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Time to Shine – Dreamland, Margate

PERform at britain's oldest-surviving amusement park - Dreamland! 

We are delighted to announce.....‘Time To Shine’ is coming to Margate this Summer with .....your Dream Workshop host......Kerry Ellis - leading lady of numerous West End musicals and chart topping recording artist!

It's your chance to perform centre stage on the iconic ' Scenic Stage' at Dreamland.

Don your fabulous costumes and get prepared to wow the crowds, rock your socks off at our Dreamland Roller Disco Party, learn from a West-End expert and take part in our fabulous 'Time to Shine' parade.  Whether your passion is Dance, Musical Theatre or Performing Arts, it's your chance to own the stage with a 15-minute showcase. Use your creative licence to perform whatever you choose including 'mega mixes' and get ready to shine!

Bring your family and friends too and share your moment as you embark on a performing arts extravaganza, where you'll make memories to last forever. 

Time to Shine is dedicated to giving young performers of today the experience of a lifetime. With our support, their dedication and a little bit of magic……. their dreams will become a reality at Dreamland!

We'll be the first to let you know when 2022 and 2023 dates have been confirmed.

Sample itinerary

Day Morning/Afternoon Evening
Arrive at Margate, at a time to suit you and your travel arrangements. Explore the seaside town of Margate and discover the award winning sandy beaches or, why not visit the amazing and magical Shell Grotto? 4.6 million shells decorating 70ft of underground passages, simply stunning! For tea, you could try traditional a plate of Margate Fish & Chips with a dollop of curry sauce! It's time to get your skates on for the 'Time to Shine Roller' Disco. From 18:00 hrs through to midnight - get ready to skate the night away. Let the fun begin!
Workshop with a West-End performer, your chance to learn tips from a professional. Performances start on the Scenic Stage from morning through to the afternoon. Strut your stuff and get ready to shine....shine...shine! When you're not performing or in the workshop, you'll have time to explore Dreamland with a one day wristband and unlimited access the thrills and spills of the rides! Pop your party shoes on for exclusive access to the 'Time to Shine' closing party. Featuring a DJ playing your favourites tracks and a cash bar. Throw some moves and dance the night away!
3 Workshops and stage performances continue before the Dreamland Parade rehearsal between 14:00 hrs and 15:00 hrs. Take part in the finale of your trip - The Dreamland Parade from 15:15 - 15:45 hrs. Depart at a time to suit you and your travel arrangements for your return journey home.

What's included

  • 15 minute performance on the Scenic Stage
  • 90 minute workshop with a West-end performer Kerry Ellis^
  • Exclusive 'Time to Shine' Parade throughout Dreamland
  • Branded 'Time to Shine' T-shirt for all performers taking part in the Parade
  • One day wristband with access to unlimited rides at Dreamland
  • Entrance to Dreamland Roller Disco Party
  • One free entrance to the Park, Roller Disco and Time to Shine Party for every paying performer
  • Every paying performer also benefits from free entry for one non-performer to the Roller Disco and Time to Shine Dreamland party 
  • Access to a private 'Time to Shine' closing party with DJ and cash bar (alcohol for over 18's only)
  • 4 free non-performer places for Principals per group. Minimum 25 performers per group

 ^COGO Travel reserve the right to change workshop hosts in case of unforeseen circumstances

**To make this trip as flexible as possible, you should make your own arrangements for accommodation and transport**

Please note: There is no audition, however, we would ask that 1 or 2 example routines are sent to us to check that your school is suitable for this opportunity. We accept You tube Links, Vimeo, We transfer or email files.
You will also be provided with teaching videos to enable your students to learn our ‘Time to Shine’ Parade choreography. Please ensure all students are confident with this choreography before you arrive at the event.

Travel and Liability Insurance is not included. All teachers are advised that they are responsible for any choreography they set and neither Dreamland nor COGO are responsible for any injuries incurred as a result of their choreography.