CLASSES

Creative Drama Classes

These classes are the core lessons at . They cover a broad range of drama skills including improvisation, mime, devising and scripted performance work. Above all, however, classes are fun, and the central aims are to build confidence and stimulate imagination and creativity.

Pupils are encouraged to draw on their own experiences, to develop articulacy and to learn to understand and express their own emotions and those of others. This is the basis of good acting training.

Creative drama classes usually consist of approximately 20 pupils; working in pairs, small groups and as a whole class, social skills are developed to a high degree.

Speech Classes

The aim of these classes is to give pupils the confidence in speaking clearly and expressively. Pupils are taught in small groups of approximately six pupils allowing time for individual work.

All pupils are encouraged to learn and perform verse and prose, to practise speaking for formal and less formal situations, to develop good presentation skills and to feel at ease when speaking in public.

There are opportunities, if parents so wish, for pupils to enter Speech and Communication examinations run by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

Acting Classes

These classes provide a more intensive acting training, and are specifically aimed at pupils who wish to prepare for and enter acting examinations. They are intended to extend and build upon skills learned in Creative Drama classes.

Classes and Times

Thursdays (5pm - 9pm)

at Wylde Green United Reformed Church, Britwell Road

Years 7 - 8 Acting Class
Years 9 - 10 Acting Class
Years 11 - 13 Acting Class
Years 10 - 13 Upstage
(Creative drama for upper school)
Performance Diploma Class

Saturdays (9am - 3:15pm)

at St. Michael's Church Hall, Boldmere Road

Years 3 & 4 Junior Speech
Years 3 & 4 Junior Drama
Year 5 Intermediate 1 Speech
Year 6 Intermediate 2 Speech
Years 5 & 6 Intermediate Drama
Year 7 Senior 1 Speech
Year 8 Senior 2 Speech
Years 7 - 9 Senior Drama
Years 10 - 13 Speech Classes (Bronze, Silver and Gold Medal)

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