School Holiday Drama & Acting Workshops
If you’re searching for fun school holiday activities for summer 2018, Make A Scene runs drama & acting classes for kids and teenagers aged 5-16. Conveniently located in the inner Melbourne suburb of Abbotsford, our performing arts program aims to help develop creativity and stagecraft skills in acting, singing, voice, dance, script work, improvisation, and movement.
All our teaching artists are professional actors and/or VIT registered teachers who have a current Working with Children Check. Their combined skills, passion, and expertise ensure that everyone has a creative and rewarding experience in a safe, relaxed, and inclusive environment.
Each workshop runs over two days at the end of which your creatively inspired kids will put on a show for family and friends. We love what we do and we look forward to sharing our passion and fun with everyone who comes along.
Summer Holiday Dates:
22nd and 23rd January, 2018 (5 – 11 year olds)
24th and 25th January, 2018 (12 – 16 year olds)
Time: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Venue: Abbotsford Masonic Hall, 141 Gipps St, Abbotsford
$150.00 (early bird special for enrolments and payments by Friday 15th December)
$180.00 (for enrolments and payments made after Friday 15th December)
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Over the two day course the students participate in various drama, dance, singing, voice and improvisation activities with qualified and professional teaching artists.
This Workshop encourages playmaking skills and imaginative improvisation. Students devise and script a short play based on either a storybook or other stimulus. We’ve had amazing shows in the past about Outer Space Pirates or Toys that Come to Life. There is a role for everyone and students are given the opportunity to experience the process of putting on a play from beginning to end with a final performance for parents and friends.
This Workshop is usually for participants that have some performance experience and focuses on more advanced script analysis and performance and stagecraft techniques. There is still a lot of opportunity to play and explore through improvisation and games while learning to apply that to performance for parents and friends. Scripts are usually from film or television, but we have also looked at classic plays including Shakespeare in the past.
“My two daughters have attended several School Holiday Drama Programmes and have love it so much they’ve brought friends along! The programme is run beautifully with a variety of activities and wonderful staff who are experienced in teaching and performing professionally. My girls are always really excited to go and can’t stop talking about it afterwards.”
Fiona, mother of 2
“It doesn’t matter if you’re experienced or not, it’s really fun and everyone gets to play a part in the performance.”
Bonnie, 9 years of age
“My 5 year old daughter was absolutely thrilled and had the best time in the holiday programme. She had fun, made some new friends and felt comfortable performing in front of an audience, which for someone who is quite shy a huge feat.”
“My 13 year old daughter always loves attending the holiday sessions and from what she tells me there is always something new and interesting to learn. She enjoys meeting others with similar interests and trying out new characters in the mini productions. With the support and encouragement of the teaching staff at Make A Scene, and the other children who attend, I have seen her confidence grow and I have watched her become more at ease with herself on stage. Thanks for putting on these great workshops during the holidays.”
“My 8 year old boy very much enjoyed the workshops – thank you so much. He was engaged and has been playing theatre games he learnt at the programme ever since.”
“I liked meeting new friends, I liked the drama games and I loved doing the play. I was a little scared, but then I wasn’t scared anymore when I got up on stage. The teachers were really good and they planned fun activities. I would love to do it again.”
Talin, 8 years of age
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- Email Director, Rosa Campagnaro: firstname.lastname@example.org to tentatively book in.
- Complete the online booking form below.
- Make an EFT payment to secure your booking (account information will be sent to you once booking form is completed).
- Once payment is received you will receive an email confirming your booking.