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.


DATES:  Tuesdays (15 October - 3 December)
TIMES:  4:00 - 5:00pm . (7 - 10 years)
              5:00 - 6:00pm . (11 - 14 years)
TEACHER: Christine Daverne
PRICES:  $11 per class payable by the term

FIRST CLASS TERM 4 : Tuesday 15th Oct

The focus for term 4 is to develop students' skills in:

1) speaking and understanding text through performance
2) conveying narrative, meaning and character to an audience
3) developing the voice, the use of space and the ability to deliver a performance in a confident, creative manner with active and energetic purpose.
4)  ...and above all to have FUN!  

In addition, as part of the students learning in term 4, Christine (our new instructor) will be preparing students for their role in the 'Melting Pot' studio showcase production. 

Christine will get to know each student and work with them to incorporate their role into the show for the final masterpiece on 30th Nov.

Melting Pot (our yearly production) involves the whole studio, with music, dance and drama acts from around the world. 

Visit this page HERE for more information.


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 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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