Castaway Feel the Beat: Perform a Musical!

Ref: C3677602

Students on this course will work on improving their abilities in dance, song and drama. They will work in pairs and small groups with a view to improvement through pooling each student's strengths. Within the course of this work, there will be a strong emphasis on evaluation and progress. setting high standards to extend their own expectations and self belief.

Course aim

to provide a rich and varied experience in drama, dance and song with an emphasis on creativity culminating in performance

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 unique level and meet their own individual needs.

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

  • work in a small group of around four and create new movements based on a theme
  • work in a small group on drama or voice
  • vary the performance of a song, paying attention to dynamics or pace.
  • offer suggestions as to way a performance can be improved
  • make clear comments on the merits of another's performance

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
  • Digital assessment will be used to record and evaluate the progress that has been made

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 digital file of work will be kept to help record your progress

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?

  • work within this course will help the student widen their opportunities in the performing arts.

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Castaway Feel the Beat: Perform a Musical!

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

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