Ratzcool is for anyone between 5 and 18 years who is interested in Musical Theatre, Drama and the Arts.
Autumn Term 2019 start dates:
Wed 11th Sept 4:30pm - 6:30pm, and Sat 14th Sept 10:00am - 4:00pm
SEE DETAILS BELOW FOR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND DURATION
Introducing the new and exciting changes to Ratzcool AUTUMN ‘19 term.
Following on from the success of our Summer Showcase we are to introduce a wider variety of classes which will not only be great fun but will help develop the children’s skills in the Arts and Performance.
This course is in Musical Theatre, with a focus on Acting, Singing and Movement. Using a variety of pieces from different musical genres, these lessons will develop confidence and performance skills whilst always having fun!MORE ▷
This course in Musical Theatre will bring together Drama, Music and Movement to create staged pieces from a wide variety of Musicals. The students will learn pieces exploring different times, places and themes and will be encouraged to share their own ideas on interpretation. An examination element will be introduced for those who choose.
Elements such as costume and staging will also be explored alongside having fun creating work to be performed during the year.
A course in Stage Acting. An exploration of stage dramas focussing on technique, diction and projection, dynamics in voice, characterisation, and stage presence. A wonderful way to learn, make friends and build confidence!MORE ▷
This course in Stage Acting will allow students to explore a wide range of techniques including vocal projection, stage presence and movement.
The classes will include activities in characterisation, (Who am I? Where am I? What am I doing?), and expression, (body language, voice, faces), as well as role play and improvisation. There will be regular opportunities to perform throughout the year as well as Drama exams for those who choose. Using plays and poetry, older and contemporary, students will discover the joy of storytelling and being on the stage!
A course in Screen Acting. Exploring technique, performance and drama from television and film. What makes a film? How do we act on screen? How can we connect with audiences through film? A thoughtful, practical and fun course!MORE ▷
Exploring film and screen acting, this course will cover the role of the screen actor, camera technique, vocal expression and physical movement. The skill of connecting with an audience through screen requires all of these and there will be regular screen events held throughout the year for the children to share their progress and work.
A singing course in which students will be taught technique, posture, rhythm, pitching, breathing and sight reading. From Acapella to part singing, we will be celebrating our voices and building confidence along the way!MORE ▷
This course aims to build musicality, vocal technique and explore the children’s own creativity through music. It will cover core skills such as breathing technique, vocal tones and musical phrasing as well as stage presence when singing in performance. Exploring songs at first in acapella style and then introducing harmonies this course will build confidence not just in singing but in performing overall.
There will be regular performing opportunities throughout the year for the children to share their work.
A running programme of events exploring The Arts. Classes will be varied and cover many different aspects of theatre and Performing Arts, learning and having fun along the way! Arts Awards and Workhops will be included.MORE ▷
Examples of these are:
'Shadows': a series of workshops and masterclasses from visiting artists. What is it like to work in the Arts? What can we learn and be inspired by? To include Hair and Make up, Theatre Technology, Stage and Screen Writing, Animation amongst others.
Arts Awards: an opportunity for children to work towards Trinity School Arts Awards accreditation, up to Silver Level, should they wish. Through recording the children's work within Ratzcool classes we can build a portfolio ready for Arts Awards accredation - a great qualification for young people to have!
'Action!': a course exploring a variety of acting styles through games and role play, including characterisation, stage presence and movement. This course will also look at audition and improvisation techniques, useful tools for budding young actors!
'Intentions': a course involving both choreographed and freestyle dance, drawing on many varied styles of dance and music. A wonderful and exciting opportunity to explore personal responses to the Arts and have fun doing so!
'Write it!': a course exploring new dramatic works for both screen and stage, culminating with the writing of group pieces to be performed or filmed. Exploring themes such as 'Comedy versus Tragedy' these workshops are a wonderful chance to explore the work of others and create your own!
'Reflections': A chance for children to share and analyse work. At Ratzcool we are all part of a team and this is an important part of our learning - to share and to listen, be inspired by others and inspire others.
|JUNIORS (aged 5-11)|
|Voices||10:00 - 11:00||Lorraine Carver|
|Moment to Moment||11:00 - 12:00||Marie Cunningham
|Reactions||12:30 - 1:30||Joseph Connolly|
|The Arts||1:30 - 2:30||Marie Cunningham|
|Showstoppers!||2:30 - 4:00||Marie Cunningham|
|SENIORS (aged 12-18)|
|Moment to Moment||10:00 - 11:00||Marie Cunningham
|Voices||11:00 - 12:00||Lorraine Carver|
|The Arts||12:30 - 1:30||Marie Cunningham|
|Reactions||1:30 - 2:30||Joseph Connolly|
|Showstoppers!||2:30 - 4:00||Marie Cunningham|
Saturday Half term:
No classes on 19th and 26th Oct. Classes resume on 2nd Nov.
The 10 week course ends with final class on 30th Nov
Exploring stage craft and performance techniques through performance poetry, plays and new works, these lessons are incredibly popular! With regular performance opportunities children build confidence, make friends and learn useful skills for both the stage and beyond!
|JUNIORS||4:30 - 5:30||Marie Cunningham
|SENIORS||5:30 -6:30||Marie Cunningham
Wednesday Half term:
No classes on 16th and 23rd Oct. Classes resume on 30th Oct
The 10 week course ends with the final class on 27th Nov
AUTUMN TERM: 11th September to 30th November
See half term dates dates for Saturday and Wednesday classes above