Experience the thrill, joy and excitement of performing before a live audience
Stage Lights is for primary school students with an interest and desire to perform. Designed to simulate a real theatre company, Stage Lights offers our students an opportunity to experience the process of planning and preparing for a performance. In the process of doing so, our students learn not only to unleash their innate creative flair and expression, but also how to collaborate in ensemble productions. This is the only programme at Julia Gabriel that focuses on speech and drama as a performing art.
Stage Lights develops three core stagecraft disciplines:
- Acting and voice
- Movement & choreography
- Musical performance
Stage Lights students progress through the Trinity College London’s Performance Arts syllabus to get accreditation for the work they do as performers.
In Stage Lights, our students will:
- Develop individual creativity and expression in an environment of trust and security
- Gain experience in collaborating for ensemble productions
- Learn how to keep a personal portfolio and journal to gain insights into the creative process
“I’ve been running our Stage Lights programme since January 2011. Over the years I’ve come to see that it does more than give our students the ability to perform on stage confidently. It has also given them skills which are essential for life such as creativity, the capacity to express their thoughts and opinions, communicate effectively, and engage others positively; it has provided them with the opportunity to be empathetic towards others- to feel what it is like to be in someone else’s shoes. The need to learn lines and remember sequences for a play, has improved their memory; and by learning how important it is to behave in a professional manner while preparing for a show, they’ve learnt to develop a sense of calm and self-control.
Above all, Stage Lights has given our students the chance to have fun, build bonds of friendship and a sense of purpose. It’s an honour for me to be a part of it.”
– WILLIAM ROYSTON, HEAD OF PERFORMING ARTS