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SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

SUMMER SCHOOL 2021

You can now book your place on our summer holiday courses.
We have activities for everyone – adults, teens, kids and little ones!
Sign up using the links on this page or email alexis@youngactors.org.uk to book your place(s)
**GENERAL INFORMATION**
-Many of our courses fill up very quickly.  To secure a place book as early as possible.
-Please contact us to apply any concessionary, sibling or multi class discounts that you are eligible for to your fees BEFORE paying.
-Please wear clothes and trainers that are suitable for movement and floor work.
-It’s a good idea to bring a bottle of water with you to all workshops.
-If you are in for a full day, please bring a packed lunch.
-Juniors (under 12’s) will not be allowed to leave the building on their own unless we have written permission from a parent or guardian.
-Supervision is provided during lunch breaks.
-We are always pleased when parents and students recommend our classes to friends and family. We have decided to start a little loyalty scheme to reward these recommendations. Please ask whoever is joining to email alexis@youngactors.org.uk the name of the person recommending them, and you will both receive a £10 credit to your account. The number of recommendations is unlimited.
See our full online brochure below.

**SIGN UP NOW!**

WEEK ONE  
DEVISED PLAY IN A WEEK (JUNIORS 6 – 11 years)
Mon 26– Fri 30 July  10:30 – 13:30
With Carla Garratt and Joey Jarossi
Location: YATI Studio Theatre
£99/£79 
Your chance to create your very own piece of theatre with the stories, the characters and the dramas (or comedies) YOU want to explore!  Joey and Carla will guide you through the process of experimenting, devising, scripting and rehearsing your own collective show for performance to friends and family at the end of the week.  All you need to bring is your enthusiasm and loads of energy and ideas!

 


IMPRO! (JUNIORS 6 – 11 years)
Mon 26– Fri 30 July  14:00 – 17:00
With Joey Jarossi
Location: YATI Studio Theatre
£99/£79 
The ability to think on our feet is a great life skill and making things up on the spot is an essential ability for acting.  This fun week will focus on ‘performance impro, ’ often known as Theatre Sports – improvising characters and scenes in front of an audience to amaze and delight them.  You will build your performance expertise and gain confidence before showing off your talents on the Friday afternoon.
BOOK BOTH PLAY IN A WEEK & IMPRO COURSES AND SAVE! £175/£135 

JUNIOR MUSICAL THEATRE (JUNIORS 6 – 11 years)
Mon 26– Fri 30 July  10:30 – 13:30
With Niall Hemingway and Alex Parry
Location: YATI Studio Two
£99/£79 concessions 

Come and explore the world of musical theatre for five mornings with our ace Musical Theatre Directors.  You’ll get to grips with some of the most famous songs in the repertoire and discover some gems you’ve never heard before.  You will be taken through the proper vocal techniques, learn how to act through song, and with some choreography thrown in you will be ready to perform before an audience of family and friends by the end of the week.

 

SENIOR MUSICAL THEATRE (SENIORS 12 – 16 years)
Mon 26– Fri 30 July 14:00 – 17:00
With Niall Hemingway and Alex Parry
Location: YATI Studio Two
£99/£79 concessions 

Work with Niall and Alex to put on a mini musical show in just 5 afternoons!  You will look at how and why spoken dialogue moves into song in a musical, explore solos and harmonies and ensure there is a big show stopping number at the end of the show!

 

 



WEEK TWO 
THE ESSENTIAL ACTORS TOOLKIT  FOR JUNIORS (6 – 11 years)
Mon 2 Aug – Fri 6 Aug 10.30am – 1:30pm
With Beth Mullen
£99/£79 concessions 

A week long smorgasbord of essential acting skills led by Beth.  The toolkit will include a look at audition technique and self-taping, how to create a character, movement for actors, voice work and script analysis.  By the end of the week you will be feeling Oscar nomination ready!

