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Drama Summer School: 14 - 17 year olds

Drama Summer School: 14 - 17 year olds

If you love drama classes at school, are considering theatre for further education, or simply want to fill the holidays with something fun and creative, then join our Drama Summer School for 14-17 year olds. The course is held in central London at Westminster Kingsway College.*

You’ll learn to create amazing characters for the stage and screen, take special workshops in subjects like stage combat, and build confidence in your performance ability. Our expert tutors are all professional actors, directors or theatre-makers. This summer course is a safe space to learn new things, be creative, and above all, have fun.

You’ll hone your skills over five action-packed days, building up to the chance to shine on stage in a final showcase and put everything you’ve learnt into practice.

 

Summer School Content

Over the course of the week you will:

  • Learn to act for theatre, approach characters, scripts and use your imagination
  • Learn to act for screen with video playback sessions and record a directed piece to camera
  • Understand body language and how to use your body in acting
  • Gain better control of your voice and how to use it safely: from warm-up exercises to improving power and range
  • Enjoy special workshops in Musical Theatre to combine acting with movement and singing
  • Let your imagination run wild in classes on improvisation

When

Five consecutive full days in the summer holidays

Training

Acting for stage and screen, musical theatre, stage combat, voice, movement, and a final showcase

Summer School Schedule

Each morning you’ll warm up with drama games and exercises to get your mind and body ready for the day ahead.  

DAY ONE: WHAT’S THE STORY? 

Get ready to hit the ground running with an improvisation workshop to begin the week’s journey into creating characters and scenes. You’ll go on to learn the basics of storytelling, before taking your skills to the screen in a film/TV acting workshop. You’ll finish with your first session working with a real script. 

DAY TWO: ACTION!

 It’s a musical start to the morning with an acting through song workshop before the gloves come off (not really!) in stage combat. After the morning’s exercise, you’ll continue screen acting with video playback and friendly tips. The day will finish by building on your script work.

 DAY THREE: FIND YOUR VOICE 

Once you’re all warmed up from another creative improv session you’ll put your vocal cords through their paces in a special voice workshop, getting better control and range in your speech. Things will then get more physical in a session on movement before it’s back to...you guessed it...scripts, as you get ready for your final piece on Friday.

DAY FOUR: CAULDRON BUBBLE

You’ll start the day with another voice session before a workshop on acting in Shakespeare. Fast-forwarding back to the 21st century, you’ll continue your screen acting training, and then enjoy your final script session ahead of tomorrow’s final showcase.

DAY FIVE: IT’S SHOWTIME

You’ll wrap up your training in acting through song, movement, and acting for film and television, but it’s all building up to the main event! You’ll finish your course with a chance to put everything you’ve learned into practice in a final showcase to be proud of.

how to book

A booking for the youth summer school program must be made by a parent or guardian of the attendee.

The parent/guardian should provide their own details at the checkout. We will be in touch with a form, provided alongside the booking confirmation, to ask for the details of the student who will be attending the course.

Please contact Student Services on 020 7042 8833 if you have any issues making the booking online.

About our Drama Summer School

City Academy is an established acting school with classes in the heart of London.

Our summer courses give young people the tools they need to make the first step on the way to further study or a career in the creative industries.

 Attend an Open Day to meet the tutors and see the venue for our summer school. 

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

Membership Subscription Details 

Membership to the Company will cover you for all classes, rehearsals and all shows from your joining date. The Company rehearses throughout the year, with the following breaks: Easter (one week break), Summer (3-week break) and Christmas.

To make membership fees more manageable, these breaks are accounted for within your monthly instalments across the year. This means there are no breaks in your monthly payments.

Online & Phone Bookings

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.

Cash & Cheque Payments

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

Cancellations Policy

We offer a full refund or full credit if you cancel at least 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before your first Company rehearsal.

Please see Membership Subscription Details (above) for information on when and how you can cancel your ongoing subscription, once you have already started the Jazz Dance Company.

(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

No Venue

All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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