The students come out of class saying they had lots of fun, but are they actually learning anything?
Our performing arts programs teach confidence by stealth! We use a play-based learning environment where the students often don’t even notice they are learning techniques and skills. Our play-based focus develops creativity, confidence and communication skills. One of the biggest things parents and teachers notice is our students’ ability to jump in and create a confident performance on the spot.
Children learn best through watching each other and learning skills from more experienced performers. Staff model age-appropriate technique for students to follow. Our staff are all experienced singers, actors and musicians who can demonstrate the desired result at a professional level.
Our team handpicks material for each class with an understanding of what the students will need for their level of development. If the material is too easy students will come home saying the class is boring. If it’s too hard they will say they hate it. When the material is perfect, that’s when they come out of class buzzing!
Our values are
- Build confident creative communicators through performing arts education
- Provide a safe place where students feel part of the community and are able to let go, play and have fun
- Identify commercial potential and offer development pathways leading to a career in the industry
What is a class like?
We teach with laughter! Teaching good technique by stealth, we use humour and lighthearted fun to keep the students engaged. For example: Lying on the floor breathing is funny – but done each week breathing becomes more controlled, sound becomes more even, and projection skills are improved.
ALL OF OUR CLASSES FOLLOW A SIMILAR STRUCTURE
We always start with a warm-up to get the blood pumping and get the students out of school mode and ready to focus
Exercises and games are used to develop healthy performance skills
Ideas used in the exercises are put into practice while rehearsing songs or scripts, improvising and playing music
Usually a game working on focus, confidence and improvisation