ACTACADEMY UPPER SCHOOL

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ACTAcademy UK
ACTAcademy UK

– If you are looking for a specialist performing arts training, that is focused on giving you a personal and professional experience of the entertainment industry, then you're in the right place. Many of our past pupils have gone on to top drama schools, dance colleges and universities and are now working in the business, both in the UK and overseas. Our Upper School caters for Year 7 onwards and offers a range of weekly classes and practical workshops to help you fulfil your potential.

Performing Experience
Performing Experience

... Gain that all important performance experience through your weekly workshops. We offer the widest possible performance opportunities for our pupils, as this gives you the broadest experience of the real world of work in the performing arts. We've produced red carpet film premieres at the Odeon Cinema, performed in venues that hold thousands of people, taken part in competitions, drama festivals, commissioned new writing and musicals, as well as performing in our own studio theatre.

Come Along!
Come Along!

... Stage 3 will build on your natural passion and talents in performing arts, and if you've no previous experience, that's not a problem! Some of the best actors and performers didn't start their training until late in life - it's never too late to start doing something you really want to do! We're a friendly bunch, so come along and meet us! NO AUDITION is necessary and we offer a FREE trial session, so what are you waiting for?!

ACTAcademy UK
ACTAcademy UK

– If you are looking for a specialist performing arts training, that is focused on giving you a personal and professional experience of the entertainment industry, then you're in the right place. Many of our past pupils have gone on to top drama schools, dance colleges and universities and are now working in the business, both in the UK and overseas. Our Upper School caters for Year 7 onwards and offers a range of weekly classes and practical workshops to help you fulfil your potential.

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Stage 3 Triple Threat Training (TTT) is for those at secondary school age, from Year 7 - Year 11. At ACTAcademy UK Stage 3 you will meet once a week to train for 2 hours in all aspects of performing arts. At this level, if you want to be a successful performer, you must be a well-rounded performer, able to do lots of different things. At Stage 3, we help you become just that.

 

You will be covering many elements of drama, theatre, acting for screen and stage, dance, movement and singing. You will try things such as streetdance, devised theatre, stage combat, improvisation, contemporary vocal techniques, musical theatre, acting methods and choreography, to name a few.

 

At Stage 3 you can choose to take a 2-hour class in Triple Threat training, or you can instead begin to specialise in drama and acting alone by taking the Drama and Production class. It's entirely up to you and what you would like to learn, but if you would like some guidance, just get in touch. The classes run like this:

 

1 hour Musical Theatre Training (Singing and Dance)

1 hour Acting and Theatre Training

Or 

1 hour Acting and Theatre Training

1 hour Production Class (Directing, Producing, Writing, Design, Arts Administration, Film/TV etc)

 

If you are studying GCSE, A Level or BTEC performing arts, these classes will show future employers your ability to commit and dedicate yourself outside of school to a specialist, practical training. This looks great on your record of achievement, and we have strong links with the top colleges and drama schools in the U.K. 

 

Students at Stage 3 and 4 undertake group LAMDA exams at the higher grades and many performance opportunities throughout the year - recently we made a feature-length film that was screened at the Odeon Cinema, hosted a spoken word night with special guests and performed at York Theatre Royal as part of National Connections Festival in partnership with the National Theatre in London.

Looking for the highest level of challenge?

Already thinking Performing Arts is an option for your future?

 

Why not audition for one of our Gifted and TALENTED Programmes?

 

Our past pupils are working all over the world. We have ex-students professionally working abroad and in this country in the performing arts industry. We have students that are working in various roles, including as a stand up comedian, touring in Musical Theatre productions, Disney contracts, Theatre In Education tours, Applied Theatre Companies, those that have set up their own contemporary and classical theatre companies, in soaps, in pantomimes, some are coaching actors and directing youth theatres, working as holiday entertainment professionals, performing around the world on cruise ships, and also many have been/are currently studying at top drama schools and the best universities for creative arts.

 

 We are so proud of each and every one of them.

 

The Gifted and TALENTED Classes are an additional weekly class of just over an hour at Stage 3, and once you are a minimum age of 14, you can audition for our Pre-Professional Training Class, which is a weekly commitment of 2-hours a week.

 

Not sure? Call us or email us for some advice on what would be best suited to you.

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