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 work on this vital skill using performing arts-based games and exercises. Voice work starts early & includes breathing, posture, eye line, articulation and clarity through tongue-twisters and fun poems. This introductory section is ideal boosting children's confidence and communication skills in social situations or when reading aloud.
Many of our games and activities are focused based encouraging real concentration in order to succeed. Through fun activities like these children develop the skills that help focus to learn lines and perform with others.
In our classes games are included which help children explore what their bodies can do without being judged. Throwing and catching name games or moving around the space & making shapes individually, in pairs or as a group. This develops a real confidence in physical activities.
Confidence is so important when it comes to your child’s happiness and ability to fully take part in all activities. We use lively games to encourage children to come out of their shells and express their ideas with others. They acquire leadership skills through directing scenes that will serve them throughout their lives in a wide variety or situations.
Although Stages promotes process over performance, we regularly provide opportunities for all our students to perform & share their work with family and friends through informal events as well as our Summer Showcase. Stages Youth Theatre produce a Christmas performance which has recently included Aladdin and Cinderella pantomimes. They also work on creating their own short films.
Stages is able to offer its students the opportunity to enter for recognised graded Acting exams through LAMDA. With 100% pass rate (80% Distinction and 20% Merit), these exams have proved popular with our members.
We are linked to a Midlands based reputable talent agency Red Management who can offer further opportunities for our students to pursue a professional career in the arts.
We welcome support from family members to help with our productions from stage managing & costume to Front of House 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"
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.
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There is a 10% discount for siblings and a 10% Early Bird discount where payment of the following term's fees is made by the end of the previous term. There is also big saving of £57 per term for those joining Stages Youth Theatre & Acting Technique Classes.
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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