Music & Dance Classes in Hackney & Stoke Newington

Lucy Sparkles & Friends in Hackney & Stoke Newington

The music and dance classes in Hackney and Stoke Newington are run by our local Head Sparkle, Lauren Sparkles.

Lauren Sparkles

Lauren Sparkles is an accomplished singer, dancer, actress, session musician and performing arts teacher.  Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Performing Arts (Hons) from Winchester University and Grade 8 Ballet, Classical Singing and Musical Theatre.  Lauren’s many talents include playing piano and ukulele and she incorporates these into her lessons.

When she’s not in the studio, Lauren can be found performing in and around London as part of a popular wedding and corporate band called ‘The X-Rays’ and she makes up one third of ‘The Haywood Sisters’, one of London’s top close harmony trios. Her performance credits stretch across the globe as Lead Vocalist on-board Carnival Australia cruise liners; The Opera House, Barcelona; and at home here in London performing at Kensington Roof Gardens, Regent Street Christmas light switch-on and the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Lauren was proud to be the very first Lucy Sparkles & Friends Franchisee (Fulham, Putney and Wandsworth) and went from teacher to business owner. Lauren loved it so much she then went onto buy her second franchise on the other side of London (Hackney and Stoke Newington). “Its amazing how rewarding running your own business can be and I have learnt so much in just two and half years. Understanding how a child learns through drama, music and dance has been fascinating – I love it!”

In addition to Lucy Sparkles, Lauren provides private singing lessons for people of all ages and levels! Her love of teaching and influencing the younger generation stems back to her family as she is the youngest of four musical sisters, became an aunty at 17 and now has over 10 nieces and nephews!


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Available classes in Hackney and Stoke Newington

DayTimeClassVenueSummer Term DatesBook a Place
Tuesday09:45 - 10:15Creative Dance & Music
(0-4 years)
St Mary's Church
N16 9ES
April 20th to July 13th
No Class Tuesday 1st June (Half Term)
(See fee breakdown)
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Tuesday10:30 - 11:00Baby Music
(0-18 months)
St Mary's Church
N16 9ES
April 20th to July 13th
No Class Tuesday 1st June (Half Term)
(See fee breakdown)
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Tuesday11:15 - 11:45Baby Music
(0-18 months)
St Mary's Church
N16 9ES
April 20th to July 13th
No Class Tuesday 1st June (Half Term)
(See fee breakdown)
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Wednesday09:45 - 10:15Mixed Age Music
(0 - 4 years)
Fount Nursery
360 Westgate St,
E8 3RN
April 21st to July 14th
No Class Wednesday 2nd June (Half Term)
(See fee breakdown)
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Wednesday10:30 - 11:00Baby Music
(0 - 18 months)
Fount Nursery
360 Westgate St,
E8 3RN
April 21st to July 14th
No Class Wednesday 2nd June (Half Term)
(See fee breakdown)
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Wednesday with Jessica Sparkles ›15:40 - 16:10Mixed Age Music and Movement
(0 - 4 years)
Livestream21st April to 26th May
(See fee breakdown)
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The safety of our clients, our team and the wider community is our number 1 priority.  In all areas of our operation we are continuing to follow government advice closely, and our activities and venues have all been assessed and adapted for covid security.  Read our Covid Response for Open Classes for more information about what we are doing to keep our classes safe.  If you have an enquiry you can message  Lauren here.

Click here to book your place. We offer single class tickets (where available) and term tickets that ensure your place in class is reserved for the rest of term.

For more interactive livestream classes click here.  To find out more about our drama, music and dance classes for local nurseries click here.


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Toddler and Pre-School Creative Dance and Music, classes for children aged 2 – 4 years

Lucy Sparkles & Friends creative dance classes develop self-expression and creativity and include action songs, choreographed dancing and working with props. Each lesson has a popular pre-school topic theme and follows the Early Years Foundation Stage national curriculum.

All of our dance teachers are trained dancers and performers with a passion for working with children in their early years.

Tuesdays 09:45 – 10:15, St Mary’s Church N16 9ES, Click here to book your place in class

 

Baby Music, classes for children aged 0 – 18  months

A 30 minute gentle Baby Music Class followed by the chance to grab a cuppa or some lunch and meet other parents in a baby friendly space.

Lucy Sparkles & Friends music classes develop musical, physical, emotional and intellectual skills through engaging and fun sessions. Each class includes live guitar, ukulele or keyboard, a capella singing games, action songs, rhymes, parachute play, listening and moving to music and playing along on percussion instruments.

While every lesson is different, we apply the same fun, thoughtful and tested structure to each weekly session in order to establish a comfortable and friendly environment for children. All of our music teachers are professional musicians who play real instruments.

Tuesdays 10:30 – 11:00 and 11:15 – 11:45, St Mary’s Church N16 9ES, Click here to book your place in class
Wednesdays 10:30 – 11:00, Fount Nursery, E8 3RN, Click here to book your place in class

 

Mixed Age Music, classes for children aged 0 – 5 years

A live streamed 30 minute music class which offers the chance to interact with the group leader and fellow participants. Children will develop musical, physical, emotional and intellectual skills through engaging and fun sessions. Each class includes live guitar, ukulele or keyboard, a capella singing games, action songs, rhymes, parachute play, listening and moving to music and playing along on percussion instruments. While every lesson is different, we apply the same fun, thoughtful and tested structure to each weekly session in order to establish a comfortable and friendly environment for children. All of our music teachers are professional musicians who play real instruments.

Wednesdays 09:45 – 10:15, Fount Nursery, E8 3RN, Click here to book your place in class

 

Creative Dance & Drama, classes for childred aged 2 – 5  years

Lucy Sparkles & Friends creative dance & drama classes develop self-expression and creativity.  A live streamed 30 minute class which offers the chance to interact with the group leader and fellow participants.  The sessions are themed according to popular preschool topics and follow the Early Years Foundation Stage national curriculum.  Each 30-minute lesson includes a warm up, with stretching, locomotor movement and exercises to improve finger dexterity; a choreographed dance; an action song; work with props; and a warm down.

Wednesdays, 15:30 – 16:00, Interactive Livestream, Click here to book your place in class


Class Fees

Fee per classSign-up for the termSingle class
(calculated pro-rata
from when you start
to the end of term)
(if space available)
Trial classN/AN/A
First child £7.00£8.00
Additional siblings £3.50£4.50
Sibling babies under 5 months (mixed age music classes only)
FREEFREE
Sibling Babies 5 months or over and awake (mixed age music classes only)
£3.50£4.50
Siblings under 1.5 years (dance/drama classes)FREEFREE
Siblings 1.5 years or over (dance/drama classes)£3.50£4.50
Livestream Classes (per Device)£5.00£5.00

Classes missed by sign-up students

Up to two missed classes per term can be made up at another age-appropriate class in the timetable (if space is available).  This is on the condition that you let us know by email or text at LEAST two hours before the start of the missed class.


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