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Course overview

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to improve their English skills whilst learning and practising specialist skills in performing arts.

Key Facts

Available in

Start dates:

  • 7 and 21 July 2021

Entry level:

  • Beginner

Age range:

  • 12 – 17 (10+ as part of a group)

Duration:

  • 2 weeks

Arrival/ departure day:

  • Wednesday

Lessons per week:

  • 15 hours of English
  • 9 hours of performing arts

Included in the price:

  • 15 hours of English lessons per week
  • 9 hours of performing arts
  • Full-board residential accommodation
  • Additional sports and activities programme in the evenings
  • Full-day excursions every Monday and Wednesday
  • One half-day excursion per week
  • At least one excursion entrance fee per week
  • Theatre tour and workshop at the professional Everyman Theatre in Cheltenham
  • Placement test
  • Internet access
  • End-of-course certificate
  • 24-hour supervision
  • Weekly laundry service
  • School bank service

Course structure and content

Students have 15 hours of general English lessons per week, and 9 of performing arts. This consists of 6 sessions of 1.5 hours.

Performing arts gives students the opportunity to take part in making a short musical or play. Taking the roles of script-writer, director, costume design, sound engineer and actors, they will write the script, rehearse and act out scenes of the play or musical. The final outcome will be a short performance, to show to the whole school.

Over the 2-week course period, students will have 12 Performing Arts sessions, which will enable them to work towards a short performance to the whole school.

Sample Programme

  • Lesson 1 — Discuss choice of musical or play
  • Lesson 2 — Allocate roles
  • Lesson 3 — Familiarise with theatre, stage, lighting
  • Lesson 4 — Tour of local professional theatre
  • Lesson 5 — Develop script and run through rehearsals
  • Lesson 6 — First complete read-through
  • Lesson 7 — Work out initial choreography
  • Lesson 8 — Scenery and props preparation
  • Lesson 9 — Run through without scripts
  • Lesson 10 — First dress rehearsal
  • Lesson 11 — Final dress rehearsal
  • Lesson 12 — Live performance

Sample weekly timetable

Weds Thurs Fri Sat Sun Mon Tues
Morning Arrival or excursion Book-based lesson Book-based lesson Book-based lesson Performing Arts Excursion Performing Arts
Project-based lesson Project-based lesson Project-based lesson Performing Arts Performing Arts
Lunch Lunch
Afternoon Performing Arts Activities Excursion Book-based lesson Book-based lesson
Performing Arts Activities Project-based lesson Project-based lesson
Dinner Dinner
Evening Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities Activities





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