Speech & Drama Programme 2021 by The Actors Studio Academy @klpac
What is it?
The semester-based, year-long programme introduces students to the magic of storytelling, exercising the imagination, performing for an audience in a group and by themselves, and aims to nurture every students’ sense of self, relations to one another and the world, and the expressions of the two through Speech & Drama.
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“Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution.” – Albert Einstein
How does it work?
Speech & Drama @ TAS Academy is catered for students 7 – 18 years of age, with three semesters in a year. Our teachers and students will explore the evocative language and performance of poetry, dialogue and scenes, monologues and solos, song and music, movement and dance, creating their own work and appreciating the classics. Theatre games to build relationships between classmates, to encourage group play and self-confidence and awareness, is a fundamental pillar to our approach. We strive to create an environment that nourishes and encourages our innate creative potentials.
What about for returning students?
A returning student is one who has completed a full year with us at TAS Academy. Not only do returning students repeat, hone, and sharpen the fundamental skills introduced to them in their first year, but they will also be introduced to the more complex and challenging approaches and material of Speech and Drama. Our returning students have explored creating their own performances (devising theatre, creative writing), rehearsing and performing musical theatre (song, dance, acting), and have had opportunities to audition for TV and the stage.
“Like art, revolutions come from combining what exists into what has never existed before.” – Gloria Steinem
What about this pandemic?
Having worked through the covid-19 pandemic of 2020, our teaching team is prepared and aim to work adaptively and flexibly. The syllabus and approach to our Speech & Drama Programme for 2021 is ready to be taught either online or in-person. We always aim to have classes face-to-face with the appropriate SOPs in place, but in the event of lockdowns, and safety concerns, lessons and classes will transition into the online space, to which our teaching team is prepared and have specifically designed their syllabus for.
I am interested! What are the dates?
Our courses run once a week on either Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester. First year or new students have classes in the mornings; returning students have classes in the afternoons. Please find the details below.
Sem 1: Feb 6, 20, 27 Mar 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr 10, 17 24
Sem 2: Jun 12, 19, 26 Jul 3, 10, 31 Aug 7, 14, 21, 28
Sem 3: Sep 25 Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13, 20, 27
Sem 1: Feb 7, 21, 28 Mar 7, 14, 21, 28 Apr 11, 18, 25
Sem 2: Jun 13, 20, 27 Jul 4, 11 Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Sem 3: Sep 26 Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
First Year Students (Morning)
Class Grouping and Time*:
Group A: 7 – 8 yrs @ 10.00am – 11.30am
Group B: 9 – 12 yrs @ 10.15am – 11.45am
Group C: 13 – 18 yrs @ 10.30am – 12.00pm
Course Fee: RM450 per semester
Registration Fee: RM50 (one time)
Returning Students (Afternoon)
Class Grouping and Time*:
Group D: 8 – 9 yrs @ 12.15pm – 1.45pm
Group E: 10 – 12 yrs @ 12.30pm – 2.00pm
Group F: 13 – 18 yrs @ 12.45pm – 2.15pm
Course Fee: RM500 per semester
*Timing subject to minor adjustments.
How do I register and pay the fees?
You can find our registration page here. Upon successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation regarding payment. Once we have received your payment and registration form, if classes are online, we will provide students with the method to log into our virtual studios for their classes.
Some frequently asked questions regarding the pandemic:
For Semester 1, will classes start online or face-to-face?
Semester 1 will begin online.
Will classes then move to in-person classes at klpac?
If/when the MCO is lifted, the number of cases are trending downwards, and we can conduct in-person classes within our premises safely, students will be notified at least 1-2 weeks in advance before we transition to physical classes.
How if I want to stay with my online classes even though we can go back to face-to-face classes?
Unfortunately, we do not yet have the capability to stream classes online whilst conducting classes in-person. Our Speech & Drama programme is first and foremost a physical, in-person programme, but due the pandemic, we have found ways to adapt and translate our work to the online space. If/when we can conduct classes face-to-face again, making that happen will be our priority, as we believe Speech & Drama education and learning really takes place and flourishes with being in the same space and environment together.