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Drama for all: HORSHAM drama classes for adults with Special Needs

Ariel is pleased to announce the opening of a new weekly Horsham drama class for adults with special educational needs. Anyone aged 16 years plus who has a love of music, acting and dance are invited to come along for a free trial session or two at Roffey Millennium Hall. There is no audition process and everyone is welcome.
The new class, called ‘Othello’s Adults’, runs every Monday at 6:45pm to 7:45pm and provides the opportunity to learn all about performing. Students work collaboratively with Ariel’s experienced tutors on a wide range of acting, dance and singing pieces in a fun, relaxed and supportive environment. The drama work covers a variety of work, from popular musical theatre numbers to current pop songs, and students also have the chance to create their own original drama pieces, written in conjunction with their tutors.
The new classes build on the success of Ariel’s award-winning drama academy classes and the existing Othello’s Junior classes, which have been running for many years.
Tutor Dan Shambrook said: “We are delighted to launch this new class. Our Junior Othello’s classes are very popular, but we were finding that once our students became young adults there was nowhere for them to move onto. We have, therefore, started adult classes in Burgess Hill and now Horsham. The students love performing and there is a variety of opportunities to perform including our annual showcase.”
Ariel is encouraging potential Othello students to come along and meet the team and give drama a try. For many of the existing students the drama lessons are the highlight of their week. The Othello’s classes can cater for young people and adults with a range of needs from physical problems, such as being wheelchair-bound, to conditions such as Downs Syndrome, Asperger’s and Autism.
In addition to the weekly classes, students who wish to gain acting qualifications can also undertake LAMDA (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) training. Students can also audition for the mainstream academy productions.
A Free ‘trials month’ trial is now available; To book a space, call 01444 250407 or visit  www.arielct.co.uk . Classes cost £6 per session.
Picture credit :Stephen Candy Photography

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