Stages is dedicated to helping your child develop confidence, communication skills, co-ordination and concentration. Our philosophy is to put your child at the heart of everything we do, planning drama sessions specifically to meet the individual needs of each member.
Our weekly sessions always cover social skills, teamwork, communication, concentration and co-ordination through fun drama games and activities linked to our main topic or theme.
Vocal and physical warm ups are employed to reduce tension that restrains the body and voice. Through developing correct techniques the actor is free to perform and communicate meaning.
Understanding how to interpret the written word, engaging emotionally and intellectually with the words, developing this understanding into a performance or responding to a stimulus and shaping a devised performance.
Looking at various practitioners' techniques, performance styles, & genres together with staging we explore practically the various roles within the theatre realising that the actors are part of a much larger team. Writers, directors, stagemanagers, sound & light op, make up, costume, FX & Props.
We regularly provide opportunities for all our students to perform & share their work through informal events as well as our annual Summer Showcase. Biannually we present a Christmas Pantomime and we have also recently created our own short films, experiencing first hand the difference between stage and screen acting.
LAMDA ACTING EXAMS
With 100% pass rate with Merit or Distinction, we can offer students the opportunity to enter for LAMDA's recognised acting, Public speaking, verse & Prose & Devising exams. These are taken at a public centre. Higher grades contribute UCAS points which count towards entry to University or other places of further education. I am also able to offer 1:1 private tuition for students wishing to enter exams. Contact me for details.
Start an Acting Career
We are linked to a Midlands based reputable talent agency Red young Management who can offer further opportunities for our students to pursue a professional career in the arts.
Red Management have helped many young actors get a foot on the ladder through, stage & screen work.
We always welcome support from family members to help with our various productions from stage managing & costume to Front of House, chaperoning and refreshments.
Please do let us know if you would like to be involved in our next production.
"My daughters came to their second class with you tonight and I just wanted to tell you how much they enjoyed it! They were so excited to go again tonight and I shall definitely be signing them up for next term, Thanks"
"We are so pleased with William. He couldn't stop talking about what he did yesterday evening. He was bouncing like Tigger and very happy about it all. He has said he wants to go back. Never seen him so happy in a long time, and that is down to you and the other children. Thank you."
"I can't believe I am already noticing an improvement in my daughter's confidence since starting at Stages 3 weeks ago. She is a lot happier now to speak in front of people in her class. Thank you! "
"My son is really happy at Stages, he enjoys the games and has made lots of new friends"
Games & activities are carefully planned to meet the needs of each child in the class. Developing basic drama skills such as speaking and listening, focus, teamwork and characterisation through improvisation.
Students develop their performance skills further through a workshop approach to acting, directing, playwriting, design, stage management and film making. There are regular opportunities to work with professional actors, directors and film makers.
Our Acting Technique class focuses on performance skills and provides opportunities to measure your individual progress through recognised graded LAMDA acting exams. These could be individual, duo or group entry. Higher levels provide UCAS points which help towards University entrance.
1 to 1 sessions are available to book individually at a time to suit you at your own home. These can really benefit students who need focussed speech and language work or for those preparing monologues for exams or auditions.
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w/c 26.2.18 to 26.3.18
w/c 16/4/2018 to 21/5/2018
w/c 4/6/2018 - 9/7/2017
Stages Speech & Drama Festival 15th July 2018
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Please note that new members are asked to purchase a Stages T-shirt for classes, exams & performances.
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A 30 minute taster session to introduce children to the benefits of drama. The session stimulates focus, team working and problem solving skills as children work together on drama tasks & challenges.
A great way to dip your toe in the water if you are considering booking one of our full workshops.
The sessions are designed to engage and inspire the imagination of children and are lead by a professional drama facilitator. A carefully structured approach using individual and group activities within each session ensure all children participate in the experience.
Workshops meet targets from KS1 & 2 of the English National Curriculum. This forms an excellent basis for follow on work, including writing and arts based activities.
Drama is an incredible way to inspire learning in primary schools, using active learning methods & strategies to bring life to the whole curriculum. Now you can make it part of your school’s approach through exciting tailor made training events.
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