Classes will focus on developing an understanding of and common language for the actor’s process. The curriculum will include improvisation and introductory text analysis, with the emphasis on developing the actor’s sense of play. In the last block of the semester, students will begin to apply their developing understanding of acting principles to song in combined singing and acting classes.
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|Base Skills 1Core||12.50|
Base Skills 1
Classes will cover spoken voice, actor’s movement and physical conditioning and dance technique. These classes provide some of the fundamental underpinnings for the three key skill areas of music theatre training and will build the performer’s strength, flexibility and freedom whilst developing self-awareness and understanding of habitual patterns and blocks.
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Dance classes will primarily explore jazz which forms the core of most tertiary courses' dance auditions, but may move into other styles as necessary. The focus in these classes is developing a strong underpinning of sound technique whilst exploring the notion of the dancer as actor, with an emphasis on character and interpretation. Students will be expected to support their learning with considerable self-directed training of the dancer's body as necessary to maintain strength, flexibility and technical ability.
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Classes will focus on music theatre voice usage and the development of technique, including breath support, pitch, range and tone through an exploration of large and small ensemble music theatre songs. Later in the semester song character and storytelling will be addressed through an intensive block of combined singing and acting classes focusing on large ensemble singing, where individual creative licence will be balanced against the need to blend musically and support the story.
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The terminology and process introduced in first semester will be applied to scene work, allowing students to apply their new understanding within and beyond the classroom. The emphasis will be on personal connection to the given circumstances of the character, to the text and with scene partners. Students will also be encouraged to apply these processes to their singing and dancing.
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|Base Skills 2Core||12.50|
Base Skills 2
Classes will cover spoken voice, actor’s movement and physical conditioning and dance technique. These classes provide some of the fundamental underpinnings for the three key skill areas of music theatre training and will build the performer’s strength, flexibility and freedom whilst developing self-awareness and understanding of habitual patterns and blocks. Second semester classes will build on the learning in first semester, with an additional focus on developing autonomous practices for further skills development, including warm-ups and tasks to work on particular areas of individual concern or need.
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Dance in second semester extends the work of first semester with further exploration of technique, style, character and story. In the latter part of the semester routines will be developed for presentation in the final concert performance, which will also be the formal assessment task for this subject.
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The work begun in first semester on technique and artistic interpretation will continue and intensify through work on duets and trios. Students will be encouraged to integrate their developing understanding of musical and acting skills to consider, context and character as it is expressed musically and lyrically. This subject will culminate with the presentation of work at an end-of-year in-house concert.
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