Learning theatre with Apolline

At Apolline, we believe that theater is a unique art form that allows students to develop their creativity, self-confidence and even their ability to communicate. In short, theater provides a multitude of skills that are essential for the stage and practical for life. By playing different characters, students can explore different facets of life and humanity, while learning to work as a team in a caring environment. Our experienced instructors will create an atmosphere of trust so that everyone can express themselves fully in class. We believe that theater can transform lives by helping students overcome their fears and express themselves with confidence, whether on stage or in their daily lives. At Apolline, we offer acting classes and musical theatre classes designed to help our students grow and find their voice. Don't wait any longer, discover our different courses below and explore your artistic potential!

Based in Lausanne, Morges and Yverdon, Apolline offers courses in Theatre, Musical Comedy and Improvisation Theatre for children and teenagers.

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Our arts school offers acting classes for all ages, from children to adults, as listed above. Whether in or out of the classroom, our acting classes allow participants to discover and explore their creativity while learning skills useful in various areas of life. Through our classes, students learn to play different roles, work on their voice and body language, and express a wide range of emotions. In addition, our expert teachers provide practical tips and tools to help students develop their personal artistic expression. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced actor, our acting classes offer a unique opportunity to develop your artistic skills while having fun and exploring your creativity. We believe that our acting classes can be a rewarding experience for everyone, whether it's children looking to express themselves creatively, teens wanting to develop their self-confidence, or adults wanting to improve their communication and self-expression.

Getting young people into the theater can be a challenge, but there are several effective ways to encourage teens and young adults to experience the art form. First, it can be helpful to create events and programs specifically designed for them, offering performances that are appropriate to their age and interests. It is also important to partner with local schools and youth centers to promote theater programs to teens and youth. Discounted ticketing offers for students or school groups can also be an effective way to make performances more accessible and affordable for young people. In addition, building bridges between film and theater can be interesting. For example, by organizing screenings of films inspired by plays, or by inviting popular film actors to perform on stage. This could attract the attention of young people and inspire them to discover theater. Finally, to encourage young people to attend the theater, it may be important to emphasize the social and community aspect of the theatre experience by offering them the opportunity to meet artists, participate in discussions and workshops, and connect with other young people who are passionate about art and culture.

The process of a first class at Apolline is designed to help students feel comfortable and discover their creativity. In the first class, our teachers begin with group activities to help newcomers introduce themselves and feel more comfortable in the acting space. Also included are exercises to help participants develop confidence and feel more comfortable in their bodies. Our teachers invite participants to explore the space, use their body and voice to express emotions and work on their non-verbal communication. All of this can be done in a fun, non-judgmental way to help students feel safe and explore their creativity without fear. The first class also focuses on discussions about the participants' expectations and goals, as well as what they would like to learn and discover during their theatre training. We are open. Overall, Apolline's first acting class is designed to help participants become familiar with the acting space, develop self-confidence and body expression, and discover their creativity in a safe and supportive environment.

Apolline's acting classes and acting classes in general allow students to learn and improve their communication, speaking and acting skills, as well as to develop their creativity and imagination. Acting classes are also an excellent way to learn teamwork, listening skills, respect for others and self-confidence. In addition, drama classes can also help participants discover different and innovative art forms and explore their own culture and identity through artistic expression. Participants can also become familiar with Swiss authors and locally produced plays, which can give them a better understanding of their own culture and community. Drama classes are a great way to gain confidence in speaking in everyday life, speaking with a steady voice, having good diction and expressing themselves eloquently.

Memory is one of the actor's main working tools on stage. Even before working on the staging of a play, you will have to appropriate the dialogues, as a ground, a base of work on which to seek, build and explore the tracks of interpretation and staging. But this can be a complex task: how can you get to know dialogues and monologues that are sometimes tedious? First, it will be helpful to identify your learning style. What is your memory type? Are you more sensitive to visual, auditory or kinesthetic aspects? If you're not sure, there are many tests online that will help you find your input channel. Once you have identified your memory type, build tools that will use these channels. If you are a visual type: Easy for you, so the most effective method will be to work directly with your book. Read it regularly and use a ruler to hide your line of text to make sure it has passed into your memory. If you are an auditory type: Ask someone to work on your text by giving you the line and correcting you aloud by reading back to you the erroneous passages. If no one can give you the line, you can also work on it using your phone: Record the entire text, leaving some gaps before your lines, then say them out loud. You can then work on your text orally and be corrected directly. If you are a kinesthetic type: Try as much as possible to work on your text in situation. You can use the same methods as for auditory memory while moving in space. If you already have elements of staging or set design, take advantage of them to integrate them into your memory work. Don't forget that the most important thing with memory is to work regularly and over time! There is no need to work 5 hours on your text the night before, prefer small work sessions well in advance of the first rehearsals. This way you will be perfectly at ease to concentrate on the work of directing and the emotional investment that the play requires.

