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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 1, 2017: Star to Star

Somewhere in the galaxy, there is a world of water where strange creatures have made an underwater existence and a beehive planet where huge colonies of beings live in a intricate series of underground tunnels, working for The Queen. Ignite your imagination as you improvise your way through the galaxy, creating colourful characters and worlds.

Course components

  • Freeing the Imagination: Participate in games and exercises 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, 2017: A World of Voices

From cavern to cliff or in the clouds above, discover how our voice and movement can change in different environments. Develop your vocal skills and use props, costume and wonderful words to awaken your imagination.

Course components

  • Vocal Expression: Participate in games and exercises that promote vocal expressiveness and confidence.
  • Performance Skill: Experiment with voice and movement choices as part of a short, live presentation.
  • Characters: Experiment with vocal and physical expression to create an original character

Term 3, 2017: Roll up! Roll up!

Welcome to the circus of the future! An amazing show filled with weird futuristic characters. Start to explore physical theatre as you use your body to create these fantastic beings. Can you make us and your family giggle in your open session with your wild creations?

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, 2017: Team Play, Team Say

Work as an ensemble to bring to life some of your favorite character speeches from films such as Finding Nemo or The Lion King. Perform to your family in a presentation at the end of term.

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.

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 02 9697 7626 to receive the discount.
  • If students do not attend all four terms, the discount is no longer valid.
$280 Limited inc GST
Drama for Grades 1-2, NIDA Kensington

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