Students learn how to be star performers barely without noticing, because at the core of ActAble Academy is fun.
More importantly, we believe that involvement in the arts plays a part in creating star people. The prime objective of ActAble Academy is to encourage essential life-skills; primarily creativity, confidence, and collaboration . 

At ActAble Academy it's not about creating a "perfect finished product"; it's about encouraging natural personal development in the children by using drama. Each week, the teacher leads the students through activities which have been tailored to their specific needs.
Sami Jayne, the director of ActAble, opened the Academy to fill the gap for thought-through drama for children
(not just playing any old drama game to keep the kids busy)! ActAble Academy prides itself on the fact that each class is structured and allows for continual progression and personal development.

Students will stretch their creativity by being encouraged to use their imaginations by devise short stories and scenes. They will grow in confidence by performing in a safe, encouraging environment to each other and occasionaly their parents. They will learn how to listen to others and share their own ideas, by working in collaboration with each other.

The teacher Sami Jayne is a professional actress.

We meet on Mondays at Hanover Community Centre, (33 Southover Street, Brighton BN2 9UD). After your FREE TRIAL CLASS, the cost is £5 per class.
Ages 4-7
 
Monday    3.45-pm-4.45pm
 
  • Playing drama games wakes up our minds, bodies and voices.
  • We explore our imaginations by miming short scenarios.
  • We have fun wearing lots of costumes, to help us make up our own stories.
  • We work together to make up (improvise) a story that the tutor narrates. This is called Story-Play-Time.
  • Dance and music help us to improve our coordination and listening.
  • Sometimes we do theatre-crafts like making masks.
  • Sometimes we have visiting professional performers come to teach special workshops.
Ages 8-10 and 11+

 
 Monday    4.45pm-5.45pm
  •  We warm-up our bodies and voices with actor's exercises.
  • We learn drama skills such as; facial expression, vocal projection, accents, characterisation & improvisation.
  • We are given challenges to create scenes together.
  • We are taught about different acting styles such as comedy & mime.
  • Sometimes we have visiting professional performers come to teach special workshops.
  • LAMDA (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) exams are on offer. You learn and rehearse to get a very prestigious certificate and qualification.