Advanced young-teen (11-14) level all-round drama, dance and music course. A stage school experience for pre-teens in full time education.Our Saturday course offers more than just drama games. Our tutors work together to tailor stimulating imaginative classes which really stretch each individual. Acting, singing and dancing classes taught in our own private studios in Bracknell, Berkshire. Students from this class have gone on to West End shows..but many take part for the fun and confidence the class gives them!
Free trial class available
We are registered with OFSTED and accept Childcare Vouchers on classes!
Younger teens work to the same syllabus as the older group, but the context is age appropriate and delivered in a fun and challenging way! They also work with Medusa Teen Theatre Company for part of the session.
As part of the course, students may work towards LAMDA exams, a UK qualification.
In 2013 100% of the students gained at Merit in their LAMDA acting exams, and 100% of the group gained a Distinction in LAMDA musical theatre exams!
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BRACKNELL MAIN SCHOOL: SATURDAYS 11am - 3.30pm
'Triple Threat' is an industry term for performers who are proficient in all three disciplines - Acting, Singing and Dancing. An actor who can sing and dance with some confidence has far more job opportunities than one who can't. Our triple threat in Windsor ensures that any aspiring young person gets more than just the 'basics'. Advanced students in both branches support our teen theatre company during summer shows, and perform challenging scenes in the Christmas show before taking exams in the Spring term. There are also chances to perform with the Bracknell branch at large events like The Windsor Globe, The Marvellous Festival, Beale Park and more!
Our triple threat +1 (Bracknell mainschool) ensures that any aspiring young person gets more than just the 'basics'. After three hours of tutoring in music, dance and acting, each student must choose between a musical production (singing) or dance production class, where they join members of the older Artemis \Medusa Teen Theatre Company. The result of this final class of the day will be seen various public performances, including festivals.
Course study includes:
* In drama, students will learn about famous play writers, film makers, genres and stage craft. Confidence, improved articulation and mastering the a more advanced grasp of the technical aspect of acting and performing (such as stage terminology) are three of the aims we set ourselves for our young actors. Students are also involved in the building and striking of any set used, and encouraged to direct and produce class pieces.
* In music students work on a song together, and learn to sight read sheet music.
* For dance, fitness and agility are key, with through warm ups, a routine and the basic steps to build up to devising show dance. The dance is fun and even 'non dancers' will want to take part!
* Each day concludes with a mixed group session with the theatre company, where the two groups together work on joint performance pieces at a suitably high level for public events. Students may choose which piece they work on.
Summer and Autumn terms conclude with a show, which will be produced by the group to be played in a mid scale theatre. Other terms give tutors the chance to workshop on a variety of subjects, with special guests visiting (such as make up artists, song writers, vocal & dialect coaches).
The Advanced class is limited to 18 students to ensure the highest levels of attention and quality of training. The course is taught by male and female staff to ensure balance and sufficient role-modeling. Although we have set 11 as the guideline for joining (or inthe first year of senior school), we will consider a younger person by interview/group audition. 15 year olds may also audition for the Medusa theatre company (subject to space) as an alternative.
We only use the best tutors on all our courses, and every single teacher has a degree or specialist equivilent, industry experience and in most cases a PGCE or other teaching qualification.
A uniform of a school teeshirt, black leggings or jazz pants and black jazz shoes is worn.
The course fee is charged at the start of each term. Split payments may be made and Childcare vouchers are also accepted.
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