Our Performing Arts courses provide a wonderful opportunity for students wishing to explore the world of musical theatre and to receive all-round coaching, taking their performance skills to a more advanced level, in a fun, energetic and creative environment. Our PA classes are age specific and focus on age appropriate theatre skills and material.
Stage 4 Performing Arts (Stage 4 PA) age 15-18
The course provides comprehensive Musical Theatre tuition with each week’s 3 hour session split into three 55 minute sections incorporating singing, dancing and acting.
At each stage students develop skills appropriate to age and experience. Learning is rooted in the ensemble approach in all three disciplines of singing, dancing and acting with a focus on developing each student as an individual performer. Students are introduced to excellent training techniques taught in accredited performance arts colleges and these become more advanced at each stage.
As a guide, the acting classes follow a similar content to the drama classes with the added element of musical theatre training such as acting through song. The dance and voice classes are tailored to the age of the students and offer great opportunities for students to develop strong individua skills in vocal and physical expression.
A broad range of material is explored, taken from the very best of American and British musicals, past and present. The end of year showcase musical productions are specially selected for each PA stage.
The Stage 4 PA year is different in structure to the other PA stages.
- Term 1 is focused on Building the Ensemble with initial stages of rehearsal for their showcase introduced after half-term.
- Term 2 is the Showcase term where students will rehearse and perform their musical production in the theatre to an audience.
- Term 3 is where students Explore the World. Learning in singing, dancing and acting skills continues with a special focus on specific styles and genres. The content of this term will change year by year and provide further opportunities for fun and enriching project work as well as further opportunities to develop solo skills in the three disciplines.