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PERFORMING ARTS AND MUSIC

We are happy to announce the BSA class offerings for Spring 2024.

All classes are held at our Forest Campus in Zekeriyaköy on Saturdays, so far there are 3 different Musical Theatre and drama groups ranging from the ages of 4 to 18 years old. These programmes are offered to children within the British School Istanbul as well as children from other schools.

LITTLE STARS
Drama/Musical Theatre | Ages 4-6
Starting Date: March 16th, Saturday | 12 Weeks Programme

Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:00pm with Ms Rebecca Uys Our Little Stars programme is a perfect introduction to drama and musical theatre. Over the course of 12 weeks, children will enter the amazing world of performing arts! Your little ones will have the chance to sing, dance, act and play all sorts of drama games. They will develop confidence and learn to express themselves on the stage through performing arts. At the end of this 12-week program you will watch your little stars on stage with a live performance.

Minimum 7 students.



STARS
Drama/Musical Theatre | Ages 7-10
Starting Date: March 9th, Saturday | 12 Weeks Programme

Saturdays from 11:15 pm to 12:30 pm with Ms Rebecca Uys Our STARS musical theatre and drama class is perfect for children who dream of singing, dancing and acting, or even for those who just want to have fun and be on stage! This is an energetic class where your children will receive performing arts training through drama exercises and games, routines and scripts from popular musicals and contemporary plays, culminating in a performance at the end of this 12-week program. Your child will develop skills and confidence all while having fun and meeting new friends. We will be following the Lamda (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art) curriculum. Lamda is an internationally renowned Drama and Performance Theatre School and examination program. This Saturday class is the perfect way for children to enter into the world of performing arts.

SHOW STOPPERS
MUSICAL THEATRE

Saturdays from 12:30-2:30 pm | Ages 11-18
Starting Date: March 9th, Saturday | 12 Weeks Programme
Instructor: Ms. Mandy Stiebel

The Show Stoppers programme is for older students (11-18)and will provide opportunities to develop stage skills, both in musical theatre and in acting. They will play games to develop trust and build confidence while at the same time working on their performance skills. This active approach includes playing games, participating in improvisations, learning songs and dance routines from West end musicals/Disney films and other exciting activities. Students will perform extracts from plays as well as prepare for the LAMDA Exam course. This programme will culminate in a showcase performance at the end of the 12 weeks, and aims to extend and deepen theatre knowledge and experience in all the delights and magic it has to offer!


Each of our programs will follow the Lamda Syllabus.

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) is a renowned performing arts conservatoire based in London, United Kingdom. Established in 1861, LAMDA has a rich history of providing world-class training in the fields of acting, directing, stage management, and technical theatre.

LAMDA is well-known for its Global Examinations Program. This program is designed to provide individuals worldwide with the opportunity to undergo formal assessments in the fields of acting, spoken English, and performance.

LAMDA's Global Examinations offer a structured and internationally recognized framework for assessing and developing skills in communication, expression, and dramatic arts. The examinations cover a range of levels, from introductory grades suitable for beginners to advanced levels for more experienced performers.

Successfully completing LAMDA examinations can be beneficial for personal development, building confidence, and enhancing communication skills. Moreover, these qualifications are respected globally and can be valuable for those pursuing careers in the performing arts, education, or any field where effective communication is essential.

We are delighted to announce that we will embark on the Lamda examination process starting in the September 2024/2025 term.

For more information about Lamda kindly visit their website: https://www.lamda.ac.uk

Private Music Lessons with Mr. Sean Dennison
We are happy to offer private music lessons with Mr. Sean Dennison. Lessons with Mr. Dennison will take place daily, Monday through Friday, commencing at half past four in the afternoon. Arrangements can be made directly with us. Kindly refer to the contact details provided below.

GUITAR

Ages 9-18

CLARINET
Ages 9-18

FLUTE
Ages 9-18

TRUMPET
Ages 9-18

SAXOPHONE
Ages 9-18


About Our Teachers

Ms. Rebecca Uys

Hello, I'm Rebecca. Holding a degree in Theatre Studies, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of dramatic arts. My journey includes successful ventures with LAMDA examinations and ABRSM, and I've been presenting monologues both in person and online since a young age, a passion I carried through high school. Currently, I'm thrilled to be teaching drama to students at BISI, where we explore a diverse range of theatre genres from around the globe. In my lessons, I strive to create an atmosphere where students not only enjoy being expressive but also find joy in learning new, engaging movements. My enthusiasm for the arts extends beyond the classroom; having pursued an IB certificate, I've dedicated myself to furthering my various artistic skills, making me a true arts enthusiast.



Ms. Mandy Stiebel

Mandy Stiebel has a MA Education (Drama) and brings many years of teaching and performing to this programme. Her first training and teaching began in South Africa and has taught in the UK, the Middle East, Central Asia and, now, in Turkey at the British International School Istanbul IB program. She has a particular interest in bringing more physicality and movement to performances and also enjoys story telling through masks and puppetry. She is very passionate about the theatre and the benefit it brings to young people of any age.



Mr. Sean Dennison

Sean Dennison is approaching his twentieth year of teaching music in schools. He has a bachelor and masters degree in Music Education from universities in the USA and has experience teaching students ages 5 through university level. He taught for ten years in the USA as a band and orchestra director where his primary duties were to teach large ensembles for concerts and competitions. Sean began playing the clarinet when he was nine years old, eventually winning scholarships to go to universities, then teaching students that won their own places in honors bands and orchestras. Sean also has experience playing in regional orchestras across the USA and China. Since leaving the USA, Sean began teaching music in private, primary schools which has placed an emphasis on his guitar playing and other fundamentals of music for young learners. His global experiences, pedagogy, and unique viewpoint gives students a place that both puts an emphasis on basic skills, as well as a musician’s individual voice.

For information and registration 0537 305 26 62 or kindly fill the contact form.

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