Our Saturday morning classes for 4-8-year-olds are ninety-minutes long and combine drama, dance and singing.
Each term is based on a different, exciting theme such as Wizards, Pirates & Mermaids and Superheroes. The children work towards an exciting show that is performed at the end of term for family and friends. The Autumn term's theme is THE ENCHANTED FOREST ... An evil giant called Flesh-Creep has stolen the book of fairy tales and Max, Milly and their faithful spaniel, Betty Noo, have to set out on a quest to find the book and restore everyone's happy endings.
At Dramacademy everyone has lines to learn and everyone is involved all the way.
The class is divided into three sections:
physicality & dance
AIMS: to develop coordination, flexibility, rhythm, spatial-awareness, balance, teamwork and overall body confidence.
METHOD: a high-energy warm-up and stretch followed by physical team games and a fun dance routine.
voice & focus
AIMS: to develop communication skills articulation, eye contact, and focus as well as musicality, rhythm, pitch and singing skills. To encourage children to speak in front of the group confidently with no fidgeting.
METHOD: Children do a vocal warm-up, play articulation games and learn well-known show songs and poems.
Act & Improvise
AIMS: to stimulate the imagination, encourage creativity and focus the children's minds.
METHOD: Children play drama games and do role-play and story-telling exercises.