Theatre School is a fun and creative environment where students learn discipline and technique in all aspect of the performing arts. At Lafour Students can feel safe to express themselves with the support of their passionate teachers and likeminded peers.
Over the differing terms Students cover a variety of styles and themes in each discipline. For example;
In DRAMA we practice: Improvisation, Audition techniques, Method Acting, Pantomime, Physical Theatre, Musical Theatre, Comedy and Shakespeare.
In DANCE classes students learn technique and routines in a various genres: Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Hip Hop, Freestyle, Ballet, Tap, Latin, Swing and many more!
In SINGING lessons students learn to master breathing techniques, scales and harmonies, as well acting through song and hitting those all important high notes.
Benefits from attending theatre school include: Articulation and Projection of Voice, Good poise and Posture, Improved Performance and Presentation skill, Team work, and above all . . Confidence!
Theatre School runs on Saturdays during the term at a venue in Sandhurst, with the use of excellent facilities including a Stage, Drama studio and Music rooms. Extra Dance Classes are also available during the week as well as specialised holiday clubs during the school breaks. The enthusiastic and professional teaching staff at Lafour are always there to guide students, using their own experience, knowledge and passion for the performing arts.
Students are offered regular performing opportunities in our numerous shows, gaining experience and confidence with every show. Previous Musicals include 'The Wizard Of Oz,' ‘Honk,’ 'Around the World in 80 Days' and ‘Whistle Down the Wind’. Pantomimes include; 'Snow White,’ ‘Cinderella,’ 'Sleeping Beauty' and 'Aladdin'. Lafour have also put on many annual Variety Shows, featuring the best bit from all your favourite Musicals! As well as performing plays such as 'Pool No Water' and 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl.
LTS students are always given a performance goal to work towards at the end of every term so they have more focus and determination to achieve every week.
Performances are open to parents, friends, relatives and the general public! This is not just a work in progress but a performance on stage with stage lighting so that every student can enjoy participating in a 'Theatre' experience. Regular shows mean that there are always plenty of opportunities for every Lafour pupil to get up on that stage and shine!
LTS aims to provide a nurturing environment in which every student acquires a foundation training in the performing arts and gains confidence through performance. Whether it's being asked to read aloud in school assembly, audition for a feature film or give a presentation to a group of work colleagues - the performance skills learned at LTS will enable students to approach such tasks with confidence.
A great example of this is 'Katy Ashworth' who you will know as children's presenter from CBeebies I can cook. Katy attended Lafour for many years and went on to start a fabulous career in television.
Lafour Theatre School offer quality Musical Theatre Training for Children aged 4 -18 in Crowthorne and Sandhurst, Berkshire.
LTS is an independent organisation and therefore not restricted to a corporate formula. This allows for greater freedom in structuring the timetable to suit the creative talents of students and their teachers.
Lafour Dance & Theatre Schools was established in 2000. The company Divided in July 2005 and now Lafour Theatre School (LTS) is owned and managed by Tiffany Lengthorn.
Principal and Manager of Lafour Theatre School. Tiffany graduated from Coventry University with a BA Hons degree in Dance and Professional Practice in 2009. Tiffany has always had a passion for performance, specialising in Contemporary Dance and Musical Theatre. With a rich experience in teaching children of all ages and levels, Tiffany aims to bring out the best in her students, encouraging each child's creativity, confidence and love of performing.
Lafour Theatre School are connected with Thames Valley Theatrical Agency which represents children and young adults 0-18+ years in TV, films, commercials, theatre, voiceover, corporate, music videos and photographic work. Many Lafour students have been successfully represented by the agency and have been offered professional work. Namely Jenny Daykin a Centre Stage student who successfully gained a major part in the hit 2005 film, Nanny McPhee starring Emma Thompson and Colin Firth.