November 29, 2023

The Power of Embracing Vulnerability Through Performing Arts

Are you curious about the unexpected link between embracing vulnerability and nurturing your child’s emotional intelligence? Let me take you on a captivating journey that uncovers this fascinating connection.

Picture this: the legendary musician and songwriter Sting, adorned in his iconic leather jacket, wielding a guitar, takes the stage at a TED Talk. As he begins to strum the chords, he shares a revelation about emotional intelligence drawn from his musical journey.

Sting confesses that his early days as a musician were riddled with insecurities. He tried to emulate the tough, detached persona of rock stars, but deep down, he craved authenticity and genuine connection.


A turning point came one night in a small club when faced with an indifferent audience. Disheartened, he took a risk. He closed his eyes, embraced vulnerability, and poured raw emotion into his music.

To his surprise, the atmosphere shifted. The audience, drawn in by his vulnerability, began to connect with his songs. This pivotal moment made Sting realize that embracing vulnerability was the key to true artistry and emotional intelligence.

With a sparkle in his eye, Sting shared a profound insight applicable not just to aspiring artists but also to parents: “When we allow ourselves to be vulnerable, we create a space for others to join us. It’s through vulnerability that we find our true voice, touch the hearts of others, and forge genuine connections.”

Now, let’s translate this revelation into our children’s world.

Embracing vulnerability in performing arts classes can foster greater emotional intelligence in children. Encouraging them to step out of their comfort zones, express themselves authentically through acting, dancing, or singing initiates a transformative journey of self-discovery and emotional exploration.

Within these artistic spaces, children learn to identify, understand, and articulate their emotions with clarity. This journey paves the way for enhanced emotional intelligence, extending far beyond the stage.

Enter Theatretrain Hitchin, Stevenage and Letchworth– an exhilarating program designed to empower children aged 4-18 by combining singing, dance, and drama. It’s a doorway for them to immerse themselves in artistic expression, nurture personal growth, and gain a deep understanding of their abilities.

Ready to witness your child’s emotional intelligence bloom through the transformative power of performing arts? Enroll them in Theatretrain and watch them thrive!

Here’s to you and your child receiving standing ovations on this incredible parenting journey!

Click the links below to find out more about our local classes in Hitchin, Stevenage and Letchworth.

Theatretrain Hitchin


Hitchin Girls School


Theatretrain Letchworth


St Christopher’s School


Theatretrain Stevenage


Marriotts School


Theatretrain, a nationwide provider of weekend theatre schools for young people aged 4-18, specialises in weekly classes in acting, singing, and dancing. An emphasis is placed on learning valuable life skills such as confidence, empathy, courage, and resilience. If you know a child who loves to dance, act and sing or could do with a little confidence boost why not visit to find out what our performing arts classes can offer your child at one of our 80 locations across the UK.

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