In singing, classes will begin with a vocal warm up in which the children will develop their diaphragmatic support, vocal projection and breathing. They will then learn to sing songs from all types of genres, including Musical Theatre and Pop. Whilst learning these songs the children will develop their knowledge and understanding of vocal placement and how to achieve different vocal qualities. Eventually they will learn to apply these qualities to different characters and genres of music. Throughout their training students will learn musical terminology, and improve on their ability to work as a group and sing in harmony.
There is the opportunity for students to work towards singing examinations. This is worked on within the weekly class.
Acting classes are about more than simply learning to read a script or create a character; they are an advantage to children in their development in every day life. Acting teaches them important listening and communication skills, as well as encourages them to use their imagination. Participating in regular acting classes teaches children the importance of teamwork, self-control and empathy, and helps them to grow in confidence each week.
Here at Red Star, each week students participate in a warm up consisting of diction, breathing, and articulation exercises. This provides the children with a solid foundation of techniques that can be applied to any style of acting. Each class is specifically tailored to the ability of the students and follows a carefully thought out lesson plan. In addition to this, each half-term focuses on a different topic, for example; Acting for Screen, Devising Theatre, Understanding Shakespeare, Contemporary Script Work, Directing Theatre and Characterisation and Improvisation. As the children become more advanced they will begin to learn about different practitioners and their methods, and how these can be applied to a rehearsal.