Acting and drama classes for kids in Canberra and Brisbane
What parents say...
“My daughter Sophie absolutely loves being a part of the Perform Australia family! The classes have helped her with confidence in front of others, and allowed her to feel comfortable in expressing herself in a fun and supportive environment. Soph would love to be an actress and finds lots of inspiration in her classes from both her teacher and peers!" - Emily
“Savannah joined Perform Australia at the start of this year and loves it. As a shy girl, Perform Australia classes have helped her become more confident and comfortable speaking in front of others, it has also helped her to express herself by bringing her out of her comfort zone. Keep up the great work!” - Rebecca
What happens in a drama class?
We begin with connection - checking in with the kids to see how they're going. This helps take the temperature of the room, as well as build friendships within the group.
Like athletes, actors warm up their voice and body. We spend a few minutes preparing for the work we're about to do. Sometimes it may also involve an energiser game.
Here students focus on the key learning for the day - it might be theory, a technique, or a performance skill to practice. This usually involves workshopping it.
Script work or rehearsal
Depending their age and reading ability, students will often move to apply their learning to a script, either a small in-class script, or one they're preparing for public performance.
In addition to after-school acting classes, we have a range of other programs.