 

 

 

 


THE ESSENTIAL ACTORS TOOLKIT! 
ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED WORKSHOPS | Mon 2 Aug – Fri 6 Aug | 1.30pm – 4:30pm & 5pm – 8pm
Location: YATI Studio Theatre
Pick any number of workshops that appeal to you or join us for a week-long acting workout.
TOOLKIT PRICES
£39 per half day/£33 concessions  
£59 per full day/£54 concessions 
£99 for 2 full days/£88 concessions 
£150 for 3 full days/£120 concessions 
£199 entire week/£150 concessions

SIGHT READING (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Mon 2 Aug 13:30 – 16:30
With Mercy Ojelade.
For pricing see above.
Sight reading sounds scary because we assume it’s about reading – but it’s not!  It’s about acting and demonstrating to the casting director you can play the part.  Mercy will introduce you to the technique of sight reading so you can really impress!

 

 

 

 

AUDITION TECHNIQUE (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Mon 2 Aug 17:00 – 20:00
With Mercy Ojelade.
For pricing see above.
The audition is probably the most stressful situation an actor can find themselves in.  Arm yourself with some tools, techniques and tips from Mercy to help you succeed in this part of the casting process.  Increasingly actors are asked to self-tape for a part so this will be one YATI workshop where you will be encouraged to have your phone in class!  Learn some basic ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ when it comes to the self-tape.

 

 


IMPRO! (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)

Tues 3 Aug 13:30 – 16:30
With Beth Mullen.
For pricing see above.

We all know that improvising is ‘making it up on the spot.’  Trouble is that being put on the spot can send us right inside our heads to a place marked ‘panic’ where we end up freezing.  Good improvisation takes place in the senses and in the body and should even be fun!  Spend the afternoon with Beth getting out of your mind!

 

 

 


COMBAT (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Tues 3 Aug 17:00 – 20:00
With Zhenya Leverett.
For pricing see above.
Ever wondered how those film, TV and theatre fight scenes that make you flinch are created?  Our Combat teacher Zhenya will show you how.  You’ll start with the basics and work your way up to some very realistic looking (but perfectly safe) violence and learn a thing or two about acting in the process.

 

 


SINGING & DANCING FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Weds 4 Aug 13:30 – 20:00 (Double session)
With Niall Hemmingway and Jared Garfield.
For pricing see above.
 Many of us are quite happy with the acting side of things but are either terrified at the thought of singing and dancing in public or simply believe these things are not part of our skillset. Our amazing tutors know that anyone can sing and everyone can dance like no one is watching. In these two workshops they will prove to you that you actually can! You can act your way through a song and buff your way through a dance routine. Beginners, The Terrified and the Tone Deaf are particularly welcome. Prepare to amaze yourself and become a triple threat!

THE METHOD (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Thurs 5 Aug 13:30 – 16:30
With Beth Mullen.
For pricing see above.

Everyone has heard the term ‘method acting’ but few really know what it is.  Some method actors ‘live the role’ 24/7 but that is the extreme end of the spectrum!  It’s really about tuning up the mind and body and ‘living truthfully in imaginary circumstances.’  Come and find out how to do it!

 

 

 


PHYSICAL THEATRE (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Thurs 5 Aug 17:00 – 20:00
With Jared Garfield.
For pricing see above.
Long gone are the days when physical theatre was a part of the performance fringe – it’s now very much centre stage with companies like Complicite and Frantic Assembly (with whom former YATI student Jared has recently toured) gaining loyal fans and critical and commercial successes everywhere they go.  Come and learn how to think with your body!

 


 

VOICE (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Fri 6 Aug  13:30 – 16:30
With Lucy Atkinson-Parker.
For pricing see above.
Arguably there is nothing more important for an actor than their voice.  If you’ve cracked physical theatre and impro already this week – now it’s time to give your voice a proper theatrical workout.  What techniques and exercises should you be doing to ensure you project, articulate and annunciate properly and how can you make your voice as expressive and free as possible?  Join one of our Professional Acting Foundation Course voice tutors, the phenomenally experienced Lucy Atkinson, and get yourself really heard!
 

