Three in One Learning is better than One
Published: January 21st, 2021 by theatretrain

Three in One Learning is better than One

Why do I need to train in three subjects? That question has come up a lot over the years. Most young people and indeed professional performers, tend to favour one of the subjects. It may be singing or acting or dancing. Sometimes they feel they can do two possibly well but are weaker in the […]

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Going into the Business
Published: January 14th, 2021 by theatretrain

Going into the Business

Should I become a professional performer? It’s a question I am sometimes asked and there’s not an easy instant answer. I usually say, “There’s what you think. There’s what the people around you think like your family or your teachers and there’s what the business thinks.” Let’s take each one of those and give the […]

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Renewing
Published: January 7th, 2021 by theatretrain

Renewing

From mid-December to January, I go into a cave, a place of retreat. I laze around, wear sleepwear for more of the day, watch more TV; withdraw. I leave work things alone, sleep deeper and hopefully longer. I reach a place of contentment, de-stress, relax, let go. When I taught in schools this was the […]

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The Time To Be
Published: December 17th, 2020 by theatretrain

The Time To Be

We all remember the first day of term with its new text books, neat and tidy exercise books and new intentions. But what about end of terms – especially Christmas time? School seemed to close a week earlier and be given over to a more relaxed time. Remember the Christmas Card Post-box? Christmas dinner? It […]

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Being Assertive
Published: December 10th, 2020 by theatretrain

Being Assertive

“My nearest drama class” or “dance and singing schools near me” are probably what take many new people to Theatretrain via Google. Many of those parents want their kids to find confidence and friendship and skills. I wonder if any of them think about being themselves in their space. “Any sound in the drama studio […]

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