Key Areas we work on with our Students

MEMORY

Rehearsing and performing words, lyrics, movements and cues tightens this valuable skill like muscle memory.

EMOTIONAL OUTLET

Acting, singing, dance and drama allow students to express a range of emotions in a safe, controlled environment; this can reduce anti-social behaviour.

CO-OPERATION & COLLABORATION

Theatre combines the creative ideas and abilities of its participants.

IMAGINATION

Making creative choices, thinking up new ideas, and interpreting material in a new way are all essential skills.
Einstein said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge”.

PHYSICAL FITNESS

Movement and particularly dance, improves flexibility, co-ordination, balance, control and overall body fitness.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Students learn how to communicate the who, why, what, where to the audience; problems that have to be overcome through the rehearsal process. Techniques like improvisation help foster quick-thinking solutions. Students also learn the essential art (sometimes the hard way!) of how to deal with the difficulties that arise through working with others.

SELF-CONFIDENCE & TRUST

Taking part in the workshops/classes activities and social interaction enables even the shyest child to take risks in terms of moving outside their comfort zone. Performing in front of an audience teaches students to trust their ideas and abilities. This confidence is a strength that can apply to school, career and life.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Theatre arts enhance both verbal and non-verbal expression of ideas. It improves voice projection, articulation, pronunciation, fluency and how to express oneself with the body. Listening and observation aptitude are also developed through drama games, being an audience, rehearsing and performing.

CONCENTRATION

Playing, practising and performing develop a sustained focus of body, mind and voice.

SELF-DISCIPLINE

The process of moving from ideas to actions to performance teaches the value of perseverance and practice. There are also many occasions in the rehearsal room and in performance that self-control needs to be employed.

EMPATHY & SOCIAL AWARENESS

Acting in roles from different situations, time periods and cultures promotes compassion and understanding of others’ feelings and viewpoints. Legends, myths, stories, poems, plays, songs all teach students about social issues and conflicts from around the world (past and present).

RELAXATION

Many drama activities reduce stress by releasing mental, physical and emotional tension, giving the student a place to forget about the outside world.

FUN & ENJOYMENT

Musical Theatre & Dance brings energy, laughter, and humour to learning, which all improve motivation and help reduce stress.
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