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 Singing Holiday workshops

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

Band workshops*
Junior Band 
for kids aged 8 to 12 years
28 to 30 September 2020: 9:30am to 3pm
Senior Band for teens aged 13 to 17 years
1 to 2 October 2020: 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
7 to 9 October 2020: 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. 

Songwriting workshop for teens aged 13 to 18 years
5 and 6 October 2020: 9:30am to 3pm

For more info contact  or phone 021 067 6333.

Artz on Show school holiday performing arts workshops

Auckland Central – Epsom Girls Grammar –  28 Sep to 2 Oct 2020
East Auckland – Howick College – 28 Sep to 2 Oct 2020
Franklin – ACG Strathallan – 8 Sep to 2 Oct 2020
North Shore – Takapuna Normal Intermediate – 5 Oct to 9 Oct 2020
Hamilton – Southwell School – 5 Oct to 9 Oct 2020
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 this school holiday being based on The Greatest Showman. 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! October school holiday theatre workshops

TAPAC (The Auckland Performing Arts Centre), 100 Motions Road, Western Springs, Auckland
Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October 2020: 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, 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. 

The October 2020 school holiday programme has lots of fun classes and workshops including:
Magical Musical  for ages 5 to 7 years
TikTok Dance Superstar  for ages 8 years plus
Directing & Screenwriting for ages 12 to 17 years
Circus Arts Holiday for ages 8 to 13 years
Spring Into Action  for ages 5 to 7 years
Singstars  for ages 8 years plus
Film & TV Audition workshop for ages 12 to 17 years
Kid Comedians  for ages 10 to 13 years
Write a Hit for ages 10 to 13 years
Express Yourself! Spoken Word Poetry for ages 12 to 17 years
Theatre Games for ages 7 years plus

Initiate Dance school holiday programme

Glen Eden Intermediate School Hall, Glen Eden, West Auckland
Programme runs in the winter school holidays

Dance away the holidays and join in the fun! Over one week learn a variety of dance techniques and routines with fun games and team building activities.The Initiate Dance Holiday Programme, supported by the Auckland Council, is all about engaging young people in a positive way during the school holidays.

Students finish the week with a fun performance for family and friends. The programme is open for any students aged 8 to 12 years old. No dance experience needed1

Cost: $75 for the FULL week. Bookings are open now online here, but be quick places are limited!