(Primary- Year 8)
This class develops practical skills for performing Music Theatre - singing, dancing, acting. Students engage with contemporary texts to develop movement and singing skills as well as the ability to work as part of an ensemble to create dramatic meaning.
This class is offered as an extension to Junior Musical Theatre. Students work to further develop and refine their movement and singing skills as part of an ensemble. Various texts are used to create dramatic meaning and performances of a high standard.
PRIMARY DRAMA ENSEMBLE
The class is designed to develop an understanding of the elements of Drama used in performance through drama games and improvisation. Students engage in a variety of activities including mime, movement, music, group devised performance and physical theatre. Students work on rehearsing and refining a piece for performance at each semester’s Pantseat Performs student showcase performances.
INTERMEDIATE DRAMA ENSEMBLE
The class engages in performance activities designed to develop skills (both physical and verbal) as well as an understanding of the elements of Drama at a more sophisticated level than that of the Primary group. Students are encouraged to develop their stagecraft, creative and playbuilding skills. Looking at engaging and extending students’ knowledge of performance, students interact with a variety of performance styles to develop both voice and physical skills.
SENIOR DRAMA ENSEMBLE
Our Senior drama ensemble work on developing a deep understanding of the elements of drama. Students are able to refine their group performance skills as well as individual performance skills. Students are introduced to various practitioners as well as dramatic styles through scripted and devised pieces.
One-on-one lessons designed for students who wish to develop their individual performance skills in
Music Theatre, Singing and Speech and Drama. Repertoire material is tailored to each student and work-shopped during lessons. Students in this course have the option of sitting Trinity Guildhall's Music Theatre performance exams each year and participating in eisteddfod competitions. This is available to both school aged students as well as adults.
MUSICAL THEATRE DANCE
Students will explore techniques and styles of movement commonly found in musical theatre productions. This class is open to students of all ages and abilities and will be particularly beneficial to those students wishing to further develop their dance skills in a musical theatre setting.
MUSICAL THEATRE TAP
In this class students will learn various tap combinations and steps in a Musical Theatre context. Students will explore rhythmic combinations and learn choreography for various pieces for performance at "Pantseat Performs".
We offer a variety of classes for students in the following disciplines - Musical Theatre, Drama, Dance and Singing. We aim to make our classes exciting and a place where students feel safe to extend themselves and develop their performance skills and confidence.