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The Academy Course

The Academy Course

The Academy Course

The Academy Course is designed for those who have completed The Foundation Course or have attended the higher levels of City Academy classes or the equivalent.

The course is formulated to consolidate existing experience and broaden the technical skills centred in performance. With a specialist coach for each discipline you will receive training whilst working collaboratively with directors and actors. Based at the professional studios, Umbrella Rooms in central London, the course runs over seven consecutive Saturdays with a Sunday Showcase Performance.

Academy Course Content

The timetable for each Saturday is varied and offers a demanding, active and instructive range of projects.

  • Character Acting: further understanding of creating character. Breaking down script. Insight into Meisner and Method. Techniques for approaching classical text.
  • Screen Acting – Consolidate skills and create a show-reel for agent and casting opportunities.
  • Movement – devising and creativity explored through movement.
  • Voice – working with a professional voice coach gain discipline to keep your voice healthy and at performance level.
  • Group Singing – gain projection, range, volume, confidence, posture and breathing control.
  • Sessions on RP and American Accent, Improv and Devising.
  • Make a casting Show-reel for Agents and casting websites.
  • Photography shoot to create actors headshot photographs for Agents & castings.
  • Opportunity to perform monologues in addition to group scenes in The Showcase.
  • Opportunity to perform solo/duets in addition to group singing in The Showcase.
  • Emotionally demanding scripts and insight into classical text.

When

Saturdays

Where

Shaftesbury Avenue

Training

Acting, Screen Acting, Voice, Stage Combat

Level

Some Previous Experience Required

Academy Course Curriculum Plan

Acting Development

Acting techniques utilising scene study, improvisation, devising and broaden theatrical knowledge base. Physical warm up and preparation exercises to form the basis of a disciplined and professional attitude. A broader understanding and use of different theatre practitioners techniques. The formation of a secure physical and emotional technique.

Screen Acting

Understanding your casting and screen persona. Developing personal and individual techniques to create truthful and believable screen performances. Creating a show Show-reel for agents, casting directors and online casting opportunities.

Voice

Secure a vocal and breathing technique: posture and stance: projection and volume: extension of vocal range: highlight diction and clarity. Instruction on the how the voice works and how to use it safely. Gain techniques for a performance fit voice.

Movement

Aims to develop: confident use of movement in physical development of characters: interpretation of characters through physicality: rhythm and accuracy in movement to music: secure and safe stage craft.

Do I need to Audition?

This course does not require you to audition. The course is carefully planned to ensure it is challenging and demanding for each individual and tailored to the experience or confidence level of participants.

Showcase Performance

Following the final Saturday of the course, on the Sunday, you will participate in the Showcase Performance. This is the opportunity to perform rehearsed scenes and demonstrate the skills you gained during the course. You may invite guests including friends, family and industry contacts. The showcase will be held at a fully equipped, professional performance venue, The London Improv Theatre.

Showcase Performance

OUR DRAMA SCHOOL TUTORS

All City Academy Drama School teachers are experienced professionals from theatre, film, TV and the performance industries.

 

Many are producing, directing or choreographing courses at full time Drama Schools. Each discipline on the course is taught by a specialist tutor.

FAQ's

Any further questions regarding the Drama School please see our FAQs page or email jake@city-academy.com

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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.

No Tutor

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