Helen Arber Performing Arts



HAPA Pure Drama



We would like to introduce Lauren Beauchamp as our new Drama Specialist to HAPA. Lauren graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and has worked both on stage and screen. Her credits include work with the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky with her films being screened at various festivals including the Cannes Film Festival. Her theatre background incorporates both classical and modern works. She has also worked both as a director and producer as well as casting director. Lauren has over 12 years of teaching experience and has helped shape the careers of many young actors. She has a real passion for teaching and is very pleased to be part of the HAPA team.

Young Actors Course for ages 6-16

This is a very special course for those who love to act. It is also a course specially designed to boost confidence and the way you present yourself, with the bonus of being able to achieve a recognised LAMDA qualification should you wish. Introducing HAPA’s Young Actors Course, where week by week students will learn to develop key acting methods and stage craft. The course is tailored for each age group’s ability, enabling student to pick up the techniques in a fun easy to learn environment. Lessons will include an in-depth look at:

Staging - types of stages, use of space and use of props. Characterisation - building your character visually and physically.

Mastering scripts and monologues – looking at the true meaning behind a text, and ways in which to commit lines to memory. Voice – how to project your voice and breathing techniques. Key public speaking aids.

Improvisation – both spontaneous and rehearsed and how this helps develop the drama further.

Acting for Camera – learn the subtle art of how to modify acting techniques for screen.

Audition Techniques – how to impress and prepare for an audition.

When students are ready and comfortable they will be offered the chance to sit a LAMDA Acting Examination (Regulated Qualification). LAMDA’s performance examinations use drama to develop self-confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice. There are various levels of examinations and this again will be tailored to the individual. The LAMDA exams are not compulsory, but they are an incredible achievement to work towards, for those who would like to further themselves. So whether you are a budding actor with a dream to see your name in lights, or someone that purely loves the thrill that acting brings or maybe you are someone who could benefit from a little more confidence the young actors course could be for you. 


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