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Time for aspiring young actors to toughen up and compete for their place in a good DSA school using acting as a talent  

An upgraded DSA Drama Bootcamp is back on 16-18 March 2022. With this edition, we’ll get our  
P5-P6 students to toughen up as they sharpen the skills to compete for a place in a choice DSA secondary schools offering drama – including Theatre at the School of the Arts.  

  

These three days of intensive learning focuses on improvisation skills, characterization and scene work. Crucial in this Bootcamp are the strategies for success in the inevitable interviews during DSA. 

  

At the end of the camp, the theatre aspirants will put up a showcase for our invited panel of DSA alumni Theater students, most of which are now in SOTA, as well as for the parents. This will be followed by a Q and A session to find out more about the DSA experience as well as secondary school life.  

  

The Bootcamp program is led by the original leaders of Direct School Admission Preparation program since 2010, Chief Creative Officer, Kuo Po and Head of DSA Preparation, Desmond Sim.  

Objectives and Deliverables

  • Students will be better able to…          

  • ACT with more creativity and conviction.  

  • UNDERSTAND elements of drama and theatre production  

  • EXPRESS themselves clearly and passionately 

  • TACKLE interviews with spontaneity and focus.  

  • PROMOTE their own skills and abilities more effectively

Learning Tracks

DAY 1  - INTERVIEW SKILLS and STRATEGIES

BREAK OUT
THE BEST OF YOU - VIDEO INTRODUCTION
INTERVIEWS: CUSTOMISING YOUR ANSWERS TO TOP 40 QUESTIONS
TEST: ELEVATOR PITCH 
THE HOT SEAT: KEEPING COOL UNDER PRESSURE 

     

DAY 2  - THEATRE DAY 1

IMPROVISATION: RULES AND WARMUPS  
MASTERCLASS: MASTERING THE MONOLOGUE: CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT 
HOT SEAT: BEING IN CHARACTER 
THEATRE PRODUCTION: ROLES 
ENSEMBLE WORK:    ACTING IN AN ENSEMBLE 

     

DAY 3  - THEATRE DAY 2

IMPROVISATION: OPEN SCENES    
MASTERCLASS: SCENEWORK
(BLOCKING AND MOVEMENT)  
COLD READ: AUDITION MONOLOGUES  
COLD READ: AUDITION MONOLOGUES  
SHOWCASE and PEER REVIEW  

     

Workshop Details

15th March 10am - 6pm
16th March 9am - 6pm
17th March 3pm - 6pm
$800 per student 

(Subject to 7% GST)

Contact us @ 9114 3218