April 2019NEW DRAMA & SINGING CLASSES

We are very excited to launch Surrey Drama School, offering fun drama and singing classes for children aged 4 years and above!

Sally Chattaway joins us as head of Drama and Singing and our classes start in April 2019.

Classes will run on Saturday mornings at St Andrews Hall, Limpsfield Chart, during term time:

Summer Term: 10 week term

27th April – 6th July 2019
Half term : 27th May – 3rd June (1 week)

  • 9.30-10.15  4-8 Year Olds
  • 10.15-11.00  Over 8’s

As well as extremely fun drama and singing lessons, we will also be offering children the opportunity to take LAMDA examinations.

Please call Tarryn on 07515 732504 or email us for more information or to book your child’s place.

The benefits of studying Drama are huge and will stand a child in good stead for life. Confidence, life skills and presentation skills will be valuable assets no matter what direction their future takes. Drama fires the imagination, provides an outlet for self-expression, gives a better understanding of self and the world around you, gives you self-worth and teaches the value of working as part of a team.

SDS Drama and Singing Classes cover acting and vocal technique, posture, interpretation of text, improvisation, characterisation and public speaking. Students will have the opportunity of studying for LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) examinations in communication and performance subjects. LAMDA are one of the UK’s oldest and most respected awarding bodies.

Sally Chattaway

Sally trained at Guildford School of Acting and worked as an actress for over 20 years until becoming a parent and turning her hand to teaching the next generation of performers. She feels very strongly that Drama gives children confidence and an outlet for self-expression within a safe space. It can help with life skills, presentation skills, overcoming shyness and hopefully nurture a love of theatre too. She feels honoured to have been asked to come and teach Drama and Singing at Surrey Dance School after being encouraged by the success of the Drama Workshops she has held at Woodlea Primary School over the past few years.

London Theatre Credits include: The Graduate (Gielgud Theatre) and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest (Gielgud Theatre)

Theatre Credits include: Business Affairs (No. 1 Tour), Stepping Out and Under The Yum-Yum Tree (The Mill at Sonning), Noises Off (English Theatre Frankfurt), Prisoner Cell Block H – The Musical (No. 1 Tour) A Bedfull of Foreigners and No Sex Please, We’re British! (English Theatre, Vienna), Johnny Ball’s Tales of Blooming Science (No. 1 Tour), Intimate Exchanges (Platform Theatre, Sussex) and various pantomimes and children’s shows including TIE (Theatre in Education).

Television Credits include: Sloggers (2 series), Virtually Impossible, Eastenders, Agent Z & the Penguin from Mars, The Bill, Jack the Ripper, Agony, Boiled Egg & Soldiers (Sky Breakfast Show in which she was member of comedy sketch team), The Lily Savage Show, Life Begins, Dr Terror, Love Soup, All Star Wind-Ups (member of improvised wind-up team), The Omid Djalili Show (2 series), Miranda Hart’s Sketch Show and Way To Go.
Commercials include: Listerine, Ariel, John Smith’s Bitter, Febreze, Co-op, Starburst, Fairy, Delissa Chocolate, Pizza Hut, Daunat Sandwiches, British Gas, Pedigree Chum, The Discovery Channel, Boots, Sky Sports and Jackpot Joy, also various corporate training videos.

Film Credits include: It Was An Accident, Magicians, There Are Dark Forces. Sally has co-written and performed in various comedy shows at many London comedy venues and in Edinburgh both as Sally Chattaway and as part of The Dirty Blondes comedy group. Shows include: Committed Exhibitionists, Off Your Chest, In The Gloaming and Clantessential. In The Gloaming was a series of podcasts that led to the 2010 Parsec Award for Best New Podcaster and a live show at The Leicester Square Theatre. The same team improvised and filmed The Meeting, a pilot comedy series for Warner Bros.