Kent College Pembury has an enviable reputation for the standard of its Performing Arts and for the professional, ambitious productions that have graced our stages over the course of 125 years.
Using Kent College's outstanding facilities and professional body of specialist staff, the Kent College Theatre Academy delivers the teaching of Drama, Dance and Singing to a professional standard through small workshops on Saturdays, encouraging students with a passion for the Performing Arts to develop their skills.
Academy workshops are designed to cater for small groups of no more than 18 in order to create an optimum teaching environment. They are open to male and female students from local schools in the South East who want to enhance their abilities using the professional facilities and teaching staff available at Kent College.
Staff with specialist knowledge and experience offer support and advice for students who would like to pursue careers in the Arts.
|Singing workshops in the Music Centre
||Dance workshops in the Dance Studio|
|Junior workshops in the Drama Studio
||Drama workshops in the Theatre|
Term Dates 2012 - 2013
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Who can join?
The Academy is split into two with Levels 1 and 2 in the Junior Academy and Levels 3 to 5 in the Senior Academy. The maximum number of students in each of the five groups is 18 and the age ranges for each level are shown below:
Level 1 Years 1 & 2
Level 2 Years 3 & 4
Level 3 Years 5 & 6
Level 4 Years 7 & 8
Level 5 Years 9 and above
The Academy's workshop runs from 9.00am to 12.00pm and then is repeated in the afternoon from 1.00pm to 4.00pm to accommodate students who are already committed to other activities. Both sessions include a break and parents are asked to provide a drink and a snack for students to bring with them.
Levels 1 and 2 in the Junior Academy will receive approximately 90 minutes tuition with a dedicated teacher touching on all three disciplines.
Levels 3—5 in the Senior Academy will receive approximately one hour's tuition in each discipline with a specific teacher for each subject.
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The Kent College Theatre Academy will have full use of the school's 360 seater professional Theatre and Drama Studio which will be used for Drama sessions.
Dance sessions will be held in the Dance Studio and Singing sessions will be held in the Music Centre.
These purpose built facilities will give students the ability to perform at their best in an environment catering for excellence in the Performing Arts.
The Kent College Theatre Academy uniform is compulsory and includes a hooded sweatshirt, t-shirt and either dance/tracksuit trousers and will be available from our specialist supplier at competitive prices.
The following termly fees are based on a 10 week term:
- Levels 1 & 2 £150.00 (1.5 hours)
- Levels 3—5 £275.00 (3 hours)
Levels 3—5 will include a professional master-class at twice a year.
There will be a bi-annual Theatre Academy production and there will be an additional cost for students to take part in order to cover the costs of costumes and set.
If you would like your child to join the Kent College Theatre Academy, please register your interest by completing the registration form and returning it to the school for the attention of Gilly Thorpe.
If you have any queries please contact Theatre Academy Manager Gilly Thorpe at email@example.com