Speech and Drama classes take place at the Academy for students from the age of 5 years upwards, and for all grades up to Diploma level.
Classes are held on
Tuesdays between 3:00 pm and 7:30 pm (with either Michelle or Ailbhe)
Thursdays between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm (with Ailbhe).
The Junior class is for one hour, Intermediate is 1 hour and 45 minutes, and Senior class is 2 hours.
There are 30 weeks per academic year.
Classes include relaxation techniques, movement, voice production, mime, improvisation, stagecraft, actor training and literature.
Students follow RIAM grade examinations which take into account their acting ability, knowledge of chosen iterature and all related theory.
Depending on the teacher and term – throughout the year there will be tours / theatre trips / workshops / participation in stage productions and Drama Festivals…