PumpHouse After School Drama Programme
The PumpHouse Theatre
Workshops for 7 – 11 year olds. Children learn various performance techniques through movement, improvisation, mime and speech.
Children develop and enhance teamwork, social skills, self esteem and confidence. At the end of the programme the children will have the opportunity to perform for family members.
Beginners Drama for Children
Selwyn College, 203 Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland
Weekly on Wednesday afternoons:
June Renwick, was HOD Performing Arts at Selwyn College for 24 years, as well as instigator of the Junior Performing Arts, introduces children to the elements of drama. Children will use improvisation and role play, creating scripts and study plays for children.
Ages: 8 to 10 years
Cost: $152 for the term (8 weeks)
Helen O'Grady Drama Academy
Various Auckland locations: Botany, Browns Bay, Epsom, Foreest Hill, Henderson, Kohimarama, Marina View, Mt Eden, One Tree Hill, Pukekohe, Titirangi
Age Groups: 5 to 8 years; 9 to 12 years and 13 to 18 years
Northern Performing Arts
Auckland locations: Birkenhead, Whangaparaoa and Milford
Musical theatre and dance classes.
Phineas Phrog Productions, Robertson Room St Peters Church, Killarney St, Takapuna, Auckland
Weekly on Tuesday afternoons
Acting classes aimed to introduce children to live theatre and to develop confidence and self-esteem through performance. To encourage creativity and self-expression while improving co-operation skills and having fun.
Ages: Classes are grouped into the following 3 age groups - 6 years up; 9 years plus; 10 years plus
Head Held High
Various Auckland venues including: Meadowbank Community Centre, Posonby Community Centre, Disocean School for Girls, Kings College, Saint Kentigern Boys' School, Westmere School, Ponsonby Primary School, Takapuna Primary and Stonefields School
National Youth Theatre Company
Rehearsals: Ponsonby Primary School Hall, Curran Street, Auckland
Rehearsals are every Sunday afternoon in age related time slots. NYTC's OnStage is an all-access training programme for young people between the ages of 7 and 21. No audition is needed to be part of the chorus, and lead roles are auditioned from within the cast. Rehearsals are broken up through the day by age group, and all of the skills you need to participate in the show are taught by NYTC's experienced tutors.
Future Broadway Stars
TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Weekly on Monday/Tuesday afternoons.
Ever wanted to Act, Sing and Dance like the kids on Glee? If you love performing onstage and want to build up your skill set, increase your confidence and just have fun with your friends then this is the class for you. Over the term you will learn to sing confidently in a group and as a soloist, be able to perform a dance routine to a performance standard and learn Acting technique and how to put it into practice.
Age Groups: 6 to 8 years, 9 to 11 years, 12 to 15 years and 16 years plus.
Cost: $120 to $150 per term
The Performance .net
Various areas of Auckland including: Albany, Balmoral, Birkenhead, Browns Bay, Campbells Bay, Dannemora, Devonport, Espom, Grey Lynn, Henderson, Howick, Huapai, Karaka, Kohimarama, Meadowbank, Mt Eden, Parnell, Posnonby, Red Beach, Remuera, Royal Oak, St Heliers, Waimauku and Warkworth
Wide range of dance, drama, singing, musical theatre, and performance for three age groups.