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ABOUT US

Discover more about our fantastic workshops here at Backstage Stars!

Our Story

Backstage Stars was founded by Director Katie Harcourt in 2021 with the aim to give students the opportunity to 'take to the stage' in the school holidays!

Since opening, Backstage Stars has operated over 15 holiday camps in Leamington Spa & Rugby welcoming around 200 students through the doors. Each of our workshops has encompassed our motto of 'PERFORM - INSPIRE - ACHIEVE' offering 5 star performing arts education to students of all backgrounds.

For us, the Performing Arts is about much more than dance and drama. It's about inspiring and expanding young minds to achieve their dreams both in the arts and in life. Our workshops encourage students to develop a wide range of transferable skills including confidence, teamwork, leadership, communication & public speaking. Our team of expert teachers love to pass on their knowledge of the arts as well as watching our performers become confident young people!

Two performers taking part in our holiday camp in Leamington Spa and Rugby

OFSTED REGISTERED HOLIDAY CAMPS

At Backstage Stars, we are passionate about our young people and helping their to achieve their potential in a fun and safe environment.

Unlike some other performing arts holiday camps, Backstage Stars is an OFSTED registered organisation. OFSTED ensures that our child receives the best possible care and we have extremely high standards to maintain.

By being OFSTED registered, we can also accept your childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare payments.

  • How do I book a place on a Backstage Stars holiday camp?
    Booking your place on a Backstage Stars holiday camp couldn't be easier! Follow the simple instructions below to get started: Click on a 'BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW' tab to be taken to our booking page. On the booking page, you will be able to view all of our current holiday camps that are available to book. Select the camp you would like to book which will then take you to a list of options for booking. Here you will be able to select the type of booking you would like to make (for example: Standard 5 Day Camp & Early Drop Off) - if you would like early drop off and late collection on multiple days, you will need to select all of the required days at this point. Once you have done this, you will be required to input all of your details before booking your place.
  • What methods can I use to make my payment?
    Backstage Stars accepts debit/credit card, bank transfer, childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare payments. If you are booking via the HAF Programme, please email us directly to arrange how to make your booking.
  • What should I expect when I arrive at Backstage Stars?
    When you arrive at Backstage Stars, our friendly teaching team will be ready to welcome you to our holiday camp! There will be a check in desk for you to attend where you will be able to meet our teaching team and pass on any important information (i.e. medicines, collection information etc). Our teachers will be running a wide variety of games in the morning to allow the children to get to know each other as well as settle into our setting. We will then have a welcome talk and a 'get to know you' session to help all students feel at ease before cracking on with our day!
  • What do I need to bring to my holiday camp?
    All students need to bring the following with them to our holiday camps: A packed lunch, drink & snack in a NAMED lunchbox - PLEASE NOTE, we are a no nut setting A pen and notebook are suggested for our 5 day workshops A small amount of pocket money for the tuck shop (only if you want to!) Don't forget to bring your biggest SMILE for the stage!
  • What should I wear to holiday camp?
    We suggest that all children wear something comfortable and easy to move around in - i.e. leggings, t-shirt, shorts, trackies etc. Please do not wear jeans or dresses as these will not be suitable for our activities. You will be required to bring a costume for your performance on the final day for both our 3 day and 5 day camps - more information regarding this will be sent to you closer to the time.
  • Are the camps suitable for boys?
    Yes! Boys are welcome at our holiday camps and all of our work is suitable for both boys and girls.
  • Is Backstage Stars OFSTED registered?
    Backstage Stars is an OFSTED registered organisation meaning that our setting complies with all OFSTED guidelines. This means that all teachers hold enhanced DBS checks, fully trained and deliver our camps to the highest on standard. This also means that we are able to take payments via childcare vouchers and tax-free childcare.

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Backstage Stars is committed to delivering the highest quality Performing Arts training at our holiday camps in Leamington Spa & Rugby! To do this, we only work with teachers who are highly qualified in their fields and those who LOVE to pass on their passion to the next generation.
A group of performers who have taken part in our holiday camp in Leamington Spa and Rugby

When attending at Backstage Stars holiday camp, you can be sure to be greeted with a smile from a member of our team! Their friendly faces will get your day with us started in the perfect way and they love to meet all of the new faces coming through our doors.

 

Backstage Stars only works with the best teachers who love their jobs and are passionate about performing.

 

All of the members of our team are highly qualified in their professional fields with recognised boards including the IDTA (International Dance Teachers Association), BTDA (British Theatre Dance Association), BCA (British Cheerleading Association) and AcroTrix. Alongside this, they all hold enhanced DBS checks, first aid certifications and safeguarding training - your children are truly in safe hands!

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