Early start classes: 4 to 6 year olds
These are split into two age groups
4 – 5 year olds
5 – 6 year olds
These classes last for one and a half hours.
The Early Start classes are all about enhancing natural creativity and developing self confidence. The lessons are taught with warmth and a passion for acting, dancing and singing and there is plenty of fun a long the way.
Games, exercises and themed workshops will stretch the imagination, build self-confidence and help with self expression. This will help language development and improve communication skills.
Dance is introduced using choreographed movement and physical exercise. Students develop balance and co-ordination as well as the ability to follow instruction and remember steps.
Children will learn songs from different musical styles and enjoy general musicianship exercises. They will learn to recognise and understand rhythms.
LIPA Academy for 7 to 15 year olds
For students aged 7 - 15
Weekly lessons are 3 hours
1 hour dedicated to each discipline
Once students reach the age of 7, classes are split as follows:
7 – 9 year olds
10 – 12 year olds
13 – 15 year olds
All classes help to develop the skills and confidence that underpin any progress in the performing arts. They are designed to ensure that the student's journey to proficiency is fun, invigorating and rewarding.
Focus is placed on building knowledge and understanding of the acting process. Techniques include characterisation work and vocal projection. Students are encouraged to devise their own material as well as improvising with scripted material.
The skills range includes choreography, stage presentation, physical and spatial awareness. Styles of dance include street jazz, musical theatre, lyrical and contemporary. These classes will help develop the body to use movement expressively.
We cover vocal technique training designed to secure the health and longevity of the voice, as well as developing understanding of how the body produces the sounds. We cover a wide range of music styles such as pop, musical theatre and jazz.
LIPA Academy for 16+
For students aged 16-19
Weekly lessons are 3 hours
1 hour dedicated to each discipline.
Designed for both experienced and newcomers to acting, dancing and singing. 16+ offers an exciting, fun environment for teenagers, wishing to experience challenging new activities, make new friends and try out new ideas.
Classes provide students with a thorough understanding of technique and cover the underlying principles involved in acting. The techniques also develop social skills, communication and the ability to articulate thought. Classes cover characterisation skills, advanced improvisation work, mime, stage direction and audition technique.
We teach a variety of challenging dance styles such as street jazz, musical theatre and contemporary dance. These diverse, exciting styles of dance develop an understanding of movement and expression. Classes will also cover professional choreography, stage presentation and audition technique.
A wide variety of song styles are taught, including musical theatre, pop, rock and jazz. We teach breathing techniques and relevant anatomy and posture to ensure the health and longevity of the voice. Classes also cover harmonies and projection.