What is Camaraderie?


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There is nothing better than watching 30 children aged 4 – 16 years come together to produce a theatrical masterpiece over 4 days. It is camaraderie at its very best. As I looked up the ‘official’ meaning of the word today it really did sum up the feeling of a theatre week. Camaraderie is a mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together.

From our point of view and the children’s development it really is not just about the end product; the show that parents come to watch is of course ‘the goal’ and a learning process surrounding performance but a theatre week  is all about the friendships, the learning, the teamwork and energy that happens all week. It is delightful to see the growth in confidence from Day 1 to Day 2 when a young child arrives at the registration desk and the pure excitement by Day 4. They are eager to see the new friends that they have made and look so much less anxious at the end of the week than at the beginning! Children really do push their comfort zones with us.

The caring nature of each child towards others is heart-warming and so special to witness. The younger children learn from the older children how to project their voices, have stage presence and be confident in the execution of their characters. The younger children develop the confidence to deliver their lines on stage and acquire all the movements, song lyrics and script lines. Together they work hard to support each other from helping to take the lid off a yogurt pot at lunchtime, learning about stage safety, opening a toilet door for a young cast member or getting the intricacies of a dance routine perfected.

The camaraderie never ceases to amaze us at Little Voices and when the entire production is also training children in vocal, dramatic, theatrical etiquette and stage skills too there is no better combination.

The camaraderie never ceases to amaze us at Little Voices and when the entire production is also training children in vocal, dramatic, theatrical etiquette and stage skills too there is no better combination.

Hoping that you have a great week and if you are looking to find out more about Little Voices Theatre Weeks please contact us . They will be running across the summer too!