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Adult Classes

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An introduction to Acting with Charlie Hughes

This course consists of 10 acting classes and is designed to give participants a basic foundation in Acting skills. Suitable for all ages and levels of acting experience, it is ideal for those who would like gain an introduction to the craft of acting. Students will get a taste of skills including improvisation, movement and voice work.

Includes:  

  • Characterisation
  • Improvisation
  • Vocal Work
  • Movement
  • Script work

Class: Monday evenings for 2 hours, 7pm – 9pm  – Next term starts Monday 15th April 2024 until Monday 17th of June 2024

*Monday evening classes will take place on Bank Holidays May 6th & June 3rd 2024

Duration: 10 weeks

Price: 230 Euro          

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West End House Players Ensemble (returning students)

This course is delivered by our Senior Tutor Charlie Hughes. The course consists of 10 acting classes and is designed as a follow up class for those who have already completed two or more acting terms with Charlie. It is designed to further develop participants Acting skills once they have already established the foundations. This is a class that is ideal for those who would like to continue their exploration of the craft of acting as an ensemble, with the aim of rehearsing a show for public performance at the end of the course. Students will learn the ins and outs of producing a piece of theatre all the way from page to stage, focusing not only on acting but other essential skills required to do so such as casting, direction, rehearsal and marketing your show. Suitable for all ages over 18yrs.

Includes:  

  • Characterisation
  • Improvisation
  • Script work
  • Movement & vocal work
  • Production
  • Direction & scene blocking
  • Rehearsal & performance

Class: Wednesday evenings for 2 hours, 7pm – 9pm  – Next term starts Wednesday 17th April 2024 until Wednesday 19th of June 2024

Duration: 10 weeks

Price: 230 Euro          

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Acting for Screen

This programme consists of 10 acting classes and is designed for students with or without any experience. Students will study, rehearse, perform and review scenes, making great use of our state of the art Cinema Room in West End House – students will receive a clip of their work as well as participating in a performed reading/screening of their filmed scene at the end of term showcase.

Includes:  

  • Character Study
  • Scene Study
  • Camera Technique & delivery
  • Self-taping & auditioning

Class: Tuesday evenings for 2 hours, 6pm – 8pm  –  Next term starts Tuesday 16th April 2024 until Tuesday 18th of June 2024

Duration: 10 weeks

Price: 230 Euro           

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Free Movement with Ana Sarah Collado

This is a course in movement and self-expression. Along the way you’ll learn how the body works in gentle movement. You will learn how to release tensions and process emotions while dancing, allowing your emotions to inspire how you express them in motion. You will learn the benefits of free movement on the nervous system, and some breathing techniques. Free Movement tutor Ana is a movement and dance leader, facilitating workshops in Kerry. Her experience lies in classical, hip-hop, jazz and contemporary dance. Ana’s inspiration is rooted in Spanish Culture. Her grandfather was a flamenco singer in Andalucia, where Ana grew up surrounded by rhythm and the importance of expressing yourself through movement.

Includes:  

  • nurture self-confidence
  • strengthen your relationship with yourself, the space you are in, and others
  • discover uninhibited expression through the medium of movement and dance 
  • reduce stress 
  • reconnect with your intuition 

Class: Wednesdays, 7pm – 8:30pm  – Next term starts Wednesday 17th April 2024 until Wednesday 19th of June 2024

Duration: 10 weeks

Price: 180 Euro        

Ages 18+

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Writing for Screen Intensive Workshop

Over a weekend, this intensive screenwriting course, looks at the basic principles for screenwriting. Students will be introduced to the techniques required in developing a screenplay in the short film form. There will also be an introduction to the technical aspects of filmmaking and an introduction to feature length scripts.

Includes:  

  • Text analysis
  • Script formatting and writing techniques
  • Plot structure and development
  • Understanding character
  • Dialogue
  • Production
  • Pitching

Class:  Dates TBC

Duration: Weekend workshop 

Price: 200 Euro  

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One to One sessions

These sessions are custom designed to suit the writing or acting needs of the individual participant. Students can develop their acting through personalized training methods, audition techniques and self-taping for the industry. Sessions will be available in person or online.

Price: 60 Euro one hour / 95 Euro two hours       

Please contact us for bookings.


For all course enquiries email:  info@westendhouse.ie