NIDA Staged and Scene, Grades 7-10

Staged and Scene, Grades 7-10

Holiday Course

Discover how live and recorded performances can intertwine to create compelling and original interdisciplinary presentations. Build essential acting skills for both live and recorded performance. Share your new scene performance work with family and friends at the end of the course.

  • Text interpretation – Bring to life through the application of NIDA acting technique a short written contemporary and classic text for live and recorded performance.
  • Technique – Practice acting to camera and acting on stage techniques. Discover the difference between live and recorded performance craft.
  • Character Development – Develop and perform a character from a scripted scene.
  • Physical Presence – Practice and apply contemporary movement technique for the actor in both a live and recorded presentation.
  • Contemporary practice – Explore contemporary performance practices. Incorporate contemporary performance techniques into a devised and recorded performance.


There are no pre-requisites for this course however we recommend students participate in a NIDA course such as Drama School or equivalent prior to enrolling in this course.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • Flights and Accommodation: From time to time we may need to cancel an advertised course. Before booking flights and accommodation for travel to attend a NIDA Open course, please contact the NIDA Open office to confirm if your course will proceed as planned. NIDA does not accept liability for any associated costs of attendance or cancellation.
  • Please wear comfortable clothing you can move in for all drama and performance related courses. Clothing that restricts movement is inappropriate.
  • Please wear closed-in shoes. Shoes may be removed in the rehearsal room on the direction of the class tutor.
  • Participants must provide their own lunch, including snacks and drinks.
  • Children attending primary school grade equivalent holiday courses must be signed in and out by a parent or guardian.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students in courses for Grades 3–6 and Grades 7–10 years in their breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • If you are running late to collect your child, please call NIDA reception on 02 9697 7600. NIDA will only provide supervision during advertised course times.

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