INFANTS DRAMA


Little Dramas – Pre-school to school year 1 (Saturdays 9.00-9.50am)

Apollo – School Years R to 2 (Saturdays 10.00-11.00am)


JUNIORS DRAMA


Palace – school years 2 to 5 (Saturdays 9.00-11.00am)

Lyric – school years 2 to 4 (Saturdays 11.30am-1.30pm)


MIDDLES DRAMA


Lyceum – school years 4 to 7 (Thursdays 5.15-7.15pm)

Garrick – school years 5 to 7 (Saturdays 9.00-11.00am)

Globe – school years 4 to 8 (Saturdays 11.30am-1.30pm)


SENIORS DRAMA


Coliseum – school years 7 to 11 (Thursdays 5.15-7.15pm)

Ambassador – school years 8 to 10 (Saturdays 9.00-11.00am)

Palladium – school years 8 to 10 (Saturdays 11.30am-1.30pm)

Criterion – school years 11 to 13 (Saturdays 11.30am-1.30pm)

WHAT STUDENTS DO IN DRAMA CLASS


INFANTS (Little Dramas)

Students sing a welcome song, followed by a warm up routine. Several song and dance routines are performed – varying between regular favourites plus new tunes each week. Then the class move onto topic work, including a topical poem which children repeat with actions.


Students regularly visit the "dressing up" box to improvise scenes (e.g. going on holiday, getting on a bus, eating an icecream!). The class ends with more dance and the goodbye song.


INFANTS (Apollo)

Students are trained in performing arts subject, playing particular attention to the stage and encouraging children to become familiar with the theatre.


During topic time, children may learn about the art of mime and understanding rhythm. Activities include playing instruments in little bands and performing rhythms to the class. During story time, students relay the story in mime to the rest of the group.


JUNIORS & MIDDLE


Our young students gain confidence by sharing their stories with the class, remembering the actions and words to the songs and engaging in group and solo work.


Children are taught to become spatially aware on the stage, respond to stage direction and learn a variety of techniques required to become a performer. Classes are fun and enjoyable, and our teachers passes on a wealth of performing experience and  love for the theatre to their young students. Topics can include:




SENIORS


Our older students continue to gain confidence in their group and solo drama work. During the year, our students work hard to prepare for the in-house show which is performed in our in-house White Hart theatre. This is an excellent opportunity for them to show all they’ve learned and experience performing to an audience on stage for the first time.


Students are taught how to respond to stage direction and learn a variety of techniques required to become a performer. Topics can include:




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