Dramatic Combat for Kids
We have a number of excellent relationships with schools and youth groups across the country. We’ve established a strong collaboration with Pauline Quirke Academies (PQA), training students between the ages of 6 – 18. Other notable clients include the Kiln theatre (Kiln), as part of their education and pathways program. South London Youth Theatre (SLYT), Young Actors Theatre Islington (YATI) Stagecoach (SC) and a number of state and independent schools.
Dramatic Combat is an excellent tool for helping young people understand how to use physicality and engage their bodies. It teaches them trust and a responsibility towards each other. It requires focus and commitment to performance but above all, its safe and fun!
So whether it’s a class, an amateur theatre production or even a children’s party, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Some of the workshops we offer are:
Suitable for any age group, this workshop will introduce your students to unarmed combat skills used in theatre and film and the importance of story telling and communication when in conflict. All workshops can have a theme if your school is working on a particular project!
Fighting For Film
A workshop that can build on previous combat skills, but can still be appropriate for new students. Learn how to fight on film and the secrets of the industry: the skills needs for screen fighting, hitting marks and all other skills for effective screen fighting.
*Schools need the ability to film the students and play the footage onto a TV. A camera and tripod can be provided with advance notice.
Get you inner pirate going by this exciting workshop. Students will learn the basics of sword fighting in a safe environment where they can put together a short sequence to be presented at the end of the session. Get a taste for this classic skill!
Recommended for ages up to year 6: foam swords
Secondary School and above: Metal blades
*Schools must have an appropriate space for their students where there is a meter space between each child. This must be confirmed at the time of booking.
If your group needs a specific weapon for a production, please let us know and we can make a specialist workshop just for you.