THE EXITLEFT PERFORMANCE ACADEMY
The ExitLeft Performance Academy was founded in 2002 to provide young Tasmanians with high-level performing arts training. Principal and founder Ian Williams created a unique program to develop children’s confidence and creativity through singing and acting. Proving hugely popular, the Academy has seen thousands of children benefit over the years.
The Academy has also created a name for itself nationally with advanced students consistently receiving offers into the top-level performing arts courses. Students are known for their high-level performance skills, ability to work in a team, calmness under pressure and being creative on demand.
We joined toddler tunes a year ago, when Eleanor was 3 and Joe 3 months. It took about 3 sessions for her to settle in and since then it has been the highlight of our week. Joe from very early on knew that was the morning of excitement, and wouldn't sleep from 6am until the end of the session, a big stretch for a 3 month old. He has started 'singing' from very early on. Now I bring him to bed at night and usually hear him singing 'we're going up' or 'rolling rolling rolling just like this'. Eleanor's speech and timbre has certainly been positively affected by TT, For me the morning is great as it gives us something to look forward to as a full morning outing with the bus trip there and coffee after with other parents.
We love how Ian, Alice and Lucy make the whole session so happy and musical and we hope to grow through the various classes as our kids grow older.