Little Voices Bexley Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions: New Pupils

If you have any more questions please call Lucy on 07921339022

How do the lessons work?

We have a very specific way of working at Little Voices, we teach both singing and drama, and to get the best results out of our children we work on them separately, the two disciplines are taught on alternate weeks; one week the children receive their vocal training, the next their drama training, the next their vocal training, and so on and so forth.

 

How many children are there in each class?

In each of our classes the maximum number is 8 children.
Mini Voices classes are generally for children aged 4-6, and Little Voices classes are for children 7-12 years, our Voices classes are also 45 minutes and are for age 13+.

There are many reasons for our small numbers:

  • Specific individual attention
  • Confidence within the group
  • Gain team and group skills
  • Better than a 1:1

How long are the lessons?

The Mini Voices lessons are 30 minutes long and the Little Voices and Voices lessons are 45 minutes long.

Does my child have to wear a uniform?

For their Free Trial Lesson, they may wear anything that they are comfortable in, this may be school uniform if they are coming straight from school.

Uniform is compulsory at our lessons and is included in your fee. In your enrolment pack you will find a uniform order for a polo shirt and a hoodie.

Children wear comfortable trousers or leggings that they can move around in, and shoes also suitable for movement. Trainers/dance shoes are recommended.

What happens in the exams?

We treat exams as something exciting rather than daunting. We want our children to enjoy the experience. Understandably most children feel nervous before they go in to the exam, but they leave the exam room feeling so happy and a real sense of pride and of course overcoming those nerves provides valuable life skills.

Group Musical Theatre Exam/Solo Musical Theatre Exam/Duo Musical Theatre Exam

-The children will walk into the exam room with their props and an accompanist to play the music.

– The children then have to recite their name and the name of their performance

– Perform their exam piece

Communication Exam

-The children walk into the exam room and introduce themselves and their poem.

-They recite their poem

-The child will have taken a toy, photograph or a book into the exam; they will then sit down and have a friendly chat with the examiner about their chosen object. They will need to be able to answer questions and create appropriate conversations with the examiner.

Duo Acting Exam/Solo Acting Exam

-The children then have to recite their name and the name of their performance

-Perform their exam piece

The exams are nothing to worry about. Every aspect of this exam is practiced over and over again in their lesson. The children will only be entered when they feel completely comfortable and very happy about it.

 What happens once I have filled out the Free Trial Application Form?

Lucy will call you to discuss your child with you and get a real understanding of their individuality and characteristics. We do not choose the classes for the children simply based on age; the class must also suit their ability. At Little Voices we absolutely understand, for example, that not all 7 year olds are the same! We treat each child as an individual so that we can give them the best training to suit their needs.

Once Lucy has decided where she thinks your child will fit, she will give you a date and a time so that your child can experience their first lesson. Your child will be able to trial either the singing or a drama lesson and we will ensure that your child will receive the full Little Voices experience.

Once your child has attended the lesson you will receive another phone call, this time to discuss their experience with us and whether or not your child has a place/would like to return. If you do want to come back then fill in the enrolment pack and bring it to your first official lesson.

 What is in the enrolment pack?

The enrolment pack is a pack full of information about Little Voices, and documents for you to fill in. They will give you information on payment and uniform. For health and safety reasons these forms MUST be filled in and returned.

What are QCA accredited points? How will my child get them from attending Little Voices?

These points are gained at Grades 6, 7 and 8. These will be gained by our older pupils they can be put towards a UCAS application, they are highly recognized if used on a personal statement. LAMDA are a registered and credible exam centre. The higher the mark the group passes with, the more points they gain, depending on whether it is a pass, merit or a distinction. These points are accepted by many, but not all universities, but either way these qualifications really stand out on a personal statement, university application or even CV.

Who do I contact in regards to payment?

Please contact Lucy at bexley@littlevoices.org.uk or on 07921339022.

Where are the classes held?

Tuesdays in term time after school at North Cray Community Centre, Davis way, DA14 5JL

Does my child need anything for their Free Trial lesson?

No. Please just ensure that they are wearing sensible clothing. We encourage them to bring a bottle of water and you must have filled in our application form.

Am I allowed in the classroom?

No. We do not allow parents in the teaching room. Having parents there can be distracting for both your child and the other children in the room. We want a safe and happy learning environment.

How do I apply for a Free Trial Lesson?

www.littlevoices.org.uk/bexley/bexleyfreetrialapplicationform

 Do you teach in the school holidays?

We only teach in term times, however we run theatre weeks and workshop events, our upcoming workshop is the Wizard of Oz in February half-term.