DRAMA CLASSES
FOR CHILDREN

The aim of the drama classes for children is for them to participate in a permanent creative process whch enables them to acquire knowledge which will help them develop their own creative and inventive capacity.

At the same time, it will reinforce group work, foster confidence and encourage participation. Via drama, the children will learn more about themselves and about others, whilst they are enjoying themselves and having fun.

The drama classes for children are divided up into three different cycles, according to age. Each cycle consists of different groups, depending on the children’s year of birth.


ENROLMENT

The enrolment period for the drama classes for children takes place during the months of May and June:

  • Children who have attended the Drama School during 2015-2016: May 31st – June 3rd
  • Vacancies for new pupils:
    • Children born in 2013. Elis Group (Pre-school – 3 years old): June 7th – 10th 2016
    • The rest of the groups, for children born between 2005 and 2012: June 8th – 10th 2016

If there are still any vacancies, the enrolment period will be open until September 23rd.

Enrolment timetable: Monday to Friday, 9am – 2pm and 5pm to 8pm.

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1st CYCLE
(pre-school children aged 3 – 5)



ELIS

Year of Birth: : 2013
Timetable:
Mondays 5.30 – 7pm

BUFONS

Year of Birth: : 2012
Timetable:
Tuesdays 5.30 – 7pm
Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm

OTS

Year of Birth: : 2011
Timetable:
Tuesdays 5.30 – 7pm
Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm


  • To learn by using your imagination.
  • To differentiate, recognise and experiment with the different parts of the body and the sensations you get when moving it.
  • To enhance imagination, observation and fantasy.
  • To enable the development from symbolic play to dramatic play.
  • To help the child to gain autonomy in the play area.
  • To vocalise and reproduce the theatrical response in a satisfactory way.
  • To dramatise collective and/or individual theatrical situations.
  • To become familiar with costumes, make-up and theatrical props.
  • To perform a theatrical piece in front of an audience.

  • Games for getting to know and discovering themselves and each other
  • Recognition and practice of basic movement skills
  • Recognition of sensations and emotions produced by basic needs
  • Experimentation with spacial awareness using their own body as a point of reference
  • Imitation of behavioural patterns and moods – good, happy, bad, sad, angry, etc.
  • Development of activities to promote the child’s freedom of expression
  • Physical and vocal expression of the lines, both individually and collectively
  • Proposal of games and activities based on symbolic play and dramatic play
  • Memorisation of the lines, both individually and collectively
  • Imitation and adaptation of different character types
  • Activities on and proposals for the make-up and characterisation of theatrical characters
  • Rehearsal and repetition
  • Basic theatre slang.
  • Respect for facilities and material
  • Confidence in oneself and in the group
  • Group feeling and group work.
  • Exhibition of non-aggressive and non-discriminatory attitudes
  • Pleasure in and satisfaction from participating individually or collectively in the activities

2nd CYCLE
(Children in first and second years of primary education)



TRAPELLES

Year of birth: 2010
Timetable:
Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm
Fridays 5.30 – 7pm

GAGS

Year of birth: 2009
Timetable:
Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm
Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm


  • Self-improvement and exploration via physical expression
  • Discover and express physical situations via handling objects.
  • Apply rhythm in dance and movement creations.
  • Get to know and experiment with basic moviment actions.
  • Experiment with the lines, adapting them to the different situations and the different characters.
  • Develop and differentiate between dramatic play, theatre play and dramatic creation.
  • Identify the elements in a dramatic structure.
  • Get to know theatre slang, the parts of the stage, theatrical sign systems and genres.
  • Experiment with what your voice can do and apply that when developing a character.
  • Differentiate and identify roles – the actor and the spectator.
  • Perform a theatrical piece in front of an audience.

  • Identification and experimentation with elements of physical expression
  • Performance and expression of stories via movement.
  • Use of artistic and plastic art resources in dance and movement creations.
  • Initiation in basic movement actions: energy-space-time = action
  • Creation and resolution of dramatic situations whilst using objects (real, imaginary, transformable), materials (conventional and non-conventional) and artistic and plastic art resources.
  • Experimentation with what your voice can do (tone, intensity and timbre) and apply that when developing a character.
  • Carrying out of games, exercises and group dynamics which foster organisation within the group.
  • Proposal of activities to differentiate between dramatic play, theatre play and improvisation.
  • Development of character by applying theatrical sign systems, voice, movement and gesture and objects.
  • Carrying out of improvisation exercises.
  • Imaginary stories, both individually or in a group.
  • Use of theatrical sign systems: make-up, scenery, props, etc.
  • Rehearsals (and repeats).
  • Respect for facilities and material.
  • Confidence in oneself and in the group.
  • Group feeling and group work.
  • Exhibition of non-aggressive and non-discriminatory attitudes.
  • Pleasure in and satisfaction from participation in the activities, both individually and/or in a group.

