WHAT DO WE STUDY?

- Acting

- Integrated Performance

- Acting through song

- Musical Theatre

- Voice & Accent classes

- 2 workshops per term with performers & colleges

- Personal mentoring sessions with industry partners

- Commercial dance

- Singing / Vocal studies

- Singing Technique / Ensemble class

- Singing Portfolio Class

- 1:1 Singing Lessons

- Lyrical Dance

- Ballet

- Body conditioning & meditation

- Technical Jazz

 

At the core of this programme is a focus on nurturing the psychological well-being of each student to ensure they achieve their personal best.

With professional practice and standards comparable to that of performing arts college, the Be. programme tutors are actively engaged in professional theatre allowing students to gain valuable experience working with current choreographers, musical directors, casting directors, singers, actors and professional colleges.

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
& ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

With a small intake every year; high levels of pastoral care and support are at the core of this programme to allow students to achieve excellent levels of professional practice and academic attainment.

The reality is not everyone will have a performing career, but with a training environment designed to nurture passionate, visionary, empathic leaders supported by academic studies to compliment this, students will be equipped for a sustainable, longer-term career within an industry they are passionate about.

FUNDING

The Be. training programme is fully funded by Northfleet School for Girls.

Students may qualify for a travel bursary to and from school, please speak to Northfleet School for Girls for more information.

Students will need to fund their own Be. uniform.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are limited places available on this programme and students will be required to attend an experience / audition day and zoom interview.

Students will need to study for at least 1 other level 3 qualification at Northfleet School for Girls

Students wishing to follow this programme will be expected to submerse themselves into the Northfleet School for Girls culture and lead by example in all areas of the school. A desire to want to train in the performing arts and work hard with a high level of discipline is ultimately required.

 

"The Be Programme provides outstanding training for young people in the performing arts, with a particular emphasis on those wishing to further their training within the industry. With its highly impressive content and curriculum, the course provides a tailored experience for each individual, guiding and gearing them to make informed decisions about their future training at 18 years. The inspiring ethos and execution of this programme have my full support."

- Jessica Levin – Bird Conservatoire of Dance & Musical Theatre

AUDITION / EXPERIENCE DAYS
FOR SEPTEMBER 2021 INTAKE

Our audition process will consist of 2 stages this year:

1. Attend Audition / Experience Day

2. Interview via Zoom (following your audition / experience day)

STAGE 1 - AUDITION / EXPERIENCE
DAY

This year we are rolling our audition and experience days into one with an exciting, intense, yet fun day!

The day is aimed at all students currently in Year 11 and will provide the opportunity for you to work alongside our creative team of Industry professionals whilst learning what the Be. Programme is and how it can prepare you for professional College / University whilst achieving your potential both academically and vocationally.

The day is designed to bring out the best in every individual.

 

WHAT WILL THE
DAY INVOLVE?

After our welcome and warm up, we will take you through a week in the life of a Be. student.  This will then follow with 6 x 45 minute workshops with Be. Tutors and partners in:

- Commercial Dance

- Singing 

- Lyrical Dance 

- Acting 

- Ballet

- Performance Class (led by one of our West End Industry Partners)

We will also be talking through the curriculum, our partnerships & affiliations and there will be the opportunity for a Q&A session for you to ask any questions you may have.  

On the day our panel will be made up of Be. Programme Directors, Be. Tutors and Industry Partners (ranging from agents, casting directors, West End Performers & Professional Colleges) who will provide you with personalised feedback following your audition.  

There will be a 30 minute lunch and 1 x 15 minute break throughout the day.Audition dates:  Sunday 8th November / Sunday 6th December / 24th January / 21st February (places will be allocated to an audition date on a first come first served basis)

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Open to students currently in Year 11

Where:  Our studios - Northfleet School for Girls, Hall Road, Northfleet. (Covid Safe measures in place – please see full breakdown of measures below)

What to bring:  Lunch and plenty to drink

What to wear:  Black dance attire.  For ballet, please ensure you have either leotard & footless tights or black vest top & shorts / male dance stirrup leggings.  For all other workshops, plain black appropriate dance wear.  With trainers for commercial dance.  (No ballet shoes needed). 

Remember we’re not looking for polished performers in all areas, but for aspiring, unique individuals with a hunger, desire and drive to push themselves out of their comfort zones to learn new skills and realise their potential both vocationally and academically.

Strictly limited places available per audition date. 

 

STAGE 2 - ZOOM INTERVIEW

The interviews are designed for us to get to know you, see your personalities and understand what motivates you and talk through your feedback.

How do I secure an audition place?

The auditions are free of charge and funded by the Programme.  If you are ready for an intense yet fun day with us simply complete our application form on the next page.  On receipt we will confirm your audition date by email (please allow 7 days for this to be confirmed).

WHAT ARE OUR COVID
SAFE MEASURES?

1. Studios will be deep cleaned on the Friday evening to ensure they are ready for our audition / experience day on the Sunday.  They will then be deep cleaned Sunday evening ready for the school returning on the Monday

2. No more than 7 attendees to be ‘booked’ into these sessions at any one time (with no more 15 in the studio including the Be. Team)

3. All young people attending will be required to remain 2 metres apart at all times in the studio (markers on the floor)

4.  All parents / guardians of young people attending the days will be asked to complete a consent form to say they / direct family members have not had COVID symptoms in the last 14 days.

5.  Tutors leading the day will maintain 2 metres social distancing between young person and themselves - if less than this Be. team will wear PPE (Masks / visors).

6.  All attendees / Be. Team to access the studio from the carpark - to avoid walking through the school.

7. Paperless day where all information will be captured electronically

8.  Hand Sanitiser will be available at all times in the Studio 

9.  If a young person starts to develop systems, they will be moved out of the studio and their parent / guardian called immediately to collect them.

10.  All contact information will be held inline with NHS Track and Trace guidelines

11.  Be. Team First Aider in Studio at all times with access to PPE should it be needed

MEET OUR STUDENTS

One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to achieving your goals is a belief that you lack courage, and at Be., we are proud to create and facilitate the space you need to build on your confidence to progress in all areas.

We’d love for you to meet Hollie Roper - Year 13 Be. Student.

By her own admission, being a Be. student over the past year has pushed Hollie out of her comfort zone many times! Hollie joined Be. with minimal knowledge of singing or acting, but through an openness to learning, an ability to adapt and take onboard constructive advice, as well as a positive attitude, at the start of her second year at Be., Hollie now has many more skills in her performing arts toolbox.

The Be. Programme is based on a structure of valuable guidance through feedback on a one-to-one basis with our students, which aims to develop their confidence through the importance of both adapting to feedback and ensuring and building upon a strength of mind and well-being. Hollie’s confidence has grown incredibly since she started on the Be. Programme, whilst also developing an increased level of resilience through structured training and input from the amazing Be. tutors.

She says “This time last year I would have never even dreamt of singing and acting even semi-confidently, but with the fantastic support of the Be. tutors and the whole Be. Team, I have completely developed my skills more than I ever thought possible”.

By broadening her opportunities through training in a variety of disciplines, Hollie has ensured that she has as many opportunities available to her as she can when she finishes school.

 

"Hollie is a supportive, pro-active and diligent member of the Be. cohort at Northfleet School for Girls and it’s a delight to have seen her gain new skills in singing and acting in such a short period of time"".

Victoria Temple-Morris  -  The Be. Team

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