Drama promotes team-work (team-building games/working together as a cast) Increases self-esteem and confidence. Allows students to express themselves creatively Promotes understanding and empathy (by taking on the role of another character students get the opportunity to learn how to “walk in the shoes of someone else”) Problem solving and co-operation (students work together to develop ideas with one another, they must discuss and agree on outcomes for improvisations and team-work activities) Spatial awareness (students learn not to “block” each other on stage, they learn to create patterns and shapes with their bodies through dance and movement too) Reading and speaking; through the use of tongue twisters, script reading etc students practice reading and speaking. Students learn to emphasize certain words, phrases and how to project their voices properly. Relaxation and fun: drama gives students an outlet to express themselves freely, drama games are fun and allow students to play and relax.
A range of carefully selected drama games and technique exercises are used to develop self confidence and performance skills. We encourage individual expression and focus on developing the use of their own thoughts and feelings in their work. A variety of script work, improvisations and games will form an integral part of this class, as well as working on end of term productions, and examinations (optional)
We focus on learning many dance Techniques and a variety of modern styles, whilst also being introduced to the most modern choreography. Students will learn how to use and shape their bodies, as well as strengthen posture and improve coordination. check out our dance page for more information!
Students will work on improving their vocal strength and begin to understand the importance of breathing techniques, rhythm and voice work. They will be introduced to a variety of musical scores (Pop, Modern and West End) .