Classes

We are excited to launch Echo Performing Arts Academy in Alderley Edge at Festival Hall commencing 5th September 2020.

We aim to provide high quality, stimulating classes for ages 5 to 16 years from Our classes will be held on a Saturday morning, 9.15am until 12.15pm.

For the 1st full term however, in order to comply with government requirements due to Covid-19, classes will run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. for ages 5 to 11 years only.

Each student will take part in dance, drama and music lessons led by our experienced team.

Please see full details below of how we are working hard to ensure compliance and provide a safe but stimulating learning experience.

Term Dates

Term TimeEcho startsEcho’s last dayHalf Term Dates
Autumn Half Term 20205th September17th October October Half Term24th/31st October 
Autumn Term 20207th November12th December Christmas holidays19th December /26th December /2nd January
Spring Half Term20219th January13th February Spring Half Term20th February  
Spring Term 27th February 27th March Easter Holidays3rd/ 10th April
Summer Half Term 17th AprilPlease note 8th May may be held at a different venue on this day only.29th MaySummer Half Term5th June
Summer Term12th June17th July

Joining us

You can secure your child’s place from September, by booking online now. All you need to do is complete the booking form and pay the deposit.

Updated Plans (Until Christmas 2020)

Signing up to Echo Performing Arts from September 2020!

We have all updated plans in place to ensure that Echo can run safely from 5th September 2020 at Festival Hall, Alderley Edge.

At Echo we are ready for the new ways of working and very excited to get back into the swing of things!

To fit in with guidelines we have had to alter our original plans until further notice. Our Saturday morning session will look like this:

  • 2 hour classes instead of 3 hours on a Saturday morning.
  • No singing lessons until further notice (only lessons online)
  • Dance workshops
  • Drama workshops 
  • Planning for a Christmas showcase (keeping in mind social events)
  • Class sizes of 8/12 per group
  • Only 2 groups running at the same time
  • 20 places available in total

This will be based on a first come first served basis. Due to numbers being restricted we can accommodate only 2 groups instead of 3, so we have sadly postponed our older group (12-16 years) until further notice. Echo will be open for ages 5 to 11years only.

We have completed a full risk assessment and have worked very closely with Festival Hall staff to ensure the facilities meet our requirements. All Echo Performing Arts staff members are fully qualified
teachers who have already been working within a restricted lockdown environment and completed a Covid-19 training course.

All plans are in place in terms of drop off and pick up, break time and how the lessons will run. If you require any further details at this stage, please do not hesitate to ask. Full details will be provided to everyone who books.

Based on these adaptions and since singing lessons cannot take place from September to Christmas the cost for the full term with 12 weeks of classes will be reduced to £168.

If after Christmas we decide it is safe to bring back the singing lessons, we will go back to our original plan stated below. It you are not planning to continue after Christmas it would be very much appreciated if you can inform us to ensure we have time to fill those places

Original Plans for Echo Academy

The full price of Echo Performing Arts Academy for 3 hours on Saturday morning is £295 from September to December, this can be paid in monthly instalments of £73.75.

A deposit of £30 will secure your child’s place and is the first payment for the first 2 weeks from September. This deposit is non refundable even if you decide not to continue with Echo after the 2 week taster.

The fee for siblings is £150 which may also be paid by direct debit.

If you signed up to our online subscription, the £10 already paid will be deducted from your bill. All you need to do is contact us and we will provide a code for you.

For more information regarding payments or any other enquiries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Echo.

Keep an eye out for details of school holiday activities posted here, and on our social media.