26 June 2022

The Lion King Musical Theatre Workshop (Newport)

Enjoy the energy and creativity of the musical The Lion King!

In this workshop young dancers will learn and perform new dance steps and sequences of choreography, working productively with other children to create a final performance piece.

A fun workshop designed to inspire future performers!

Take a look at the event flyer.

Booking has now closed

Key Information

Level Age Duration Fee Closing Date
Recommended 1 years' experience in any dance style. 7+ 1.5 / 1.75 / 2 hours £22 - £28 depending on the duration. 6 June 2022 12:00pm

Who can attend?

Everyone is welcome, this workshop is open to children with a suggested minimum of 1 years’ dance experience, please see the age guidelines. Our musical theatre workshops are open to non-RAD members and children who are not currently studying the RAD Examination syllabus, they may however be studying a different ballet syllabus.


Sunday 26 June 2022


  • 7-8 years (general level): 10.00am –11.30am
  • 9-10 years (general level): 12.00pm – 1.45pm
  • 11-14 years (general level): 2.15pm – 4.15pm


Ballet Cymru Dance Company
Unit 1 Wern Trading Estate
NP10 9FQ

Tutor: Clare Palethorpe

Following graduation with a BA Hons Dance degree, Clare performed professionally as a dancer, singer and presenter within UK theatres and on International tours, along with television work.

Over the years her freelance career has led her to teach, choreograph and direct with companies and organisations such as the BBC, Youth Dance England, British Ballet Organisation,  Birmingham Royal Ballet and Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, along with 3 years working on the Cultural Olympiad leading up to the Olympics in 2012 as a dance artist and director on a number of projects.

Clare has recently been awarded with an honorary fellowship with the Associated Board of Dance, after writing and developing a brand new Contemporary Dance Syllabus and Associate Teacher Qualification (level 4 programme for teachers). Clare has also been heavily involved developing the Musical Theatre Syllabus Grades 1-5  with the British Ballet Organisation and awarded an honorary membership with the BBO, for her work over the last 3 years.

Clare delivers through the name, Rubix Dance, supporting dance within education,  community settings and beyond, this involves delivering workshops and classes to all ages, providing teacher CPD and also supporting dance and creativity across primary, secondary and further education. Her work continues to see her travel across the UK and internationally, enabling her to develop her teaching and choreographical work.

More recently Clare has become a mother and has started to explore new areas of her work. She has been awarded funding from Arts Council England as part of their Developing Your Creative Practice programme and has been researching and developing new ideas how the arts can aid mothers recovery alongside their babies; incorporating baby massage, gentle movement for moms and creativity. Clare also works alongside Emily Summers as joint directors of their Community Interest Company ‘Bostin Creative Arts and Theatre. Where they produce and create arts and theatrical work with local communities.

Booking process

  • Places are limited in each class and secured on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Payment is required at the time of booking.
  • An automatic email will be sent via the booking platform Eventbrite to confirm your registration and payment were successful.
  • Please quote the Eventbrite order no/ticket ref. when contacting the RAD with any queries related to your booking.
  • Please read and familiarise yourself with our workshop and short courses Terms & Conditions before you book, this includes our cancellation and withdrawal policy.
  • When a class is fully-booked, a waiting list will be activated. The Learning and Participation team will contact you via email should a suitable place become available.
  • After the closing date, you will receive an additional confirmation by email, detailing registration and collection times for your child, suggested dress, and all other relevant information for the course and venue.
  • For all queries, please email participate@rad.org.uk

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Please note, in the event of injury or medical emergency during the activity a qualified First Aider from Royal Academy of Dance will provide necessary treatment and assistance to the participant.

Booking has now closed


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