SHAKESPEARE FOR THOSE THAT HATE SHAKESPEARE (ADULTS & SENIORS COMBINED)
Fri 6 Aug 17:00 – 20:00
With Bethany West.
For pricing see above.
Hate Shakespeare?  This might be the workshop for you!  Love Shakespeare?  This might be the workshop for you!  Andrew believes that the reason we often find Shakespeare ‘boring’ is that he is too often taught as an academic subject rather than a dramatic one.  If we approach Shakespeare as an actor, rather than a student of English, all sorts of exciting things happen and we can learn to love the bard!


WEEK THREE 
SUMMER GLEE CLUB (JUNIORS 6 – 11 years)
Mon 9 – Fri 13 Aug 10:30 – 17:00
With Jared Garfield & Niall Hemingway.
£199/£149 concessions
Location: YATI Studio Theatre
We couldn’t have summer school without a bit of Glee!  Glee is all about having fun mashing up great pop songs from the past and present, reinventing the familiar with new arrangements, throwing in a bit of acting, sprinkling some dance moves over everything and delighting friends and family with a performance at the end of the week.

 

HARGRAVE PLAY-IN-A-WEEK
Mon 9 – Fri 13 Aug 10:30 – 17:00
With Joey Jarossi and Fred Woodley-Evans
£199/£149 concessions
Location: Hargrave Hall, Archway
Play-in-a-week for Hargrave members and Friends.
A unique opportunity for our Hargrave members and their friends and neighbours to come together to create something magical out of thin air and then potentially perform it in the open air! Hargrave Hall will become an auditorium for a delightful entertainment created from start to finish in just one week.

 


WEEK FOUR
ACTING FOR CAMERA
We are running two ACTING FOR CAMERA Workshops this summer, one for Juniors (6-11 years) and one for Seniors and Adults (12+ years)
Great acting is great acting and great actors can excel on both stage and screen.  But there are differences between the two crafts.  Come and see for yourself how you come across on the big screen (YATI has one now!) and learn about the adjustments to your acting you’ll need to be making for the small screen and the cinema screen.  Plus you’ll learn some of the technical aspects you’ll need to master on a set.
JUNIOR ACTING FOR CAMERA (JUNIORS 7 – 12 years)
Mon 16 Aug  – Fri 20 Aug 14:00 – 17:00pm
With Jared Garfield & Beth Mullen.
£99/£79 concessions
Location: YATI Studio Two

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR ACTING FOR CAMERA (SENIORS 12 – 15 years)
Mon 16 Aug  – Fri 20 Aug 17:00 – 20:00pm.
With Jared Garfield & Derek Oppong.
£99/£79 concessions
Location: YATI Studio Two

 

 

 

 

 



WEEK FOUR & FIVE
Mon 16 – Fri 27 Aug 10:30 – 17:00
YATI THEATRE COMPANY TWO WEEK PRODUCTION (7 – 16 years)
With Jonny Woolf and Joey Jarossi.
£310/£250 concessions
Location: YATI Studio Theatre
There’s nothing quite as exciting as putting on a show!  And with a bit of effort, it can even be done in just two weeks!  So if you fancy learning lines, creating a character, working out your blocking (how you move on stage) being part of the ensemble (actors working together) getting to grips with props, scenery, costume, lighting cues and special effects – come and spend the last two weeks of summer school with us and make some theatre!

 

 


WEEK FIVE
INTRO TO ACTING! (4 – 6 years)
Mon 23 – Fri 27 Aug 10:30 – 13:30
With Carla Garratt.
£99/£79 concessions
Location: YATI Studio Two

You’re never too young to start learning to act – in fact the younger the better!  There’s a good reason we talk about plays, players and playing a role – acting is really all about play and children are the best players.  Older actors sometimes have to be reminded of being children and learn how to play again.  Come and see how creative play can be turned into acting, creating theatrical stories and performing with confidence!

 

 



 Email alexis@youngactors.org.uk to book your place(s)

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