Tutoring

private programs

We have always been inspired by the possibilities that the performing arts holds for children. Drawing on our years of experience in the theatre and in the drama classroom, we have crafted a series of programs which can be taught as stand-alone courses or as part of a more permanent academic integration. The aim of our Junior programs is to build foundational theatrical skills by encouraging our students to harness their own creativity and unleash their full potential. Our commitment to our students now also includes the Trinity College of London exams which follow an exciting curriculum which complements our educational ethos in a practical and insightful way.

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foundation

program

An innovative extracurricular program for young performers with a focus on foundational skills such as confidence building, vocal range, critical thinking and creativity.

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immersive

storytelling

A unique program which encourages children to perform in devised and scripted stories by using a series of use interdisciplinary skills across multiple narratives.

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collab in

convo

dynamic writing and performance program which promotes all styles of public speaking for individuals and groups with a focus on improvisation and rehearsed speech techniques. 

 

With over a decade of experience in the drama classroom and as head of performing arts in two countries, our company founder is a passionate advocate for holistic education. Our Senior programs have therefore been curated to provide practical opportunities for honing talent whilst also encouraging the use of new interdisciplinary skills. At co|lab classroom our aim is to bridge the gap between education and profession which is why so many of our programs have direct links to our co|lab creations production platform where we also offer Trinity College of London exams. 

Our Dare To series uses an interactive outcomes-based approach to upskilling students in design, dance, devising and directing. Our Mastering Monologues course is for all those who want to understand how best to apply an acting methodology to elevate their own performances whilst Creating Chemistry supports those who want to create impactful performative relationships on stage or screen. Our How To Be A Journalist series provides experiential learning which requires all students to participate in professional writing tasks for theatre, film and dance. 

secondary, sixth form and ib programs

Seniors

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dare to

direct

An exploration of the interdisciplinary skills required to succeed as a 21st century director. Participants  will be guided in their own directorial project from conceptual research phase to curtain up for a live theatre audience!

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dare to

design

An exploration of the theory and practicalities of scenography and cinematography with a focus on foundational skills in set, costume, prop, sound and lighting design.

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dare to

devise

An exploration of the behind-the-scenes processes which take place when devising an original piece of theatre. This course uses practical activities inspired by our award-winning devised play Checkmate.

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dance

​Our Artist in Residence program brings co|laboratory's internationally-acclaimed Sashin Kandhai back to Dubai in Term 1 every year to run foundational to advanced training for dancers and choreographers.

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creating

chemistry

An exploration of the acting methods and techniques which support the development of quality performative relationships for group scenes and duologues.

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mastering

monologues

A practical exploration of the acting theories and  skills required to craft quality individual performances for auditions, monologues, soliloquys or even within a wider ensemble piece.

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how to be a

theatre journalist

A mentorship program which accesses the interdisciplinary skills from multiple creative industries whilst maintaining a practical focus on analysis, evaluation and journalistic writing for the stage.

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how to be a

dance journalist

A mentorship program with a focus on the diverse skills required to be a dance journalist. This course is an extension of our international residency which sees us writing professionally for the JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience. 

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how to be a

film journalist

A mentorship program which explores the world of semiotics, showbiz and cinematography with a fully interactive experience with the films showing at the cinema for the duration of the course.

 

At co|laboratory we are proud to engage in a grassroots approach to our staff development and curriculum integrations for schools. By working in close collaboration with shareholders at every level we are able to craft individualised packages which have been tailored to support the school, staff and students. This prospectus is therefore merely the starting point for further discussions which relate directly to the needs of each school, eliminating a one-size-fits-all approach. From corporate workshops for theatre education and staff development to our bespoke consultancies with qualified and experienced professionals, from peripatetic programs delivered on-site to exciting Week Without Walls takeovers, there really is so much we can accomplish in collaboration with one another and the performing arts. 

Schools

staff development and curriculum integrations

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corporate

workshops

A selection of theatre games and creative curriculum workshops with a focus on building transferable skills which support the aims, ethos and needs of the school.

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peripatetic

programs

The Trinity College of London UAE performance arts specification is integrated on-site for schools who wish to provide their students with hassle-free accredited exams. 

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bespoke

consultancy

Bespoke consultancies which support management teams, subject leaders and class teachers with professional development using a grass roots and conversational approach.

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touring

productions

Professional productions which can be commissioned by our clients or crafted specifically by our team to be paired with educational workshop opportunities in mind.

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week without walls

takeover

Takeovers encourage the use of applied skills in relevant ways whereby students collaborate with instructors to craft an interdisciplinary showcase in a style of their choosing

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after school

programs

Extracurricular programs which craft innovative experiences for students to focus on learning foundational intermediate or advanced skills in the performing arts.

 

Our Adult programs have been developed using our collective years of experience in the performing arts and theatre education sectors. We offer Adult workshops and courses as a level-up from their Senior counterparts, ensuring that we implement our pedagogical approach through a focus on refining talent whilst also building up a series of foundational to advanced skills which function across many creative disciplines. We are thus able to teach individuals who wish to improve their craft, learn something new or refresh their knowledge but we also encourage group learning opportunities where those of us at different stages of our own learning journeys are placed in a position to build one another up as any ensemble would.

Adults

for beginners to advanced

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dare to

series

A series dedicated to the exploration of the interdisciplinary skills required to succeed in design, dance, directing and devising. Participants are guided in an outcomes-based project which provides practical experience.

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trinity college

diplomas

Trinity College drama diplomas aim to encourage innovative and multi-skilled creatives to extend their journey in arts education where we provide guidance and support to ensure success. 

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professional

productions

Our co|lab creations platform provides participants with a unique opportunity to learn whilst being guided through a fully collaborative and interdisciplinary production process.

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mastering

monologues

A practical exploration of the acting theories and  skills required to craft quality individual performances for auditions, monologues, soliloquys and within a wider ensemble piece.

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creating

chemistry

An exploration of the acting methods and techniques which support the development of quality performative relationships for group scenes and duologues.

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how to be an

arts journalist

A mentorship program which accesses diverse interdisciplinary skills from many creative industries whilst focusing on practical analysis, evaluation and writing for film, theatre and dance.