Hackney

  • Singing
  • Drama
  • Dance
  • Film

Overview

Students follow a weekly timetable of Drama / Film, Singing and Dance all taught by leading industry professionals that have a wonderful rapport with young people.

At our schools, we are training students aged 7-18 years to be triple threat performers in response to what the industry is asking for more and more. We encourage our students to hone their musicality and combine this with acting and handling choreography. We have helped many students gain professional performance opportunities but we are just as interested in those children that wish to increase in confidence, self-esteem and build transferable life skills.  We also run classes in Hackney which introduce students aged 4-6 years old to the fun and excitement of the performing arts. Click here for more information.

Our Hackney branch provides a friendly and supportive environment where every child is free to express themselves and grow in their creative and technical abilitiesStudents at the Hackney Branch have recently taken part in the 21st Anniversary Showcase  at the Hackney Empire. If you’d like opportunities like this, join us as our next taster day by filling in an application form.

Drama Class

  • Learning to express oneself
  • Role Play / Improvisation
  • Script Reading / Writing
  • Audition / Interview Technique
  • Shakespeare to Contemporary

Singing Class

  • Harmonies and Vocal Technique
  • Building confidence in Voice
  • Musical Theatre
  • Pop / Rock
  • Jazz

Dance Class

  • Communication through movement
  • Musical Theatre
  • Street / Contemporary
  • Ballet / Salsa / Swing
  • Historical Dance

Film Class

  • Respecting the camera
  • Acting on screen
  • Sitcoms / Soap Opera / Commercials
  • Short Films
  • Music Videos
  • News and Media

How to Enrol

We ask students and their guardians to take part in a taster day before they join the school. This ensures we are the right school for your child.

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Parent Handbook

Please download the parent handbook by clicking on the button below.

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Location

BSix College, Kenninghall Road, London E5 8BP
NEAREST TUBE STATION: Clapton Station, Hackney Downs

Term Dates & Times

WINTER TERM 202217th September – 10th December (half term 29th October, no classes)
NEXT TASTER DAY17th September 2022

Hackney Branch has two sessions on Saturdays –

AM Session: 9.30am – 2.00pm
PM Session: 2.30pm – 5.30pm

Please note, students must arrive at least 10 minutes before classes start.

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Fees

HACKNEY DRAMA SCHOOL AM£380 a term
HACKNEY DRAMA SCHOOL PM£350 a term

You get a 20% discount for each additional sibling.

Your fees must be paid via direct debit (full or monthly).
Worried about fees? Don’t let the fees stand in the way of your child’s place.
Read about our payment plans or get in touch to talk to us.

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How we Work

Students are put into groups according to their age. On their very first day they will be buddied up with one or two other students so that they have ready-made friends that can look out for them and make them feel welcome and ease their nerves.

Most weeks students will follow a time-table of Drama /Film, Singing and Dance. Each class is just under an hour. Occasionally all the departments work together especially if working towards a showing or a music video for example. There are huge benefits to working cross-media, sometimes dance rehearsals are filmed and students may combine singing and film to make their own music video which really allows our students to feel like the professionals we are training them up to be!

All main teachers and team members are DBS checked and have undertaken Safeguarding training as well as a Covid-19 Infection Prevention & Control training. All of our classes follow a Covid-19 risk assessment and current government guidelines.

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Testimonials

“Jawad in the past had real problems with his confidence and was very badly bullied at school. Since coming to AF he has grown so much in confidence. His academic studies have gone from strength to strength. He was initially in the bottom group for English and is now in the top group. He has also gone up a class in Maths” – Abu Bakar, Father of a student

“I am so pleased I am not starting out again in showbiz! The talent I saw from this school was superb. May all their dreams come true” – Barbara Windsor (EastEnders, Carry On films)

“Without a school like this, these children wouldn’t have the opportunity to follow their dreams. It’s not just about talent. It is about discipline and commitment and that you can only get with a good grounding”. – Shobna Gulati (Dinner Ladies, Coronation Street)

“Sadie was diagnosed with a crippling condition called Fibromyalgia / ME. She was at her lowest and her self-esteem had reached rock bottom and so had to attend counselling sessions. It’s been worth the cost to see the pleasure she gets when attending your school. She has transformed into a vibrant, self-confident young lady” – Chris Kidman,  Mother of a student

“The school’s high standards and the energy and commitment of students and teachers alike are inspiring.” – Jonathan Hourigan, Former Chair of Governors for Daubeney School

“My daughter babbles all the way home when I collect her and can’t wait to get there in the mornings. She is safe in the care of these obviously child orientated adults. Even if she doesn’t decide to take the showbiz road in the future, what she learns here will stand her in good stead for the rest of her life. I can’t praise the school highly enough.” – Mrs Bryan, Mother of a student

Orla joined the school at the age of 8 and quickly blossomed through the dance and signing classes which helped her grow in confidence and meet an entirely new friendship group. Invisibly though she was also developing a whole range of team work and being responsible. Making sure you practised your steps and lyrics and singing not just for your own benefit but for the benefit of the team and the audience has been an important life and professional skill. When Orla was cast in the feature film ‘Song for Marion’, thanks to the Fiorentini Mosson Agency, when she worked alongside Vanessa Redgrave and Trence Stamp the crew remarked how Orla had clearly been trained in terms of how to behave on set and work with the cast and everyone involved with the production. Since then Orla has been in the feature film ‘Swallows and Amazons’, ‘Hetty Feather’, ‘Holby’ and the ‘Confession’ with Martin Freeman. I believe her success is in large part due to the skills she gained from the amazing teachers and the opportunities she was given by the school and Rhiannon at the agency. – Sheila Fitzsimmons, Mother of a student

Uniform

Buy your Anna Fiorentini uniform directly from our supplier, Total Clothing. The uniform is mandatory but you can mix and match your outfit so it suits your own style.

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