LOCKDOWN UPDATE

Good news! ALL Best classes now have an online Summer term planned and ready to go – all fully interactive, totally creative and LIVE!

That’s Best, Best School of Acting, TheBYTE, First Class, BestBeans AND our extended First Class Online – The Gruffalo and half term Best Academy Online courses.

Many thanks for all of you who sent us feedback on our various classes so far. Your support and encouragement has been amazing and we really feel we are on the right track. Running the brilliant Academy and various other courses over the past few weeks has given us a very good idea of what can be achieved in these classes and we are super confident that we will deliver a creative, interactive and FUN experience for all involved. Nothing pre-recorded, all live and interactive.

Following your guidance, this is how our classes will look over the 10 week Summer term:-

First Class                                      Saturdays            with Molly                                                           Cost £40
10am-10.30am

A different theme each week so dressing up encouraged and all sorts of fun to be had!

Best                                                    Saturdays            with Lisa, Lauren and Molly                          Cost £120
11am-1.15pm (3 x 30 minute classes, 15 minutes between each)

Each week will build on the previous week’s experience as we work towards using the technology AND our creative spirits to create unique and exciting projects – acting, singing, dancing and who knows what else! And the children get the chance to work with their friends again – new and old.

Best School of Acting         Saturdays            with Lisa                                                               Cost £80
2pm-3pm (this may change according the age groups involved)

The online environment is working well for drama training. All the leading drama schools (RADA, LAMDA, Guildhall etc) are now continuing their programmes online and at BSA we’ll be bringing the very best of the games and techniques to bear for our students. Depending on the age profile of the group we may run two sessions.

TheBYTE1                                      Wednesday        with Lisa and Dawn                                         Cost £80
6pm-7pm for school years 7 to 11

TheBYTE2                                      Wednesday        with Lisa and Dawn                                         Cost £120
7pm-8.30pm for school years 12 and 13

These groups are already working well and with a full term to work with we are able to explore the full potential of the dramatic opportunities in the online environment and continue to provide a vital social hub for the students.

BestBeans                                    Tuesday               with Louisa                                                      Cost £40
11am-11.30am

Songs, senses and imagination for 3 months to 3 years.

The Gruffalo                               Monday-Friday, with Beckie                                                       Cost £30
11am-11:30am, 4-8 May for ages 3 to 6

A week of acting, singing, dancing and craft fun following on from the wonderful Room on the Broom week (click here to see the result)

2oomania (Half term Online Academy)

Monday-Friday                                                                               Cost £70
12pm-2.15pm, 25-29 May for ages 6 to 16

5 days to create a unique and amazing filmed musical show! See the result of the last wonderful week here.

Please go here to sign up for any of these courses NOW and we will be in touch with access codes, passwords and further information over the next few days.

Thank you again for all your support – it has meant a huge amount to us and we hope that we are bringing some smiles, excitement and engagement into your lockdown!

Best wishes

David, Annette & Lisa

Singalongabest!

Hi everyone

Here’s the singalongabest instructions

Instructions

  • Teach yourself the song using the lyrics below and the backing tracks (sorry about my singing on the vocal one) – backing tracks can be found here
  • When taping, please sing unaccompanied (without the backing track)
  • For the dance break please just go mad jumping around, again unaccompanied
  • You don’t have to record all the song
  • Please use props/scenery/costume etc to make your clip more interesting
  • Send your clips to [email protected]
  • If the clips are too large to email, send them via wetransfer to [email protected] or whatsapp them to me at 07887536225
  • I will try and get everyone in – if it’s impossible then I’ll make sure you are in the next one
  • Any problems – please email me

 

Rock Song – lyrics

Everywhere you go, right across the World
From the snowy mountain tops to the underworld
You’re never ever more than a stone’s throw away from rock

You can feel it in your shoes, you can hold it in your hand
You can roll it while you’re rockin’ to the rhythm of the band
Coz everybody knows that the whole World’s built on rock

