After School Classes

At Wizz Theatre Academy we run two different types of after school classes. We always have fun at the beginning and end with warm ups, games and group activties. Our classes have no more than 5 students to ensure that each child gets the individual time they need to grow. All classes are an hour in length.

Drama

Drama is such a great way to build confidence while having an immense amount of fun. I personally believe it is extremely important for children as they are developing and growing. Drama enables us to go into our own fantasy worlds, imagining and taking on the thoughts and feelings of someone else. I love the way it can help us become more empathetic and understanding of the world around us.

Students will be investigating drama through poetry, mime, improvisation, characterisation, plays, monologues, duologues, storytelling, sight reading and more. They will learn acting techniques and how to research and prepare a character. We creatively explore vocal exercises and warm ups which can help with tone, volume control, resonance, inflection, pacing, pausing, breath control and articulation.

Drama classes are $15 per class for primary aged students and $20 per class for secondary aged. You will recieve an invoice at the beginning of each term. We are flexible with payment options, so let us know if you have any special requests.

Musical Theatre

Musical theatre is what I like to think of as the musical extension of drama. It’s where all three skills (acting, singing and dancing) come together to create and tell a story. The ultimate goal is to become a ‘triple threat’ – which is when you are equally as good at all three disciplines. In a musical theatre class you can expect to be learning songs, practicing your acting and working on your dancing skills. I come from a background in all three disciplines and help each child individually to work on specific areas of focus for them.

 

Students will be learning:

  • Singing techniques (breath control, improving vocal range, rhythm, pitch control and warm ups)
  • The craft of acting (how to research and prepare a character, acting techniques, physicality and voice work)
  • Dancing or mime skills (Working with the teacher to develop storylines and choreography, learning how to warm up correctly and developing flexibility and strength)

Musical theatre classes are $20 per class for primary aged students and $25 per class for secondary aged. You will recieve an invoice at the beginning of each term. We are flexible with payment options, so let us know if you have any special requests.

Our Schedule

Term one: Introductions

In term one we get to know each other playing lots of fun games and activities. Students will pick individual pieces to work on and start to develop their skills. If sitting an exam, students will choose their examination pieces.

Term Two: Development and Detailing

Students will continue to work on their pieces, refining and detailing them for examinations. We will develop our skills further and practice performing to our peers more frequently.

Term Three: Examinations

In term three students can sit a Trinity College International examination if they wish. There is no pressure, and students who choose not to do an exam will continue to work on individual or pair pieces.

Term Four: Performance time

Students will prepare for the end of year show, which always involves a group number. We have lots of fun exploring improvisational games and activities in class.

Even if you can’t make the days or times on offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are growing and always eager to start up new classes.