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All About us
Little Cherries has been successfully established for over 12 years offering weekly clubs exploring Drama and Musical Theatre . It has had periods of fantastic growth and has developed a very strong reputation.
Sarah Bishop is the owner and has 30 years experience working with children. She holds diplomas in childcare and in Drama in Education and although Cherries is branded as an activity club rather than a childcare setting , Sarah uses the extensive experience, knowledge, qualifications and training that she has gained in that time to the best advantage to make certain that Cherries offers an excellent service for children and families in the community.
Kim Blount is the Deputy Manager and has 8 years experience working with children. She is a talented musician and holds a distinction in music performance diploma having attended Leeds College of Music.
Sarah and Kim are also directors at By The Play Theatre Productions and have taken to the stage themselves on many occasions over the years.
Cherries clubs mission statement
To give boys and girls from 5 to 15 years the opportunity to explore Musical Theatre at a level that suits them. We welcome children with any level of performing arts talent and ability.
To explore and enjoy Musical Theatre, offering singing, dancing and drama coaching through fun sessions and staged performances . Developing performing arts ability and many essential life skills such as friendship and confidence building.
To offer a welcoming fun based community activity club.
We take pride in supporting and developing the shy and quiet and focussing and channelling the more excitable and enthusiastic.
We aim to produce 2 staged shows per year.
We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable manner - and we are committed to offering an excellent service.
In each of our clubs we aspire to build a happy and accessible assemblage through our work at the sessions , a good relationship with the School or community and giving families the chance to be part of a club that teaches, supports, encourages and offers fabulous showcases, events and much more!
We make many memories for many people.
We were delighted to be nominated in the Child Friendly Leeds awards 2019 AND 2022! For making a contribution to the children of Leeds.