The Programmes

Glenlyn Academy’s Arts in Schools programmes are bespoke allowing each school to create their own unique performing arts package. Each programme is based on the following:

Regular classes

* Regular scheduled classes in dance, drama, singing and musical theatre.
* Classes timetabled during or after school.
* Dance classes include Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Street Jazz.
* Potential for dance and drama students to be entered for accredited examinations.
* Classes can be made to match other parts of the curriculum. 
* End of term performances to peers, teachers and family.

One-off workshops

* All-day one-off workshops in all aspects of musical theatre (dance, drama and singing).
* Workshops focusing on a single musical creating a performance in a day or a broader range of classes introducing students to many different styles of performing.

Term-length special projects

* Term-length programme focusing on a special project.
* Projects include (but are not limited to) school plays, musicals and showcase performances.
* Special projects can run at any length and incorporate students from across the school.
* These packages are tailor made to the needs of the individual school.
* Arts in Schools will work with each school to develop the project.

Individual or small-group peripatetic classes

* Individual or small-group classes in speech and drama.
* Classes are scheduled before, during and after school similar to instrumental lessons.
* Students can be entered for accredited examinations with LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art).

Support for schools applying for Artsmark

* Full support for schools applying for Artsmark at silver, gold and platinum level.
* Bespoke programmes to ensure schools fulfill all the Artsmark criteria.

Staff training in performing arts provision

* One-off or regular workshops for staff to enable them to introduce performing arts into the school curriculum.
* Workshops can be incorporated into a school’s existing staff CPD plan.
* Workshops can be incorporated into school inset and staff training days.
* Workshops can be tailor made to focus on the following key areas:
   * Speech and drama
   * Dance
      * Basic introduction.
      * More in-depth workshops for those who have a background in performing arts.
   * Singing
      * No previous experience is required.
      * Singing can be incorporated into the curriculum without the need for musicians or accompanists.

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