Stage Door News

Date: 22nd June 2020   |   Category: Uncategorized

Dear Parents,

 

As lockdown eases we know lots of you are now getting out and about more but if you get bored then we have another week’s worth of activities for you to try!! Fun drama activities! 

As you know from tomorrow, we will be starting outdoor performing arts sessions and we were thrilled to see so many students interested. We will be doing these sessions for the next four weeks and places are limited, so let us know if you would like a space. 

Our Lamda zoom sessions started last Thursday and we had great fun selecting poems and monologues. It’s not too late to join if you’d like to start practicing for an examination!!

 

STAGE DOOR QUIZ

Join us on Friday at 7:30pm for our virtual quiz on Zoom. To take part, reply to this email or get in touch with the Stage Door Team. This quiz will be for Stage door Students aged 10yrs+ and there will be some prizes up for grabs!!  

 

ONLINE LAMDA ZOOM LESSONS 

Last Thursday we started our Lamda sessions on zoom but it is not too late to get involved. Let us know if you would like to take part and we can send you more information.


STAGE DOOR ACTIVITIES! 

 

1. Props

Set out a few props on the floor such as an umbrella, a phone, a pen, a blanket etc.  The student’s task is to create and practice a scene based around this prop. We would love to know what ideas the students have come up with.

 

2. Who’s shoes are these?

Pretend you have a box of shoes (or use an actual shoe box if you have one!). Take imaginary shoes out and make a “big deal” about putting them on (a ballerina will lace up to her knees, a fireman will pull on high boots, etc.). Then, silently, act out the character (dance, put out fires climbing ladders, etc.)

  

3. Touch the Colour

Call out different colours and students must find something in the space which is that colour and “touch it”. You can repeat colours but tell students they are not allowed to touch the same thing more than once.  

 

4.  Acting Out A Story

Why not try acting out a story this week? Here is an example story your child could act out.The highlighted words are action points for them to perform/show body language and facial expressions. Once your child has acted this story out why don’t you ask they to try and act out their favourite story?

There once was a speedy Hare who bragged about how fast he could run. Tired of hearing him boast, the Tortoise challenged him to a race. All the animals in the forest gathered to watch.

The Hare ran down the road for a while and then paused to rest. He looked back at the tortoise and cried out, “How do you expect to win this race when you are walking along at your slow, slow pace?”

The Hare stretched himself out alongside the road and fell asleep, thinking, “There is plenty of time to relax.”

The Tortoise walked and walked, never ever stopping until he came to the finish line.

The animals who were watching cheered so loudlyfor Tortoise that they woke up the Hare. The Hare stretched, yawned and began to run again, but it was too late. Tortoise had already crossed the finish line.

 

5. Pass the Ball Mime

Throw the ball to each other and each time you throw the ball the ball will have a new characteristic. Here are some examples…

  • The ball becomes heavier and heavier (until it is really heavy)
  • The ball becomes lighter and lighter (until it is really light)
  • The ball becomes smaller (until it is tiny) (it may also be light or heavy and small)
  • The ball becomes bigger and bigger (until it is huge) (and light or heavy)
  • The ball becomes slippery
  • The ball becomes sticky
  • The ball becomes hotter / colder
  • The ball becomes spikey

 

6. ZOOM LESSONS

We don’t have any zoom classes this week as we have our quiz on Friday…. but watch this space as we’ll have some next week for the students to log onto and enjoy !!!  

Take Care everyone,

Stage Door Team