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Young Actors Program - Primary

Welcome

 

Self-expression, confidence and ensemble are valuable personal traits common to the creative world of acting and the daily reality of modern life.

 

At The National Drama School we encourage aspiring young actors to develop their creative voice, build self-confidence, expand their vivid imaginations and express the many aspects of their identity, personality and character. We nurture and support young talent, champion diversity and actively value inclusion and respect.

 

Our Young Actors Programs for primary school children provide age-appropriate dramatic activities and skill-building exercises for the two popular mediums of stage and screen.

Young Actors Programs for primary school children: YAP On Stage and YAP On Screen.

All of our classes establish a supportive environment of creative play.

Enrol your child now to nurture and extend their creative journey!

Dr Jaime Dörner
Director of Drama

YAP ON STAGE

Young Actors Doing Stage Play

YAP On Stage is a dynamic, fun and highly interactive program for primary school children wanting to explore their imaginations and express their creativity.

Kids on Stage is a dynamic, fun and highly interactive program for primary school children wanting to explore their imaginations and express their creativity.

The program draws on each child’s personality and experience while encouraging ensemble and collaboration in a supportive and nurturing environment.

Over four school terms, passionate young actors will work together to develop their performance skills and find their creative voice in a highly focussed environment led by expert industry professionals and teachers.

The first term focuses on improvisation, movement and teamwork, while the second term develops voice and character skills. Terms three and four harness the student’s newfound skills and confidence to prepare and perform for family and friends in our purpose-bult black-box theatre.

Term 1 Creating the Ensemble
Ensemble, Improvisation and Movement.

Term 2 Creating Character
Working with scripts, developing voice and character skills.

Terms one and two culminate in an open class for parents and family to attend. 

Term 3 Scripted Performance
Preparing for Public Performance

Term 4 Devised Performance
This term culminates in a performance in the Blackbox Theatre.

2024 Young Actors Program Term Dates

Term 1:  Mon 29 January – Thu 28 March
Term 2:  Mon 15 April – Sat 29 June
Term 3:  Mon 15 July – Sat 21 September
Term 4:  Mon 7 October – Sat 7 December

Combination Class (Stage and Screen Acting)
Pre-Junior (Yrs 3+4) Saturday 11:30-1:00pm 10-week term fees $350
Junior (Yrs 5+6) Saturday 1:00-2:30pm 10-week term fees $350

YAP On Stage – Primary School
Pre-Junior (Yrs 3+4) Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 10-week term fees $350
Junior (Yrs 5+6) Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm 10-week term fees $350

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YAP ON SCREEN

Screen culture is a ubiquitous form of self expression for kids today, providing opportunities to collaborate, build character and develop individuality and confidence. 

Over four school terms, YAP On Screen classes for primary school students will guide aspiring young screen stars to develop essential acting and life skills within a creative, playful and supportive environment.

 

Our team of expert industry professionals and teachers will nurture young talent as they improve their focus and listening skills, while building confidence and creativity in front of a camera and in real life.

Term 1 Teamwork
Learn to work as an ensemble building skills in collaboration, problem solving and communication.

Term 2 Authenticity
Develop self-awareness, empathy and emotional intelligence and learn how to apply this to developing a character.

Term 3 Confidence
Develop self-assurance without ego.  Learn how to trust your creative ideas, take risks and clarify your ambitions.

Term 4 Individuality
Develop your creative capabilities and self-expression. Learn how to apply your creativity to developing a character and scene.

2024 Young Actors Program Term Dates

Term 1:  Mon 29 January – Thu 28 March
Term 2:  Mon 15 April – Sat 29 June
Term 3:  Mon 15 July – Sat 21 September
Term 4:  Mon 7 October – Sat 7 December

Combination Class (Stage and Screen Acting)
Pre-Junior (Yrs 3+4) Saturday 11:30-1:00pm 10-week term fees $350
Junior (Yrs 5+6) Saturday 1:00-2:30pm 10-week term fees $350

YAP On Screen
Primary School students
Pre-Junior (Yrs 3+4) Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm 10-week term fees $350
Junior (Yrs 5+6) Tuesday 6:00-7:30pm 10-week term fees $350

Enrol Now