ACTING at TDA
TDA offers a variety of Acting classes meaning you can focus on the training that suits you best.
Saturday Speech & Drama Classes
These classes are a great introduction into acting as they provide a grounding in all Speech & Drama Subjects. These include; Acting, Poetry speaking, Reading for performance, sight reading, Mime, Improvisation and Devised Performance. Students benefit from increased confidence both in performance and socially from learning these key communication skills. Each class performs a play in December and all students are offered the opportunity to take part in Local Festivals & take an annual LAMDA examination in Verse and Prose during the spring and summer terms.
Thursday Group Acting Class
This fun workshop allows students to develop their imagination and performance skills. With an optional LAMDA exam this class offers great variety with workshops looking at different aspects of Drama each week. Students have the opportunity to take part in plays, as well as Devised group performances.
Weekday Private Tuition
Acting lessons are offered on a one-one and shared two basis. These lessons can be tailored to each students needs, whether it be to increase confidence in speaking due to hearing or speech difficulties, or specific audition preparation for Drama School, everything is covered.
TDA offers 3 LAMDA examination sessions per year and students are able to take subjects from both the performance and communication syllabuses. LAMDA examinations are regulated by OFQUAL, meaning that from Grade 6 and above they are assigned UCAS points towards university entry. LAMDA has long been recognised by universities as a key extra curricular qualification as it provides evidence of excellent communication skills and work ethic. Students wanting to get into Drama School are advised to gain as many qualifications as possible before applying.