Some great shots from last week’s dress rehearsal ...
Shene Stage School is devoted to inspiring confidence in performing arts whilst maintaining a relaxed and friendly environment in which students can work and socialise.
All our teachers are fully qualified and have extensive experience in all elements of their chosen field. By offering sessions in Drama, Music and Dance, we aim to nurture their talents, self-confidence and enthusiasm. We pride ourselves on getting to know each child individually and help them achieve their own personal goals.
Shene Stage School operates weekly on a Saturday morning, from 10 am to 1 pm The morning consists of three sessions each of one hour in duration. In between sessions, a short break of fifteen minutes occurs, in which drinks and biscuits are provided and the children are given a chance to relax and ‘cool down’ between classes.
The children love to choose the style for the term and as a result work has included musical theatre, modern pop music and folk songs. In the summer term they wrote their own songs, including the lyrics, which they performed to the parents at the end of term. This this term they worked on repertoire and harmonies with songs that they chose together. We feel it is important for the children to learn to love music from an early age and Lucy’s extensive work with children certainly helps to encourage this.
To see Lucy’s biog please click here
Drama is taught by Sophie Hallett who has been teaching drama for over 20 years. The lessons are very much a collaborative process. The children and Sophie work closely together to create work developed as a group. The emphasis is for the children to feel in control of what they are doing and for Sophie to guide them to the end result. They write scripts together and work on improvisation (a definite favourite) as well as physical theatre, vocal technique, mime, mask work and above all else helping the children to feel great about who they are and what they do.
To see Sophie’s biog please click here
Dance is taught by Lee Harvey Robinson who has been working with Shene Stage School for over 5 years. His energy and enthusiasm is infectious and as a result he and the children produce exciting and original work they create together. As well as being a brilliant performer Lee teaches extensively in the local boroughs.
Styles include modern, jazz, hip hop and musical theatre.
To see Lee’s biog please click here
Some great shots from last week’s dress rehearsal ...
The Spring Term will run from Saturday 6th January to Saturday 17th March. Our end of term presentation will be at 12 O’clock on the Saturday 17th March. The Summer Term will run from Saturday 21st April to Saturday 7th July. Please note we will be taking......
Our end of term show is on Saturday 25th November at Richmond Park Academy from 12 to 1pm. The show is not something that we have spent all term working on to impress the parents but is a relaxed and informal presentation of some of the work......
"Thank you to you and all the other wonderful teachers for yesterday. We enjoyed the show so very much - the children are so talented and the show was put together beautifully. We both loved how egalitarian it was - every child was included, every child felt they were a star - in fact, every child was a star!!"
My daughter looked forward to Saturdays each week and utterly loved the creativity, freedom and camaraderie that came from her time at Sheen Stage School. The teachers are extremely warm and encourage every child to blossom in their own way. I'd recommend it to any parent!
"Henry started at Shene Stage School when he was 6 years old. Not being massively into sport at that age, it gave him an opportunity to develop skills in alternative areas of interest to him. His confidence increased as each term passed and he relished the chance to dance to Michael Jackson, sing songs from West End musicals and write scripts to perform with his fellow students. He is now 12, and still enjoys his 3 hours on a Saturday morning, as much for meeting up with friends as for singing, acting and dancing. The quality of teaching is exceptional, and as a parent who has watched at least 15 end of term shows, I'm continually impressed by the dedication and commitment shown by Sophie and the team. Henry has gone on to perform at the Rose Theatre in Kingston, in school plays, has auditioned for films and has just landed the lead in a musical at the Richmond Theatre. All these achievements are in no small part due to the experience and confidence that he has gained through his 6 years at Shene Stage School. Everyone is given the opportunity to shine, regardless of natural talent, and it is this fair and equal philosophy, that makes Shene Stage School stand out from some of the more competitive performing arts groups. We would highly recommend it!"
"I joined Shene Stage School when I was just eight years old. It feels like a long time ago now, but I will still remember my very first lesson. It was Singing, and I remember how very nervous I was beforehand, about meeting new people and trying new things. Yet I also remember how instantly comfortable, relaxed and above all excited I was by the end of that first lesson. I then spent a very happy eight years worth of Saturday mornings, continuing to be excited by every lesson, learning so much about the different skills from expert teachers, making so many new and lasting friends, being given amazing opportunities to perform outside of the classroom, and most of all, having fun. I felt myself grow in confidence, not just as a singer, dancer, actor or writer, but as a person, helped by a fantastically encouraging environment and amazing staff. Eleven years later and I'm still there! Having left for a very, very brief period of time when I was sixteen, I immediately missed the place and the people and desperately wanted to come back to help out. Over the last couple of years, I have had the privilege of watching children go through the very same experience, either coming out of their shell or learning to channel their talent and enthusiasm. I've learnt so much, I wouldn't have missed it for the world."
"Safia has been going to Shene Stage School for 5 years. She is now 13 and runs in every Saturday with as much enthusiasm as when she started! Although she didn't know any other children there originally, she was immediately welcomed and included in all the discussions about what they might work on each week, and has made some great friends. The children are encouraged to develop their own ideas and write small scenes and sometimes songs between themselves. Being given this freedom of expression has amazing results, not only for the confidence of each child but also in the end of term shows where you can clearly see the humour and character of the children coming out rather than them just performing a well known script. The teaching staff are wonderful, and are an inspiration to the children. They manage to combine great fun with adventurous ideas in an atmosphere where everyone is not only listened to, but heard."
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