- Learn to Act!
- Fun drama games
- Voice and Speech exercises
- Acting improvisations
- Reading & Verse Speaking
- Script work
- A chance to do exams
- Plus much more
Our Let's Act! classes are always fun and offer children the chance to experience a wide range of drama activities and also the opportunity to take exams through both LAMDA and The New Era Academy, all within one class, providing a balanced mix of Theatre technique, fun, theory and achievement.
The drama side of the class includes a wide range of drama exercises & games, acting improvisations and script work. These encourage the children to let their imaginations run free, often resulting in unique and amusing scenarios!
The work is designed to be engaging and enjoyable while teaching important skills such as self-discipline, self-awareness, good social and communication skills, improved memory and consideration for others. It also helps immensely with confidence-building and getting yourself heard and noticed in an acceptable way.
The children also learn about Theatre Technique and how a Television Studio works.
Throughout the year we like to film some of the children’s work. Once a year this is compiled onto a DVD which you can buy to give everyone at home a chance to share in some of the things we do. We will also show some highlights at our Red Carpet Events.
Voice & Speech work
Our Voice & Speech work helps the children to develop good communication skills and confidence. They learn the importance of clear diction, how to use pitch, pace and pause in their voice and how to develop good vocal projection.
We use voice & speech exercises, poetry and prose which help the children learn how to improve their vocal skills.
The children are also given the option, should they wish, to take exams through both LAMDA and The New Era Academy. Passing exams helps to boost the children’s confidence, especially when their certificate is presented in their school assembly as it helps to show to their peers and teachers how clever they have been.
There are several grades of exams which students can work through and, when built upon over a number of years, are highly regarded by prospective employers and colleges/universities. They show ongoing commitment to a subject and help students stand out from the crowd of other applicants. In fact, the exams have been accredited by UCAS, the university entrance body. This means that students passing some of the higher level exams are awarded UCAS Tariff Points which can help with entrance to a course at university. Therefore, they don’t just have benefits now, but also set good foundations for the future!