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Surrey Theatre Academy News 2017

A HUGE well done to the thirty children who competed at this year’s Godalming Music Festival in February. Our two groups both won their sections with Distinction and also scooping two trophies into the bargain! The adjudicator commented that our performers were “A sheer delight to behold”, “Committed” and that “The energy and enthusiasm were infectious” Well done to all who took part and represented our school so brilliantly!

 

2017 has also seen us welcoming West End performer Tom Inge into our classes to teach our students the original choreography from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. We had a fantastic time learning this and listening to Tom’s fantastic stories of what goes behind the scenes of a West End show!

 

Our most recent LAMDA examinations results were all absolutely fantastic with a 100% pass rate across the board and some truly excellent results including one student who received 100 marks for her Grade 8 Musical Theatre exam.  In total there were seventeen distinctions and all of our students did themselves proud.

 

We are very proud that STA alumni are currently appearing in School of Rock in the West End, touring in Honk! With the National Youth Music Theatre and have just finished a run at Chichester Festival Theatre in Forty Years On. We are also very excited that Alex O’Connor who trained with us in 2010-2012 now has a record contract and is tipped for big things under the name Rex Orange County.

A HUGE well done to the thirty children who competed at this year’s Godalming Music Festival in February. Our two groups both won their sections with Distinction and also scooping two trophies into the bargain! The adjudicator commented that our performers were “A sheer delight to behold”, “Committed” and that “The energy and enthusiasm were infectious” Well done to all who took part and represented our school so brilliantly!

 

2017 has also seen us welcoming West End performer Tom Inge into our classes to teach our students the original choreography from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. We had a fantastic time learning this and listening to Tom’s fantastic stories of what goes behind the scenes of a West End show!

 

Our most recent LAMDA examinations results were all absolutely fantastic with a 100% pass rate across the board and some truly excellent results including one student who received 100 marks for her Grade 8 Musical Theatre exam.  In total there were seventeen distinctions and all of our students did themselves proud.

 

We are very proud that STA alumni are currently appearing in School of Rock in the West End, touring in Honk! With the National Youth Music Theatre and have just finished a run at Chichester Festival Theatre in Forty Years On. We are also very excited that Alex O’Connor who trained with us in 2010-2012 now has a record contract and is tipped for big things under the name Rex Orange County.

A HUGE well done to the thirty children who competed at this year’s Godalming Music Festival in February. Our two groups both won their sections with Distinction and also scooping two trophies into the bargain! The adjudicator commented that our performers were “A sheer delight to behold”, “Committed” and that “The energy and enthusiasm were infectious” Well done to all who took part and represented our school so brilliantly!

 

2017 has also seen us welcoming West End performer Tom Inge into our classes to teach our students the original choreography from Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. We had a fantastic time learning this and listening to Tom’s fantastic stories of what goes behind the scenes of a West End show!

 

Our most recent LAMDA examinations results were all absolutely fantastic with a 100% pass rate across the board and some truly excellent results including one student who received 100 marks for her Grade 8 Musical Theatre exam.  In total there were seventeen distinctions and all of our students did themselves proud.

 

We are very proud that STA alumni are currently appearing in School of Rock in the West End, touring in Honk! With the National Youth Music Theatre and have just finished a run at Chichester Festival Theatre in Forty Years On. We are also very excited that Alex O’Connor who trained with us in 2010-2012 now has a record contract and is tipped for big things under the name Rex Orange County.

We will be running brand new lunchtime drama clubs at Shottermill Junior School from September 2017 as well as offering private LAMDA drama tuition there too. We are very excited about introducing this and getting to know all our new students!

 

SUMMER TERM DATES 2017

Monday School – 25th April  – 10th July

Tuesday School – 18th April  – 4th July

Saturday School – 22nd April  – 8th July

Half Term – 29th May – 4th June

Autumn Term Dates 2017 

Monday School – 11th September – 4th December

Tuesday School – 12th September – 5th December

Saturday School – 16th September – 8th December

Half Term: 23rd – 29th October

Theatre Monkeys Pupils to STAR in the West End!

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We are absolutely thrilled to be taking twenty three of our teenage students up to the Adelphi Theatre in the heart of London's West End in February to perform in a showcase with other young talented performers from around the country. It is going to be a wonderful experience for us all and we can't wait!

We are also taking our older students to compete at Godalming Festival in March which is a first for us and something we are really looking forward to.

TERM DATES 2016

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SPRING TERM DATES 2016

Monday School - January 4th - March 21st

Tuesday School -  January 5th - March 22nd

Thursday School -January 7th - March 24th

Saturday School -January 9th - March 26th

Half Term - February 15th - 21st

 

CHEEKY MONKEYS TERM DATES

Tuesday Class - January 5th - March 22nd

Saturday Class - January 9th - March 26th

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PERFORMING ARTS TRAINING IN YOUNG PEOPLE?

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“Sustained training in music, dance or other arts strengthens the brain’s attention system.” (Neuro-Education Summit at John Hopkins University May 2009)

 

“Performing arts encourages young people to stretch beyond their comfort zone to developing their understanding of the world and their place within it. Academic research is providing us with a growing evidence base about the positive role of arts and culture in the lives of young people. “ (Deborah Bull, Director, Cultural Partnerships)

 

“It teaches children to connect, to project, to empathise. It helps them speak, shout and belong. It can make them who they are. It is an essential part of any core curriculum.” (Playwright,Fin Kennedy)

 

“Singing has physical benefits because it is an aerobic activity that increases oxygenation in the blood stream and exercises major muscle groups in the upper body, even when sitting. Singing has psychological benefits because of its normally positive effect in reducing stress levels through the action of the endocrine system which is linked to our sense of emotional well-being. Psychological benefits are also evident when people sing together as well as alone because of the increased sense of community, belonging and shared endeavour.” (Professor Graham Welch, Chair of Music Education at the Institute of Education, University of London)

 

“In this country an increasing number of people lead sedentary lifestyles and rates of obesity are rising. The need to improve levels of physical activity and develop healthier lifestyles has never been more pressing.

 

Dancing can bring a wide range of physical and mental benefits:

>> healthier heart and lungs

>> stronger muscles

>> stronger bones

>> better coordination, agility and flexibility

>> improved balance and enhanced spatial awareness

>> increased physical confidence

>> improved mental functioning

>> improved general and psychological well-being

>> greater self-confidence and self-esteem

>> increased trust

>> better social skills

>> reduced social isolation and exclusion” (Arts Council England)