What we do
We follow a curriculum where the activities for children involve learning the craft of acting (drama), improvisation (comedy), and modern musical theatre. Class sizes are small enough for each child to be seen, yet big enough for them to work as an ensemble for productions.
Our year starts in Septmber and runs through to July. We break for Christmas, Easter and in the Summer holidays. We have three terms in the year: September – December; January – April (or Easter, when that falls); May (or just after Easter, when that falls) – July. There is a showcase at the end of each term for parents to see the work the children have been doing, and then our annual production in the summer to end the year.
We explore vocal and physical exercises that teach children how to use their voice and body when they are on stage. Students learn a range of acting techniques and learn how to develop characters as we rehearse scenes from scripts.
Acting is great for teaching children adaptability, a skill they will need for life.
Improvisation (Comedy skills)
Playing improv games improves flexibility and the ability to act on the spot. We also do imagination-based skits where students create their own short comedy show (usually at the end of class) using the tools they have learnt.
Improvisation is a great skill to have. It helps children to get out of their shell and to be able to think on their feet.
Urban Musical Theatre
Here we combine singing / rapping, acting and dancing as the students explore the energy and magic of musical theatre. We integrate street dance and rap into classic musical theatre themes to create a modern urban twist.
Classes are split into different age groups:
5 to 7 years
Saturday 1:00pm – 2.30pm
8 to 10 years
Monday 4.30pm – 6.30pm FULL CLASS
Saturday 2.45pm – 4.45pm
11 to 14 years
Friday 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Showcase and Productions
At the end of each term parents are invited to a showcase. This is where you get to see all the hard work your child has been doing during the term. Our annual production is in the summer where the children will work on a full play or musical for you to enjoy.
When we feel the children are ready we will enter them for the LAMDA examination in Acting. They will be given advance notice and we ensure that students are coached and adequately prepared for the exam. Further information will be provided to you when the time comes. We believe the LAMDA certificates are a wonderful way of demonstrating and celebrating the achievements that students make whilst training with us. For those students who wish to take their acting further, this added extra will go a long way towards their future in performance.
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