TERM 3 . 2020


DAYS  :  Thursday's (10 weeks) 
FIRST CLASS TERM 3 : Thurs 23rd July 
TIME :  9:15AM - 10:00AM (followed by morning tea refreshments)
TEACHER : Christine Daverne
VENUE : Ignite Dance Studio
PRICES :  $8 per class (payable by the term)

Before there were ‘voice overs’ and voice actors for television, cartoons and animated movies, there was Radio Drama. 

What is a Radio Drama? A Radio Drama is an audio, or spoken play, with sound effects, performed live without a stage, class stump or scenery. But there are props.
It is usually heard on radio. Think of it as T.V or movies for the ears. 

The skills covered this term leading to a performance will be: 

  • Breathing techniques 
  • Character development focusing on the use of the voice
  • Diction
  • Enunciation
  • Use of sound effects to boost a performance. 
  • Use of a script during a live performance 
  • Practice techniques 
  • Learning to cope with nerves in a performance. 

At the end of your session, there will be a light morning tea available for everyone. Join others in your class for a chat, a laugh and meet some new like-minded friends over a cuppa and slice of cake.


If this sounds like fun, why not add on another class directly after this one.
TIMES: 10.15AM - 11AM
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DAYS :  Wednesday's (10 weeks)
FIRST CLASS TERM 3 : Wed 22nd July
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)

Musical Theatre is one of the fastest growing areas of interest within the dramatic arts. The purpose of these classes is for students to start to learn, how they as an actor, can bring character and narrative to life through; acting, song and movement.

Your child will begin to learn how to integrate their acting, singing and choreographed movement skills to become an all-round performer. This will be done through the performance of pieces from age appropriate Broadway musical theatre shows.


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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