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My Disney Netball Experience


My first experience of Netball at Disney as part of the Sport Experiences team got off to a bumpy start, literally – on the ferry – thanks Storm Brian! But we survived and thank goodness as we had lots of setting up to do.
150 netball balls pumped, 4 tennis courts changed into netball courts, and lots of cabins at Disney’s Davy Crockett Ranch thoroughly checked, we were ready for our arrivals. And they were ready for us too – full to bursting with energy and enthusiasm – despite the stormy seas.

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“There’s no way you can stop … The School of Rock!”

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‘What’s on Stage’ named it Best New Musical of 2017 and now School of Rock is headbanging its way into its second full year in the West End, at the New London Theatre.

Our school and youth groups love the show and it’s easy to see why: with its awe-inspiring young cast playing note-perfect live music, a hilarious script, relatable themes, and a hint of anarchy, – it’s a perfect musical for school groups. Continue reading

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Performing Arts at Disneyland Paris

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If you teach or attend classes in performing arts, Disneyland Paris must be one of the best places in Europe to see how studies are put into practice. Parades and shows; street theatre, nighttime AV and firework events, character meet and greets, are all part of the daily routine.

Study Experiences takes Performing Arts students one stage further, and goes behind the scenes to find out about the skills hundreds of performers need to utilise to entertain thousands of people each and every day!

Disney is an internationally recognised company at the forefront of the entertainment industry, and Disneyland Paris has given us their full support by allowing us to film behind-the-scenes interviews with show directors, choreographers, costumiers and other cast members (employees). These unique videos are exclusive to students and teachers attending our Disney-based seminars.

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“And I am Telling You … ” going to see Dream Girls is good for your heart


I can confirm that Dream Girls at the Savoy Theatre is not only breath-taking but actually good for you. Don’t just take my word for it, though, there’s actual scientific evidence. A new Study from University College London, University of Lancaster and Encore Tickets has examined the brain activity and heart rates of theatregoers enjoying Dream Girls. The 12 individuals, even though seated for their performance, were recorded as having an elevated heart rate of between 50-70%, for on average 28 minutes. This is comparable to 30 minutes of playing tennis.

There is no experience quite like live musical theatre; the acoustics, the emotion, the amazing vocals and dazzling costumes and sets. Dream Girls has ALL of this and more.

The story follows the journey of a young female singing group ‘The Dreams’ during a key time in American music history. Without offering too many spoilers, at the end of the first half, some members of the group have learnt the hard way that both show business and love can be cruel. Continue reading