Young Actors Company.

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Young Actors Company

At Take Flight Academy, we firmly believe in the value of Acting to develop crucial life skills.

Acting techniques are transferable to working and social life, enhancing communication, building confidence and developing imagination and creativity.

Our Young Actors Company was established in 2019 and operates under the expert supervision of professional Artistic Director, Annekoos Arlman.

The Company meets on Tuesday evenings in the fully equipped drama studios at Sydenham School in Forest Hill, which also provide an exciting, professional, performance space for our end of year production of a play.

We offer a tailored level of knowledge and creative experience with a lively, active and fun approach.

Each class will provide plenty of opportunity to adopt and practice new acting skills with our experienced and highly trained tutor ensuring each student feels comfortable and gets the most out of each session.


Junior Company 10+ (school years 6-8)
Senior Company 13+ (school years 9-11)

As part of our Young Actors Company, students will adopt and practice an array of new acting skills and techniques, experiencing a huge variety of fun exercises and games, designed to build self-confidence and team-working skills. Course content for our eldest students mirrors adult professional acting training and can provides a foundation and support for more serious actors who may be studying Drama GCSE or who have the ambition of applying to The National Youth Theatre, The Brit School or other drama schools in the future.

Autumn Term:
Discovery / Getting To Know “You”

This term is about discovery and self-confidence.

We find confidence in ourselves and discover our relationship with acting and the group.

Using a huge variety of fun exercises and games we cover:

  • Finding our voice
  • Freeing our imagination
  • An introduction to storytelling
  • The importance of team work

Parents are invited in to attend an “open class” to watch their child / teen in full class flow at the final session of the term.

Spring Term:
Attention to Detail / Audition Technique

This term is about working as an actor.

After laying all the foundation in the autumn term, we now start to work technically as an actor, covering:

  • Different and inspiring acting techniques from around the world
  • How to create a character and bring it to life
  • How to put characters into practice using text spanning from Shakespeare to modern writing

In the latter stages of the term, we begin to look ahead to our summer production exploring:

  • The world of our chosen play
  • The life of the characters
  • Working as an ensemble
  • Audition technique

Auditions for the summer production are held at the final session of the spring term.

Summer Term:
Production of a Play

Staging a performance of a play.

Each age group will put in practice all they have learned in the two previous terms whilst they work towards the staging of a performance of a play.

It will be our own original adaptation of a well-known story, uniquely portrayed.

At the beginning of the term roles will be cast.

An ensemble approach is adopted to creatively tell the story as a team and ensure maximum involvement of all students in the final piece.

Family and friends are invited to watch the performance at the final session.

“Be Yourself Everybody Else is Taken”

Oscar Wilde

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