- For students in Year 3 and over.
- High School classes available in some areas.
The aim of Kids Up Front Drama Academy is to provide a fun and dynamic drama program that develops Confidence, Communication Skills and Creativity in our students. These important life skills are carried into all areas of their lives through primary school and high school.
Our classes include specific activities aimed to help develop student’s overall performance, verbal skills, voice projection, creative movement, team work and communication skills, quick thinking and spontaneity. The program includes improvisation, theatre games, mime, play building, scripted and theatre performances.
The drama class is a personal experience for each individual and is not a graded or competitive activity. As the program is designed to build and extend skills the best results are achieved when students continue classes over a period of time.
Improvisation challenges students to use quick thinking and spontaneity as they respond to each other’s ideas and extend and build scene-work instantaneously. Through improvisation students also work on characterization, voice projection and overall hone their performance skills.
Playbuilding is a process where student’s ideas are workshopped and developed into a play. This creative process enables students to work together as a team and claim ownership of their own character and the play. Many of the performance pieces in our end of year shows are created in this way. The stories are created by the students and the teachers script their work.
Our Annual Show at the theatre is a highlight for the senior drama classes in Sydney and Melbourne in term 4.
Students start preparation in term 3 and work with a script towards their evening concert performance with all the theatrics of stage lighting, costumes, make up and sound.
High School Classes
- Jasper Road – Mondays 5.15 to 6.15pm
- Denistone East – Wednesdays 5.30 to 6.30pm
- Boronia Park – Tuesdays 5.30 to 6.30pm
- Gordon West – Thursdays 5.20 to 6.20pm