Drama for Fun is a creative and enjoyable activity for Years 6-8.
The activity seeks to develop and enhance a range of performance skills, including mime, physical theatre, script reading and improvisation. Using a range of stimuli, the children will create and devise individual pieces as well as group tasks. Stimuli will include music, pictures, effective vocabulary and props. The emphasis is on exploration, and freedom, to try out new ideas, without the constraints of a production script. The children will develop further understanding of the use of pace, tone, dramatic pause and movement to convey a range of emotions and atmospheres.
Musical Theatre combines singing, dancing and acting to create a theatrical performance.
Pupils get to learn skills in all three disciplines, teaching them to be a triple threat! They will look at the emotional content of the number and learn how to communicate that to the audience, as well as building their confidence when it comes to performing. We also look at singing skills and techniques, helping the children to sing with conviction, combining all that with dance moves. It really helps the pupils to work on their multi-tasking, along with stamina and determination. Pupils will work on numbers from shows and build a repertoire of Musical Theatre knowledge to last a lifetime.
This activity gives pupils of all ages the opportunity to come along and sing!
The Seniors from Years 5 to 8 have been learning a range of songs from the motion picture ‘Sing’. The Juniors from Years 3 to 5 have been focusing more on Disney repertoire songs, learning beloved songs from Disney classics.
If you’re a budding instrumentalist, this might be the activity for you. (Grade 2 and above)
The soul and rock band gives children the opportunity to learn a wide variety music from classics to modern pop hits and enjoy playing with others. Across the course of the term, a wide range of instruments will be given the melody in each arrangement, to give all pupils the chance to lead the band, either as a soloist or as a small group.
Tap has long been a popular dance from featured in the West End and Broadway shows, as well as in Hollywood films.
This fun and challenging form of dance promotes a combination of rhythm, timing and coordination. Pupils develop musicality through various centre and cross floor exercises and routines. The class focuses on proper techniques, clear taps and appropriate speed, allowing the pupils to gain the most out of the class.
Whether pupils have danced and tried tap before, or it is their first time, the class can be adapted to suit their pace and, if they are feeling confident, the opportunity to perform what they have learnt in a show.