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, 2021: The Thinks You Can Do

“Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!” Inspired by the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss, create classroom adventures and madcap characters using improvisation technique and your own fabulous imagination. Share your ‘thinks’ with your classmates at the end of term.

Course components

  • Freeing the Imagination: Participate in fun and engaging exercises and activities that promote spontaneity, creative expression and self-confidence.
  • Technique: Introduction to improvisation concepts.
  • Characters: Experiment with vocal and physical expression to create an original character.

Term 2, 2021: Sensational Sounds & Wondrous Wishes

You are invited to explore a world filled with hidden cubby houses, wonderful wishes, magical spells and BFF pacts. Find your voice as you discover the secret sounds, rhythms and rhymes that guard these mysterious worlds. Work with your NIDA friends to develop your own secret language.

Course components

  • Vocal Expression: Participate in fun and engaging exercises and activities 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, 2021: Tiny Travellers

Open the travelling bag and step into a new world! Each week our tiny travellers will be led by their NIDA expedition leader through unique landscapes as they experience the care free spirit of adventure. Through improvisation and devising techniques a short journey will be created for families to enjoy at the end of the term.

Course components

  • Creative Voice: Participate in fun and engaging exercises and activities to develop new ideas and learn how to share them with others.
  • Storytelling: Explore stories, ideas and adventures through group and individual improvisation.
  • Performance and collaboration: Work with others to build a creative idea into a short, devised presentation.

Term 4, 2021: Paper Bag Hero

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Inspired by the delightful children’s book The Paper Bag Princess, create your own tale of adventure, peril and acts of bravery as you take your destiny into your own hands and discover what it really means to be a hero.

Course components

  • The Written Word: Learn how to turn a story 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.
  • 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.
$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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$300 $270 Limited inc GST
Drama for Kindergarten, NIDA Kensington

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