Performing arts is not just about wanting to be famous or a celebrity it’s about expressing yourself and developing skills to do that effectively; skills Senior Management, Teachers and CEO’s use every day. Performing arts build confidence, co-ordination, teamwork, empathy, whilst making new friends and having loads of fun!
Increasingly schools are cutting the arts subjects, but who will be our creatives and innovators for the future. It is so important to invest in and build on these skills giving your children a creative outlet and an opportunity to shine.
In a recent article a colleague cites:
Whatever career a young person decides on, communication is a vital skill to acquire. Though drama, children are encouraged to express themselves verbally, improvise where necessary, improve their diction, use body language and facial expressions to reinforce their perspective and essentially “find their voice”.
Getting up in front of an audience can be daunting whatever age you are, but even initially reticent children can achieve a level of poise and assurance through practising performing arts.
In today’s world of education more and more emphasis is being placed on teamwork. Through performing arts, children learn the importance of the team, how everyone’s contribution is vital and how to co-operate and interact with other to achieve the best results. And through this interaction, our students make valued and lasting friendships.
Empathy and Understanding
Having to act out an unfamiliar situation can be a thought-provoking experience for our pupils, helping them to develop key skills of empathy for different viewpoints, develop emotional intelligence and learn more about the wider world. Acting out a situation can be a much more powerful way of learning than just being taught about it.
Dramatic arts can provide students with an outlet for emotions and ideas that they may not otherwise be able to express. They can try on different personas, explore ideas and concepts in a safe and nurturing environment, experiment and develop their problem-solving skills.
Learning isn’t dull at our classes. In fact, PQA is unique as we offer our students so many fantastic opportunities. Our core modules are: Musical Theatre, Film & Television and Comedy & Drama.
But Pauline Quirke Academy (PQA) offers so much more including:
London West End performances.
Film Festivals at the Empire cinema in Leicester Square, London
Performing High School Musical at The Palace Theatres
Local cinema screening, at Vue Paignton Oscar style!
Performing with X factors G4
Theatre trips – e.g. Aladdin Panto at Xmas at The Princess Theatre
Free group Trinity exams
Opportunity to perform at Local festivals
Professional masterclasses, Matilda the Musical, Accents, Bollywood, Stage Combat and many more.
Quirky Kidz professional agency
Here at PQA Torbay we are still reeling from our performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, in the West End at 16th July including receiving a Distinction at 91% for our Trinity Musical Theatre In Production Level 3.
We are proud to announce we will be performing and supporting top series one X Factor winners G4 in their Christmas by Candlelight tour – singing at Torquay Central Church 29th November. http://www.g4official.com
We’ve made a start on songs and dances for High School Musical for show in April at the Palace Theatre.
Before Xmas break we find out we won a national award for an anti bullying film by Red Group , plus we are currently filming more films to enter national competitions. Our own Red Carpet Film Screening and Awards is on 6th November at Vue Cinema Paignton.
The Pauline Quirke Academy Torbay operates every Saturday morning at South Devon College, Paignton 10am-1pm for the main sessions and the Poppets class (age 5) runs from 10am-11.30am. (age 4) 11.30am- 1pm
www.pqacademy.com for further information about classes
or come to our OPEN DAY 30th Sept arrive at 9.30am