Community News - February/March 22
Community News From Around Our Area
Drama Tots Wins Another National Award!
Local children’s business, Drama Tots, has been announced as the winner of the UK’s Most Loved Performing Arts activity at the most prestigious awards for children’s activities providers, the National What's On 4 Kids Activities Awards.
These pioneering awards were held at the magical Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter! In November 2021. Guests dined in the grandeur of the original Hogwarts™ Great Hall film set and enjoyed dessert on platform 9 ¾™.
Drama Tots was founded 5 years ago in Coventry by Leanne Jones. Having trained as an actress and worked in children’s theatre for many years, Leanne wrote the Drama Tots program to provide fun, engaging and educational music, movement and drama classes for toddlers and pre-schoolers.
During the 2020 and 2021 lockdowns, Drama Tots provided online classes for children. This allowed the business to reach more families than ever before. Social media helped popularise the online livestreams and Drama Tots appealed to families internationally from Abu Dhabi to Africa and America. Parents described Drama Tots as a “welcome ray of sunshine into our lockdown”. This impact was reflected in parents’ support for the awards this year with a massive 45,000 overall votes received across all categories.
Leanne from Drama Tots Coventry said, "It means the world to me that Drama Tots has been recognised as the UK’s Most Loved Performing Arts Activity. Inspiring young children and seeing their confidence grow each week is hugely rewarding but to be recognised for the service that we provide is amazing."
Due to popularity, Drama Tots classes now run 5 days a week in community venues in Earlsdon, Finham and Allesley as well as in numerous nurseries, pre-schools and schools across the city.
Leanne franchised the business 4 years ago and there are now 11 Drama Tots branches across the UK with more to be announced in 2022. Leanne’s goal is for all children to have access to the Drama Tots program where they can learn and grow through performing arts.
To find your local Drama Tots class, please visit www.dramatots.co.uk or contact Leanne Jones on 07779 106663 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo credit: Martin James Photography