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After School – Acting
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 new Acting strand launches in September 2019, operating under the expert supervision of our LAMDA trained Artistic Director, Emily Holt.
All classes take place 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.
From Play to Plays
For 8 – 11 years.
- Adopt and practice new acting skills
- Huge variety of fun exercises and games
- Perform in a play at the end of the year
- Build confidence and make new friends
Straight Up Acting
For 12 – 16 years.
In addition to the points made left, course content for our eldest students mirrors adult professional training acting training and 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.
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.
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.
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.