BODA, British Overseas Dramatic Arts is a performing arts school focussed on delivering a British syllabus of dramatic arts education. In the UAE since 2012 BODA has grown quickly across the territory and now has a presence in fourteen venues across the Emirates. Our focus as a drama school continues to be the training of infants, children and young adults towards the award of professional accredited qualifications in performance and the dramatic arts.
BODA works alongside TRINITY COLLEGE LONDON to offer accredited examinations to our young actors. BODA continues to achieve outstanding examination results year on year.
BODA One DRAMA Suitable for ages 3 – 4
A fun way for children to develop confidence and improve concentration. Through a variety of drama games and story building techniques children will share their imagination to create memorable characters and stories. BODA One lessons focus on developing vocabulary, imagination, listening and social skills, as well as having fun. We offer preparation for the Trinity Guildhall Young Performers Certificate to BODA One young performers.
BODA Two DRAMA Suitable for ages 5 -7
A fun way for children to further develop their confidence and communication skills. Students learn how to express themselves creatively. Our teaching techniques include a variety of drama games, improvisation and story building sessions. Children share their imagination to create memorable characters and stories. Drama is a valuable tool for children to harness their natural creativity as they embark on their journey through the early years of education. BODA Two classes focus on developing vocabulary, imagination, listening skills and social skills as well as having fun. We offer preparation for the Trinity Guildhall Young Performers Certificate to BODA Two young performers.
BODA Three DRAMA Suitable for ages 8 – 10
The more advanced BODA three sessions focus on acting techniques in a fun and innovative way. Students will enjoy a series of drama and improvisation games. The games develop the ‘tool box’ of skills necessary for professional acting. Classes focus on developing core drama skills such as diction, speech, sight reading, interpretation and characterisation. Students are encouraged to develop confidence, becoming young actors with early voice skills and stage presence. Drama Three aims to set the foundation for further training whilst not forgetting the BODA philosophy of having lots of fun along the way. BODA Three students are eligible for entry to the optional Trinity College London examinations with accreditation.
BODA Acting Suitable for ages 10 +
This course is an essential platform for children wishing to progress into acting upon the stage or screen. As with all dramatic arts training our professional acting course is a great way to develop and enhance confidence in young adults. Acting classes will challenge children as they work on monologues, duologues, scenes and short plays with professional instruction. The young actors will be encouraged to create characters that are dynamic and realistic. Classes focus on developing core acting skills such as diction, speech, projection, blocking, audition technique, interpretation and characterisation to a professional standard. Our professional acting course is suitable for students who would like to undertake professional assessment with Trinity College London earning graded examinations and accredited performance certificates for acting and speaking. As with all BODA training our acting students are encouraged to develop confidence whilst having plenty of fun along the way.