Shining Stars is a unique programme developed specifically for children bridging the gap between primary and secondry school (Years 6 - 8). It promotes physical and emotional expression in the three disciplines of musical theatre. Students will be encouraged to learn, explore, develop and create within a safe environment. They will receive reports twice a year on their progress and efforts.
The session will start with 30 minutes of preperation exercises in which Bright Stars, Shining stars and Performing Stars will work together. This will be followed by three micro sessions lasting 45 minutes each.
Drama: Connecting with the audience will be constantly taught throughout this stage, in particular students will be expected to convey a wide range of emotions. Students will start to learn about speech work covering areas such as; projection, accents, and diction etc. Students will work from a range of scripts as well as using improvisation to create their own performances.
Singing: During this stage, children will be introduced to harmonies, which will strengthen their vocal abilities and enable them to create and perform more complex pieces. They will be challenged with a range of songs from modern pop to well known musical theatre numbers.
Dance: These dance classes are designed to improve coordination and technique. Students will be given the opportunity to dance solos and performing ensembles. They will learn a range of styles covering; street, modern, indian, Jazz, Urban, Contemporary, Ballet and various others. They will also be given the opportunity to devise their own routines in small groups and perform these to their peers to gain confidence.
Students will be taught in classes of no more than 20 in a professional dance studio with mirrored wall, drama studio and music room to maximise their ability to learn.
Teachers will recognise and nurture individual talent and children who excel in all three areas will be invited to move up to the next stage, from the age of 12.
Performing Stars Academy
29 Horseguards Way
Tel : 01664 563199