What classes are available?
BIGLITTLE runs a variety of classes in Musical Theatre, Acting, Dance and Singing.
Classes are available for students aged 3 – 19 years.
Please see ‘Introduction to Classes’ for a brief overview of the type of classes we run and how the classes are structured. Please refer to the class descriptions for full details of each class including venue, cost and time.
Big Little offers a wide range of weekday classes, holiday courses & workshops in musical theatre, acting, singing techniques and dance, catering for syllabus and non-syllabus study including the ‘Pre-stars’ aged 3-4 years old. Classes are available in Bournemouth and Ringwood. Big Little Youth Theatre Companies (Age 8+) run on a Saturday at the performing arts block, Bournemouth School for Girls.
The styles of training vary according to the discipline taught and also the objective of the class. There are opportunities for students to take Acting and Speech & Drama examinations under the LAMDA syllabus and also to take RAD Ballet examinations but there is no pressure for any students to take an examination and we also offer internal BIGLITTLE assessments to help measure progress.
BIGLITTLE trains students in all aspects of the performing arts and boasts an excellent team of highly qualified and motivated teachers, inspirational and creative Directors and Choreographers and a fantastic team of support and pastoral care staff. Many of the staff are current members of the profession and come direct to BIGLITTLE from work in the top levels of theatre and dance across the country. This gives BIGLITTLE students amazing access to the highest possible calibre of creative staff without having to travel to workshops or courses in London.
We welcome students of all abilities and aim to develop personal excellence through performance in a nurturing environment whether the student is seeking a career in the industry or pursuing performing arts as a hobby. We aim to give your child the confidence and self-belief to shine – a gift that will last a lifetime…
“I love everything about Big Little, and I always will” Emma James, Former student
BIGLITTLE has had the pleasure of teaching many aspiring performers over the years and it is testament to the teaching and ethos of the school that many consider BIGLITTLE to be like a family. Some students, lucky enough to win places at top theatre schools, go on to have successful careers in performing arts (Stage, film, T.V. Radio) and find time to come back to run workshops and teach. Other students have gone on to an array of successful careers utilising, amongst others, the skills taught at BIGLITTLE. Many past students perform together in concerts such as ‘ENCORE’ to raise funds for the school.