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Our drama courses include creative activities specially chosen to develop self-confidence, focus and concentration.
Drama workshop sessions incorporate fun and creative acting technique exercises and performance skills training.
For our five-day Show courses, students also participate rehearsals in acting, dancing and singing for a performance to parents/carers.

 

Children are split into groups, according to their ages

All our courses are taught by qualified Drama teachers together with a teaching assistant.  Children are encouraged to make new friends, but if they attend with friends of the same age, they will be in the same group. We may have more than one group in each Stage so please inform us, in advance, of any friends also joining us. 

 

Children can be dropped off 15 minutes before their course start time. 

We ask that parents provide a named, nut-free packed lunch each day.

Children should wear comfortable clothing, please ensure that all removable
clothing is clearly named.

Find out more about a day at Dramarama and Drama Stages FAQs.

 
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Course time: 9.45 - 3.00, drop off from 9.30

The Structure of a Day 

On the first day of the course, the teacher will introduce themselves and their assistant to the children, and the children to each other. Throughout the week, as the teacher leads the course, the assistant will repeat instructions as necessary to ensure that the children are fully aware of what is expected of them, and are confident to participate in all of the activities.

 

In both morning and afternoon sessions, all children will be given the opportunity to lead a game or exercise.

 

Upon arrival, the children will be registered and taken for a toilet-trip, and to wash their hands.

 

The teacher will explain to the group what they will be doing that day.

Morning Session

The morning sessions comprise a variety of movement/warm-up, fun-packed, creative drama games and activities. Physical games encourage concentration and coordination and channel creative energy.

Supervised Lunchtime

Staff will ensure that children eat all the food provided.

Afternoon Session

In the afternoon, children devise scenes and explore extracts from family-friendly plays and musical theatre shows. There are many opportunities to develop and explore a variety of different characters. We also include genres and themes which are of particular interest to a group. In addition, children will explore songs and movement from scenes from popular musical theatre.
 

 

Please note that our three-day courses are Drama Workshop sessions.

 

Our five-day courses are Show Courses.

 

Children in Stage One and Stage Two perform an Open Presentation to parents/carers on Thursday afternoon and the last day of the course is our ‘Fun Day’ – children can attend wearing their favourite dressing up clothes and can revisit their favourite games and exercises from the week, in an entertaining, party atmosphere. 

 

Children in Stage Three perform in an end of week Show to parents/carers on Friday afternoon.

 

Children are allocated a place in each of our Stages based on their age/school year. All Dramarama course are fun-based and entertaining, but as students progress through the Stages the drama work becomes more challenging, incorporating more advanced, age-appropriate stagework and  dramatic technique. Children in Stages Two and Three are introduced to more detailed script work and movement, in addition to devising and improvising scenes.

 

Please note that Dramarama is not able to record any part of the course to share with parents/carers.

 

Please provide on the registration form all relevant medical information and the names of adults authorised to collect.

 
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