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, 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.

Term 1, 2020: Star to Star

The galaxy is filled with trillions of stars and endless possibilities of lifeforms. Who lives on these stars? What do they do all day and how do they communicate? Ignite your imagination as you improvise your way through the galaxy, creating colourful characters and worlds.

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, 2020: Sounds Silly To Me

Wriggle, jiggle and squiggle your way through the delightfully silly world of nonsense poems. Explore voice and movement skills as you discover the rhythm that enlivens these muddled up verses. Create a silly showing for your blends and rambilies.

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, 2020: Choose your own Adventure

The words and pictures of your favourite storybook have vanished! How will we know if the hero saves the day? Share ideas and work together with your NIDA friends to devise a unique adventure to fill those empty pages and play out your story live on stage.

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, 2020: Too Many Elephants

Discover how NIDA artists turned Ursula Dubosarsky’s picture book Too Many Elephants In this House into a play. Then work with your NIDA class mates to create your own script for the stage based on a popular children’s story. Present your story to family and friends at the end of the course.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 off the full price!

  • 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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