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SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES

SUMMER SCHOOL CLASSES

The weather is getting warmer, and you know what that means… Young Actors Theatre is now offering its summer holiday courses! With a wide range of classes available for juniors, seniors, and tots too, we’re sure you’ll find a class you will love!

Click below to see our full summer school brochure. Click on a page to see it full screen

If you cannot see the online brochure, please scroll down to see a brief outline of the courses on offer.
MUSICAL THEATRE (Ages 6 – 11 yrs)
Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July 10:30am – 1:30pm
Spend a week with our very own Musicals Queen Fran exploring the wonderful world of the musical.  You will work on numbers from iconic musicals and also discover fantastic songs and scenes from shows you didn’t even know existed.  Stretch your singing, dancing and acting muscles as you learn solos, harmonies and chorus work and also look at how to audition with a song.
Culminates in a performance for friends and family.
£99/£79 concessions (£40 deposit)
COMEDY IMPRO! – THEATRE SPORTS (Ages 6 – 11yrs)
Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July 2:00pm – 5:00pm
A new course for juniors this year based around theatre sports aka comedy impro.  Learn all about quick thinking, high speed, over the top impro games and exercises that will delight an audience of family and friends at the end of the week.  For more information ask your parents if they remember “Who’s Line is it Anyway?”!
£99/£79 concessions (£40 deposit)
BOOK BOTH COURSES (MUSICAL THEATRE AND COMEDY IMPRO) AND SAVE
PRICE FOR BOTH £185/£145 concessions (£60 deposit)
Supervision is provided over lunch time and the YATI tuck shop will be open for top ups – but do bring a packed lunch.
COOL FOR SCHOOL  (Ages 4 & 5yrs)
Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 10:30am – 1:30pm
A course aimed at our younger members which we tried out last year – to great success!  Led by Joey and Talia this course is designed to get you confident and ready for the move to primary school or your new year group.  It is drama based and great fun – you won’t even realise  you are developing essential skills such as confidence, creativity, improved vocal skills like diction and projection, working in groups and learning key social skills.  Your imagination will be nurtured, listening skills honed and story-telling muscles flexed.
Culminates in a performance for friends and family.
£99/£79 concessions (£40 deposit)
THE ESSENTIAL ACTORS TOOLKIT
(12 years and up)
Monday 31st July – Friday 4th August 1:30 – 4:30pm & 5:00 – 8:00pm
Electable half day and full day classes – pick and choose your own selection or attend the whole week.
£39 per half day/£33 concessions       £59 per full day/£54      £99 for two full days/£88
£150 for three full days/£120       £199 for the entire week/£150
 
MONDAY 31ST JULY:
ACTING FOR CAMERA 1:30pm – 8pm (full day)
A session focussing on the techniques and skills actors need when performing to camera.  Join ex YATI student and star of TV’s HOLLYOAKS Jared Garfield for an intensive day both in front of and behind the camera.
TUESDAY 1st AUGUST:
VOICE WORKSHOP 1:30pm – 4:30pm (half day)
Join Judy Browne who teaches voice on our professional acting foundation course to learn all about how to use your voice to maximum effect.  You will learn voice techniques and exercises you can take away and practice so that your voice can really work for you and make an impact.
THE METHOD 5:00 – 8:00pm (half day)
Join YATI Artistic Director Andrew Harries and dip your toes into the world of method acting.  What is it and how does it work?  After this demanding and emotionally challenging session you will understand why so many of the top actors in the world today studied the method. 
WEDNESDAY 2ND AUGUST:
SIGHT READING 1:30 – 4:30pm (half day)
People often think that a good actor needs to be a good reader – but the skills are very different.  An actors needs the skill of sight reading – which is much more about acting than reading.  And a good sight reader tends to do well at a casting.  Join YATI megastar teacher Mercy and learn the skill!
AUDITION TECNIQUE 5 – 8pm (half day)
The second half of Mercy’s session will focus on the all important audition – and the skills, tips and techniques you need to secure it!  Don’t forget what you learn here will also help you with college and job interviews.
THURSDAY 3rd AUGUST:
MUSICAL THEATRE 1:30 – 8pm (full day)
Join Fran and Toto for a day of serious musical theatre!  Where and why does that dramatic moment exist when the story must move into song?  What can singing and movement express that dialogue can’t?  Discover the answers to these questions by exploring extracts of some of the most important and acclaimed musicals in the repertoire.
FRIDAY 4TH AUGUST:
STAND UP COMEDY 1:30 – 8pm (full day)
Join female stand up comedian Jo Romero for two fun and funny sessions!  The first will focus on creating character comedy through both writing and improvisation.  The second will challenge you to perform your own stand up routine!  No experience is required and if you think you might be the next Michael Macyntire or Jo Brand – this is the day for you!
 
