Betty Ann Norton Theatre School Winter/Spring Term 2021
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Ethos: Our school, with over 60 years of teaching experience, is founded on a desire to provide confidence, clear speech, and a life-long love of acting, literature, and theatre to the masses. We believe that speech and drama classes benefit students of all ages, whether you start at age 3 or 33. But of course the sooner you start the longer you will be able to reap the benefits of clear speech, communication skills, creativity, emotional intelligence, and much more.
Step 1: ages 3.5-5, 1 hour, €20 per class. This class provides a great introduction to the world of speech and drama. Poetry speaking, mime, stories, improvisation, exercises for clear speech, and lots of fun games.
Step 2: ages 5.5-7: 1.5 hours, €30 per class. This class bridges the gap between step 1 and the junior class. With the options to take part in Feis Maitiu competitions and an Initial speech and drama examination at the end of the year.
Junior: ages 7-10. 2.5 hours. €50 per class. Option to do a half class (€25). This class is broken into the speech class -- poetry speaking, exercises for clear speech, reading aloud, story-telling and public speaking -- and drama class -- group scenes, improvisation, mime, and character work.
Intermediate: ages 10-13. 2.5 hours. €50 per class. Option to do a half class (€25). This class is broken into the speech class -- poetry speaking, exercises for clear speech, reading aloud, story-telling and public speaking -- and drama class -- group scenes, improvisation, mime, and character work.
Teenage: 13+. 7 hours (over two days). €80 per class. Option to do a half class (€45). Speech class involves vocal theory and speech training, public speaking and communication, poetry, prose and verse speaking, literature and theatre studies. Acting class involves acting techniques, workshops, movement, improvisation, group scenes, and film-making.
Adult: same as teenage. Option to complete an internationally recognised associate diploma in Speech and Drama Performance or Teaching.
> where there is the option for half-classes the speech class is required for solo performance pieces and exam-work. The drama class is required for group performance pieces, competitions and performances.
> Age refers to the age they are on September 1st 2020 (flexible for step 1 and 2 classes)
> Prices are paid per term e.g. €20 per class translates to €200 per ten week term.
> Early booking discounts and payment plans available so please get in touch for those:
> email: firstname.lastname@example.org