With Kaitlin Howard
APC two day Examination Course - Basic UNARMED.
Earn a qualification with The Academy of Performance Combat.
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.
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.
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.
Payment must be made before the first class.
A £30 deposit is required from all students to secure a place on the course.
These payments can be made upon registration.
All prices are inclusive of VAT.
22nd & 23rd January 2022
1030 - 1830 (both days)
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.
Click on the link above to register for the course.