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Accents for actors

Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering regional and international accents, including General American, Deep South, Manchester, Scottish (Glasgow), Eire (Dublin).

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Date: 12 Jul 14 - 23 Aug 14
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Accents for actors 1

Increase your ability to use a variety of accents, including general American, London, West Yorkshire, Irish, Scottish, Scouse, South Wales, Bristol and Geordie. Knowledge of phonetics is useful but not essential. Please see below for details of the specific accents covered.

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Accents for actors 2

Expand your skillset as an actor by mastering some “challenging” accents including Geordie, Glasgow, Belfast, Brummie and South Wales.

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Date: 29 Apr 14 - 1 Jul 14
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Alexander technique for all performing artists

The Alexander technique encourages the release of habitual tension to allow greater freedom in movement, breath and speech. This introductory course will include one to one, hands on experience in performance situations, addressing the needs of the actor, singer, musician and all performers.
Learn how the Alexander Technique can help the musician become aware of and 'unlearn' habits of misuse to transform the quality of action in playing, gain more control of breathing and voice, and improve stage presence. Please bring your instrument along.

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Alexander technique: voice and body work

Discover how to integrate freedom of voice and movement in performance. Learn skills to gain presence, find your centre and deal with performance nerves.

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Date: 21 Aug 14
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American accents for actors

Increase your acting skills by mastering a variety of American accents. Aimed at professional actors and those in training who are fluent English speakers. Detailed study of vowel and consonant sounds in each region. Aimed at professional actors and those in training who are fluent English speakers. Some homework required.

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Auditions for getting into accredited drama courses

Demystify the drama school audition process. Build a portfolio of suitable audition pieces and gain confidence and flexibility to audition in an unnatural acting situation.

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Date: 4 May 14
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Character and special effects make-up for stage and screen

Create design ideas for character make-up and develop it on each other on this make-up taster course. You will also get an opportunity to create special effects make-up.

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Date: 17 Aug 14
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Core energetics for actors

Develop a deeper connection to your voice and body by removing blocks through unique play and movement exercises. Free up impulses that lie hidden and unexpressed and unleash your own unique power and creativity.

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Date: 4 Aug 14 - 5 Aug 14
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Cross gender major Shakespearean characters

Have you ever wanted to play a Shakespeare role but were denied because of gender? Well not anymore! Come and have creative fun with the Bard and play that character you have always wanted to.

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Date: 11 Jun 14 - 2 Jul 14
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