Nothing creates bonds like acting. In a drama course you will experience such a wide range of activities that your course-mates will see all your talents but also your weaknesses, while you work on them. You’ll expose your inner hurdles to others and you will see theirs, and this is one of the greatest thing about the group, you can’t hide and you can’t have barriers because they know you for what you are. In Latin it’s ecce homo (i.e. in front of you there is a human)
It was just a year ago, January 2014, when I came to live in London having no friends, no hobbies and no idea at all of what to do and how to spend creatively my free time. Suddenly DCL came into my life to fulfill it in so many aspects. From the first meetings we became a nit group of people who share the same love for acting and inter-acting. Konstantinos Kavakiotis is with no doubt one of the best acting teachers to work with as he has the unique ability to transfer his passion for theater to his students and encourage them to explore themselves through the acting process. As I remember myself I have always wanted to take acting classes and although I have tried other teachers and approaches in the past, he is the only one that I really trust and want to go further as a member of this group.
Every single part of DCL, from the first improvisations to the performance is a unique experience that you will not only enjoy, but also you will realize so many things about yourself. Don’t miss it! “It’s a play, so let’s play!”
I have been attending the classes for three months and since then I have learnt so many things about…ME!
Kostas Kavakiotis is sharing his passion for acting with a big group of enthusiastic people who are hungry for acting, for expressing themselves, for having fun, for being curious!…including me.
The classes are sophisticatedly organized to help beginners to improve quickly while at the same time to enjoy the process of learning acting. Moreover, the whole group is harmonically working together, beginners and more experienced students.
It is also about challenge! You find out about your weaknesses and your strengths through the classes. You can see your limitations and which personal areas you should develop. Understanding body language, keeping strong eye contact, keeping a positive posture and controlling your movement in favor of your self-confidence are some key points which we work on.
It is also about fun!, the classes give you the opportunity to develop yourself while at the same time you are enjoying your time, be creative and be funny!
Finally, I feel more confident now as I have improved my public speaking, very useful in my job (I have diminished the “eeeem” while I am speaking), I can also move to a beautiful woman and confidently say HI! Even if she does not respond positively again I use my developed drama skills to have fun!
I was impressed and I am still getting impressed in every new class from the fact that a 3-hour class keeps you alert (after 10 hours of work), positive and the most important you never know what is coming next!
If you are thinking of joining this course, stop thinking and join now! I would introduce it to everyone without, even a tiny, hesitation. Kostas is absolutely fantastic, with a rare ability of transferring his passion for acting and sharing his valuable and impressive knowledge and experience (and this is said by a person that has worked with a number of drama instructors).
In my view this course is not only about acting, but also a way of living: Thursday evenings are unmissable and necessary for discovering more things about myself, finding my limits and then, breaking them, learning how to co – exist with other people -people that you do not necessarily “match” in “real” life- with love and respect which becomes deep friendship; creating… challenging myself in a collaborative environment with inspirational guidance. What happens is almost magical: you pass through the door (or as I call it, the magical gate) and suddenly a new world full of new opportunities is open in front of your very eyes: a world in which it doesn’t matter what you wear, how is your hair, if you were good at this professional meeting or if you made a good impression at that interview, or if your boss is happy with your performance. The only thing that matters is your inner truth, which you share with other people and their own truth.
To conclude, in my experience, joining these classes will be a statement for yourself: a desire for continuous self discovery, self improvement, and building the integrity of your soul.
“This course has helped me approach acting in different ways, using different powerful tools and techniques, broadening my understanding and increasing my passion for the craft. It’s been inspirational on so many levels , especially learning so much about myself, to see how my ‘brain’ responds/reacts. It has helped me become self aware. It’s been challenging, rewarding but most of all super FUN to just play with a group that became good friends. I like how each lesson was tailored to the needs of everyone and was easily adapted to meet ones emotional mood and sparked increasing motivation. Good uplifting feedback that was encouraging that left you wanting to do more performing. So much rich and advanced knowledge was passed on, from Konstantinos, and from the surprise visiting lectures. Love love loved being a part of this group. My one critique, is : I want more!!! More more more!!!”
I have always been intrigued by the world of drama and theater and this course provided me with the means to expose myself to this wonderful experience. I found the course exhilarating, informative, playful and frankly loaded with fun! Along with being introduced to the theory, principles, tools and techniques of stage acting, it challenged me to explore and expose my inner self by helping me make myself open and available to the people around me and to the world as a whole. My colleagues were people from many different backgrounds which added to the quality of the exchange we all shared and our tutor has been a true inspiration by sharing with us his knowledge and passion. It was a beautiful journey and I highly recommend this class to everyone.
No matter if you are an actor or not this is the class to be part of. We have fun and a good time but most importantly we do serious work and experience techniques that only proper actors do. In Drama classes London you have the potential to get to the next level in acting. I would undoubtedly recommend it to everyone with an interest/ passion in theatre.