These workshops are designed to help people explore and find their hidden creative abilities. They are for adults, children or companies, and are created to suit the needs of the groups.
Introduction to Acting
Come and discover your drama talents and develop your skills in this friendly, supportive class run either over 6 evenings/days or 1 whole day. This course is designed for actors (slightly different workshop) non-actors and are for people who want to find out more about drama and how to bring drama skills into their everyday life. You will be working in a safe environment, having lots of fun discovering your own creativity, theatre games, improvisation, acting techniques and voice work.
Exploring Your Inner Creativity
This workshop will help you discover and develop your creativity, whether you are an artist or just want to explore potential ideas. It is designed to help people realise their creative talents. Using drama techniques, self-development tools such as visualisation techniques,creative writing, goal setting exercises - a chance to have fun and plan your future.
Past and Present workshops
Ammerdown Centre - February 2008 - Exploring your Inner Creativity
Claridge House - April 2008 - Exploring your Inner Creativity
Warninglid Players - 2008-2009 - Acting Workshop on 'Shakers Re-stirred' (John Godber) and 'Sugar Daddies' (Alan Ayckbourn)
Age Concern - 2010/11/12/13
‘As usual an excellent session, very enjoyable. Can’t wait for the next'
‘Valerie was energetic and motivational’.
‘Enjoyed that all participants about the same level. Very relaxed atmosphere. Would definitely come again’.
‘Enjoyed it very much. Good practice of thinking up scenarios and acting out’.
‘I love to improvise, it helps with positive growth. Good relaxed environment’.
Bishopsgate Institute, EC1 - Masterclass Workshop in Acting Techniques - 2013-PRESENT
For experienced actors and people who have worked with me in acting classes. Designed to help actors be more spontaneous and to break down barriers. Techniques covered - Meisner, Method, Stanislavski, Impro.
'I found the class interesting, full of energy and very thought provoking. In all a good and useful experience to have had'. Diane Scheffer-Shorrock, London.
The Masterclass gave me the opportunity to explore and practice a wide range of acting techniques in one day. Valerie Dent is fantastic, continuously challenging us to push our boundaries in a safe and fun environment. I would recommend this class to all budding actors! Deepika Kumsy, London.
Please contact Valerie for more information on 07931 481844