Acting and musical theatre classes have different goals, content and physical requirements. Acting classes generally focus on acting, stagecraft, and text analysis, while musical theatre classes focus on dancing, singing, musical interpretation, and choreography. Musical theatre classes often have higher physical demands than acting classes. Acting classes are suitable for various levels of experience, while musical theatre classes are often more demanding and require a more advanced level of skill in singing, dancing and acting. The choice between the two types of courses depends on the interests and goals of each student.

There are several reasons why one might want to do musical theatre. First of all, musical theatre is an art form that combines several disciplines, including singing, dancing, acting and music. This makes it a comprehensive and emotionally rich performance that can reach a wide audience. In addition, participating in a musical can be an exciting and rewarding experience for the actors, singers and dancers involved. It can provide an opportunity to work with entertainment professionals, such as directors, choreographers and vocal coaches, and to develop performance and collaboration skills. Voice coaching is especially important for actors doing musical theatre, as it can help them improve their vocal technique, tone, intonation, and diction. Voice coaches can help actors better understand how to use their voice to convey emotion and expression in a song. Finally, the musical can provide a memorable and fun experience for audience members, who can enjoy the story, the music, and the actors' performance. For those who participate in a musical as an actor, singer or dancer, it can be an opportunity to develop their skills as performers and create lasting memories.

At the moment, Melie is teaching musical theatre to a group of the same age, juniors, with a positive and balanced dynamic. If enrollment grows over time, we will form several classes based on age and experience through the school. Apolline guarantees the best learning conditions for your child. Please note that if your child speaks English, there is always the possibility of including English in a role for example. There is no limit to creativity!

For the moment, we offer our acting classes in Morges, Lausanne and Yverdon. In view of the growing interest for our courses, it is possible that we will open classes in various cities in French-speaking Switzerland, such as Geneva or Neuchâtel. As for our musical comedy classes, our teacher Mélie teaches in Lausanne.

It's not easy to determine if your child has a talent for comedy, but there are a few signs to look for. First, if your child enjoys acting and making others laugh, this can be a good indicator of his or her comedic potential. Also, if your child enjoys participating in shows, plays or role-playing, this may also be a sign that he or she has some aptitude for comedy. Watching how your child interacts with others, how he or she tells stories, and what he or she says can also be clues to his or her potential as a future comedian. If you think your child has a talent for acting, you can encourage him or her to participate in acting classes or acting activities for children. Children's acting classes can help your child develop acting, improvisation and speaking skills, as well as build confidence. It's also important to keep in mind that even if your child doesn't become a professional actor, the skills learned in acting classes can benefit all areas of life. In fact, acting can help children develop creativity, self-confidence, teamwork and self-expression.

Yes, singing lessons are included in musical theatre classes because singing is one of the key elements of musical theatre. Students learn to sing using proper techniques to project their voice, harmonize in a group, sing solo and perform a song convincingly. Musical theatre classes also focus on musical interpretation, where students learn to use their voices to express emotion and tell a story. Musical theatre classes may also include rehearsal sessions where students work on individual or group songs. However, it is important to note that musical theatre classes may focus more on dance and choreography than on singing. If you are interested in perfecting your pure vocal technique, you can sign up for singing lessons with our resident teacher: Sandrina.

It is true that we do organize vacation camps at Apolline, including vacation camps for children of all ages in the field of visual arts. At the moment, we do not organize similar camps for theater and musical theater, but this situation may change in the future.

There is no particular diploma given to students throughout their learning process. Indeed, Apolline favors learning that is based on pleasure through progression and not on performance. This is why we do not organize exams, and why there are no diplomas. Every year we organize a festival with the colors of the school: The Apolline Fest. You can read our article on this subject. Each student who wishes to do so has the opportunity to register and perform in front of an audience of friends and family. This is a good opportunity to showcase all the work done during the year. It is also common for our teachers to write letters of recommendation for students to help them achieve their goals. In addition, for experienced students, our teachers offer a professional curriculum to prepare motivated students for the art school entrance exams. All of our music teachers have a degree from an art school.

The question of whether theater should be included in the school curriculum is a matter of debate. In France, theater is already included in the school curriculum through the teaching of artistic and cultural education, but this varies from country to country. There are arguments in favor of including theater in the school curriculum. Theater allows students to develop their creativity, oral expression, self-confidence and teamwork skills. In addition, theater can be used as an educational tool to address topics such as history, literature and social issues. Theater can also be a gathering place for students, promoting inclusion and social cohesion. Finally, learning about theater can help students discover themselves, better understand others and develop their artistic sensibilities. However, there are also counter-arguments to the inclusion of theater in the school curriculum, including the issue of balance between different school subjects and the difficulty of finding time to include artistic and cultural activities. Ultimately, the inclusion of theater in the school curriculum depends on the educational priorities and resources available in each location and school system. However, theater can offer significant educational and cultural benefits for students, and it is important to find ways to integrate it into school education as much as possible.



Cours Durée Prix mensuel* Prix unique**
Cours enfants et adolescents (par tranche d'âges) 60 minutes

79.00 CHF

900.00 CHF
Cours enfants et adolescents (par tranche d'âges) 75 minutes 89.00 CHF 1'025.00 CHF
Cours adolescents et adultes (par tranche d'âges) 90 minutes

99.00 CHF

1'150.00 CHF

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