Carney Cheshire Autumn Term 2017 Information
Carney Academy Cheshire is located in Sandbach at the Town Hall. We run Saturday classes in acting, singing and dance for ages 4 through to 21 years. Each class is overseen by our Director Ruth Carney. Ruth is a professional theatre and television director who has worked in the West End and on Broadway and is currently working for the BBC. All classes will be taught by professionals. Each student will learn the basics of theatre through to the more advanced techniques. Leading to performances throughout the year. This is an exciting academy to be part of.
We do advocate that performers need to have all three disciplines and a knowledge of them but we also understand that people want to do different things. So you can do one, two or three subjects at Carney depending on what you want to achieve.
Our students have had a lot of success getting into the major drama schools and working in the professional theatre, television and film world. Current alumni are studying at Guildhall, Bristol Old Vic, LAMDA and East 15. into the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain.
Below you will see the information for each group we will be hosting at Carney Academy.
Please note that the ages attached to the groups are only a guide, students will be placed in the right stage for their learning.
Autumn Term Dates 2017
September 9th and 16th
October 7th, 21st and 28th
November 4th, 11th, 25th
December 9th and 16th
Stage One – Age 4-7 years – Time 9am to 10am
This stage is for those who are starting on their journey into acting, singing and dancing. Each young actor will build basic skills and knowledge in all three subjects. They will work on and develop confidence, imagination, teamwork and discipline.
Stage Two – Age 8-11 years
Acting - In this group each actor will continue to develop confidence, imagination, teamwork and discipline. They will start to work on character development, devising and text with a strong focus on peer feedback.
Dance – The young dancer will start to work on a variety of dance forms, expanding knowledge and technique.
Singing – Singers will have fun with all the varied sounds the voice can make and develop and strengthen lower and higher voice registers. Singers will learn more complicated melodies than in group one, introducing singing with accompaniment, and basic harmonies; singing more complicated rhythms, paying attention to entries and developing an awareness of song structure; expression through singing.
Stage Three – Ages 12-15
Acting – In this group each will delve deeper into character development, using text to help discover more. The young actor will be challenged and shown what it is to be a professional actor, building on their skills.
Dance – They will delve deeper into different dance forms and choreography skills. This term will see them work on various styles and routines.
Singing – Students will connect the varied sounds and colours the voice can make with the singing voice, strengthening lower and higher voice registers and changing between them; learning more complicated pieces in terms of melody, rhythm, and range, with more challenging harmonies; linking musical features with expression in singing; further development of aural skills; development of improvisatory vocal skills.
Stage Four – Ages 15-21
Acting – This group is an advanced group and they will be challenged and treated as young professional actors. They will work on voice, text, text analysis, character development and stage craft.
Dance – They will delve deeper than group three into different dance forms and choreography skills. This term will see them work on various styles and routines and be pushed to achieve more.
Singing – Students will connect the varied sounds and colours the voice can make with the singing voice, strengthening lower and higher voice registers and changing between them; learning more complicated pieces in terms of melody, rhythm, and range, with more challenging harmonies – working toward confident 4-part harmony singing as well as opportunities for small group work such as duets; linking musical features in vocal line and accompaniment with expression in singing; awareness of appropriate features of genre.
Stage Three Dance
Stage Two Acting
Stage Four Singing
|11.00 to 12.00||
Stage Two Dance
Stage Four Acting
Stage Three Singing
Stage Four Dance
Stage Three Acting
Stage Two Singing
Our prices are based on £7.50 an hour and then the number of weeks in the term. You can pay monthly by standing order (a month in advance) or termly by bank transfer or cheque.
Stage One £75 for the term
Stages Two, Three and Four
One Subject £75
There is a 10% sibling discount if both siblings are taking all three subjects.
For all course enquiries call Carney Academy on 0800 020 9122
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