Does your child/teen love performing, music, developing characters and having fun? Our after-school children and teen drama classes introduce the aspiring actor to a wide range of creative performance based activities, taught in a supportive and encouraging environment.

DRAMA & MUSICAL THEATRE CLASSES : TERM 1, 2020

DAYS :  Wednesdays (8 weeks) 19th Feb - 8th April 2020
FIRST CLASS TERM 1 : Wed, 19th February
TIMES : 
Juniors (6 - 9 years) : 5.30 - 6.30pm
Intermediates (10 - 14 years) : 6.30 - 7.30pm
Seniors (15 - 18 years) : 7.30 - 8.30pm
TEACHER : Christine Daverne
VENUE : Ignite Dance Studio
PRICES :  $13 per class (payable by the term)

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Juniors (6 - 9 years)
The perfect class for the young performer who is looking for a fun filled class to let their talents shine. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of theatre arts. Each session is designed to build confidence, develop stage craft and basic performance techniques. 

Intermediates (10 - 14 years)
Do you dream of being a star? Then this is the class for you. During the course of the class, we work on drama technique, stage craft, building self-confidence, vocal technique,  character development, physicality and movement.  

Seniors (15 - 18 years)
This class is designed for students who want to push themselves towards a professional level. Students will use various creative drama, movement, and vocal techniques to build confidence and trust, in themselves and others. Skills covered will included vocal development, audition technique, and character development. 

GETTING TO KNOW OUR NEW DRAMA TEACHER : CHRISTINE DAVERNE

CHRISTINE has previously sung in professional theatre in New Zealand and Australia, and run a successful singing and drama school in Auckland. She has experience directing, tutoring, musical directing and choreographing in community theatre. Her passion is drama and musical theatre and has been heavily involved in youth community theatre, teaching children; drama, dance and singing skills. 

An example of one of her productions can be found on YouTube, (Cats of Ponsonby https://youtu.be/chF-XFPfXvg). The students in this production were all novices and were taught the singing, and drama skills for this production.

Her students sat their Trinity College of London Musical Theatre Exams (grades 1-8 and A.T.C.L) and they all achieved Distinction in these exams. Examiners have commented on their strong drama, singing and musical ability;  excellent technical skills in drama, singing and dance, and how well prepared they were.

We know Christine will take our drama students, new and existing, to the next level, which is clearly evidenced by her extensive previous work with students.  She is a very fun, bubbly person who greatly inspires others.  We are very lucky to have her work with our team and she's excited at the possibilities as well.

 

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