Acting Summer School 2013 - Children & Young People
Children & Young People 8 to 17 years old
"Every child is brilliant in his or her own way".
You don't need to have experience or be a big personality to join us. All you need is to love making up stories, acting out characters and using your imagination. Our unique courses introduce you to all the skills you need to become an Actor - Voice, Movement, Improvisation, Storytelling and lots of great acting exercises and games.
Our CRB checked tutors are trained, professional actors with bags of enthusiasm and experience. They are looking for bright young talents who like working in a team and who want a week of challenge, fun and achievement.
Students work predominantly in groups: Juniors aged 8 to 11 years and Seniors aged 12 to 14 and 14 to 17 years. Participants will work in age groups and sub groups.
The course is five days long Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm with a performance at 5pm on the Friday. All participants are fully supervised at all times and should bring a packed lunch. We can arrange childcare for working parents who need an earlier start and later pick-up.
To complete the week, we invite your friends and family to come along and be entertained by the work you and your new Theatre Company have created.
Summer School takes place in our professionally equipped premises in Brighton and Hove which are equipped with a drama and dance studio as well as a range of theatrical equipment.
Established in 1997 ACT is the only Drama School on the South Coast offering professional actor training. We bring the same ethos and expertise from our Adult Actor Training to our Youth Theatre.
As well as developing confidence and the ability to work as part of a team students studying drama have the opportunity to develop skills and understanding in creative problem solving, communication, self discipline, tolerance and empathy. Drama allows children to be active learners and engage and experience a vast range of ideas and situations in a safe and supportive atmosphere. Drama can give children an outlet for emotions, thoughts and dreams that they might not otherwise have a means to express.
We believe that the real benefit of drama for children is in the exploration and development of the work - but performance is also a big part of drama - as well as a fun and exciting platform to demonstrate your skills. So end of course showings are geared towards 'work in progress' in a safe and supportive atmosphere. All students are given equal stage time and we embrace diversity in terms of ability and experience.
These are practical classes that develop a range of communicative and interactive skills as well as self awareness and self discipline. Any children's Drama School, course or class will advertise and praise the benefits of Drama - and it is true Drama can be hugely beneficial for children. However there is a world of difference between running around and playing a few games and a structured well balanced programme of activities that develop skills in a positive and safe environment and then allows for those skills to be put into practise.
Drawing on our professional and educative expertise we have developed a programme that utilizes the work not only of great acting practitioners like Stanislavski, Michael Chekhov and Augusto Boal but also children's drama specialists like Viola Spolin, Dorothy Heathcoat and Gavin Bolton. Mixing the methodology of these tried and tested practitioners with the practical experience of our acting tutors means that our courses have both a solid educative core as well as being full of fun, adventure and discovery.
"Every child is brilliant in his or her own way. Drama classes motivate children to think in new ways and move in new directions to explore their relation to each other, themselves and their environment. Playing theatre games helps to draw out the natural intelligence and humour inherent in each student, creating opportunities to explore their unique abilities and explore their own treasure house of creativity." The Spolin Centre
Each course costs £140 & £126 for additional siblings
A non refundable deposit of £70 (per child / young person) is required to book a place and balance of fees is due 4 weeks prior to commencement of the course.
To book a place please complete the online Booking Form and then choose if you wish to pay online via Google Wallet or request an invoice (BACS, IBACS, Cheque or in person).click here
If you have any questions, or simply want to find out more, please contact us at;
The Academy of Creative Training
8-10 Rock Place
Tel: +44 (0)1273 818266