We are offering a drama club which essentially covers all the aspects of performing arts, acting, singing and dancing. It looks like play but all of our exercises and techniques are designed by professional practitioners to help build character, improve speech, encourage children to express themselves, work in a group and problem solve.
Our dance classes help kids develop coordination, rhythm, patterns, combing movement, improve fitness and work on body alignment and poise.
The singing aspect is presented to encourage musicality, vocal expression, increase knowledge of literature and musicals and most importantly it improves energy.
We also delve into the world of stage craft, designing, creating and building the set for our show day. We work with colours and techniques to increase creativity and abilities with craft tools and materials.
We have an amazing team of tutors who are highly trained and experienced in their different disciplines and have experience with all age groups.
We offer classes all the way through the school term as well as a one week holiday club offering a variety of fun and activities to keep kids busy and most importantly happy.
In addition to performing arts classes and holiday clubs for kids, The Academy also provides children with performance opportunities at the end of the year.
The Little hero Drama club is on Fridays from 3.30pm – 5.30pm. Ages 8 – 11 years
- The program consists of 4 half hour sessions of singing, dancing, acting and craft. Essentially we like to work on bringing all the elements together in a musical theatre piece developed by the children themselves at their own individual pace.
- The classes will focus on speech, communication, group work, performance, improvisation, various dance styles including modern, tap, freestyle and jazz, choral singing and solo work, stage craft and construction. Students will be encouraged to work and participate within their individual comfort zones at the same time expanding their abilities through recognised Trinity College of London and AIDT methods.
- The fee is R800 per term. Payment due on the 1st day of term.
We work in conjunction to the Western Cape School term. Please enquire about our holiday club times and fees.
In case you wondered drama has proven to improve;
Aspects of performing arts, especially improvisation, help young people to understand how to appraise situations, think outside the box and be more confident going into unfamiliar situations. Students learn to trust their ideas and abilities. Confidence gained from learning performing arts skills applies to school, career, and life.
Being creative and learning to make creative choices helps students to be better at thinking of new ideas, allowing them to view the world around them in new ways. Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
Understanding characters, roles and the subtext of plays and musicals allows students to relate better to different situations, backgrounds, and cultures. It encourages them to show compassion and tolerance for others.
Theatre is collaboration of different players and in many cases the quality of any performance reliance on an ensemble performance. Combining the creative ideas and the abilities of all participants is required for the best outcomes. This requires all those taking part to engage in discussions, feedback, rehearsing, and the performance.
Playing, practicing, and performing will develop the ability and skills to be able to focus the mind, the body, and the voice.
It seems obvious to say that drama, theatre and the performing arts improves verbal and nonverbal communication, but it is worth stating that this benefits young people through their life. It improves vocal projection, articulation, tone of speech and expression. Importantly is also develops listening and observation skills.
Drama brings elements of play, humour, and laughter to those taking part – improves motivation and reduces stress.
Acting and drama games allow students to express a range of emotions and encourage them to understand and deal with similar feelings they may be experiencing. Aggression and tension are released in a safe, controlled environment – often allowing for a period of reflection afterwards.
Performing, even the most passive performances, requires intensive movement over a prolonged period. Many performing arts exercises improve flexibility, coordination, balance, and control.
Rehearsing and performing lines and movements will improve memory. Your memory requires exercise, just like a muscle.
Appreciation for Arts and Culture!
…because it will bring joy into your life.