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NIDA – Term 1 Classes Kids

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When

7 February - 29 May 2017

Price

Prices vary, please see individual descriptions.

Explore your creativity with NIDA’s term classes. Designed specifically for children and young people, NIDA offers a fun and supportive learning environment that unlocks creative potential and builds confidence.

Children and young people will work with industry experts to develop a variety of creative skills. The focus this term is on improvisation and performance craft.

Drama for grades 3–4

Impro Arena: A whole term devoted to team competitive improvisation! Jump in and out of impro exercise after impro exercise working as a team. It’s fun and fast and you better be ready! In your open session, you will get the chance to show your friends some of the crazy improvisation skills you have developed.

Course components

  • Craft: Participate in improvised scene work to develop basic acting technique.
  • Freeing the Imagination: Develop new stories, ideas and adventures through improvisational exercises and techniques.
  • Ensemble: Work as part of a team to achieve a shared goal through performance.

Dates: 8 Mondays, 6 Feb–27 Mar

Time: 4–5.30pm

Cost: $280, Enrol for the whole year and save 15%! $252

Drama for grades 5–6

Is This Real?:One character’s dream is another’s nightmare. Discover character perspective and use improvisation technique to explore different characters in everyday environments. Shift the scenes to dreams that turn into nightmares. Show your absurd scenes to family and friends in the open class at the end of term.

Course components

  • Craft: Participate in improvised scene work to develop basic acting and improvisation technique.
  • Freeing the Imagination: Engage your imagination and develop lateral thinking skills through spontaneity and improvisation exercises.
  • Ensemble: Work as part of a team to achieve a shared goal through improvised performance.

Dates: 8 Tuesdays, 7 Feb–28 Mar

Time: 4–5.30pm

Cost:$280, Limited places!

Drama for grades 7–8

So You Think You Can Act?: Who am I? Where am I? What do I want? Discover the answers as you learn to work like a professional actor. Guided by an industry experienced tutor, explore NIDA acting technique through fun short and long form improvisation.

Course components

  • Craft: Participate in improvised scene work to develop basic acting and improvisation technique including understanding the Given Circumstances and how they affect characterisation.
  • Spontaneity: Engage your imagination and develop lateral thinking skills through spontaneity and improvisation exercises.
  • Ensemble: Work as part of a team to achieve a shared goal through improvised performance.

Dates: 8 Mondays, 6 Feb–27 Mar

Time: 5.30–7.30pm

Cost: $365

Drama for grades 9-10

Off the Cuff: Get ready to take your improvisation and creative skills to the next level! Learn fundamental short and long form improvisation skills then showcase your skills in an entirely made up, off the cuff, seat of your pants performance at the end of the term. Start with nothing, risk everything and learn how to shine on stage in every moment.

Dates: 8 Tuesday, 7 Feb–28 Mar

Time: 5.30–7.30pm

Cost: $365

 

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