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Projects

Jiggers Creative Dance

Jiggers dance is a creative and fun dance class for children ages 4-7. We run every Monday in the Soar centre at 4:00-5:00pm. These dance classes are delivered in partnership with Afon Dance and are fully funded, so there is no cost for these sessions. The children rehearse every week, and work towards two performances throughout the year, exploring different themes. *Sessions do not run during school holidays.

www.afondance.org

Groovers Dance

Groovers dance is a creative and fun dance class for children ages 8-12. We run every Monday in the Soar centre, Penygraig at 5:00-6:00pm. These dance classes are delivered in partnership with Afon Dance and are fully funded, so there is no cost for these sessions. The children rehearse every week, and work towards two performances throughout the year, exploring different themes. *Sessions do not run during school holidays.

www.afondance.org

Junior Street Dance

Junior street dance is a fun, energetic dance class for all children ages 7-11. We meet every Wednesday in the Soar Centre, Penygraig at 5:00-6:00pm. This class is delivered by one of our local young people, as part of a peer-led project. The children develop skills in street dance and performance and no previous experience is necessary. The project is fully funded, so there is no cost for this session. *Sessions do not run during school holidays.

Intermediate Street Dance

Intermediate street dance is a fun, energetic dance class for all children ages 12-15. We meet every Wednesday in the Soar Centre, Penygraig at 6:00-7:00pm. This class is delivered by one of our local young people, as part of a peer-led project. The children develop skills in street dance and performance and no previous experience is necessary. The project is fully funded, so there is no cost for this session. *Sessions do not run during school holidays. 

Senior Street Dance

Senior street dance is a fun, energetic dance class for all children ages 16+. We meet every Wednesday in the Soar Centre, Penygraig at 7:00-8:00pm. This class is delivered by one of our local young people, as part of a peer-led project. The children develop skills in street dance and performance and no previous experience is necessary. The project is fully funded, so there is no cost for this session. *Sessions do not run during school holidays.

Mentoring and Support

As part of our 16-25 Flight Wings programme, we offer young people mentoring and support. These one to one sessions can support with CV writing, job applications, interview techniques, school, college or university coursework as well as providing character references for those engaged in the project. We can additionally offer a friendly face and an open mind when people are struggling for support or having a difficult time and simply need someone to talk to. To book in a session, or for more information contact gemma@valleyskids.biz

Volunteering and Placements

At Sparc, we welcome young people to join us for school, college or university placements, whether it is for work experience or a specified course placement we are happy to help. We also have a volunteering programme for local young people and students to come and get involved with the running of events, drama workshops and cinema screenings. Volunteering allows people to donate time back to the community, as well as learning a range of skills, including workshop facilitation, technical theatre, costume and set design, administration and hosting events/performances. School holidays are an ideal time to get involved in volunteering on one of our many projects that run during this time. Each placement and volunteering experience is tailored to the individual and is well supported by a team of trained youth arts workers. If your aged 14+ and interested to get involved, please contact gemma@valleyskids.biz.

Flight Wings Creative Group

In Rhydyfelin, we run a weekly creative group for those aged 16+ with an interest in drama and movement. The group meet every Thursday 6:30-8:30pm in the Methodist Church in Rhydyfelin. This group is an integrated group, where everyone is welcome. We explore different themes and issues through movement, music and drama activities, and work on original, devised material ready for performances. The project is fully funded, so there is no cost for this session. *Sessions do not run during school holidays.

Peer Led

Sparc run a peer led programme, for those young people looking to develop their skills, and in need of support. We currently have a peer-led dance programme, which is supported by the Sparc team. We welcome requests from young people aged 16-25 looking to make something happen in their community, and in need of some support and assistance.

Rhydyfelin Drama Workshop

Every Wednesday 5 - 6.30pm we run drama sessions at the community centre in Rhydyfelin. If you would like to be creative, play games, create stories and make friends then this might be the place for you. We are a relaxed, friendly group and everyone is welcome.

Penyrenglyn Drama Workshop

We meet every Wednesday in Penyrenglyn Project at 5:30pm – 7:00pm. The group is Suitable for ages 7 - 12 years old. Whatever your ability, whether you want to meet new friends or have fun being creative then Penyrenglyn Drama Workshop will have something that you will enjoy! We are a relaxed, friendly group who have a lot of fun creating drama.

Penygraig Drama Workshop

Every Tuesday between 4.30pm and 6:30pm we run drama sessions at the Soar Centre in Penygraig. If you would like to be creative, make theatre and play games then this might be the place for you. We are a relaxed, friendly group and everyone is welcome.

Rhydyfelin Youth Theatre

We meet every Monday in Rhydyfelin Community Centre at 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The group is suitable for ages 13 – 18 years old. We are a welcoming and friendly group who have fun learning new skills creating theatre and multi media work with the emphasis on creating a full scale production.

Penygraig Youth Theatre

Penygraig Youth Theatre meets every Thursday between 6:30-8:30pm at the Soar Centre in Penygraig and is open to any young person aged 13+ who would like to try out drama and theatre, all you need is the ability to have a go! Contact Claire if you want to find out more we will be starting back again soon.  

Artist Hub

In August 2018, Sparc worked together with WMC Creative Learning Team and artist Bethan Marlow to run Artist Hub as part of the Together Stronger Partnership. Bethan programmed an exciting week of creative activities that brought together young people from both organisations to collaborate and form new friendships. The SOAR Centre was buzzing with activity with lyric writing, circus, drama and film workshops, interactive tasks and creative installations.  The staff and young people involved commented on the supportive atmosphere that was created and the incredibly moving and poignant work that was shared during the week.

Tate Exchange

Valleys Kids and Sparc are Tate Exchange Associates - read more about 2018 and 2019.

Circus and Drama Taster Sessions

New Together Stronger Drama and Circus Taster Sessions for 10 to 13 year olds Coming Soon!
Come along and try drama and circus at these Taster Workshops for 10 to 13 year olds. Play games, try plate spinning, juggling and more at these friendly and relaxed sessions at Penyrenglyn Project Valleys Kids.

Monday March 18th 7pm - 8.30pm
Monday March 25th 7pm - 8.30pm
Monday April 1st 7pm - 8.30pm

To sign up for a place please contact Beth Caudle:


beth@valleyskids.org
Call the Sparc office: 01443303032
Message us on facebook or sign up with Beth at Penyenglyn Middle Club next Wednesday 13th March.

These sessions are part of the Together Stronger programme in partnership with Sparc and Wales Millenium Centre.

Radio Station

Our radio station in The Factory is open for graduates of the Radio Platfform training to come and create their own shows.  Please contact Tom if you’re planning on coming in, or if you’d like to do the training in the future.