What is Perform For Life?
Following a decade of theatre school and youth theatre work, we took our very own first steps into the Arts Education world in June 2015. We ran bespoke sessions in schools, holiday workshops, weekday evening and weekend classes.
Fast forward to early 2017, when Perform For Life was formed.
What do we offer?
Our sessions are industry-standard, and create an environment in which students can feel happy, encouraged and supported – while also being challenged.
Why are we different?
We offer Small Group lessons
We offer a number of group sessions smaller in size (maximum 15 students). Students therefore get increased individual attention from our tutors.
We encourage everyone to work towards gaining a Certificate each year
All students are encouraged to prepare annually for a Performing Arts exam with either LAMDA, Trinity College London or RSL. This is done on either a solo, duo, small or large group basis – whatever best suits / is preferred by the student. We have a 100% pass rate, with the majority of pupils gaining a High Merit or Distinction.
Have a look at our LAMDA, Trinity & RSL exams at Perform For Life page for more information, and a list of some of the benefits of working towards an exam.
Entering for an exam is not mandatory, however, and students can still gain skills from working on specific materials.
Sessions are tailored to our students
Students’ lessons are built around them – therefore, the content will always be based on around their strengths, interests and needs. Students will never have to take part in an performance activity they are not comfortable with.
We embrace students’ creativity
Students spend a part of the year working on existing repertoire and experiencing being directed by tutors. However, another chunk of the year is used for creative time. This could range from devising an original show, to themed songwriting and choreographing. This gives the students a chance to stretch their imaginations and convert their ideas to reality. It also gives them a sense of ownership.
Perform For Life in Schools
Perform For Life delivers after-school and solo / duo / small group sessions in a small number of Bristol schools.
We’re also Delivery Partners with Southampton Music Hub, providing regular after-school Music / Musical Theatre workshops for students in Southampton schools.
Have a look at our Schools page for more information.
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