Try an acting class with NIDA Open these school holidays!

Spring into action these school holidays as NIDA Open invites children and young people of all ages to ignite their creativity and unleash their imagination, with performing arts classes designed to excite and inspire!

About NIDA Open

From 21 September–4 October 2020, NIDA Open will be running some of its most popular short courses at St Laurence’s College in Brisbane! Discover your inner actor, venture into new worlds, learn something different, and unlock that creative potential! School holidays are made for new and exciting experiences, and NIDA Open gives students the chance to have fun, build confidence and develop skills in an engaging and supportive learning environment.

COVID-safe @ NIDA – NIDA’s priority is ensuring a safe and supportive environment for students and staff. New health and safety measures have been introduced, including staggered class start times, social distancing protocols, reduced class capacity, increased cleaning and digital learning resources instead of paper. For the full list of COVID-safe practices and procedures for all NIDA Open venues and activity, please visit https://www.nida.edu.au/covid-19.

Some NIDA Open holiday courses in Brisbane

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NIDA Drama School

Date: Mon 21–Fri 25 Sep Age: Grades 3–10 Time: 10am–5pm Price: $625 Location: St Laurence’s College, Brisbane

A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and movement, devising, acting and rehearsing scenes.

Acting Boot Camp

Date: Sat 26–Sun 27 Sep Age: Grades 3–12 Time: 10am–5pm Price: $345 Location: St Laurence’s College, Brisbane

A fast-paced intensive course for acting recruits: build skills in fundamental acting technique including improvisation, character development and scenework.

Stage and Screen School

Date: Mon 28 Sep–Fri 2 Oct Age: Grades 3–10 Time: 10am–5pm Price: $625 Location: St Laurence’s College, Brisbane

Spend a week exploring performance for both stage and screen in this practical introduction to acting. Develop skills in improvisation, text analysis and script work then apply these skills to an on-screen performance. This course includes a session on auditions and screen tests.

Screen Actors Society

Date: Mon 28 Sep–Fri 2 Oct Age: Grades 11–12 Time: 10am–5pm Price: $625 Location: St Laurence’s College, Brisbane

Engage in intensive scene work from iconic US films that explore the journey of self-discovery from teen years into adulthood. Apply NIDA acting techniques to scenes from films such as Easy A, Almost Famous and The Fault in Our Stars under the direction of a NIDA tutor and accent coach.

NIDA Audition Preparation

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Date: Mon 21–Fri 25 Sep Age: Grades 11–12 Time: 10am–5pm Price: $625 Location: St Laurence’s College, Brisbane

Ensure you are informed and prepared for NIDA BFA Acting auditions. Gain insight into material selection and work with NIDA tutors to explore vocal and physical technique. Work on your audition material to ensure you are open and ready for the challenges of the audition process. Course components Learn how to select, prepare and perform material specifically suited for your audition. Establish reliable rehearsal technique to ensure that you can prepare with autonomy…

For more information on NIDA Open courses, please call 1300 450 417, or visit open.nida.edu.au

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