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New Workshops and Courses

Continuing with our Youth and Adult Learning, we’re delighted offer some more exciting courses for children and young people who have attended our drama classes or whose parents/carers are members. The total cost for each course is £10 per youth (usually £40 – £50). We are also happy to offer some free places for those who can’t afford to pay  – just email Teresa training@southlondontheatre.co.uk

YOUTH COURSES

1. Make a Film

Dates: 27th February, 6th, 13th and 20th March

Time: 1 hour – 10 – 11am  Age Range: 7-10

Time: 1 hour – 11.15am – 12.15pm  Age Range: 10-13

Time: 1 hour – 1-2pm  Age Range: 10-13

Tutor: Harry

Content: The Make a Film course brings kids together over webcam for 4 one-hour sessions over 4 weeks. A mix of fun storytelling, character creation and acting, attendees invent a fantastic story, create characters, put together costumes, record their scenes through webcam then come together at the last session for a viewing party to which family are invited. It’s a great experience that condenses the film production process into an intensive course and provides attendees with a film of their own making that they can keep forever.


2. Dance: Create a Routine

Dates: 27th February, 6th, 13th and 20th March

Time: 1 hour – 11.15am – 12.15pm  Age Range: 7-10

Time: 1 hour – 10-11am  Age Range: 10-13

Tutor: Hayley

Content: The Dance: Create a Routine course is a fun 4-week online extravaganza where children explore all things dance! Taking a creative and interpretive approach, attendees explore movement and dance around different themes, working together each week to choreograph a full routine inspired by their own experiences, musical taste and imagination. They’ll explore the basics of different dance styles and take part in an online performance at the last session which can be recorded for them to keep.


3. Actor’s Crash Course

Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd March

Time: 1 hour – 7-8pm

Tutor: Sophie

Age Range: 15-18

Content: The Actor’s Crash Course is especially designed for 15 to 18 year olds and provides a primer for several skills fundamental to professional actors. It covers techniques for interpreting & breaking down a new script for performance, getting the most out of self-tapes and practical tips on how to ace an audition. Lead by an experienced actress and drama tutor, this 4-week course of 4 one-hour sessions is the perfect choice for anyone who’s considering a career in acting.




4. Speaking Shakespeare – May The Verse Be With You!

Dates: Thursday 18th March

Time: 1 hour – 7-8pm

Course Length: 1 session

Number of Places: 8

Tutor: Lily Ann Coleman

Age Range: 12+

Content: Have you ever avoided auditioning for a Shakespearean play or felt you didn’t do your best at one because you don’t ‘get it’? Or perhaps even as an audience member you don’t feel you understand it. Do you think it’s boring, not relevant or just ‘not for you’?This is a fun, interactive workshop during which I hope to dispel these doubts, fears and misunderstandings.  You will have a chance to work with one or two others on some very short scenes.


5. Storytelling – This is Me

Dates: Friday March 12-April 16th

Time: 6-7.30pm

Course Length: 6 sessions

Tutor: Eli Anderson

Age Range: 15-18

Content: The course will Introduce storytelling techniques. Enable young people to tell their own stories about their lives and experiences. Create new stories and share them with the group. The final session will invite a selected audience to witness and demonstrate how storytelling can empower young people. All sessions will have built-in an aftercare period, where the impact of the session can be discussed and resolved in a safe space.


6. Dramatic Play Reading and Exploring Text (FREE)

Dates: 6th, 23rd, 30th of March and 6th and 13th of April.

Time: 6-7.30pm

Course Length: 6 sessions

Tutor: Emma Hayes (Senior Education Coordinator at Shakespeare’s Globe, London)

Age Range: 15-18

Content: Read and discover new plays and playwrights from the National Theatre Connections scheme – these are plays by top playwrights written specifically for young people. Develop skills including communication, confidence and team work. Look at text analysis, characterisation and performance. Experiment with voice and movement. Explore key elements of theatrical production from a director’s perspective such as set, lighting, costume and props. Improve overall drama skills for taking part in productions


How To Book:

Make the most of this opportunity by booking on your LoveAdmin account (see below). If you don’t have an account, you can set one up here. You can register a young person for a place via the Membership System or the LoveAdmin app. Simply proceed to the ‘Payment’ page or tap ‘Courses’ in the app.


Get the app here:Google Play Store or Apple App Store

Once you have registered for your place, you’ll see the course title in your LoveAdmin profile and the course option will no longer show in ‘Courses’ on the app.

If you have any questions about how the course will run or the other courses which may become available, please contact Teresa on training@southlondontheatre.co.uk


ADULT WORKSHOPS


For adult members, a massive thanks to all who completed the survey about what learning activities you would like.  We are pleased to be able to offer the following workshops for FREE, with even more to come very soon. 


1. Speaking Shakespeare – May The Verse Be With You!

Dates: Thursday 11th march

Time: 1 hour – 7-8pm

Course Length: 1 week

Number of Places: 8

Tutor: Lily Ann Coleman

Content: Have you ever avoided auditioning for a Shakespearean play or felt you didn’t do your best at one because you don’t ‘get it’? Or perhaps even as an audience member you don’t feel you understand it. Do you think it’s boring, not relevant or just ‘not for you’? Shakespeare’s work was written to be performed and heard rather than read. This is a fun, interactive workshop during which I hope to dispel these doubts, fears and misunderstandings. Access to one or two copies of a play by Shakespeare will be helpful. For most exercises, scripts will be sent to you ahead of time so a way of downloading and reading these would be useful.We will do several exercises proving you know and understand more of the language than you think and how relevant some of the themes and stories can be made to be. You will have a chance to work with one or two others on some very short scenes. And we will play with words, rhyme and rhythm and hopefully dispel the mystery of speaking in verse. You will have a chance to work with one or two others on some very short scenes.


2. Introduction to Juggling

Dates: Monday 1st February onwards

Time: 1 hour – 7-8pm

Course Length: Ongoing

Tutor: Gideon Benari

Age Range: 7+

Content: No experience needed. You only need 3 balls and willingness to have a go.


How To Book:

Make the most of this opportunity by booking on your LoveAdmin account (see below). If you don’t have one, email Teresa. You can register a young person for a place via the Membership System or the LoveAdmin app. Simply proceed to the ‘Payment’ page or simply tap ‘Courses’ in the app.
Get the app here:Google Play Store or Apple App Store

Once you have registered for your place, you’ll see the course title in your LoveAdmin profile and the course option will no longer show in ‘Courses’ on the app.

If you have any questions about how the course will run or the other courses which may become available, please contact Teresa on training@southlondontheatre.co.uk