Class Types

Types

Performance

These 90-minute classes offer all-round training in stagecraft, including singing, acting, dance and movement and are ideal for students (7 – 14 years) who enjoy performing, but do not wish to take grade exams.

Incorporating current trends in contemporary music as well as musical theatre, emphasis is on performance. Following warm-up and class work, students will work on a set piece to be presented to parents at the studio every term, or as part of a large production show performed after two terms.
Performance classes are an outlet for expression in a freestyle situation, whilst learning valuable performance techniques, including, vocal projection and placement, breath control, improvisation and scripted dialogue, dance styles and choreography. We will also explore TV acting and microphone technique.

Stage Kidz

These 45-minute classes offer a variation of the performance syllabus outlined above but are designed for younger children (4 – 7 years).

(Please note four year olds must already be in reception class at school).

Specialist Classes Students may choose to combine Performance or Stage Kidz classes with a more specialised class. The timetable allows for linking some classes together. The content of specialist classes does not conflict with the regular programme.

Street Dance:
Urban styles to the latest hip hop and dance music. (7 – 14 yrs)

Advanced Dance:
This dance group is part of the Adlib Theatre Company and performs in their shows and cabaret's each year

Spectrum Theatre Workshop:
An hour of Song and Dance and an hour of Drama make this an ideal class for student's interested in more advanced techniques. (13 - 16yrs) The class also prepares students for joining Adlib.

Ballet:
We offer the B.T.D.A. ballet syllabus for youngsters. (4 – 7 yrs)

Jazz Tap:
We offer beginners tap classes for ages 11+

Private Singing Lessons:
We are affiliated with local voice coaches who offer solo and duo private classes with a variety of attendance plans (weekly, fortnightly shared etc). Please ask at reception.

LAMDA:
Our Drama teacher offers private tuition for LAMDA examinations in the speaking of verse and prose. Please ask at reception for more information.

The Adlib Theatre Company
Adlib is a 2-hour production & workshop session whose main focus is developing advanced techniques, rehearsing and presenting a large scale musical each year plus an annual variety show, whilst maintaining a socially integrated group. Members will audition for parts and to join, each student will be required to sing, dance and perform a short dramatic piece or poem to the panel of directors. It is aimed at the 14 – 18 age group.  more>>

Shows & Performances

At the end of each term, the Performance Classes and Stage Kidz present a demonstration of their work in the studios, to which families and friends are invited or they may be rehearsing a large scale production show which takes two terms to rehearse and is performed at a local theatre.

Optional Activities

During the summer holidays we offer two five-day summer schools for 7 – 15 year olds, based on our Performance Classes, these are intense but very rewarding experiences with great shows at the end of each week.

We occasionally arrange theatre trips to see a variety of performances taking place in the Midlands and Staffordshire.

We actively promote students wishing to audition for local productions.Theatrics Students have appeared in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Oliver at the Birmingham Hippodrome, Jack and The Beanstalk, Cinderella, Les Miserable, Peter Pan, A Christmas Carol, Alice in Wonderland The King and I and Annie at the Lichfield Garrick, Grange Hill for BBC Television, the movie ‘Nativity’ and Disney’s Lion King tour (2012 / 2013)

New Students

At Theatrics all new students are welcome to join in the fun; enthusiastic interest is the key ingredient. There is no need to commit to full term fees or the purchase of uniform and shoes until after the second class, when the student has settled in and decided to continue lessons with us. Newcomers will be assigned to classes that reflect their age and ability.

All parents are welcome to contact Adam or Nicky to discuss their child’s progress.

ACT - DANCE - SING - PERFORM

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