Castaway Feel the Beat: Rehearse a Musical!

Ref: C3676877

Students on this course will examine the different genres of music through movement and the voice, promoting self expression. They will also work in pairs and small groups to create their own interpretation of a story and finally share with others at the end of the course. Within the course of this work, there will be a strong emphasis on evaluation and improvement, setting high standards to extend their own expectations and self confidence.

Course aim

To provide a rich experience of drama, song and dance, with an emphasis on improvement and assessment through discussion.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • This course will aim to work at people's own individual level and meet their own individual needs.

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

  • Create new movements in dance working on my own or with a partner which reflect the stimulus provided
  • State my achievements but also make comments on how what I have achieved might be improved
  • Interpret a song through movement or through use of instruments or through style of voice
  • Work with others as a team taking turns, watching and participating

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

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • 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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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Castaway Feel the Beat: Rehearse a Musical!

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  • 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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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