The Lockdown Challenge.


The Covid-19 crisis and Government advice on social distancing, means our doors must sadly stay closed for the foreseeable future.

With this in mind, we have launched THE LOCKDOWN CHALLENGE that will run throughout the summer term and we would LOVE your child/teen to get involved!

The Lockdown Challenge is open to ALL current TF students and other children and teens AND their local friends who are also interested in taking part.

It will be split into three stages with each stage running for 4 weeks of the summer term.

To make our Lockdown Challenge even more exciting, we are thrilled to announce our fantastic panel of industry guest stars who will be judging each stage.


Dance Challenge

Launch: Wednesday 29 April
Deadline for entries: Monday 18 May
Results announced: Friday 22 May. 

Singing Challenge

Launch: Monday 25 May
Deadline: Monday 15 June
Results announced: Friday 19 June.  

Acting Challenge

Launch: Monday 22 June
Deadline: Monday 13 July
Results announced: Friday 17 July. 

Our Judges



Oliver is a successful “triple threat” West End performer best known for his portrayal of Fiyero in the musical “Wicked” and for playing the role of Galileo in the Smash hit “We Will Rock You”. He is currently rocking out in “& Juliet” at The Shaftsbury Theatre in London’s West End, playing the lead male role William Shakespeare.



Alexia is a well known leading singer and actress and is currently playing the role of Miriam in the West End Disney show “The Prince of Egypt”. Other West End leading credits include Elphaba in “Wicked”, Eponine in “Les Miserables”, Nala in “The Lion King” & Nabulungi in “The Book of Mormon”.



Lorraine is an established TV & Film actress, best known for currently playing the character of Karen Taylor in the BBC soap opera “Eastenders”. In 2018 she won “Best Newcomer” at the Soap Awards for her portrayal of the character.

The Prizes

  • One Term’s Free Tuition
  • Special Event Performance
  • Trophies & Cerificates

Those placed, “first”, “second” and “third” in each age group and category will be announced at the end of each stage. All those placed “first” will be invited to perform their winning submission at a special event planned for when we are able to resume our classes. At this event, certificates will be awarded and the overall Junior and Senior Lockdown Challenge winners will be announced, each receiving a trophy and one term’s free tuition for the Take Flight Academy strand of their choice – a fantastic prize!

How does it work?

Using the training videos provided by our teachers, and the health and safety information available on our website, we invite your child/teen to submit their video entries.

To make it fair, entries will be split into five age groups and considered by our judging panel accordingly:

  • 4-6 years
  • 7-8 years
  • 9-10 years
  • 11-12 years
  • 13+

Dance Challenge


  • This challenge launches on Wednesday 29 April
  • Video submissions are due in by Monday 18 May
  • Results will be announced on Friday 22 May.


Make sure you are wearing comfortable clothes you can move around in plus trainers or dance shoes.


Make sure you are in a safe space to move around – remove all obstacles that you could potentially fall over.


Before any rehearsal always follow the “Dance Warm-Up” to ensure that your body is fully warmed up to prevent any injuries happening whilst you are working on your routine.

Warm Up: ages 4-6

Cool Down: ages 4-6

Warm Up: ages 7-18

Cool Down: ages 7-18

Now learn the teacher’s choreography

Please learn the correct routine for your age group.

Ages 4-6

Ages 4 – 6 must follow and learn Claire’s whole routine on the video, which is set to Can’t Stop the Feeling by Justin Timberlake

Ages 7-10

Ages 7-10 years must choreograph their own routine to Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa, incorporating Nick’s choreography into it.

Ages 11-18

Our 11-18s must choreograph their own routine to Stupid Love by Lady Gaga, incorporating Ryan’s choreography into it.

Tips for success


For 7-18 years, your routine should be from 1-5 to 2 minutes max in length.

Use any section of the song you wish.


Run the dance over and over again. Remember; “practise makes perfect”!


Ask a parent or member of your family to film you. Make sure we can see you clearly.

REMEMBER: Clearly state your name and age at the start of the routine.


Fill out your details and submit your video using the form and instructions below.

Remember to submit by the deadline!

Submit your details to take part

Child's First Name (required)

Child's Surname (required)

Child's Child's Age (required)

Child's Date of Birth (dd/mm/yy) (required)

Parent/Guardian First Name (required)

Parent/Guardian Surname Name (required)

Contact Number - Mobile (required)

Contact Number - Daytime

Email Address (required)

My child attends the following TFA class: (required)

After School - Acting (Forest Hill)

After School - Musical Theatre (Dulwich)

After School - Musical Theatre (Crofton Park)

Saturday School (Forest Hill)

My child is new to Take Flight Academy


I give Take Flight Academy of Performing Arts permission to take, use and store photographs and videos of my child. I grant Take Flight Academy of Performing Arts permission to use these images for publicity including their printed and online publicity, social media platforms and press releases.


I confirm I have read and understood the health and safety advice provided for Parents and Carers. I understand that a certain amount of risk is involved in all physical activity and that my child's participation in the Lockdown Challenge is at my own risk.


If you would like more information on how Take Flight Academy stores and uses your data please read our Privacy Policy


Once you have completed the form above, click here to submit

Then submit your video

Once you have submitted the form, send your entry to us via WhatsApp using the number below:

07736 469321

Please state your name and age at the beginning of your video and include this information when sending in your video via WhatsApp.

Once we have received both your online application form and your video submission, we will send you an email, confirming your entry..

Thank you for participating and good luck!


Singing Challenge
– Launches 25 May

Can’t wait to show off your amazing vocals in our SINGING CHALLENGE? This challenge launches on Monday 25 May, video submissions are due in by Monday 15 June and results will be announced on Friday 19 June. More details to be announced soon!

Acting Challenge
– Launches 22 June

Can’t wait to hone your acting skills in our ACTING CHALLENGE? This challenge launches on Monday 22 June, video submissions are due in by Monday 13 July and results will be announced on Friday 18 July.  More details to be announced soon!


“Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music.”

George Carlin

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