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Adult School

 

Adult Beginners Class

New students usually join the beginners which is an independent module of ten 2hr classes. This course is a great introduction to acting and to each other. Students confidence will grow as the course develops and includes; stimulating the imagination; encouraging self and group awareness; briefly looking at text; sensitivity and above all developing students’ self-confidence. All of these contribute to the development of acting and performance skills. They are taught through drama exercises and improvisation. The major aims of the Beginners class are: to increase students’ self-confidence; ensure the learning experience is enjoyable and fun; to prepare them for further stages of study.

Adult Actors Training Class

These are bespoke classes and are designed to develop the skills learned in the Beginners class or for those who have had previous experience. Classes cover performing skills and increase confidence, preparing the students for further levels of study. Often they will cover theatre practitioners and their methods/techniques on acting or scene study. Students will learn; how to build up characters and portray them convincingly; to move confidently; to project; to work on character’s motivation and how to take direction. Plays are chosen to suit the needs of the performers so that they will be challenged but not out of their depth. Students may also cover skills such as mask work, mime, stage combat, clowning and stage make-up, on occasion. This allows the student to have a range of skills and techniques to use should they choose to take the craft further. These are mixed ability classes. Students are trained in performance skills and put on showcases with other opportunities to perform throughout the year also. There is an intermediate and an advanced class. The advanced class has less students and requires more work out of class along with including more advanced material.

Performances

Recent shows include: Billy Liar, The Tempest, The Importance Of Being Earnest, 4.48 Psychosis, Such Stuff As Dreams Are Made On: Shakespeare’s Best Bits, An open night of monologues and scenes, Shorts: An Evening of One-Act-Plays, The Laramie Project.

Skill Workshop and Summer Courses

Skill workshops are one-off workshops that take place no more than once a term and cover an extra skill not taught in term classes. They are mixed ability and open to the public. Quite often guest tutors will come in to teach a unique skill. Look in our events section for details of the next workshop. Previous workshops have included: The Fun Side Of Shakespeare, Dealing With Performance Nerves, Thespis Has A Lot To Answer For, A Physical Theatre Approach To Creating A Character, The Voice And The Text, Acting For Film, Finding The Funny, Presentation Skills and Comedy Improv. To see if there are any soon or to have a look for our summer course click here.

 One-on-one Tuition

Private tuition is tailored to the individuals needs. This can be anything from business professionals preparing for public speaking/presentations at work or actors with upcoming auditions. We cater for all different situations and give an initial consultation to establish the goals of each student. These sessions can be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly and are in a hired venue. These are extremely popular with those wishing to audition from drama schools and colleges, breaking into acting professionally or those who have public speaking coming up. To book these please email us at enquiries@edinburghactingschool.com detailing your needs.

To book for any of the regular classes please email us at enquiries@edinburghactingschool.com

For skill workshops or summer courses please check the upcoming events section of the website.

To see the timetable for the adult school, click here.