3rd CYCLE
(Children in third to sixth year of primary education)



FLIPS

Year of birth: 2007-2008
Timetable:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 5.30 – 7pm
Mondays 5.30 – 7pm
Fridays 5.30 – 7pm

YORICKS

Year of birth: 2005-2006
Timetable:
Mondays and Wednesdays 5.30 – 7pm
Mondays 5.30 – 7pm
Fridays 5.30 – 7pm


  • Take a closer look at physical expression and masks.
  • Promote the interrelationship between body and objects.
  • Take a closer look at various expression techniques which the character or theatrical situation might require.
  • Take a closer look at the possibilities of dance and movement, mime, clown techniques and pantomime.
  • Voice work, in particular volume and vocalisation.
  • Initiation into how to place your voice according to the register it belongs to.
  • Use improvisation techniques for creation and cohesion.
  • Make the pupil aware of dramatic conflict and its importance.
  • Take a closer look at role play and its rules (entrances, exits, etc)
  • Differentiate the parts of the text and its structure.
  • Get used to taking time to reflect when faced with new proposals.
  • Rehearse and perform in the scheduled workshops.

  • Apply various expression and communication possibilities in physical expression.
  • Experimentation with what the body can do – free expression.
  • Experimentation with the possibilities movement gives you.
  • Experimentation with the possibiltities your voice has via specific exercises and application of theses possibilities a posteriori in the daily rehearsals.
  • Introduction and development of acting techniques, like mime, dance, clown techniques, etc.
  • Use of play for expression and group dynamics.
  • Application of theatrical sign systems when creating a character.
  • Use of improvisation for group and/or individual creation.
  • Use of specific theatrical terms during learning process.
  • Manage to use the various theatre sign systems during the creative process.
  • Knowledge of theatre genres and basic characteristics of each one, relating them at the same time to playwrights and their most famous work.
  • Analysis of the structure and parts of a play.
  • Respect for facilities and material.
  • Confidence in oneself and in the group.
  • Group feeling and group work.
  • Exhibition of non-aggressive and non-discriminatory attitudes.
  • Pleasure in and satisfaction from participation in the activities, both individually and/or in a group.

SATURDAY GROUPS


CLOWNS AND GLUPS

School year: Children aged 4 – 11
Timetable: Saturdays 10am – noon


  • Objectives corresponding to Cycles 1, 2 and 3

  • Content corresponding to Cycles 1, 2 and 3

PUBLIC PERFORMANCES

During the year there will be various performances and classes within the different groups that will be open to the families. These activities are the following:


OPEN DAY

With the youngest members of the school, an open day will be held halfway during the year so that their parents can attend and see how the school works and what activities are organised here.

CAVALL FORT

Participation in the Cavall Fort Theatre Sessions organised by Òmnium Cultural (an organisation promoting the Catalan language and Catalan culture). The Drama School participates by a production of its own performed by the various children’s drama groups.

PERFORMANCES AT THE “TEATRE DE L’ESCORXADOR” THEATRE

During the year the different groups will hold performances which will be open to the public so that their family and friends can come and see them perform in the Teatre de l’Escorxador theatre.


“THE ADVENTURE OF LIFE” PROJECT


Lleida City Council’s Department of Social Welfare and Employment promotes a campaign called El Secret dels Floppis, l’Aventura de la Vida (The Floppis’ Secret, The Adventure of Life) which focusses on health and healthy habits among the children in the city of Lleida. This project includes the show “The Floppis’ Secret”, performed by children who attend drama classes at the Theatre School.

Each year the teaching staff selects ten pupils to participate in a production that will be performed 4 or 5 times in primary schools around the city.

For the Course Handbook click on the following link

Course Handbook


TEACHING STAFF