Chorus

Rock! (rock) Rock! (rock) Rock! (rock) Rock!
We are shingle, we are gravel, we’re a boulder or a block
Yeah we like it, we like it
Coz rock is all over the World
(repeat)

Chill with the marble, grind up the stones
Feel the jingle of the shingle send a tingle through your bones
You can crack it you can hack it, but there’ll never be a lack of rock

Metamorphic, sedimentary, igneous it doesn’t really…
Matter coz the strata holds the rock in line together
And the valleys and the mountains show the underlying pattern of rock

Chorus

And if you see a rock is rollin’
Then you’d better start a-strollin’
Coz it might roll over you
And we never have to worry even if we’re in a quarry
Coz we’re rockin’ the whole night through

Dance break

 Chorus with claps x 2

 Chorus x 2

 Repeat last line

 

 

BSA Plays on Words brilliantly

Congratulations to our advanced group for a fantastic performance at Trestle last Sunday. The most difficult kind of sketches for any actor delivered with skill and energy. Well done everyone!

Best shortlisted for award!

We are delighted to announce that Best Theatre Arts has been shortlisted for the Hertfordshire Business of The Year Award for Corporate Social Responsibility!

We’re thrilled that this should happen in our 20th anniversary year.

The winner will be announced on 22 November so fingers crossed, but it’s a huge honour to be shortlisted so thank you everyone for your support!

Summertime fun!

3 weeks of brilliant shows performed by the nicest groups of children we’ve ever had! It’s been an absolute pleasure. Now we are looking forward to seeing everyone again in September. Have a lovely summer break everyone!

The Beast beats Best!

The awful state of the roads means there will be no Best, Best School of Acting or First Class classes tomorrow (Saturday 3rd March).

For those with LAMDA classes prior to exams on Sunday we have made special arrangements.

Exciting Best double bill announced

On 26th February at The Maltings, two Best groups will present an exciting and contrasting double bill…

Best School of Acting’s Adavanced group will present a collection of moments from the writings of George Bernard Shaw – ‘To Be Shaw’.

Best’s youth theatre group, TheBYTE, will present ‘Dr Hugh & The Creatives’. Imagine a world where creativity is banned! How did it happen? What is it like? What has happened to society? Could this ever be possible? And can our time travelling Doctor save the day? Award-winning youth theatre group TheBYTE explores this strange world in which imagination has been stifled and the future of true civilisation hangs in the balance…

Tickets from https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/boxoffice/select/DbbBlEhfFCBZTo Be Shaw A5 flyer sized

Dr Hugh A5 front copy

 

These Bridges – dates announced

Our performances of ‘These Bridges’ as part of the National Theatre Connections programme will be on 26-28 March at The Maltings Arts Theatre.

Tickets from  https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/ovo

A catastrophic flood. The Thames barrier has burst and London is submerged. One year on and rumours abound that there’s electricity, even WIFI, on the other side of the vast, murky river. Time to venture off and find a better life somewhere over there. But the river has its secrets…

Best Theatre Arts’ youth group, TheBYTE, proudly presents These Bridges, This challenging, exciting and innovative theatre experience inspires us to consider what we desire, how we challenge our fears and how we may just survive it all. It’s a brand new play written by Phoebe Eclair-Powell for the National Theatre Connections 2018 programme – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people.

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Best makes right Connections

Best’s youth theatre group TheBYTE, are once more taking part in the National Theatre Connections programme, a national competition that saw us invited to perform on the Dorfman stage at the NT in 2015!

poster try 3 fb event copyThis time it’s a disturbing play about a post-deluge London, littered with bodies, and two teenagers’ journey to find out what lies on the opposite bank of the now swollen Thames. It’s an astonishing play and will feature a huge amount of precision physical theatre by the ensemble.

Tickets are on sale shortly here for the performances at The Maltings Arts Theatre 26-28 March.