The curriculum for the three age groups is the same. However, it is adapted depending on the age group so that the children can work within their knowledge base and life experience. Each lesson starts with a ten-minute physical/vocal warm up game or activity designed to gel the group and introduce the main part of the lesson. These games and activities are great fun and we often find that the students will request their favourite activities on a regular basis!
The next part…
The next part of the lesson introduces the acting technique we are focusing on at this point. This is normally a whole group discussion followed by group/pair work and rehearsal time. However, this could also be an individual activity, for example in the case of monologue work. During this time, we ensure that there is plenty of opportunity for student/teacher interaction so that the students get the help they need without feeling restricted in their work.