It’s important that you feel comfortable and ready for your drama sessions. Here are a few ways to help you at home and before the sessions.
- First start shaking your hands, then your arms, then your feet’s and each leg. Move your body in a circular motion this will get the blood flowing around your body and prepare your body for movement. It’s also good to play music as you do this.
- Secondly massage your cheeks in a circular motion with both hands, then over emphasise the vowel sounds A E I O U slowly but with a raised voice.
- Thirdly try different accents like a posh English accent, a brummy accent, Scouse accent, Australian accent etc, try new ones you can always google accents. Try and get into different characters as you do them, and practice different monologues.
- Fourthly learn your lines for class, practice acting out a few scenes from the workshop. Ask a family member or friend to help you read the other lines sometimes so you can focus on yours.
For an additional challenge.
Try some of these tongue twisters. Repeat them and as you improve say them faster:
- Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
- How can a clam cram in a clean cream can?
- Denise sees the fleece, Denise sees the fleas. At least Denise could sneeze and feed and freeze the fleas.
- Sheena leads, Sheila needs.
- The thirty-three thieves thought that they thrilled the throne throughout Thursday.
- Red lorry, yellow lolly
- Unique, New York
- Can you can a can as a canner can can a can?
- Six sick hicks nick six slick bricks with picks and sticks.
- I wish to wish the wish you wish to wish, but if you wish the wish the witch wishes, I won’t wish the wish you wish to wish.