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Infants

Our ITA course for young learners is designed to help the student develop as a person as well as a performer and focuses on important skills such as teamwork, creativity, unlocking imagination, self confidence, oral expression and communication.

The course runs over the three academic terms and can consist either of one after school session weekly of 90 minutes or two sessions per week at 1 hour each either after school or during lunchtime.
The days and structure is determined by the schools’ preference.

The course syllabus varies somewhat depending on the level of English the children have – in the case where language level is beginner or basic.

In the third term the course finishes with a vibrant storytelling incorporating songs, dances and scenes which the group have worked on over the year. The show is original and devised entirely from the children’s’ own creativity and imaginative power and great for parents to see all the fun and talent shine!!!

Primary

At a primary school level the ITA Performing Arts course slots wonderfully into school life. Students work together once a week for 2 hours in sessions led by our professional teachers and actors to learn the basic skills needed by a budding performer. They finish the academic year on a perfect note with the spectacular musical performed to parents and peers!

Term 1 the group bonds through workshops such as improvisation, mime, dance, singing, theatre games, physical theatre, design and much more!

Term 2 is when show work begins. Scripts are handed out, casting decisions made and rehearsing scenes, songs and choreography becomes a focus of class…as the saying goes practice makes perfect!

Term 3 is all about rehearsal and team work to get the show on the road! The build up to performance is an extremely exciting time and and our ITA team support the performers 100% to reach their artistic potential.

Secondary

For all students aged 11+ our Performing Arts courses provide the perfect combination of an educational and positive social experience which they look forward to every week after school. The weekly workshop runs at 2 hours and is a fantastic creative outlet for young adults to express themselves and discover hidden potential. The three term course ends with a dazzling display of music, theatre and dance!

Term 1 the group bonds through workshops such as improvisation, mime, dance, singing, theatre games, stage combat, design and much more!

Term 2 is when show work begins. Scripts are handed out, casting decisions made and design teams allocated. Devising and rehearsal become a focus of class…as the saying goes practice makes perfect!

Term 3 is all about rehearsal and team work to get the show on the road! The build up to performance is an extremely exciting time and our ITA team support the performers 100% to reach their artistic potential.
During the ITA course there are several Master classes taught by professional artists with whom we are delighted to collaborate.

The specialist skills learnt in these classes are developed and put into practice in the final production.

Examples of our Masterclasses are:

  • Stage Make Up
  • Costume Design
  • Musical Theatre Voice
  • Choreography and Dance
  • Stage Combat
  • Playing the Game
  • Acrobatics and Clowning
  • Puppetry
  • Mask Design