Tuesday, 25 November 2008

The Christmas show

So it's official, we are moving from El Centre Moral to the new space at Carrer Mare de Due de Desamparats, in Gracia.  

We have our last lesson at the Centre Moral this Thursday 27th Nov.
Although very excited about a bigger space, a little sad to be saying goodbye to the familiar class we have had for the last 3 years.

The Christmas show.

The Christmas show presentation for friends and family will be on Thursday Dec 18th at 18.45
Using the Dr Seuss story The Grinch that stole Christmas for our inspiration, we are busy improvising, and creating our own story at the moment and it's looking rather interesting!   

More up dates later!

See you all on Thursday.

Friday, 14 November 2008

New Space!

As I have told most of you the sala that I rent for The Drama Factory is putting it's prices up in January and for the same price as the new elevated price, I have found a better place.

It is in C/ Mare de Deu dels desamparats 5 2a.  If you go to the web link www.barnatango.com and then go to the drop down menu to clases and instalaciones, you can see the photos and the map of where it is.
It is a lovely sunny room with natural light, really big, and a curtain across the mirror so the kids won't be spending all the time looking at themselves, which can be a problem in Drama class!

The entrada is a little rough looking, but I promise you the room is great, there is also a changing room, so they can put their rucksacks and shoes out of the way, and a super duper new sound system, so we can really let go!

I am hoping to start there beginning of December, but the dueƱos want to re-sand the floor and he is not sure when it will be finished.  I will keep you posted.  We may just start there in Jan.  Although I would like to do our Christmas show in the new space.  I am so excited about it!!!!

Mothers do not be alarmed, I have found a very nice cafe round the corner where you can hang out from 18.00 - 19.00.  
Any problems please do not hesitate to contact me.

See you all next week!

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

First class back

Well, the first drama class of this year went very well, it was lovely to see the old students and meet the new ones. 
We have a great group, and everyone got on so well.  The Mum's also looked like they were having a good time chatting downstairs in the cafe area.

We played lot's of fun games (some easier than others) and then created our own abstract painting, using our bodies.  See attached photo.

The last activity was working around the song Splish Splash that great rock n roll classic by Bobby Darin.
After reading through the lyrics together, (well done those who helped the little ones with their reading) we had a good old sing song, then in small groups we tried to out sing each other, it really started to rock!  
Next week we will begin improvising around the lyrics and creating little scenes around the song.  So kids don't forget to read through the lyric sheet I gave you.

If anyone has any good ideas about the Christmas show please add your comment.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Count down to 18.00 today!!!!

VERY excited about today!  18.00 class begins and I am really looking forward to meeting all our new members for the 2008-2009 year, and see last years kids too!  I bet you have all shot up, and I won't recognise you!
See you later for lots of fun games and improvisations!

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Start of Class

Well I am delighted to say that the group for this year is looking great!  
I am looking forward to meeting all you new (and old) Drama Factory members!
This term we will be working towards the Christmas show.  Should be a great theatrical event parents,  so make sure you put it in your diary!  18th Dec 2008.
Any ideas for the show are welcome, I have some ideas of my own, but would love to hear yours too!
See you all next Thursday for a rip roaring start!  Don't forget to wear something lose and comfortable!  

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

2008-2009 enrollment for The Drama Factory

Hi all, 
Welcome to The Drama Factory blog.  So here we are, kids back to school after the long lazy summer holidays, and parents are probably thinking what after school activities there are for their little ones.  
The Drama Factory has been running since 2003 giving native and non native English speaking kids an opportunity to be creative, meet new friends and have a lot of fun. I have had the pleasure to teach some great kids through the years.  Classes are for children with a good comprehension of English and from the ages of 6-12 years old.
Classes start on Oct 2nd 2008 and finish on June 18th 2009, every Thursday (apart from fiestas) from 18.00 -19.00 at the Centre Moral Carrer Ros de Olano 9.  Metro Fontana linia verde.
Please email me on info@thedramafactory.com to reserve a place.