Sonnets Seniors & LAMDA exams

Once children reach senior school they often want to start doing more in-depth acting and learning and understanding sub-text in scripts, this class also gives the opportunity to also take exams with the London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA).

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Sonnets Seniors & LAMDA

Term dates: Saturday 15th January - Saturday 26th March 2022 (No class 19th & 26th February).

In the classes they will develop in 4 key areas:

1. Mime: Acting without speaking. This is generally acting without props and trying to tell a story and express feelings relying on your body stance and facial expression.

2. Improvisation: Acting without a script and with only a small amount of direction. It is spontaneous acting using your imagination to captivate your audience. It gives children the confidence to perform with little or no planning, children learn to develop their own characters and stories.

3. Confidence & Projection: Learning to stand up tall and speak with confidence when acting, so everyone can hear you, when on stage or making a speech or presentation.

4. Emotions: How to express our feelings when acting. Props may be used, such as a colour, objects, stories, pictures or an attitude. Emotions make a performance more realistic and interesting. The inflection in our voices can show emotion, as well as using our body moves.

They will have the opportunity to work towards LAMDA Acting grades. LAMDA Acting Examinations go up to Grade 8 with a maximum of 30 UCAS points making it a fantastic extra skill to add to your University application, CV or just self-confidence. It also helps gain the experience if applying to Drama School.

David coaches over 200 children a week for LAMDA examinations.

LAMDA grade details are below:

INTRODUCTORY  LEVEL

Entry Grade: Act one piece from memory of your own choice.

LEVEL 1

Grades 1-3: Act two pieces from memory, one from the LAMDA Anthology and one of your own choice.

LEVEL 2

Grades 4-5: Act two pieces from memory, one from the LAMDA Anthology and one of your own choice.

LEVEL 3 (Will be an additional class ran on zoom on a Friday evenings, as this it is more detailed)

Grade 6, 7 and 8 are worth between 4 and 30 UCAS points.

Grade 6 (Bronze Medal), Grade 7 (Silver Medal) & Grade 8 (Gold Medal) 

 

Senior & LAMDA class timetable

Andover Sonnets Seniors/LAMDA

Saturday 11:00am to 12:30pm

Age 11 to 16 years

The Lights Theatre, Andover

Term dates:

Sat 15 Jan to Sat 26 March (no class 19 or 26 Feb).

Salisbury Sonnets Seniors

Saturday 2:30pm to 4pm

Age 11 to 16 year olds

The Reading Room, Stratford Sub-Castle, Salisbury

Term dates:

Sat 15 Jan to Sat 26 March (no class 19 or 26 Feb) 

Salisbury LAMDA class

Saturday 4pm to 5pm

Age 11 to 16 year olds

The Reading Room, Stratford Sub-Castle, Salisbury

Term dates:

Sat 15 Jan to Sat 26 March (no class 26 Feb)

Newbury Sonnets Seniors

Friday 5pm to 6.30pm

Age 9+

Woolton Hill Village Hall

Term dates:

Fri 14 Jan to Fri 25 March (no class 26 Feb)

Newbury LAMDA class

Friday 6.30pm to 7.30pm

Age 11+

Woolton Hill Village Hall

Term dates:

Fri 14 Jan to Fri 25 March (no class 26 Feb)

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