Performing Arts

ACROBATICS

Acrobatics is a subject for the more flexible student. Children spend their lesson mainly upside down!! Children learn cartwheels, splits, handstands, bridges, and back-overs. Acrobatics is a mixture of ballet and gymnastics, therefore it does not over develop the body in the way that gymnastics can. Students must be over the age of 5 and will be assessed on ability and flexibility before being allowed to take part in this class. Examinations will be taken when pupils reach the correct ability for the level to be taken.

DRAMA

Drama is a great class for building confidence and learning to express yourself. Drama classes are about self motivation and self confidence, learning about life experiences and how to deal with them. Pupils role play, write and perform scripts, free improvisation and use their imagination to the full and learn to express their feelings and emotions.

Our younger students on a Saturday morning with Miss Nicky, have 15 minutes of singing also to help build self confidence. All students are put forward for the LAMDA examinations in Acting and Verse and Prose. Every 2 years students take part in a medal test where they act in groups, duets or solos in front of a large audience and adjudicator.

All students take part in all our shows and performances.

There is no uniform for this subject but we do ask that students wear comfortable clothing that they can move in.

SINGING

Group singing classes are held on a Monday evening. Pupils learn how to perform a vast range of songs in varying styles, but mainly Musical Theatre. We work on timing, diction and tuning, microphone technique and also learning basic harmonies. Students are split into different age groups for this lesson.

Many pupils take singing and drama classes to really boost their confidence and enjoyment of musical theatre.

VOCAL COACHING WITH TIM DOWLAND

We are very excited that Singer and Vocal coach Tim Dowland has started small group sessions at the studios on a Saturday morning. Tim has many years of experience as a singer, is sponsored by vocal zone and is a recognised coach for ‘The Voice’. The lessons are based on Pop singing and working on vocal technique and voice improvement. Tim is also available for private tuition of voice and guitar.

For lessons please call Tim on 07889 314288.

STAGE CLASS

Stage classes are for students that show a high standard of dance in all 3 core dance subjects, these students will join the classes by invitation only. This class aims to push capable students to the next level of dance and include choreography skills. Children who enrol in this class are the students that we feel, with work may get to a standard of dance to enable them a career.