Local Pauline Quirke Academy restarts live performance classes at Scarborough's YMCA

The Scarborough branch of the Pauline Quirke Academy has reopened its doors.

By Sue Wilkinson
Thursday, 24th September 2020, 11:26 am
Updated Thursday, 24th September 2020, 11:30 am
The Pauline Quirke Academy is based at Scarborough YMCA
The Pauline Quirke Academy is based at Scarborough YMCA

Having provided a whole host of exciting virtual performing arts activities throughout lockdown, it is now running live sessions again. The first one was at the weekend.

Academy principal James Aconley said: “We had a fantastic first day back at the Academy – it was just great to see all of our fabulous students again.

"After months of hard work ensuring that we’re Covid-secure, it was lovely to see all of the work come to fruition. We’ve got an exciting year ahead for our young performers with lots of performance opportunities, masterclasses and much more”.

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James and the team o teachers have been working hard to ensure that the academy is as safe as possible.

You can watch this short video about what the academy is doing to exceed the current government directives.

As an academy, it has introduced hand sanitiser stations, social distancing measures and new online classes, PQA Live, in case it is unable to meet face to face.

One Scarborough parent was especially impressed by the first day back and said: “Congratulations on the super re-opening. I was thoroughly impressed by the measures taken to ensure our children are safe and able to enjoy their performing arts classes.”

PQA Scarborough is enrolling now, classes run on Sundays from 9.45am to 1pm. Classes are based at YMCA, St Thomas Street, Scarborough.

For more information or to book a free taster session call 07753 179070 or email [email protected]

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