The Starting Block.
A 10 WEEK AUDITION COURSE FOR AGES 16 PLUS
Integral is here to help you get into theatre school and be prepared for life in the industry. Your wellbeing is at the centre of everything we do. At Integral we will teach you the skills, tips and tricks you need to successfully navigate theatre school auditions, castings and your first steps into the industry. We will build your confidence, support your applications, help with your headshots, showreels and CVs. Our many years of industry experience mean we are at the cutting edge of best practice. We will help you take the first steps towards your dreams.
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Healthy mind & body.
The course will run over 10 weeks, with two 2 hour sessions per week.
On week 5 and week 10 there will be a mock audition, simulating a drama school audition, so that when the time comes for the real thing, you will know what to expect and will have the confidence to excel.
The full 10 week course costs £400: this covers 40 hours of tuition.
How many weeks?
Students are required to commit to the full 10 weeks in order to benefit from the full course.
16th Nov – 16th Dec (part one)
11th Jan – 8th Feb (part two)
Wednesdays and Fridays
Please fill out the application form at the bottom of this page
A member of our team will be in touch within 3 working days to arrange your interview
If you are successful a 20% non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place.
An invoice will be sent after your space is confirmed
Your deposit will be deducted from the final amount
you will receive an invoice shortly after we receive your deposit. Fees must be paid 5 days before your first session
Part One - Weeks 1 to 5
In dance you will learn a Matt Mattox inspired routine, similar to routines they teach in most drama school auditions and in the jazz classes of a degree course.
You will learn the technique and coordination required for this style of routine, as well as corner work.
There will also be a focus on audition etiquette in a dance call, in terms of how to present yourself professionally.
In acting we will begin with character work, and focusing on how to build a character from scratch. Each student will be assisted in choosing a suitable modern monologue for an audition and apply the techniques learnt from their character work classes to the monologue.
Most drama schools also do an improv/workshop style audition and we will be introducing this in our sessions so you can feel comfortable showing your true-selves and listening to instructions in an audition setting.
Singing lessons will include harmony work in a group, to help build confidence and learn musicality and tuning skills. These first five weeks will focus on choosing a suitable legit song for your vocal range and age, as well as choosing a great 16 bar cut.
Each student will get 1-2-1 time working on their song. You will learn how to present your music in an audition and speak professionally to the pianist.
In our personal development sessions you will receive sessions in yoga and mindset, healthy eating, marketing for actors as well as being set contextual studies homework to broaden your knowledge of musicals and composers, in preparation for the interview section of an audition.
Part Two - Weeks 6 to 10
There will be a focus of ballet in the dance classes, to give understanding of a different technique that can be required in drama school auditions. You will work on barre work, travelling steps, adage and pirouettes.
In acting, you will be assisted in choosing a Shakespeare monologue that meets the requirements of most drama school auditions. You will be encouraged to choose something that is a contrast to your modern monologue, and therefore shows range and challenges you.
You will be taught how to understand the text and convey character emotion and intention through the monologue. There will also be a session to work on a duologue, as sometimes drama schools might pair actors up to see how they work with others.
In singing there will be a focus on choosing a modern song that meets the actors casting but also contrasts to your legit song. We will be taking techniques learnt from acting classes and applying them in an ‘acting through song’ format, to give an all-round performance in your audition.
Personal development will consist of self-tape workshops, tax for actors, contextual studies and preparation for the interview section of auditions.
How to apply?
Please click the button below and fill out our application form. A member of our team will be in touch within 3 working days to arrange an interview. If you are invited to join the course a 20% deposit will be required to secure your place.