As the world adapts to a new normal it has become evident that all of us will also have to find new ways in conducting our business for the foreseeable future. Shine has therefore moved in to Online Teaching on an individual basis for those students that wish to attend and I must admit that out of a very negative situation I have seen a positive outcome as students have developed at a much faster rate than in a class situation. Inhibitions are forgotten and self confidence has increased resulting in more convincing performances. The lessons are based on monologues, solo dramatic performances practising Lamda examination material, devising and developing their own characters and performing these as monologues. We are now moving into the areas of accents, presenting skills and singing which also increases confidence, self esteem and versatility. Students have also been encouraged to write scripts with a scriptwriting competition offering the winner the opportunity to cast, direct and film their own project.

These Online sessions have also highlighted the strengths of each individual and areas that need attention to give them the best possible chance when they do self tapes and auditions for casting opportunities with The Shine Agency, as well as examinations and drama festivals.

Shine are also hoping to begin an online class soon to challenge the students into making an online drama.

June Young, Principal

Shine Performing Arts