Drama School

Its Here!! New Timetable for 2022.

Wednesday September 14th in The Cultural Centre, Swinford. The term is 11 weeks @ €90 per student. €170 for two and €255, €340. In this term we will Drama, Speech & Drama Examinations. Creating characters and loads of fun games to get the imagination and body moving.

Class times are:

3.45-4.45pm: Junior Giggles. this is a new class for 4-6 year olds, it will be full of games and activities that will activate their imagination and creativity.

4.45-5.45pm: 7-9 year olds

5.45-6.45pm: 10-12 year olds

6.45-7.45pm: Teenage group

Throughout the three terms, the students will learn about:

Drama: A practical introduction to acting skills and exercises, focusing on vocal work, movement, improvisation and script work with a practical performance at the end of the course.

Speech & Drama Examinations: Here we look at poetry, mime, theory, reading aloud, improvisation and solo drama pieces. We do all this through fun games and practical exercises, to ensure students for all abilities are involved and learning.

Creating a Character: By using acting games and improvisation, you will learn about character development and character objectives. Through practical acting exercises you will understand the importance of movement, how the body works and how the voice works in creating different accents.

Working with Props & Costumes: This is a lively and funny class. Props and costumes are used to create characters and story lines for plays. It is a great way to develop creativity and self confidence.

Making a Play: The aim is to take students through the process of making and writing a play. The first half of the course is focused on creating characters and working on ideas through improvisation. Once the idea and the characters are devised a script is written and rehearsals begin to perform the play for a live audience. The group are fully involved in the making of the play and develop a clear understanding of drama and the theatre.

Improvisation: Improvisation is brilliant in developing self confidence and creativity. Students learn to think and react on the spot, try out new ideas and explore and develop new techniques’ in acting. Students will explore the principle of character development and movement.
Vocal Work: students are taken through valuable exercise’s and technique’s in improving their vocal range and vocal projection. It is very important to have good projection for stage work in order for the audience to hear you clearly and enjoy your show.

Script Work: is where the students will look and explore a script focusing on; the play structure, plot and themes. Students will act out the parts and by practical guidance will develop a clear understanding in how to read, interpret and act out a script.

All Classes are student centred, to insure full personal development in creativity and confidence.


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