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With Kaitlin Howard

APC two day Examination Course - Basic BROADSWORD.

Earn a qualification with The Academy of Performance Combat.

This two day stage combat course gives you the opportunity to train and take one of the Academy of Performance Combat's Basic level exams. If you are a drama or acting student, an actor new to stage combat or just looking to refresh or learn new skills, then this is for you.

NB - If in doubt, please contact us to discuss which level of training is appropriate for you in accordance with The Academy of Performance Combat's rules and regulations.

Theatrically, if characters in a production are driven to violence, its inclusion by the writer is usually for a very specific plot purpose, but as a performer to use any form of combat, with or without a weapon, requires discipline, safety and precision. Technique and attention to detail is paramount.

This course will teach participants the basic techniques and safety aspects needed to perform staged fights convincingly, and will explore the different styles involved when emulating it on stage and screen and how it all attaches to text, intention and drama.

Day one: you will learn the techniques and styles required before moving on to learn a choreographed fight with dialogue.

Day Two: working on your choreographed fight to produce a fight scene presentation, to demonstrate all aspects learnt. In the afternoon of this day an APC examiner will attend and assess the work of the students through a Basic Level Examination, which is an industry and Equity recognised performance certificate in Stage Combat.

 

The techniques the participants will learn have been tried and tested

in performing fights for theatre and film and will stand them in good

stead for use should they be called to perform such in their careers.

 

The Academy of Performance Combat is fully ratified Stage Combat

Organisation by Equity, with its certificates regarded in equal in

standing to the BADC and BASSC exams. The APC offer its exams

modularly so it's easier for participants to digest, and to attend, and

you get a grade in each weapon instead of one averaged grade over

the number of weapons taken in the test. The APC offers a huge range

of stage combat training, across all skill levels and a great number

of weapon systems.

 

Kaitlin Howard is an Equity Registered Fight Director, and a fully

qualified and insured Stage Combat Instructor, trained by the BADC

and now affiliated to the APC. Her professional work as an Actress,

Stage Combat Instructor, Fight Captain and Fight Director has led her

to be considered by many as one of the best at her level. As well as being trained in Stage Combat to the highest levels, her knowledge and training in several Martial Arts and Fencing allows Kaitlin to tailor her teaching style to each student to get the best from their abilities. She is an Examiner with the APC so can guide course participants with that eye also. She not only teaches and directs, but is also a multi-award winning professional actress and so is able to use both perspectives to aid her students’ understanding of stage combat.

 

NB: Students attending this course do so at their own risk after consideration of their own physical fitness and physical ability. The course is intense and moves safely but swiftly. Please consider this when applying. Loose or sports clothing and suitable footwear should be worn.

 

HOW MUCH:

JUST £190

Payment must be made before the first class. 

A £50 deposit is required from all students to secure a place on the course.

Deposit is non-refundable if you can no longer make the course. 

These payments can be made upon registration.

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

 

WHEN:

10th & 11th August 

10am - 6pm

 

WHERE:

53two Studio

Suite B

Deansgate Mews

Great Northern Warehouse

Manchester

M3 4EN

NB: Students attending this course do so at their own risk after consideration of their own physical fitness and physical ability. The course is intense and moves safely but swiftly. Please consider this when applying. Loose or sports clothing and suitable footwear should be worn.

AVAILABILITY IS EXTREMELY LIMITED!

Places are strictly limited to 20 total students so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Places are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Got a question? Drop us an email! 

 

All actors on the course must agree to work under the terms outlined in the MAP Code of Conduct.

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Click on the link above to register for the course.

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