LAMDA stands for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. There are different branches to the LAMDA curriculum and at Bromley Conservatoire we offer both acting and musical theatre. These classes are designed to be fun and allow all children to shine. The small group sizes are hugely advantageous for quieter children to engage in drama and musical theatre in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.
The classes are 1 hour long and will begin with all the students warming up together before being split into two smaller groups. Once in their smaller groups, they will spent 20 minutes with our acting teacher and 20 minutes with our musical theatre teacher. At the end of the session, the whole group comes back together for a final 10 minutes of showcasing work to the rest of the group or playing a drama game. This ensures that each week, the students can benefit from playing some games with the whole group but also receive focused small group teaching on the exam syllabi.
We prepare all students for exams in both acting and musical theatre. However, taking exams is not compulsory. A LAMDA exam is the speech and drama equivalent of a music grade, which begins at a an introductory level suitable for children as young as 4 years old and culminates at Grade 8. The exams use performance to develop self confidence, physical presence and a strong speaking voice. We aim to prepare students to take either an acting or a musical theatre exam every other term.
Complete the enquiry form. Found on the contact/home/fees page. Ensure you include your availability, student details, acting level and any other details you feel are relevant. We will get back to you as soon as we can (usually within 24 hours).
Once we have received your enquiry and discussed it with you, we will assign you a class time. Whilst we will always try our best to assign you the class time that you requested, this cannot always be accommodated.
Now that you have your class time, you will need to provide a payment for the first half term. You are then ready to go! Your class teacher will advise you what equipment you need to buy (if any).