CYGNETS

CYGNETS

Cheshire youth group for new and emerging talent on stage 

 

Making a Difference to the Lives of Young People

Confidence Through Creativity

Welcome to CYGNETS

We are a vibrant not-for-profit group developing skills in the performing arts, providing performance opportunities, as well as building confidence, self-esteem, self-belief and improved communication skills in our young people and adults.

We nurture creativity in a safe and encouraging environment, teaching the skills needed to grow, thrive, and achieve whatever they aspire to.

Run by volunteers, as a group we offer community, friendship, personal growth and social development.

GRAND OPENING OF PARADISE MILL ~ 9TH JULY 2022

Following a decision in April to give CYGNETS an official “Home” for the first time since setting it up in 2010, and also to create a much needed community space for other users, I owe huge thanks to a number of incredible people who have helped to bring that Vision to life.

COMMUNITY REAWARDS ~ JANUARY 2023

CYGNETS are delighted to announce that we have been nominated and shortlisted for 2 awards in the Community ReAwards 2023: YOUTH GROUP AWARD – CYGNETS and OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD – KALINI KENT.  

This is a really special set of awards that recognises the contributions made by volunteers and groups that contribute to our community.

CYGNETS STAGES MATILDA THE MUSICAL JR ~ FEBRUARY 2022

Following the success of previous shows Hairspray, Annie, Aladdin, Treasure Island and The Ash Girl, CYGNETS was delighted tp acquire the Licence to stage MATILDA THE MUSICAL JUNIOR, and what a huge success it was.

The performance of MATILDA was extremely special as it was our first major production after lockdown, and the the children at CYGNETS were excited to be able to present their talent with confidence to their audiences.   

CYGNETS GRANTED PERFORMANCE RIGHTS TO STAGE SHREK JR IN JULY 2023

Following the huge success of MATILDA THE MUSICAl in February 2022, CYGNETS are delighted to be granted Performance rights for SHREK JR – to be staged in July 2023 at The King’s School, Macclesfield.  

I cannot begin to tell you how excited the team, the children and myself are for this! 

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ~ AUGUST 2022

With many children loving to perform and wanting to give theatre a go, 2022’s summer ‘Show in a Week’ of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was an excellent example of how we can improve children’s concentration, boost their confidence, build their communication skills and provide them with a creative outlet for them to have fun and make new friends.

Since CYGNETS started in 2010, we have been running these regularly and we are so proud of what every child joining us has achieved and how they have developed.  

COMING UP......

12th - 14th July 2024: BEAUTY & THE BEAST

  • CYGNETS would like to thank Macclesfield Town Council for their generous grant towards Sound and Lighting at Paradise Mill

Paradise Mill, Park Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 6TL : 8th-10th April. For Ages 7 to 18 Years

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DRAMA & PLAYS

SATURDAYS 11:00 – 12:15

During term time for ages 7 to 18 years

All attendees learn a wide range of skills including devising, improvising, how to build character, how to take scripts from page to stage including uniting and analysing scripts, stagecraft as well as Vocal Coaching throughout. 

Working with an experienced Director, they practice and perform monologues, duologues, soundscapes, extracts and plays from different genres including Shakespeare and GCSE Texts, and are always working towards a final performance.

MUSICAL THEATRE

SATURDAYS 13:00 – 16:00

During term time for ages 7 to 18 years

All abilities are welcomed and participants work with a talented, experienced and highly qualified team of Director, Musical Director and Choreographer, learning new skills which not only help build performance skills, but develop confidence, communication and social skills.

We are always working towards a Production, and our current musical is BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, to be performed in July 2024.   Tickets are now on sale. 

SPRING AND SUMMER COURSES

Lasting 3 or 5 days

For ages 7 to 18 years 

All participants experience an exciting singing, dancing and acting course culminating in a final show where they get to showcase their individual talents.

A key feature of all our courses is that everyone taking part is equally involved by rotating parts so that several people get to play the main parts, irrespective of age or ability.

All courses are very popular and sell out quickly so early booking is recommended.

About CYGNETS

WHO WE ARE

CYGNETS (Cheshire Youth Group for New and Emerging Talent on Stage) is a vibrant and energetic not for profit group set up in 2010 to develop skills in the performing arts, create performance opportunities, and use theatre, music and dance to build confidence, self-esteem and communication skills.

This in turn helps our young people, aged 7 to 18 years,  to express themselves more effectively, gain the skills to achieve their aspirations and realise their potential, and aids personal and social development.