Drama for Grades 1-2, NIDA Kensington

Develop confidence, communication, critical and creative thinking skills through fun, practical drama classes.

Learning framework

Each term we focus on a specific area of performance practice to ensure students have a varied experience and learn a range of essential creative skills.

Students are able to join us at the start of any term during the year.

NIDA Open Drama courses are designed across a four term structure within the following learning framework:

Term one Improvisation and Performance Craft
Term two Voice and Movement
Term three Devising and Contemporary Performance
Term four Script Work and Staging

Term 4, 2018: Dear Diary

School can be a drag and growing up can be tough, just ask Greg Heffley, the star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Working with your NIDA ensemble, bring to life moments of Greg’s wonderful diary.

Course components

  • The Written Word: Learn how to turn a story or play into live performance.
  • Stage Craft: Practice live performance skills; speaking in front of an audience, basic stage craft, audience and performance etiquette.
  • Performance: Rehearse and present a short live performance.

Term 1, 2019: Unexpected Journey

Have you ever forgotten where you are supposed to be or gotten lost on the way to where you are going? Inspired by the picture book Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers, share stories and create improvised and rehearsed acting adventures to discover the excitement of an unexpected journey. Share the joyful story of how you found your way home and what you discovered along the way with family and friends at the end of the term.

Course components

  • Freeing the Imagination: Participate in fun and engaging exercises and activities that promote spontaneity, creative expression and self-confidence.
  • Storytelling: Explore stories, ideas and adventures through group and individual improvisation.
  • Physical Expression: Participate in games and exercises that promote expressive movement, physical command and spatial awareness.

Term 2, 2019: Feel the Rhythm

Get ready to use your outside voice and move your body to the music! Learn poems, songs and rhymes from around the world. Be introduced to language in performance and develop vocal confidence. This course includes an introduction to singing session. Create a short poetry and song presentation for family and friends.

Course components

  • Vocal Expression: Participate in fun and engaging exercises and activities that promote vocal expressiveness and confidence.
  • Physical Expression: Participate in games and exercises that promote expressive movement, physical command and spatial awareness.
  • Performance Skill: Experiment with voice and movement choices as part of a short, live presentation.

Term 3, 2019: Opposite Day

What if you woke up one day and up was down and stop was go? What if fish flew and birds swam? What if night was day and red was blue? What if all day long things were mixed up? Welcome to Opposite Day. Devise original upside down stories with your NIDA friends and present them at the end of term. (Caution: this term could be crazy!)

Course components

  • Creative Voice: Participate in fun and engaging exercises to develop new ideas and learn how to share these ideas with others.
  • Collaboration: Engage with and develop the ideas of other students in your class.
  • Performance: Work with a NIDA tutor and classmates to build a creative idea into a short, devised presentation.

Term 4, 2019: Delightfully Different

Sometimes being different can be difficult. Sometimes it can be delightful. Acclaimed children’s author Aaron Blabey draws delightfully different characters is his hugely popular stories. Explore some of his unique characters including Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley, Sunday Chutney and Stanley Paste to uncover the strengths in being different. Learn how to adapt a well-loved children’s story for the stage. Create a short script, explore characters, rehearse and present your brand new theatrical story for friends and family.

Course components

  • The Written Word: Learn how to turn a story or play into live performance.
  • Stage Craft: Practice live performance skills; speaking in front of an audience, basic stage craft, audience and performance etiquette.
  • Characters: Experiment with vocal and physical expression to create characters for performance.

Important information

  • Please read our Cancellation and Transfer Policy.
  • 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.
  • Please bring a bottle of water to all classes.
  • 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.

Enrol for the full year in advance to receive a 15% discount!

  • Discount is only applicable when booking all four terms within the same calendar year.
  • Discount is not available online. Please book over the phone by calling the office on 1300 450 417 to receive the discount.
  • If students do not attend all four terms, the discount is no longer valid.
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