Theatre Tots USA
Theatre Tots is delighted to have travelled across to the USA. Theatre Tots USA - Lehigh Valley is run by Anne-Marie Lee.
Anne-Marie has a Bachelor of Arts degree in performing arts & dance from Salford University, England. She has also studied early childhood education at Northampton Community College, and East Stroudsburg University, both in PA. When she graduated from Salford in 2000, Anne-Marie went on to act in various British TV shows such as Footballers Wives, The Grimleys, and also a reality TV show, called Follies, about a girl group. She has also acted in various stage productions such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hair.
Anne-Marie was a singer and songwriter for a British girl group, M4M, performing at Liverpool's Party in the Park, and winning a MOBO award for Best New Group in 2002. Anne-Marie has taught private acting and performance classes at Saucon Valley Music Shop, in Hellertown, PA, and also after school theatre workshops at Saucon Valley Elementary school, Hellertown, PA, for ages KG to 5th grade. School productions include, Beauty and the Beast, Grease, Susical the Musical, and, Fame.
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Theatre Tots Doha
Sian Martin set up Theatre Tots Doha in September 2016, along with the help of her then 11 month old son, Julius. Weekly classes were offered in the Pearl area, to children from as young as 3 months, up to 7 years old. These classes became very popular amongst the expat community in Doha and Sian began to add more and more ways in which families could join in Theatre Tots events, offering not only birthday parties and also weekly classes in different private nurseries around the city.
In the summer 2017, Sian and her family left Doha to work in the United States, but it seemed a great shame for Theatre Tots Doha to come to an end so soon and just at the height of its success. With so many expat families in Doha, there is a real need for classes like Theatre Tots, offering opportunities for mums to meet other mums and for babies and children to socialize and learn.
A natural relationship began to form between Theatre Tots Doha and Qatar International School. QIS feel that Theatre Tots is exactly the sort of program that all early years children should be exposed to and so a new chapter of Theatre Tots is born. Sian spent her final months in Doha training five teaching professionals from QIS to deliver the Theatre Tots material.
And now, in September 2017, Early Years 1 and 2 students will receive weekly Theatre Tots lessons built into their curriculum. The classes will be taught by Ms. Eva Taggart. Thankfully, the private weekly classes will continue to be run on The Pearl by drama specialist and qualified teacher, Kerry-Lea Farmer. Sian will continue to manage and oversee Theatre Tots Doha from the US and we all look forward to watching it develop and grow over the coming years.
Theatre Tots is an absolute must for children in Doha!
The energy and passion Sian puts into the storytelling and songs are absorbed by the children and parents alike – a fun filled escape from reality for all. We love it every week!
This is our second term and we can’t wait for the next class each time. Moreover, it gives me lots of ideas when playing with my child at home. I can recommend to everyone.