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Reception to year 2
Classes: Singing, Drama, Ballet and Jazz.
Drama: Children will develop their skills and confidence by performing in a range of group drama pieces. They will also be encouraged to use their imagination when creating their own drama.
Singing: Children explore a range of songs, mainly focussing on the musical theatre genre. Children will develop their confidence singing as part of a group and experiencing solo singing if they wish.
Ballet: This class combines formality with friendliness and the discipline of ballet is introduced alongside a wider enjoyment of dance and music.
Jazz: This is a fun, routine based class which allows students to develop their dance confidence whilst learning the styles and techniques of jazz dance. We use popular and musical theatre music to inspire young dancers to perform to the best of their ability.
Year 3 to year 7/8
Classes: Tap, Street Dance, Ballet, Jazz, TACT Choir, Drama and Singing.
Performance: A full scale musical production every term
Street: Street dance was a term originally used to describe dance that developed outside of the studio setting in social places like streets, clubs and parks. At TACT, we keep our street dance inside the studio, but the energy and passion is just the same.
Jazz: This is a fun, routine based class which allows students to develop their dance confidence whilst learning the styles and techniques of jazz dance. We use popular and musical theatre music to inspire young dancers to perform to the best of their ability. Weekly exercises aim to improve both flexibility and core strength. Each class also contains corner work which allows the teacher to give individual feedback to students on the development of their kicks and leaps.
TACT Choir: Our TACT choir is open to young singers in Year 3 to Year 9. Singing music from across the full range of musical genres, this ensemble encourages good singing technique and the development of part singing and confidence with harmony work. Choirs are an essential part of our communities and singing in a choir promotes collaborative learning and is a fantastic way to make new friends who also love to sing.
Drama: This fun-filled class explores drama through theatre games, improvisation, devised drama and scripted work. Each week students find new ways to approach characterisation and story telling whilst developing their confidence as an actor.
Singing: This fast-paced and high-energy musical theatre singing class runs every Saturday as part of our Junior Stage School. Students learn singing technique alongside developing their confidence as a singer and musical theatre performer. Students explore songs from across the musical theatre repertoire leading to an informal showcase of their work to parents at the end of each term.
Classes: Ballet, Jazz, Musical Theatre Routine, Tap, Street and Drama.
Performance: A full scale musical production every term, a Shakespeare production at least once a year and various contemporary pieces throughout the year.
Ballet: This mixed ability class offers dance the concepts of ballet, including core stability, posture, flexibility, turn-out and placement and well as developing the strength and technique should students wish to advance further. Students also learn and perform short ballet routines to develop strength and performance confidence.
Jazz: This high energy class teaches routines to a range of music including latest chart hits and musical theatre. This class is an introduction to the styles and techniques of jazz dance. Weekly exercises aim to both flexibility and core strength. Each class also contains corner work which allows the teacher to give individual feedback to students on the development of their kicks and leaps.
MT Routine: Taking a different musical theatre piece each week, develop your ability to pick up a routine in a new style quickly. This class is excellent preparation for auditions as the teacher will guide you through new steps in a fast-paced class and then give feedback on movement memory as well as specific technique issues and areas for development.
Drama: For a well rounded performer drama is an essential pursuit. It is the art form that contemporary theatre is delivered from. The session aims to develop performers who are individual. Students are encouraged to think about their work. It also allows good communication skills to develop and confidence to grow.