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Qualifications: Medals, Grades, Certificates and Advanced Learning

Qualifications: Medals, Grades and Certificates up to Level 4

All students at Relax and Grow are welcome to enter, take and obtain IDTA awards regardless of classes. We can advise students and guardians on the appropriate qualification route for their abilities and class subject.

We are proud to launch our Advanced Classes program for students 11 years upwards through to adults. These classes cover the full spectrum of the Performing Arts (onstage and backstage); leading to industry recognised qualifications up to and including Level 4. We are currently accepting enrolment for January and Easter 2018 intake. Courses are unique to each individual student’s needs thus making these courses highly desirable; especially for those wishing to progress into the Performing Arts as a career choice. We strongly recommend attending an enrolment interview so we can discuss and set your class path and curriculum. While some levels have a lower age limit for enrolling students, no upper age limit applies with any of these qualifications. Adults are welcome to study any of these courses; we can advise you on the best options for your needs.

We are currently also auditioning for on-stage roles for students that are too young to take part in the Advanced Classes directly.

Advanced Classes: Level 1 – 2 year course (11-13 years)

Level 1 students study either Performing & Creative (On-stage Route) or Technical & Production (Backstage Route). To this main subject, students can then add a specialism to enhance and individualise their learning.

If you are planning to take all three levels, we advise planning your route at all levels to make the most of our recognition of prior learning.

Performance & Creative specialisms at Level 1 include: Musical Theatre, Comedy, Choreography, Creating Digital Music, Song-Writing, and many more to choose from.

Technical & Production specialisms at Level 1 include: Branding, Marketing, Digital Media, Creating a Production, Costume, Make-up and Prosthetics and many more backstage skills.

A typical student for this level would be at least 11 years old with some Performing Arts training and/or exams in their resumé. Younger students are however welcome to apply as we focus on ability, attitude and prior learning. Course price will vary by individual route selected; estimated course costs are provided with your route confirmation.

Advanced Classes: Level 2 – 2 year course (13-15 years)

Level 2 students study either Performing & Creative (On-stage Route) or Technical & Production (Backstage Route). Students studying at Level 2 follow their subjects much more in-depth than at Level 1. We look at legislation, develop leadership skills and health and safety in the context of their area of study. Students studying at this level will either have prior performance experience, exam work or other supporting knowledge. To this main subject, students can then add two specialisms to enhance and individualise their learning.

Performing & Creative specialisms at Level 2 include: Creating venue-based performance, Performance for Film, Dance Fitness, Choreography, Music for Film & TV, Musical Improvisation, and many more to choose from. You can also choose to study more advanced versions of Level 1 subjects.

Technical & Production specialisms at Level 2 include: Digital Marketing & Social Media, Intellectual Property, Funding the Arts, Publishing a Production, Cinematography, Costume Design, Hair & Wig Styling, Set Design, Music Production and many more backstage skills. You can also choose to study more advanced versions of Level 1 topics.

A typical student for this level would be around 13-15 years old with Performing Arts training and/or exams in their resumé; or you may have already completed the Level 1 course. Course price will vary by individual course route selected; estimated course costs are provided with your route confirmation.

Advanced Classes: Level 3 – 2 year course (15-18 years)

Level 3 students study either Performing & Creative (On-stage Route), Technical & Production (Backstage Route), or Business in the Performing Arts (Front-of-House and Business Route). Students studying at Level 3 follow their subjects much more in-depth than at Levels 1 or 2. We look at legislation, develop leadership skills and health and safety in the context of their area of study. Students studying at this level will either have prior performance experience, exam work or other supporting knowledge. To this main subject, students can then add two specialisms to enhance and individualise their learning.

Performing & Creative specialisms at Level 3 include: Audition Techniques, Physical Theatre, Collaborative Multidisciplinary Performance, Injury Prevention, International Dance Touring, Artist Development, Music Theory and Notation, Popular Music Performance and many more to choose from. You can also choose to study more advanced versions of Level 1 and Level 2 modules.

Technical & Production specialisms at Level 3 include: Creating a Production, Legislation in the Arts, Merchandising, Public Relations, Starting a Business, Film Direction, Backstage/On-set Safety, Set Construction, Stage Direction and many more backstage skills. You can also choose to study more advanced versions of Level 1 and Level 2 modules.

A typical student for this level would be over 16 years old with Performing Arts exams; or you may have already completed Level 1 or 2 qualifications. Qualification price will vary by individual course route selected; estimated course costs are provided with your route confirmation.

Level 4 Qualifications (16-18 years)*

At Level 4, we currently offer an IDTA qualification in Dance in a chosen pathway (theatre, freestyle, ballroom). These pathways cover most dance styles you wish to study at a professional level. We will take students from their current level through their IDTA grades and medals; ultimately students will work through to the Level 4 qualification.

* The final examination for this qualification may only be taken after the student turns 18 years of age.

This course will accept students from 11 years and students will work through IDTA exams leading up to Level 4. These will cover both grade and medal work to provide the best foundation for Level 4 work; students are encouraged to take exams at all levels. This helps the student to build their dance portfolio along with any performance work undertaken. Exam fees will be covered as part of estimated course fees which will be advised at the time of enrolment (but are subject to change); and, course cost will vary by route and student’s recognised prior learning. You are also able to work towards your Levels 1-3 should you wish to expand your studies.

Each student is advised independently on the best course set-up for their goals; with options available for training time/venue, distance learning and real production creation and experience. We also help students to buddy up with other students working on the same course or module. To find out more information, or to enrol, on any of these courses, please call 07584 991826.