Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

Children must be enrolled in full time formal education to participate in these classes.

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. Children must be enrolled in full time formal education to participate in these courses.

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, 2018: Micro Me

Heading out into the garden you are hit by a bright light and before you know it, you have shrunk down below the lawn, where a lost smartie is the size of a small house. Spend a term exploring different improvising techniques as you navigate your way through the big and small of the world.

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.
  • Characters: Experiment with vocal and physical expression to create an original character.

Term 2, 2018: Exploring Us

Use your voice to bring to life the songs and stories of young people from around Australia. Create a character inspired by the childhood stories of your favourite grown up. Learn songs and rhymes sung by children of different generations.

Course components

  • Vocal Expression: Participate in games and exercises that promote vocal expressiveness and confidence.
  • Collaboration: Engage with and develop the ideas of others in your class.
  • Performance Skill: Experiment with voice and movement choices as part of a short, live presentation.

Term 3, 2018: Tiny Travellers

Open the travelling bag and step into a whole new world. Each week be led by your NIDA expedition leader, unpack a new adventure and trek through different landscapes and times. Using props found in the travelling bag and improvisation techniques become tiny travellers on BIG adventures – share your adventures with family and friends.

Course components

  • Creative Voice: Participate in fun and engaging exercises to develop new ideas and learn how to share them with others.
  • Physical Expression: Participate in games and exercises that promote expressive movement, physical command and spatial awareness.
  • Storytelling: Explore stories, ideas and adventures through group and individual improvisation.

Term 4, 2018: Paper Bag Hero

Take destiny into your own hands and become the hero of your own story. Inspired by the famous children’s book Paper Bag Princess, create wild and wonderful adventures with unimaginable problems from which you have to rescue yourself. Inspire your family and friends with a short presentation of your Paper Bag Hero adventures 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.
  • 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.
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Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$¤,285 $¤,256.50 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$¤,285 $¤,256.50 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$¤,285 $¤,256.50 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$¤,285 $¤,256.50 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$¤,285 $¤,256.50 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$¤,285 $¤,256.50 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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