An introduction to acting and drama for younger children. Role-play, storytelling, dressing up, drama games and acting fun.
Our Creative Drama classes build confidence and channel high spirits and natural curiosity and sense of humour. With a dressing up and prop box full of possibilities, this class fuels the imagination of our youngest students!
Drama classes encourage empathy, honesty, develop understanding of human emotions and interactions, help to develop language and communication skills, teach cooperation and tolerance, nurture friendships and are a great way to inspire creativity.
Drama classes help to develop independent, self-confident children free from the inhibitions that limit so many of us.
These classes cover improvisation, script work, voice and diction, expressive physicality, drama games and much more. No two weeks are the same and the emphasis is on fun, interaction and confidence building.
Through improvisation, script analysis and the study of monologue materials, students are introduced to the fundamentals of Stagecraft Acting & performance. Special emphasis is placed on interpretation and translation of the dramatic script as the basis for exploration of characterisation, motivation and transition.
The class mainly focuses on Acting but may combine all 3 disciplines of singing, dancing and acting if required for the production. The class will provide students with all the skills to perform in a full-scale production at a local theatre with props, sets and costumes.
Get ready for drama, singing and dance, all rolled into one exciting after school session.
Classes include: warm-ups, games, various dance styles linked to street dance, singing and acting.
This 90 minute class is split equally with 30 minutes of street dance, 30 minutes of drama and 30 minutes of singing. Our classes are full of different themes that engage little imaginations as they pretend to be animals in the jungle, stars of a pop band or fairies & elves. Join us for new adventures, have lots of fun, make new friends friends and become a mini star.
There’s no better place to learn and experience Musical Theatre than DPA. It’s where performers of every age and skill level can learn from acting, singing and dancing professionals. Performers will improve their skills with this amazing weekly Musical Theatre Masterclass. Working on some of the greatest Musical Theatre songs this class is a must for the young performer looking to make a big leap in their musical theatre skills! DPA have perfected a curriculum which will take all of your skills to the next level.
Dance Masterclass – 1 Hour each week – you will learn various dance techniques, working towards a choreographed Musical Theatre combination/routine.
Singing Masterclass – 1 Hour each week – You will learn ensemble singing with Vocal Coach Roxy Yarnold. Students will learn warm-ups, simple songs that are fun and bring instant rewards and also more complex pieces in several parts that offer the opportunity for a challenge.
Weekly one to one singing lessons can be booked for all students and are open to all ages and all abilities from 6 years+. Students can use these sessions to work towards examinations with Trinity College, work on audition technique for school productions, professional castings, for entry into full time Performing Arts Colleges, to learn new repertoire or just for fun.
These lessons consist of warm-ups, music theory, simple songs that bring instant rewards and also more complex songs that offer the opportunity for a challenge. A fantastic class for anyone that loves to sing and wants to increase knowledge on the voice and develop their style and skill.
These classes are designed to explore and expand students vocabulary, enhancing their reading and confidence skills. They will be taught efficient ways to learn drama texts, which will also help them in the classroom. They will develop their diction and vocal strength and be taught a variety of acting techniques.
The key aim of LAMDA is that every child should have the opportunity to develop the speaking and listening skills needed for future employment and lifelong learning. Lessons are designed to excite children about Performing Arts, nurture their talent and increase their confidence.
In lessons we utilise the framework of the ‘London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art’ (LAMDA) programme of study, which seeks to improve standards in communication and foster an appreciation of literature and drama.
Students can take LAMDA examinations or learn for fun.