Youth Drama Classes

Dramatis Youth Classes provide a fun and supportive environment to encourage children to express themselves. From movement and mime to script work and improvisation, pupils will go on a theatrical journey together!

But it’s not all fun and games…following the Trinity and LAMDA syllabus, classes will also include performance and exam work.

All age groups work towards a full school end of year performance that takes place in December. This brings all Dramatis pupils together to showcase to friends and family what they have learnt over the year.

Curriculum
The National (ages 5-6)
At this age, children are just getting their on their performance feet and so we spend time using fun exercises and games to build their confidence to stand up in front of an audience. We also work on their listening and responding skills in order to work as a team. Each term, we work towards a mini in-class performance.

The Royal Court (ages 7-9)
This age range is starting to understand and build their concept of acting and so for this group, we work on the building blocks of drama such as characterisation, improvisation, storytelling and basic scripts. At this age, we work with pupils to develop their confidence to perform on stage.

The Globe (ages 10-12)
Pupils are now starting to develop their ideas and drama skills. At this point we work with pupils to build on their characterisation skills, learning new techniques such as tableau, flashback, and soundscapes. We work to develop their improvisation skills; looking at how to extend and create more exciting improv.

The Barbican (ages 13-15)
Pupils at this age are working at a higher level of understanding. So at this stage, we go more in-depth with them; learning how to interpret a script and develop devising skills. We look at symbolism, metaphors and different styles of theatre. Here we might start to bring in the work of drama practitioners such as Stanislavki and Brecht to understand naturalistic as well as representational acting but in a fun and lighthearted way.

Bognor Regis Classes

The National (ages 5-6)
Mondays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm (The Jubilee Room, Jeneses Arts Centre)

The Royal Court (ages 7-9)
Tuesdays from 4.10pm to 5.10pm (The Pavillion Room, Jeneses Arts Centre)

The Globe (ages 10-12)
Mondays from 5.45pm to 6.45pm (The Jubilee Room, Jeneses Arts Centre)

The Barbican (Ages 13-15)
Thursdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm (The Pavillion Room, Jeneses Arts Centre)

Chichester Classes

The National (ages 5-6)
Wednesdays from 4.30pm to 5.30pm (The Community Hall, Roussillon Park)

The Royal Court (ages 7-9)
Wednesdays from 5.45pm to 6.45pm (The Community Hall, Roussillon Park)

Term Times
All classes run weekly during term time (as per the below dates).

SPRING TERM
6th Jan to 3rd Apr 2020
Note: Half term is 17th Feb to 21st Feb (no classes during this time)*

SUMMER TERM
20th Apr to 20th Jul 2020
Note: Half term is 25th May to 29th May (no classes during this time)*

AUTUMN TERM
3rd Sept to 18th Dec
Note: Half term is 26th Oct to 30th Oct (no classes during this time)*

*SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Take a look at our HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS for drama sessions running during half term/school holidays)

Price
Dramatis Youth Classes are charged at £100 per term. However we run a number of special offers throughout the year:

OFFER 1: New Year, New You
Share our Dramatis advert on your Facebook page (tagging in 3 friends who might be interested in coming along) and enjoy a discounted rate of £80 for the Spring term.

OFFER 2: Bring a Buddy
Introduce a friend (who pays for a full term) and get a free term for yourself! It’s up to you if you then split that cost with your friend 😉

Contact us HERE for more information.