YOUTH ACTING CLASSES
Expert industry teachers at The National Theatre Drama School support budding young actors to develop their creative voices. We nurture young talents, celebrate and champion diversity, and actively value inclusion and respect.
Creative play, confidence and ensemble are central to all our classes – building skills for life.
Through screen and staging acting, students learn professional acting techniques and use self-reflection to develop their skills and understanding of creative processes. Students are guided to identify and analyse how the elements of drama are used, combined and manipulated in different styles, and apply this knowledge to the drama they make and perform.
They use their growing performance skills, stagecraft and design elements to shape and focus relationships with an audience. Through stage acting processes, students develop empathy and understanding of the impact of live performance
All of our classes establish a supportive environment of creative play.
Enrol your child now to nurture and extend their creative journey!
Dr Jo Loth
Director of Drama
SPRING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS PROGRAM
ZEN ZEN ZO PHYSICAL THEATRE RESIDENCY
Monday 19 – Thursday 22 September 2022
This Spring, the National Theatre Drama School opens its doors to primary and secondary school students wanting to explore a career in acting or to develop their imaginations and express themselves creatively. This four day intensive is an energetic, fun and challenging immersion in Physical Theatre.
Led by Zen Zen Zo’s Associate Director Gina Tay Limpus, students will explore Physical Theatre Basics, Viewpoints and Devising. These workshops deliver excellence, discipline, and a tool-belt of theatrical skills. It’s a time to share, reflect, challenge and transform! Suitable for children Junior (9-13) and Senior (14-17).
INTRODUCTION TO ACTING (7-8YRS)
Tuesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm
$25.00 per class
Acting classes are a fun and transformative way of developing confidence and focus, listening skills and teamwork.
Through games, movement and improvisation, aspiring young actors build social and personal life skills that form a solid foundation for further development.
The stage awaits.
Your dreams of being a stage actor start here.
The National Theatre Drama School’s Stage Acting courses for Juniors (9-11), Intermediate (12-14) and Seniors (15+) are designed to expose, nurture and develop your individual expression and give you the skills and techniques necessary to develop your acting career.
A ‘showing’ is performed for family and friends at the end of each term.
STAGE ACTING JUNIOR (9-11YRS)
Juniors will explore ideas and narrative structures through roles and situations, learn to use empathy in their own improvisations and devised drama, and develop skills and techniques of voice and movement to create character, mood and atmosphere.
Tuesday 5:30pm – 7:00pm. $31.00 per class
STAGE ACTING INTERMEDIATE (12-14YRS)
Intermediate students will combine the elements of drama used in devised and scripted drama to explore and develop issues, ideas and themes. They will develop roles and characters consistent with situation, dramatic forms and performance styles to convey status, relationships and intentions.
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm $39.00 per class
STAGE ACTING SENIOR (15+YRS)
Senior students will develop the creativity in a supportive and engaging environment where they can explore their dramatic passion. Students will develop and sustain different roles and characters to realise dramatic intentions and engage audiences. They will perform devised and scripted drama in different forms, styles and performance spaces.
Saturday 9:00am – 11:00am. $39.00 per class
Destined for a career as a screen actor? Ready to learn the necessary skills for a successful film and television career?
The National Theatre Drama School’s Screen Acting courses for Juniors (9-11), Intermediate (12-14) and Seniors (15+) are designed to expose, nurture and develop your individual expression and give you the skills and techniques necessary to develop your acting career.
SCREEN ACTING JUNIOR (9-11YRS)
Juniors will explore ideas and narrative structures through roles and situations when using voice and movement to create character, mood and atmosphere and focus dramatic action.
Students will perform and record devised and scripted drama for playback and gain valuable feedback to learn about the elements that engage a screen audience.
Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am. $25.00 per class
Saturday 1:00pm-2:00pm. $25 per class
SCREEN ACTING INTERMEDIATE (12-14YRS)
Intermediate students will combine the elements of drama used in devised and scripted drama to explore and develop issues, ideas and themes on screen.
They will discover how to move from acting theatricality towards focusing on being present in front of a camera and learn the basics of analysing a film or television script.
Saturday 9:00am – 11:00am. $39.00 per class
SCREEN ACTING SENIOR (15+YRS)
Senior students further develop their creativity and explore their dramatic passion through screen techniques that realise dramatic intentions and engage audiences.
They will film devised and scripted drama in different forms and styles, and work with colleagues and qualified teachers to plan, direct, produce, rehearse and refine their camera performances.
Woven into the classes is analysis of scripts for film, television and performance styles.
Saturday 11:00am – 1:00pm. $39.00 per class
Trial Classes are now on offer via the link below and are $25 each. If you would like to book a trial class outside of Weeks 1 or 2, please email the office at email@example.com and we will check the latest availability.
All Classes must be paid in full and in advance of the beginning of each Term.
Payment Plans are available upon request upon request.
Discounts are available for sibling bookings and when booking more than 3 Classes per week.
Current Students – please book through your portal!
Term 3: Monday 11 July – Saturday 17 September
Term 4: Monday 3 October – Saturday 10 December