THE SCHOOL FOR PERFORMING ARTS
What we offer…
Italia Conti Tunbridge Wells is associated with the main academy in London, which has successfully trained many professional performers. Our courses have been tried and tested, with many pupils eventually progressing to join the full time Academy and major vocational colleges in the UK, later becoming the accomplished professionals we see on stage and screen today.
Classes are held from 9am until 6pm on Saturdays, during term-time at Skinners School in St Johns Road, Tunbridge Wells. Our ‘term-time’ is normally ten weeks and runs parallel with standard school terms, incorporating half-terms and holidays.
Our school provides a variable choice of subjects including Modern, Tap and Ballet in ISTD exam syllabus, Musical Theatre, Jazz and Hip Hop. For Drama, we offer LAMDA classes of which pupils can progress through taking their examinations in acting. Alternatively, students can participate in free-work acting classes, which includes improvisation, script work and character analysis. Our singing classes are in groups, which help the students to work as a unit and harmonize within their vocal range. The criteria for singing class is usually musical theatre, pop, contemporary and sometimes we offer an ‘open mic’ session amongst students. We don’t provide singing examinations, although our teacher does teach grades individually out of ‘Conti’ time.
Students are divided in to five main groups; pre-primaries, primaries, lower juniors, upper juniors and seniors. Each class subject lasts for one hour, except pre-primary classes, which are half and hour and we run over 70 classes each week. We invite children from three to eighteen years of age focusing on enjoyment and enabling students to gain both confidence and self-discipline whilst attending classes. Students are carefully monitored and assessed, by our teachers, to ensure that they are in the correct class.