THE COURSE

Foundation Course Overview

The course is tailored for individuals aged 16+ who have either already trained professionally and are looking for a fresh approach to training within a smaller more focused atmosphere, individuals who are not yet ready to make the leap to full time drama training and require further tuition and mature students who have experience in musical theatre and want to re-skill to return to the industry.

 

We will introduce students to the wider creative industry with opportunities for top Industry professional from the world of casting and also agents to come and view a final term piece.

 

Monday will be our Dance module, Tuesdays will be Singing and Wednesdays Acting. All single module students will also be able to take part in the end of term showcase.

Advanced Course Overview

 

The course is tailored to individuals aged 16+ who have either completed our foundation course or already trained professionally and want to refresh their skills. Entry to the course will be by audition only to ensure that students have a similar level of experience and skill. Students will aim to work as a company, to a professional industry standard and develop and hone their audition skills through workshops and classes.

 

The course will follow a similar format to the foundation course, with students working towards an assessment in the first half term and then a showcase of work in the second. However, the aim of this course is to delve deeper and to increase students skill and technique. Our advanced course will focus on developing those who have existing skills and propelling them to a higher professional standard, building on the skills learnt on the foundation course.

 

We will continue to introduce students to the wider creative industry with opportunities for top industry professionals from the world of casting and also agents to come and view a final term piece.

 

Monday will be our Dance module, Tuesdays will be Singing and Wednesdays Acting.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Exploring a wide variety of acting styles and techniques, developing the confidence to handle script for the purposes of auditioning
  • There will be a focus on voice work throughout and technique of the actor and the voice as well as an understanding of accents
  • Students will explore a variety of texts, ranging from musical theatre to contemporary plays
  • Monologue and text work will focus on one to one training for audition prep
  • Audition technique will prepare students for the future with sight reading skills, audition prep and selecting material for auditions
  • The aim of the course is to improve Technique, skill and confidence in the field of Dance in a professional and positive environment. The training will be designed to meet the individual needs of each student and has been constructed in a way that during the 12 week course significant improvements can be made.
  • Each weeks session will be split between Technique and Performance practises of Dance. There will be 2 x 6 week modules – the first being technique and  the second being Performance Technique.
  • You will be coached and given advice in how to perform to the best of your ability in an audition or performance environment. You will focus on different styles of Dance in musical theatre, and work on material from shows currently running in the UK
  • The foundation of all dance is ballet and all students are given exercises in classical ballet. Other dance classes include: contemporary dance / jazz / modern dance and stretch.
  • Confidence in delivering solo repertoire and audition technique: through a series of masterclasses you will be coached and given advice in how to deliver your song to the best of your ability in an audition or performance environment. You will focus on the lyrics as dramatic text and how to use the musical dynamics to highlight emotional changes in the song.
  • Harmony and Ensemble work: you will work on a variety of complex ensemble material, honing in on your ability to pick up harmonies, observe musical direction and follow a score of music.
  • Technique: you will learn new ways to approach your voice. You will focus on extending range, breathing, voice quality, blending, posture and tone.
  • Repertoire: you will expand your repertoire by being advised by musical theatre specialists and therefore explore new materials for auditions and performance.

FEES

Fees for the Full Course are £150 per week (£1800.00 per term). Single Modules are £50 per week (£600 per term). There is an Early Bird 10% Discount if you accept your place within two weeks of receiving an offer.

DATES & COURSE STRUCTURE

12 week Autumn Foundation Course – Entry by Application
16th September – 11th December 2019
(Half Term week off w/c 28th October 2019)

 

12 week Advanced Course – Entry by Audition Only
Monday 6th Jan 2020 – Wednesday 1st April 2020
(Half Term 10th– 16th Feb 2020)

 

12 week Summer Foundation Course – Entry by Application
Monday 20th April 2020 – Wednesday 15th July 2020
(Half Term 25th– 29th May 2020)

The course will take place on Monday to Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.

 

Our Dance module takes place on a Monday, our Singing module on a Tuesday and our Acting module on a Wednesday.

 

It will take place at Wellington House just a one minute walk from the HOPE MILL THEATRE.

HOW TO APPLY

For the Foundation Course there are no auditions but an application to complete.

 

For the Advance course there is an audition process. Please complete the application form and you will be contacted about our next round of auditions.

 

Please note – the Foundation and Advanced courses are currently for ages 16+ only.