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Young People's Introduction to Stage Combat

This one-day course welcomes young creatives and performers to the world of Stage Sword Fighting and the safe practice that surrounds it. These workshops aim to enable and empower the participant as they begin to learn the basic techniques and applications of the magic that is ‘Stage Combat’ - whilst also learning what it is to be a good working partner.

A great half-term activity, suitable for ages 8-14. Please bring your own lunch and snacks!

*The ‘swords’ used on this course will be bamboo sticks*

Dates and Time:

9am-3pm at The Exchange, Twickenham on:

  • Tuesday 27th October 2020
  • Monday 21st December 2020
  • Tuesday 16th February 2021
  • Wednesday 7th April 2021 (for 8-11 age group)
  • Thursday 8th April 2021 (for 12-14 age group)

Price:

£50 

Content:

  • • Warmup games and exercises - actively engage coordination, spatial awareness and focus
  • • Footage - watch and discuss a couple of key examples of sword fighting in popular film culture
  • • Partner Work - develop and explore the need to work well together as a pair
  • • Stage Combat - learning technique then dramatisation of basic sword fighting moves, e.g slashes, thrusts and parries

Requirements

There are no entry requirements to enrol on this course; other than a willingness to work hard, break a sweat and have fun!

Award

Throughout the day, students will be guided to a satisfactory level to be awarded a certificate of attendance for ‘Introduction to Unarmed Stage Combat (Sword Fighting)’ by St Mary's University.