We’re on a journey – A journey of discovery
To find new horizons, new places, new friends
The journey is hard but the effort is worth it
And what’s more exciting – this journey never ends.
A couple of weeks ago I was singing the praises of our Musical Director – Robert Hyman. I could have added that he wrote our beloved Theatretrain song “Calling all Stations”. It begins with the above words.
I’ve always thought they encapsulate perfectly what we are doing every week with our pupils. There’s starting out and learning new skills, things you had never experienced before. New horizons in your head, new possibilities with your body, your voice and your thinking. And when you are doing all this in the company of others who like the same things you naturally strike up new friendships. I’ve always said performers, like young children make friends quickly because when you are thrown into rehearsals and get to make a performance you get to know people in a different way. It’s something to do with the intensity of the experience – you work together and laugh together. It brings people closer in a way that just chatting doesn’t because the social interaction is special.
Anything worth doing is worth doing well and that’s why performing has such a spin off in the rest of people’s lives. Learning to apply yourself and focusing with others is a powerful learning tool and I don’t know about you but I’ve met a few people in my life who would have benefitted from it.
And then if you are open minded, learning is something you never stop doing. We all surely want new experiences and be able meet new people. You might not stay on a performing arts journey forever but you take what you learn into everything you do.
Roll on September when we can start a new year’s journey of discovery, with new horizons and chances to make new friends – so if you know a young person who would benefit from all this just tell them to GET ON THE TRAIN!
Why not make your entrance today by visiting www.theatretrain.co.uk to see further information about our fun-packed and fast-paced classes in dancing, acting, and singing? Since 1992 our nationwide performing arts schools have been providing outstanding weekend performing arts classes to young people between the ages of 3 – 18 years of age and we regularly perform in London’s West End and the Royal Albert Hall.