Voice and Movement

Ref: C3841759

Using practical workshops and research using videos/media etc the group will learn about different methods to aid their final performances. We shall be exploring 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s to give the group a stimulus to work to. The learner will engage in tutor led demonstrations, understand how to apply the techniques and be able to apply the techniques in performance. All Class members will help choose music or sound scape, costumes and make important decisions about how to devise material. The classes are set in a friendly and welcoming environment. There will be set performance dates (venue & dates TBA). The sessions are designed to help the learner develop confidence, social skills and further their health & well-being.

Course aim

This course aims to develop the skills required for performance concentrating on the body and voice. We shall explore different methods through practical workshops. Our theme is “reminisce”.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • For disabled learners.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • . The learner will develop a basic understanding of techniques in voice and acting. They will be asked to apply them through the practical workshops. The learner will keep a record of their personal journey using a diary as a tool for reflection.
  • Research the chosen decade for historical material which they will use in practical group work throughout the year.
  • The learner must present research in a formal presentation as part of a team. The learner must demonstrate effective use of ICT skills, good verbal communication and a short demonstrative performance must be included.
  • Actively engage in performance workshops which will lead to public performances within the community. Venues/ dates TBC.
  • To demonstrate effective awareness through feedback and evaluation throughout the course. This will be recorded in a journal provided by the tutor.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks and research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. No heeled shoes.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

Download full course information sheet

Voice and Movement


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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