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Victorian Youth Theatre Classes

Ascot Vale, VIC

Subject: Acting

The Victorian Youth Theatre teaching methodology combines creative drama and role play as a means of developing dramatic and personal skills. A structured curriculum is prepared for each class to develop performing skills and assist in role rehearsal.

Core Curriculum Objectives:

To develop students self confidence and self respect.
To ensure rehearsals and performances are interesting, enjoyable and challenging.
To instruct students in the basics of stagecraft.
To inspire students to discover and nurture their natural abilities and to strive to develop new...

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The Victorian Youth Theatre teaching methodology combines creative drama and role play as a means of developing dramatic and personal skills. A structured curriculum is prepared for each class to develop performing skills and assist in role rehearsal.

Core Curriculum Objectives:

To develop students self confidence and self respect.
To ensure rehearsals and performances are interesting, enjoyable and challenging.
To instruct students in the basics of stagecraft.
To inspire students to discover and nurture their natural abilities and to strive to develop new skills.
To provide a hierarchy which allows students a clear developmental pathway.

Classes consist of up to 18 students of similar age and ability. Each week students work on various units designed to increase dramatic skills (eg characterisation, projection, stagecraft). Students put these skills to use rehearsing and performing a scripted play written specifically for the age group and ability of each class.

All students perform on stage twice a year in June and November/December at Union Theatre in Parkville. The performance repertoire exposes students to a range of theatrical styles and ideas and to give all students the opportunity to display and nurture their performance skills.

Repertoire is chosen from a blend of original or adapted works, from the classics of Shakespeare and Greek theatre, to more contemporary texts. Other styles including Brecht and absurdist theatre are viewed to better understand the history of theatre and the development of stagecraft.

Victorian Youth Theatre training groups rehearse for 90-120 minutes each week. Longer rehearsal periods are required for advanced groups.

Students have the opportunity to move up the Victorian Youth Theatre hierarchy through a series of promotions. Promotions are based on the demonstration of skill, commitment and a positive attitude rather than years of attendance or age.

Classes follow government school terms. We share the same term holidays and our classes begin and end at the same time in the year as the government schools.

Uniform & Costumes
A rehearsal uniform gives students a sense of professionalism at rehearsals and reinforces the nature of performance as group work. The Victorian Youth Theatre rehearsal uniform consists of a rehearsal T-shirt featuring the VYT logo. We ask students to wear black trousers and black shoes.

All costumes for performances are provided. The company is extremely proud of its substantial and varied costume collection. The wardrobe department is continually working on creative and distinctive designs which enhances a students on-stage experience.

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When

Please contact us for upcoming dates and/or more information about this class

Where

Ascot Vale, VIC

Skill level

Beginner

Price: $1,300.00

 

Notes:

The annual fee for the Victorian Youth Theatre program is based on the number of hours of training...

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Notes:

The annual fee for the Victorian Youth Theatre program is based on the number of hours of training per week. They range from $900 - $1,300 per year depending on group level and the duration of the weekly rehearsals and workshops.

All relevant fees are detailed in the offers to participating students. Fees are paid in advance or through a direct debit installment plan.

Students receive all materials required for the year at their first rehearsal. The only additional cost is for the purchase of a rehearsal T-Shirt and a performing T-Shirt. Fees also include costumes for performances. Parents are not expected to make, hire or buy costumes, although students may be asked to provide some basic items.

Fees also include two Sunday compulsory workshops.

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The teachers

About Victorian Youth Theatre

Established in 1984, the Victorian Youth Theatre is one of the oldest performance...

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About Victorian Youth Theatre

Established in 1984, the Victorian Youth Theatre is one of the oldest performance based drama schools in Melbourne. The program, which accepts students aged 8 to 18 years, is beneficial for both the aspiring actor and those wanting to improve self confidence, self awareness and language skills.

The evidence is clear that participation in the performing arts provides a valuable foundation for young people's lives. Improved confidence and self-awareness, better public speaking skills and language skills, increased creativity, and enhanced academic achievement, are just a few of the benefits to be gained from performing arts training.

The Youth Theatre program offers a variety of tuition including improvisation and creative drama, script work, voice projection, articulation and character work. Classes consist of up to 18 students of similar age and ability. All students perform on stage twice a year.

Advanced students also have the opportunity to be promoted into Performing Groups, where skills are refined and taken to the next level.

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Offered through

Victorian Youth Theatre