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

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

Epsom Girls Grammar, Epsom, Central Auckland
Summer 2021 “Peter Pan” theme five day holiday programmes:
Monday 18 January to Friday 22 January 2021
Monday 25 January to Friday 29 January 2021

Workshop runs from 9am to 3pm and extended hours from 8am to 5:30pm (4pm on Friday) 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 January 2021 theme is Peter Pan. Children have singing, dancing and drama sessions in their age groups with specialist tutors. The programme culminates on the Friday with a wonderful musical show in the theatre at 3pm for parents and friends to enjoy. 

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
17  and 18 December 2020: 9:30am to 3pm
18 to 20 January 2020: 9:0am to 3pm

Senior Band for teens aged 13 to 17 years
14 to 16 December 2020: 9:30am to 3pm
21 and 22 January 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 – Moana for children and teens aged 7 to 14 years
25 to 28 January 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.

Artz on Show school holiday performing arts workshops

Christmas Special – Epsom Girls Grammar – 14 Dec to 18 Dec 2020
Auckland Central – Epsom Girls Grammar – 21 Jan to 15 Jan 2021
East Auckland – Howick College – 11 Jan to 15 Jan 2021
Franklin – ACG Strathallan – 11 Jan to 22 Jan 2021
North Shore – Takapuna Normal Intermediate – 18 Jan to 22 Jan 2021
Hamilton – Southwell School – 18 Jan to 22 Jan 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 centred around a theme, with the  December school holiday period being based on a Christmas Special and the January school holiday being based on Annie. 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. 

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!

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.

Hit the Stage! January school holiday theatre workshops

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Central Auckland
Monday 11 January to Friday 15 January 2021: 9am to 3pm (performance at 5:30pm on Friday)

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. 

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 16 years. 

Christmas Adventure (5-7 Years) 14 to 16 Dec 2020 with Rhema Sutherland
Tik Tok Dance Superstar! (8+ Years) 12 Jan to 14 Jan 2021 with Bianca Paine
Write a Pop-Hit Holiday Programme (10-13 years) with Brayden Jeffery
Directing & Screenwriting (12-17 Years)13 Jan to 15 Jan 2021 with Stephen Campbell
Make A Music Video (8-13 Years) 18 to 20 Jan 2021 with Carolyn Sylvester
Magical Music (5-7 Years) 21Jan and 22 Jan 2021 with Anda Vitola
Zoo Adventure (5-7 Years) 25 and 26 Jan 2021 with Rhema Sutherland (includes a trip to the zoo!) 
Summer Adventure  (5-7 years) 27 to 29 Jan 2021with Rhema Sutherland
Advanced Circus Arts (8-13 Years)  28 Jan and 29 Jan 2021 with Circability
Make A Film (10-13 Years) 25 Jan to 29 Jan 2012 with Stephen J Campbell
Singstars (8+ Years) 28 Jan and 20 Jan 2021 with Bella Kalolo

Initiate Dance Holiday Programme

Glen Eden Intermediate School Hall, Glen Eden, West Auckland
Monday 11 January to Friday 15 January 2021: 9am to 4pm
Monday 18 January  to 22 January 2021: 9am to 4pm

Dance away the holidays and join in the fun! Over two weeks 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 each week with a fun performance for family and friends on Fridays at 3pm. No dance experience is needed.

Cost: $75 for one week or $150 for both weeks. You can sign up for one week or both weeks. Each week is different. Bookings are open now, but be quick as places are limited.