run by professional actors for 4-14 year olds
Online Acting Classes incorporating the LAMDA Syllabus
We are introducing online video conferencing acting classes which incorporate the LAMDA (London Academy of Dramatic Art) syllabus, whereby students will be able to work on scenes chosen from an assortment of plays. As LAMDA exams cannot be taken for the foreseeable future, we are offering an introduction (or, in some cases, a continuation) of the LAMDA syllabus for children to take part in, online with one or two teachers, who are professional actors themselves.
These acting classes are a great way of experiencing one-on-one tuition from professional actors, without the worry of others commenting on your work and without the challenge of a noisy class room. They are designed for all levels; both the confident and those who may lack confidence generally and who want to get some help finding their voice. There is absolutely no pressure during these sessions; the students should find them fun and engaging. All we ask is that the students are prepared to learn the scenes by heart.
We will provide a range of scenes suitable for each student’s age group and experience, from which they can choose. From there we will work together on understanding the text, the character, the genre and help with staging the piece. Even though this will not lead to an exam, it is a great way of helping children develop their confidence and, for those who want to move onto taking LAMDA exams, it is a perfect introduction. Those students who have already taken LAMDA exams and are looking to work on the next level up, can also work with us, so they are prepared for when the exams recommence.
If you have children who are interested in working together and are a minimum of 7 years old, we also provide duologues where the siblings can work together. Friends can even work together. If your child has a friend they like working with and both are keen on acting, then this could be a great way of keeping in touch via video conferencing. They can be present at the same class and then arrange other times to rehearse via their own video conferencing App. This can be great fun and a lot of children love working together and feeding off each other. However, both children, will need to be equally committed to learning the text and wanting to work on the scene for some time.
During these classes we will work on exercises to help get the students’ voice and body warmed up and ready to work on the text. We will also provide a list of various tongue twisters for the students to work on at home, which we will then use in the class. These are a great way of warming up quickly which can be used in all aspects of life when having to speak in public.
All texts will be provided and the students can decide which piece they would like to work on. A folder will be provided to keep all notes, scripts, exercises etc. together.
The aim of the classes, and what is expected in LAMDA exams, will be for the students to be able to perform a scene from memory, clearly and audibly. They will need to be able to use vocal skills, as well as face and body movement, in response to the text, which is appropriate to the character. They should know and understand the character and be able to answer questions relating to the scene i.e. describing what is happening in the scene, how their character is feeling and where they have come from.
For further information about the LAMDA Syllabus, please visit our LAMDA page.