We are open for bookings!
5th August - 7th August 2024
8:45am - 4:00pm
50% non refundable deposit required. Full payment required by 28th June 2024
We are excited to bring you BRIT Summer, The BRIT School’s Summer school at Canterbury College. This is a one week programme where children are invited to join a combined Performing and Creative arts pathway. This week programme consists of, Theatre, Dance and Singing classes. Each subject has an even weighting on the timetable of two hours per day.
We have passionate and highly skilled teachers delivering the courses. They are a mixture of The BRIT School teachers, BRIT Kids (The BRIT School’s Saturday school) and BRIT Alumni. They will be delivering the classes in Canterbury Colleges specialist studios with access to a wide range of equipment. These will be fun packed, creative fueled, energetic workshops that will challenge young people to try new experiences and build relationships along the way.
WHAT'S ON OFFER?
A Performing Arts Pathway consisting of, Theatre, Dance and Singing.
The theatre classes at BRIT Summer Canterbury allow students to be creative and develop work that they might not get the chance to create at school. The removal of grades and written work allows them to explore their own imaginations in an uninhibited way, which produces some very interesting work and allows each student to better understand their own strengths, weaknesses and passions when it comes to acting. Our theatre classes are not about working to a tight script; instead, children are encouraged to improvise, work on physical theatre and develop their own characters.
In the younger classes children are introduced to a varied repertoire consisting of musical theatre, pop and jazz, so that they are able to develop their individual musical ears and learn to pick up new melodies quickly. There is focus on vocal expression, phrasing, breathing and dynamics to convey the right mood. General vocal technique areas are covered to gain a broad understanding, with an emphasis on breathing and articulation. Classes with older students are encouraged to aim for a high standard of work, and to be more explorative in their listening outside of class. Attention is given to finer details to help achieve a more precise result with focus on phrasing and rhythmic awareness.
During the BRIT Summer Canterbury Dance classes, we will work on strength, flexibility and coordination through warm-ups and technical exercises. Dance offers students the opportunity to learn about posture, coordination and placement. Classes will encourage children to lose inhibitions and gain confidence while developing greater balance, flexibility, strength and musicality. We will cover several genres of dance including street/commercial, contemporary/lyrical and technical jazz.
At the end of the week, there will be an informal sharing day in the theatre to the other Performing arts students.
Week 1: 5th August - 7th August 2024
Location: Canterbury College, Canterbury, Kent