GLEE CLUB! (6 – 11 years)
Monday 7th August – Friday 11th August 10.30am – 5pm
It wouldn’t be Summer School at Young Actors Theatre if we didn’t have a GLEE CLUB.  Book early for this one as it is always our most popular course.  Join Fran and Asha for a pop singing/musical theatre-ing/mash upping/storytelling/harmonising/acting/singing/dancing/glee clubbing all day/all week adventure.
The week will end with a performance for friends and family.
Supervision is provided over lunch time and the YATI tuck shop is open for top ups and snacks – but do bring a packed lunch!
£199/£149 concessions (£60 deposit)
Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 10.30am – 1:30pm
THE ESSENTIAL ACTORS TOOLKIT FOR JUNIORS (6 – 11 years)
An intensive week long workshop for juniors who take their acting seriously!  Working towards a presentation at the end of the week you will explore a wide variety of essential performing arts skills including audition technique, sight reading, camera work, improvisation, scene study, monologues, physical theatre and more!  You don’t have to have previous experience – just a willingness to try out new things.  The week will leave you feeling really knowledgeable and confident too!
£99/£79 concessions (£40 deposit)
DANCE  (6 – 11 years)
Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August 2pm – 5pm
A dance workshop suitable for beginners and those with some experience looking to improve their skills and learn how to really move!  This course is led by YATI favourite Jared Garfield who created legendary dance troupe PROTOCOL while he was a student here.  Lately Jared has been starring in TV’s Hollyoaks – so he’s keen to get back to YATI and do some dance!
Culminates in a performance for friends and family.
£99/£79 concessions (£40 deposit)
BOOK BOTH COURSES (TOOLKIT AND DANCE) AND SAVE
PRICE FOR BOTH £185/£145 concessions (£60 deposit)
Supervision is provided over lunch time and the YATI tuck shop will be open for top ups – but do bring a packed lunch.
YATI THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION (7 – 16 years)
Monday 21st August –Friday 1st September
 (TWO WEEK COURSE)
10.30am – 5pm (excluding Saturday and Sunday 26th & 27th August)
The spectacular culmination of our summer programme and this year with a new director this ever popular course is back once again.
You will work towards a fully staged show in just two weeks.  If acting is your thing then join us for the two weeks and you will find yourself cast in the play, expected to learn your lines, cues and moves and work with the director, the creative team and the rest of the cast to deliver a fully fledged performance on the last day complete with lights, sound, costume, props and professionalism!
If you would prefer to spend your time working on all things backstage and learn about all the different technical things that go into putting on a play then come along for the second week and join the production team in putting together the show (seniors 12+).
This is an intensive and demanding course but also great fun and you will feel a real sense of achievement and reward when you see everything come together just in time to invite friends and family to the performance.
Supervision is provided over lunch time and the YATI tuck shop is open for top ups and snacks – but do bring a packed lunch!
£310/£250 concessions for the two weeks
£165/£130 concessions for the backstage week.

 

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