Dance, Drama & Music holiday workshops

Dance, drama and music school holiday workshops

The BEST school holiday programmes and workshops for children and teenagers who like to sing, dance, model, act or perform in Auckland, New Zealand.

Featured Dance, Drama and Music school holiday classes in Auckland

Eliette's Music Academy Band and Musical Theatre workshops

Eliette’s Music Academy, 6/28 The Avenue, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Band workshops*
Junior Band 
for kids aged 8 to 12 years
19 and 21 April  2021: 9:30am to 3pm
Senior Band for teens aged 13 to 17 years
22 and 23 April 2021: 9:30am to 3pm
*Requires at least a year of tuition 
Workshop songs, learn how to work within a group setting and master your performance, songwriting and technical skills during this course.

Musical Theatre – Mulan for children and teens aged 7 to 14 years
27 to 30 April 2021: 9am to 3pm
Sing, dance, act, create props and learn the art of stage performance in this 3 day workshop focusing on key songs from Moana. 

For more info contact  or phone 021 067 6333.

Kids Up Front | Sing, Act, Dance and perform in a Show!

Epsom Girls Grammar, Epsom, Central Auckland
Autumn 2021 “Museum After Dark” theme five day holiday programmes:
Tuesday 27 April to Saturday 1 May 2021
Workshop runs from 9am to 3pm and extended hours from 8am to 5:30pm (4pm on final day) are included to cater for busy parents.

Every school holidays Kids Up Front works with enthusiastic boys and girls to put on a fabulous Musical Show and the April 2021 theme is Museum After Dark. Children have singing, dancing and drama sessions in their age groups with specialist tutors. The programme culminates on the last day with a wonderful musical show in the theatre at 3pm for parents and friends to enjoy. 

Artz on Show school holiday performing arts workshops

Auckland Central – Epsom Girls Grammar – 19 April to 23 April 2021
East Auckland – Howick College – 19 April to 23 April 2021
Franklin – ACG Strathallan – 19 April to 23 April 2021
North Shore – Takapuna Normal Intermediate – 19 April to 23 April 2021
Hamilton – Southwell School – 19 April to 23 April 2021
Workshops run 9am to 4pm (drop off from 8.30am for parents convenience)

Artz On Show run school holiday workshops to educate young students aged 5-15 in all facets of the Arts while helping to build confidence and self-esteem.

Each workshop is centered around a theme, with the April school holiday period being based on Peter Pan.  Workshops inspire creative choices in music and script, offering a variety of Performing Arts classes during the school holidays with students working towards performing in a final showcase. 

Hit the Stage! school holiday theatre workshops

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Central Auckland
Mon 21 to Fri 23 April 2021: 9am to 3pm (final performance Fri at 5:30pm)

Under the direction of the creative team from Tim Bray Youth Theatre, students will have the opportunity to explore their performance skills, build confidence, and create a unique piece of theatre, ready to ‘Hit the Stage!’ at the end of the week with a free entry performance for family and friends. Two workshops are offered for 7 to 9 years and for 10 to 12 years.

The week is designed to build the young actor’s confidence and skill, incorporating aspects of stagecraft such as ensemble work, voice, movement, improvisation, characterisation, even singing and script work if required in the show. 

Covert Theatre's Boost! Building Creative Confidence for Kids

Covert Theatre, 51 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby, Auckland
Classes run in the autumn, winter, spring and summer school holidays.

The ideal place for your child to build their confidence and have loads of FUN doing it! Improv promotes not just quick and agile thinking, but important life skills such as self-awareness, collaboration and storytelling. Run by a qualified teacher, this program is a great way to venture into the world of performing arts. 

Ages 8-12, suitable for all levels of experience. Limited places available,  book online now to avoid disappointment!

Ten Feet Tall Holiday Fun

Two Auckland locations: Greenhithe and Albany
Classes run in the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

Ten Feet Tall offers small group holiday programmes and classes for parents who want a quality experience for their children. The speech and drama based holiday programmes are packed with creativity, skills and fun to develop speaking and performing confidence. Register early as places are limited. Sibling and friend discounts are available.

Head Held High speech and drama holiday prorammes

Two Auckland locations: Newmarket and Ponsonby
Classes run in the Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring school holidays.

Head Held High holiday programmes are full of fun, learning and creativity for kids in Year 1 to 8. FUN is the focus! Each day is packed with ‘crowd favourite‘ speech and drama games that kids love. Games and activities are delivered in ways that engage and challenge and are fun for all, regardless of the level of previous speech and drama experience kids bring. Come for 1, 2, 3 or 4 days of the week! Sibling and bring-a-friend discounts are available.

Holiday programmes at TAPAC

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Central Auckland
Full week, one day, two day and three day programmes run in each of the Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter school holidays.

TAPAC’s popular performing arts holiday programmes are taught by practicing industry professionals.  No experience is required, there’s something to suit all abilities and ages from 5 to 17 years. 

Tiktok Dance Superstar ( 8+ Years) 19 to 20 April 2021with Bianca Paine
Write A Pop Hit! (11-16 Years) 19 to 21 April 2021 with Leea Lamatoa
Autumn Adventure (5–7 Years) 19 to 21 April 2021 with Jess Loudon
Directing & Screenwriting (12–17 Years) 22 to 23 April with Stephen J. Campbell
Magical Music (5-7 Years) 22 to 23 April 2021 with Anda Vitola
Superhero Stage Combat (7+ Years) 27 to 28 April 2021
Circus Arts (8–13 Years) 27 to 30 April 2021 with Circability
Make A Music Video (10+ Years) 27 to 30 April  with Stephen J. Campbell
Film & TV Audition Workshop (12–17 Years) 27 to 28 April with Barefoot Casting
Animal Adventure (5–7 Years) 27 to 28 April with Jess Loudon
Film & TV Audition Workshop (7–11 Years) 29 to 30 April with Barefoot Casting


Initiate Dance Holiday Programme

Mon 19 to Fri 23 April 2021: 9am to 4pm
Glen Eden Intermediate School Hall, Glen Eden, West Auckland
Tue 27 to Fri 30 April 2021: 9am to 4pm
Howick Fencible Lounge, Howick, East Auckland

Dance away the holidays and join in the fun! Over one week 8 to 12 year olds learn a variety of dance techniques and routines with fun games and team building activities. The dance programme is about engaging young people in a positive way during the school holidays. Students finish the week with a fun performance for family and friends. No dance experience is needed.

Cost: $75 for one week of $150 for both weeks.  Bookings are open now, but be quick as places are limited.