Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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 Singing and Acting 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, 2021: Prefixes, Suffixes… Singing fixes all!

Your next word is, “talented!” T-A-L-E-N-T-E-D. Explore scenes and musical numbers from The 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee. Understand and apply NIDA acting techniques to scripted work and create a short singing and acting performance showcase. This term includes a session on auditioning for musical theatre.

Course components

  • Staging: Consider staging techniques and learn musical performance stagecraft.
  • Text Interpretation: Unpack and communicate the meaning and story of your favourite rock songs.
  • Performance: Apply acting, singing and movement practice to a short scripted musical presentation.

Term 1, 2022: Born Wicked

Imagine the chaos of having all your favourite musical theatre villains in the same place at the same time. Improvise their mischeivious encounters and decide if it will all end happily ever after. Unlock your inner villain and spend a term playing some of the most wacky, wicked and wonderful characters written for stage and screen musicals.

Course components

  • Spontaneity: Utilise improvisation skills to build a performance.
  • Collaboration: Incorporate and develop shared ideas into a project.
  • Performance Craft: Participate in improvised scene work and singing exercises to develop basic acting and improvisation technique.

Term 2, 2022: Animal Sing-Dom

Get ready to soar off the top of Pride Rock, move it through Madagascar or swim Under the Sea, as you explore your favourite animal characters in musical theatre. Develop vocal technique and movement skills to inhabit the animated characters from the animal kingdom and bring them to life in performance.

  • The characters in Into the Woods are not animals barr the wolf

Course components

  • Voice and Song: Learn how the voice works, develop confidence with singing technique and performance.
  • Physical awareness: Develop basic dance skills through physical technique, exercises and movement training.
  • Performance Skill: Experiment with specific voice and physical choices to influence character, vocal quality and performance.

Term 3, 2022: Rhythm and Blues

Diversify your singing and acting skills while you ease into some R&B. Devise scenes inspired by R&B artists including Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Stevie Wonder to create your own modern mini musical for family and friends.

Course components

  • Creative Expression: Participate in fun and engaging acting exercises to develop new creative ideas with others.
  • Collaboration: Work in a group to incorporate shared ideas into a short live singing and acting presentation.
  • Performance: Apply acting and singing practice to a short, devised musical presentation.

Term 4, 2022: Movie Musicals

From Moulin Rouge to Mamma Mia and Mary Poppins, take your favourite movie musical and make it LIVE! Fully develop a character and scripted scene with music and movement. Perform it for friends and family at the end of term showing.

Course components

  • Staging: Consider staging techniques and learn musical performance stagecraft.
  • Text Interpretation: Bring to life a short written musical text for live performance.
  • Performance: Apply acting, singing and movement practice to a short scripted, musical 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.

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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Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 4-6, NIDA Kensington

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