and aural tuition see this page here. For details of fees and other arrangements for individual tuition, the individual fees page here.