~ ZIMBABWE ACADEMY OF MUSIC ~
The Academy proposes to launch a drama group for children and teenagers in the second term on a weekday afternoon. The cost will depend on the numbers enrolling for the group and the day will be chosen to suit the majority who have shown interest – this seems preferable to naming a specific afternoon at this stage.
Anyone who is interested should give their names to the Academy office either by e-mail (email@example.com) or telephone (60684 / 67195) and state their preference for an afternoon – sessions will last for two hours.
There are many benefits to joining a drama group and it’s perhaps worth listing a few:
- CONFIDENCE: joining a drama class helps your confidence grow. You may start off feeling nervous at the thought of performing in front of the smallest audience, but you’ll be surprised at how before long you are up on stage without any nerves. Even performing in front of your fellow class members will soon become a comfortable experience.
- SOCIAL: drama is a very social experience, so it’s a great way to meet people
- CREATIVE: sometimes we need to let our creative side loose. Frequently our everyday lives do not provide any opportunities to use our imagination. Everyone can benefit from creative activities, and drama is a fantastic way of unleashing your creativity.
- FUN!: then there’s the fact that drama is a great deal of fun. At first you may feel self-conscious, but throw yourself into the exercises and it won’t take long for your discomfort to pass. You’ll find yourself laughing at and with your classmates, and we all know how good laughter is for us.
- NEW HOBBY: if you need a new hobby, drama is a great option and one that opens up a lot
of opportunities. You can dedicate as little or as much time as you want. If you’re short on time, a weekly class may be enough. Or you can get involved in greater depth and be part of performing a play. It’s up to you!
- OTHER: performing isn’t the only aspect of putting on a play. There are a lot of backstage participants supporting the actors. If you’re a textiles student or good at sewing you could work on costumes.You can get involved in writing or directing. Or there’s working on publicity, designing the programmes, or working on the ticket office. Drama is a fantastic hobby; we can’t all be professional actors but there is often a very high standard in amateur theatre. Even if you don’t want to perform to the public, a drama class is fun, educational and has applications in other parts of your life. It’s also very social and friendly.
Please contact the Academy office if this is of interest!