Saturday School


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Saturday School


Elizabeth Samuels Drama School is a unique independent school dedicated to nurturing and caring for each student.

Our Saturday classes are specially designed to improve confidence, develop impressive communication skills and inspire students to achieve their best.

We pride ourselves on our small classes which allows us to provide a caring approach to each individual student.

You will notice huge differences from your first lesson as your confidence grows and you start to have fun with your fellow Elizabeth Samuels family!

At the end of the year, each student will have the opportunity to perform on stage to the public in their end of year showcase. This is a really exciting opportunity to shine in front of your family. Previous shows include Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and The Girl in The Water.

We offer one free trial for your child to try out our lessons. We currently have many children who attend our Saturday classes, spaces are extremely limited for the Autumn term, to sign up your child please book below or alternatively we offer a one week free trial.

Spring Term Dates: Saturday 12th January to Saturday 13th April.  (14 Classes in total)

Saturday School takes place at St Stephens Primary School Hall, Winchester Rd, Twickenham TW1 1LF

Fees


Fees


Payment Options

Year 1 to Year 2

  • Full Term: £182
    (£13 a session) 

  • 4 Payments of £49
    (£196 in total - £14 a session)

Year 3 to Year 9

  • Full Term: £182
    (£13 a session) 

  • 4 Payments of £49
    (£196 in total - £14 a session)

Year 10 - Year 13

  • Full Term: £182
    (£13 a session)

  • 4 Payments of £49
    (£196 in total - £14 a session) 

Drop-in Session

  • £20.00 a session 

What we OFFER


What we OFFER


Ensembles Class (Year 3 to Year 6)
9.30am - 11.15am 

Students will learn:

  • Fun, playful and imaginative drama.

  • Rehearsing and performing as an ensemble. 

  • Confidence building.

  • Character development and improvisation that boosts creativity. 

We celebrate each student’s uniqueness by teaching the core values of an ‘ensemble’ and simultaneously encouraging each child to stand out from the crowd. Students will be encouraged to play, make new friends and ultimately have fun.


Prologues Class (Year 7 to Year 9)
9.30am - 11.15am 

Students will learn:

  • Exciting new acting techniques.  
  • Character exploration through voice, body & mind. 
  • Physical and Vocal articulation.
  • Improvisation

An exploration of character through various vocal, physical and emotional states. Students will create fully formed characters through an increased awareness, confidence and stage presence. Each student will explore characterisation through imaginative play in a safe and fun environment.


Meisner’s Class (Year 10 - Year 11)
11.30am - 13.30pm

Students will learn:

  • The Meisner technique. 
  • How to act truthfully, responsively and ‘in the moment'. 
  • Character and scene analysis. 
"To be an interesting actor…to be an interesting human being – you must be authentic and for you to be authentic you must embrace who you really are, warts and all. Do you have any idea how liberating it is to not care what people think about you? Well, that's what we're here to do." — Sanford Meisner

A professional approach to learning the Meisner technique, in which co-founders Elizabeth and Sam were awarded an MA Acting in the Meisner technique at Andrew Lloyd Webber's world famous Arts Educational School in London. The technique is adopted by actors all over the world including Tom Cruise, Amy Schumer and Christoph Waltz. 


Principal’s Class (Year 12 - Year 13)
11.30am - 13.30pm 

Students will learn:

  • Professional stage and screen acting. 
  • Audition technique for theatre, film and drama schools.
  • Professional employment skills. 
  • How to apply the Meisner technique into their acting. 

Students will be trained by Principal’s Elizabeth and Sam. A specific and intensive class that will prepare students for working in the industry.

CONFIDENCE BUILDING DRAMA


CONFIDENCE BUILDING DRAMA


"My daughter loves these classes. It's doing her the world of good, thank you for investing in her" - Caroline. 

Inspiring Children to be the best version of themselves.