Singing and Acting Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

Practical, skill based learning led by industry experts across a range of performing arts disciplines. NIDA courses for Grade 7-10 students are designed to support and inspire young people at any stage of their 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

Practical skill-based learning in musical theatre performance led by industry experts, designed to support and inspire young people at any stage of their creative development.

Term 1, 2022: WorldVision

K Pop and Eurovision collide in this 8 week introduction to music styles from around the globe. Use improvisation and storytelling techniques to discover characters, songs and stories from Bollywood to Hollywood. Let’s celebrate diversity and get ready for the world’s greatest singing contest, NIDA style.

Course components

  • Freeing the Imagination: Participate in games and exercises that promote spontaneity, creative expression and self-confidence.
  • Voice and Song: Learn how the voice works and develop confidence with singing technique in performance.
  • Storytelling: Explore stories, ideas, and adventures through group and individual improvisation.

Term 2, 2022: Broadway Diety

Sing and dance your way back to ancient Greece and reclaim the stories of your favourite mythical and historical characters. Inspired by the pop-musicals Hadestown, Hercules and The Frogs experiment with physical and vocal choices to bring courageous characters back to life. Collaborate with your ensemble as you reinvent oral tradition and create an odyssey to remember.

Course components

  • Physical awareness – Practice movement and musicality through physical games, exercises and movement training.
  • Voice and Song: Apply singing technique to develop confidence in front of a live audience.
  • Performance skill: Experiment with specific physical choices to influence character, vocal quality and performance.

Term 3, 2022: The Strange, the Wonderful, and the Sci Fi

Inspired by the mega-computer loving characters in Broadway’s Be More Chill! Prepare yourself for some spacey sagas as you improvise your way through the hallways of a new Sci-Fi – teen musical. Let out your inner-geek as you sing, dance, and act your way to new dimensions.

Course components

  • Creative Expression: Experience a variety of roles in a creative development process to generate ideas and concepts for a new live presentation.
  • Performance: Apply acting, voice and movement practice to a short, singing and acting presentation.
  • Characters: Experiment with vocal and physical expression to create an original character.

Term 4, 2022: Something Original, Something Outrageous, Something Rotten!

In a world where everything is changing, join us as we reinvent the course of musical history. Set in an eccentric Renaissance, meet the characters of Broadway’s Something’s Rotten! Rehearse scenes and work on the music as you use NIDA acting techniques to refine your performance. See Shakespeare as you have never seen him before!

Course components

  • Performance: Rehearse and present a short live performance.
  • Text Interpretation: Unpack and communicate the meaning and story of your favourite songs.
  • Stage Craft: Consider the elements that contribute to the physical realisation of a 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 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.
$390 Limited inc GST
Singing and Acting Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

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Singing and Acting Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

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$390 $351 Limited inc GST
Singing and Acting Grades 7-10, NIDA Kensington

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