ADA is a recognised Performing Arts pathway for students wanting to develop their performance skills further. ADA offers training for students wanting to perform AND those wanting to develop skills in Backstage Crew.
Why choose ADA?
- Students from KM through to KS5 can access the Academy.
- Staff in the existing team are all trained in industry and offer solid industry links to recognised schools and practitioners.
- ADA students have the opportunity to take additional exams - some of which are recognised by UCAS.
- Gain access to an ADA ONLY weekend workshop with an external provider.
- Go on a ADA Theatre trip each year.
The different levels of training
Access ADA training in their KM Enrichment slot, train in two activities per week after school, join at least one weekend workshop per term.
Access 3 timetabled hours per week in the GCSE Dance or Drama slot. They can opt for dance or drama in Super Curricular, train in at least one activity after school, must attend one weekend workshop per term and participate in strengthening/conditioning sessions once a week at lunch time.
KS5 Faculty students:
Access to 5 hours of timetabled lessons per week by selecting the ADA option in Block E. These 5 hours include sessions in different dance styles, stage combat, strengthening & conditioning, fitness, nutrition/health or scene study. Students train in at least one activity after school and attend at least one weekend workshop per term.
ADA members showcase their skills in at least one school production per
year and an annual ADA showcase.
KS4 & KS5 ADA are also expected to be involved in Ghost Night.
House Dance and Drama:
KM students in ADA are also encouraged to enter House Dance and Drama.
Pathways at KS5:
ACTING Students will focus on the more traditional demands of the actor: stage-combat, scene-study, classical text and drama school audition preparation.
MUSICAL THEATRE Students will split their sessions between acting and dance as well as fitness strengthening and conditioning and singing.
ACTOR MUSICIAN Students will split their sessions between the acting and music activities on offer. Actor-musicians are currently in high demand in industry.
DANCE All sessions will develop students in a variety of styles of dance, as well as fitness, nutrition, strengthening & conditioning and choreography