‘tread the boards’ - stage acting classes

 
 
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JUNIOR TREAD THE BOARDS

(Grades 3-4)

This is a fun class and a great way to introduce the world of theatre to these young thespians. Throughout this program students will gain: 

·     confidence

·      the ability to work cohesively in a group

·      improvisational techniques

·      basic stage craft

·      miming skills

·      role development skills

·      development in articulation 

·      techniques for projection

·      opportunities to express themselves creatively through movement and voice

·      the ability to build a narrative

·     an opportunity to make new friends

 

WHAT WE DO 

 

Much of the learning in this class takes place through Drama games and activities.  The children will be taken on a magical journey with the use of imagination and role-play. Performances will be self-devised and showcased throughout the year

 

WHAT TO WEAR...

Students need to wear casual clothing suitable for freedom of movement (e.g. shorts, T-shirts,  joggers, sand shoes etc). We ask that students wear their N.A.P.A. T-shirts/singlets to classes when possible. 

PLEASE - NO jewellery, thongs, sandals, dresses or skirts.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle.

Please do not bring any other distracting objects into class.

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PRE-SENIOR TREAD THE BOARDS (GRADES 7-9)

Training in this class is centred around refining acting and performance skills in readiness for a performance. Students will develop:

· increased confidence

· the understanding of various theatre styles

· the development of acting techniques appropriate to various styles of theatre

· voice production techniques

· accents

· the ability to express and communicate to an audience through a variety of styles of theatre

· improvisational skills

· stagecraft

· the ability to accept and act upon feedback provided

· teamwork

· stylised performance skills

· audition skills

· characterisation skills

· commitment and good work ethics

· organisational skills

WHAT WE DO

Students in this class will study different styles of theatre and develop the acting skills and techniques associated with the styles being studied. At the end of semester 1 they will audition for a play to be performed towards the end of the year.

NB. There will be extra rehearsals close to production, these will be included in the fees.

WHAT TO WEAR...

Students need to wear casual clothing suitable for freedom of movement (e.g. exercise pants, shorts, joggers, sand shoes etc). We ask that students wear their N.A.P.A. T-shirts/singlets to classes when possible.

PLEASE - NO jewellery, thongs, sandals, dresses or skirts.

HAIR must be tied back off the face.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle and display folder for notes and scripts. Please do not bring phones, devices or any other distracting objects into class.

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 INTERMEDIATE TREAD THE BOARDS

(GRADES 5-6)

Training in this class is centred around developing acting and performance skills in readiness for a performance. Students will develop:

·     greater confidence

·     voice production techniques

·     the ability to express and communicate to an audience through movement and body language

·     improvisational skills

·     stagecraft

·     the ability to accept and act upon feedback provided

·     teamwork

·     performance skills

·     audition skills

·     characterisation skills

·     commitment and good work ethics

·     organisational skills

WHAT WE DO

Students in this class learn through improvisation, skill-based exercises and activities, feedback and side-coaching, demonstration and instruction. During the end of the first semester, they will audition for a play which they will perform towards the end of the year.

WHAT TO WEAR...

Students need to wear casual clothing suitable for freedom of movement (e.g. exercise pants, shorts, joggers, sand shoes etc). We ask that students wear their N.A.P.A. T-shirts/singlets to classes when possible. 

PLEASE - NO jewellery, thongs, sandals, dresses or skirts.

HAIR must be tied back off the face.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle and display folder for notes and scripts. Please do not bring phones, devices or any other distracting objects into class.

SENIOR TREAD THE BOARDS (GRADES 10-12)

To meet the demands of the highly competitive entertainment industry, this is an intensive, production-based course that requires a high level of commitment, enthusiasm, a positive attitude, a willingness to learn and self-discipline. 

This class develops a high level of skills in:

·     acting in style

·     voice production

·     movement in style

·     improvisation

·     interpreting scripts

·     understanding the subtext 

·     finding the motivation of a character

·     characterisation

·     understanding the requirements in pursuing a professional career as an actor

WHAT WE DO

Students develop their performance skills through the use of methods of teaching established by founders such as Strasberg, Stanislavski, Meisner, Brecht, Artaud to name a few. Students will perform in a play that challenges the students whilst consolidating and enhancing the skills they have learnt.

NB. There will be extra rehearsals close to production at no extra cost, these will be included in their fees

WHAT TO WEAR...

Students need to wear casual clothing suitable for freedom of movement           (e.g. exercise pants, shorts, joggers, sand shoes etc). We ask that students wear their N.A.P.A. T-shirts/singlets to classes when possible. 

PLEASE - NO jewellery, thongs, sandals, dresses or skirts.

HAIR must be tied back off the face.

WHAT TO BRING...

Please bring a water bottle and display folder for notes and scripts. Please do not bring phones, devices or any other distracting objects into class.