Drama for Grades 3-6, Belrose

Practical skill based learning in the performing arts led by industry experts with a focus on personal and creative development.

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 3, 2019: Behind the Shadows

Stalk the monsters and uncover what lurks in the shadows under your bed! Working with visual storytelling techniques, including physical theatre, create suspenseful stories based on urban legend and popular children’s mysteries. Devise a presentaion inspired by the most mysterious monsters and curious curiosities.

Course components

  • Creative Expression: Participate in fun and engaging performance exercises to develop and share your original ideas with others.
  • Collaboration: Incorporate and develop shared ideas into a live presentation.
  • Storytelling: Discover and practice visual techniques towards creating a live presentation.

Term 4, 2019: Exit, Stage Left.

Tune-up your acting skills and develop stage craft technique to give your live performance the ‘wow’ factor. Rehearse scripted scenes from plays written especially for young people then showcase your skills as you present your scenes at the end of the course.

Course components

  • Text Analysis: Interpret and bring to life a short written text for live performance.
  • Stage Craft: Consider the elements that contribute to the physical realization of a performance.
  • Performance: Apply acting, voice and movement practice to a short scripted, live presentation.

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 along a pen, notebook and 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.
  • NIDA staff will supervise students in courses for Grades 3 to 10 during breaks. These students will not be permitted to leave the advertised venue without parental permission.
  • Students in courses for Grades 11 and 12 will not be supervised during breaks and are free to leave the venue at designated break times should they wish.

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