Autumn Term 2017

This page will give you information about our acting, singing and dancing classes at Carney Academy Sheffield.

Term Dates

Saturday 9th September through to the 16th December 2017 no class on the 4th November

Please note that the ages attached to the groups are only a guide, students will be placed in the right stage for their learning.

ACTING CLASSES FOR UNDER 18’S

Stage One (Ages 4 to 7 years)  – Leader Amy Walters
Class work – This stage is for those who are starting on their journey into acting. Each young actor will build basic skills and knowledge of the stage.  They will work on and develop confidence, imagination, teamwork and discipline. The emphasis in this stage is on being creative and using imagination.

Performance – They will perform as part of our Festival in March/April of each year.  The performance will be a combination of all three disciplines taught at the academy.

Stage Two (Ages 8 to 10 years) – Leader Amy Walters
Class work – In this stage each actor will continue to develop confidence, imagination, teamwork and discipline.  They will gain a good understanding of the language of the stage.  They will start to work on vocal technique, character development and devising with a strong focus on peer feedback.

Performance –  This stage will perform as part of the Festival in March/April of each year.  The piece will be one that is devised and then scripted by themselves.

Stage Three (Ages 11 to 12 years)  - Leader Sarah Spencer
Class Work – In this stage each actor will have a good level of confidence, imagination and discipline.  They will already have a good understanding of the language of the stage.  This will allow the young actor to delve deeper into character development, using text to help discover and develop further.  They will work on the voice which is the main tool of the actor.

Performance –   They will perform as part of the festival in March/April of each year.  Their performance will be part devised and using text as stimulus.

Stage Four (Ages 12 to 14 years) – Leader Ellie Tillotson
Class Work – In this stage each student will focus more on vocal technique and difficult character development.  They will work on monologues and duologues and short scenes throughout the year.  They will start to have a good knowledge of theatre practitioners and practices, particularly Stanislavski.  They will leave this group with an understanding of practitioner ideologies.

Performance – They will perform as part of the festival in March/April of each year.  The performance will be text based.

Stage Five (Ages 13-15 years) – Leader Ellie Tillotson
This stage is an advanced stage and each actor will be challenged and treated as young professional actors.  They will work on skills and techniques that a young professional actor would be asked to at one of the top drama schools. They will have a good understanding of Stanislavski and other practitioners.  They will learn to apply practitioner ideologies and techniques to their own work.  They will also work on other forms of theatre not just naturalism.

Performance – They will perform as part of the festival in March/April of each year.  The performance will be text based. We will also be looking for other performance opportunities for this stage.

Stage Six (15 plus) – Leader Ellie Tillotson
This group is advanced and they will be challenged and treated as young professional actors.  They will work on skills and techniques that a young professional actor would be asked to at drama schools. In this group there will an expectation of self-critique.

Performance – This group will be submitted for the National Theatres Connection Festival.

DANCE CLASSES

Stage One  -  Leader Lucy Haighton
This stage is for those who are starting their journey into dance. Each student will build basic skills and knowledge including rhythm, timing and patterns taught through movement sequences and creative work. This will work on and develop their confidence, imagination, teamwork and discipline.

Stage Two – Leader Lucy Haighton
In this stage, each student will continue to develop confidence and imagination and will begin to focus on technique in a number of different dance styles including street dance, jazz, contemporary and musical theatre. They will work on choreography which will lead towards performances and showings further developing their discipline and teamwork sills.

Stage Three and Four – Leader Lucy Haighton
In this stage, each student will continue to develop confidence, imagination, technique and discipline. They will delve deeper into the different dance forms building on technique and will also form a greater understanding of choreography skills. They will work in detail to create a high standard of performance.

Stage Five and Six – Lucy Haighton
In this stage, each student will continue to develop and build on their confidence, imagination, technique and discipline working towards a high standard. They will delve deeper into the different dance forms building on technique and will also form a greater understanding of choreography skills. They will work in detail to create a high standard of performance and creative work working together as a company.

SINGING CLASSES
Stage One – Matthew Symonds
Each student will have fun with all the varied sounds the voice can make and explore the range above speech.  They will develop an ability to match pitches with their own voice and an awareness of basic intervals and learn a sense of pulse and basic rhythms.

Stage Two – Matthew Symonds
Students will have fun with all the varied sounds the voice can make and develop and strengthen lower and higher voice registers. Students will learn more complicated melodies, 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 and Four – Matthew Symonds
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 Five and Six – Matthew Symonds
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 One to Six Timetable Autumn Term 2017

Group Subject Time Location
Stage One Acting 9am to 9.30am Main Studio
Stage One Singing 9.30am to 10am Annexe
Stage One Dance 10am to 10.30am Annexe
Stage Two Acting 9.30am to 10.30am Main Studio
Stage Two Singing 10.30 to 11.30am Annexe
Stage Two Dance 11.30am to 12.30pm Main Studio
Stage Three Acting 9am to 10.30am The Montgomery Room
Stage Three Singing 11.30am to 12.30pm Annexe
Stage Three Dance 10.30am to 11.30pm Main Studio
Stage Four Acting 12.30pm to 2pm Main Studio
Stage Four Singing 11.30am to 12.30pm Annexe
Stage Four Dance 10.30 to 11.30pm Main Studio
Stage Five Acting 3pm to 4.30pm Main Studio
Stage Five Singing 1pm to 2pm Annexe
Stage Five Dance 2pm to 3pm Main Studio
Stage Six Acting 4.30pm to 6.15pm Main Studio
Stage Six Singing 1pm to 2pm Annexe
Stage Six Dance 2pm to 3pm Main Studio

 

 

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