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Classes for Children

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Drama is amazing fun, bringing dramatic situations and characters to life, playing with others to create imaginary worlds. But it’s not only fun; drama teaches children key communication skills. For example, in learning how to bring a text to life children also develop the skills to feel comfortable speaking up in public, clearly, expressively and persuasively. Again, in studying different characters children gain a greater sense of physical and spatial awareness - a more coordinated movement sense.

 

One of the most important lessons I learned from the drama lessons of my childhood was that everything we do in front of an audience communicates something and that we have the power to control what we communicate. 

 

I believe that knowing this and knowing how to do this is important and empowering, and that is one reason why I am passionate about teaching  children drama. The other reason is that it really is amazing fun! 

Friday Drama Classes

 

These are weekly drama classes for primary school aged children at Wanstead Quaker Meeting House, E11.

These are fun and varied classes where the children work individually and in groups with poems, prose and plays, with improvisation, mime and devising to learn and practice:

  • How to create a compelling character

  • How to build and tell a story

  • How to bring a text to life through the use of their body and voice, their use of the space and through expression and gesture

  • How to respond spontaneously when performing 

  • How to support their voices and how to present themselves clearly and powerfully.

 

At the end of each term there will be an open class for family, sharing the work we have been doing.

 

These regular classes are on Fridays during term time:

 

4-5pm for years 2 and 3 

 

5-6pm for years 4 to 7

£7.50 per class paid half-termly - 10% sibling discount

 

There is nothing I know that is quite like the thrill that you get when you learn how to see through a character’s eyes or feel the things that they feel. At heart, the very process of acting is life-affirming, joyful and exhilarating.

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