We take children through a highly developed, fully integrated curriculum of speech training, movement and improvisation skills. We have carefully planned lessons for each separate age group and skill set.
All of our students develop through a structured and stimulating syllabus in a supportive, non-competitive environment gaining confidence, self esteem and excellent communication skills all while having the time of their lives! Our enthusiastic staff take ongoing, intensive training so that they deliver our exclusive curriculum to the high standards we expect. This adds to the teaching qualifications that all staff possess so that every child is fully involved and motivated throughout every lesson.
Barbara became Principal of the Tayforth branch in 2001, and since that time has established a thriving and popular branch of the Academy which each year attracts a minimum of 300 students enrolling to attend weekly classes. She holds a first class Joint Honours degree in French and Drama from Bristol University, and is a trained and qualified teacher (PGCE) with teaching experience in both England and Scotland, as well as overseas. She also holds a postgraduate qualification from Dundee University in Teaching Language to Adults, and has worked as an Advisor in Children’s Development with the Church of Scotland. This broad experience across the age groups gives her a unique expertise in language development and confidence building. Barbara has written and produced many plays and pantomimes for children, and has been involved in Community Drama projects in Fife. Married, with three grown-up children, Barbara is convinced of the advantages of confident, enthusiastic communication, of effective and accurate self-expression, and also of the fun that development through drama brings.
Sarah has brought energy and vitality to the studios in Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes and Cupar.
A graduate of Napier and Queen Margaret’s Universities in Acting, she also has an HND in Musical Theatre, and has trained with the Academy to combine energy, creativity and a great sense of fun. Sarah has wide experience of teaching children through Drama, Music and Dance, but also runs Adult dance classes in her spare time!
Freddie has thoroughly enjoyed his time with the Academy. He has grown in confidence and has no problem with standing up in front of his friends and colleagues at school for presentations Parent, Falkland
I am thrilled with Kimmy’s progress at Drama. I took her on holiday and loved seeing her so confident, going on stage with the reps .seeing her approach other kids to make friends. Drama has brought her out of her shell Parent, Kinross
All students attend a one hour class each week of the school year. There are 3 age groups:
LOWER PRIMARY CLASSES
for children in P1 – P3
UPPER PRIMARY CLASSES
for children in P4 – P7
for young people from P7 and above
All our classes aim to encourage:
- Attentive listening
- Enthusiastic participation
- Constructive contribution
- Fluent, creative speech