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.




'act out' classes

TERMS: TERM 2 : Commencing May 7, 2019
DATES:  7 May - 25 June  (8 weeks)
Ages 5 - 10 YRS : Tuesday's : 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Ages 11 - 13 YRS : Tuesday's : 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
TEACHER: Alex Lodge    Bio
PRICES: $9 per 45 min class payable by the term 
                $11 per 1 hour class payable by the term
             + $25 per child* (additional cost for term 2 only) 

*Term 2 will have a small additional charge of $25 per child. This cost covers 2 lessons from professional Auckland based drama company NZSCS. For more info, see course outline below.

This term's classes will focus on staging; how to build a performance piece from a written text - either a poem, story or scripted monologue. During these classes, the older students will work towards a small solo performance, and for the younger ones there will be character-based performance games.

In addition, we have invited The NZ Stage and Combat School (from AKL) in for 2 weeks to teach students all about stage combat; safely fighting for theatre and stage. This is all part of your term 2 drama lessons and is included in the cost above. See course outline below for more details.

NB: Alex’s experience is with inclusive theatre, particularly Deaf and untrained actors. Please let us know how we can accommodate your child’s needs, drama is for every body!

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NZSCS (New Zealand Stage Combat School)


DATES: 28th May & 4th June
5 - 10 YRS : Tuesday 28th May : 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
11 - 15 YRS : Tuesday 28th May : 5:00pm - 6:00pm
5 - 10 YRS : Tuesday 4th June : 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
11 - 15 YRS : Tuesday 4th June : 5:00pm - 6:00pm
TEACHERS: Alex Holloway
$20 for 1 session
$30 for 2 sessions

This short intensive course, run by the NZ Stage Combat School (from Auckland), will offer a range of stage combat fighting drills and drama. With their extensive and qualified training you/your child will learn everything you need to know to safely and confidently perform dramatic fight scenes especially for the stage. 

On this course children will learn how to swing a sword safely, learn a choreographed fight and die a heroes death. Training will also cover safely punching, slapping, hair pulling and many other things needed to sell a fight!

ABOUT NZSCS - Founded by Alexander James Holloway, The New Zealand Stage Combat School aims to deliver top quality training to performers and stage combat enthusiasts alike. After completing his BA HONS at East 15 drama school, Alexander worked on the West End and in London as a professional fight choreographer and or fighter for many years.
Inspired by great films like Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit Alexander moved to New Zealand to share his expertise in Stage Combat and Alexander now teaches at some of the best Theatres and drama schools in New Zealand and has teaching/rehearsal spaces in New Lynn and the North Shore."

For more information about NZSCS, visit their website HERE

NOTE: this course can be booked separately, as a short course, or can be taken as part of the full TERM 2 'Act Out' class above. You are welcome to choose to do one or both sessions.
Please contact us if you would like any further information.

Registrations can be made through our booking form. Click on the button below.


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