Performing arts classes for children of all ages over the school holidays with NIDA Open

NIDA Open is inviting children and young people to press play on their imagination over the summer holidays, with performing arts classes designed to excite and inspire.

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Short courses in performing arts for kids

From 6 –19 January 2020, NIDA Open will be running its popular short courses at St Laurence’s College and Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) in Brisbane, with introductory to advanced classes in drama, screen acting and TV Presenting. Discover your inner actor, venture into new worlds, or find the creative path that you’ve been searching for. School holidays are made for new and exciting experiences, as well as the furthering of personal interests, but, above all, they are made for fun! NIDA Open’s summer holiday classes offer all of that and much more.

With credentials in theatre, TV and film, NIDA Open tutors deliver inspiring experiences with every class, for the varied artistic interests and skills of students.

Book four weeks before the class start date to receive a 10% earlybird discount.

Whether you’re looking to become a star of the stage or just have an interest in expressing yourself creatively, NIDA Open can deliver you an enriching and exciting school holiday experience.

Some of NIDA Open’s summer holiday courses in Brisbane

ACTING BOOT CAMP

Date: 11–12 January 2020

Age: Grades 3–12

Time: 10am–5pm

Price: $345

Location: St Laurence’s College

A fast-paced intensive course for acting recruits: build skills in fundamental acting technique including improvisation, character development and scenework. Perform scenes for family and friends at the end of the course.

SCREEN ACTING BOOT CAMP

Date: 19–20 January 2020

Age: Grades 3–10

Time: 10am–5pm

Price: $345

Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)

Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and script work. Rehearse and present live and recorded scenes for family and friends at the end of the course.

NIDA ACTING 101

Date: 6–10 January 2020

Age: Grades 11–12

Time: 10am–5pm

Price: $625

Location: St Laurence’s College

Sharpen your performance skills through a comprehensive workshop with a theatre practitioner drawing on NIDA acting techniques. Develop key principles of actor training, and extend into characterisation and scenework. Interpret, rehearse and present some of the most exciting writing produced for young people today.

NIDA DRAMA SCHOOL

Date: 13–17 January 2020

Age: Grades 3–10

Time: 10am–5pm

Price: $625

Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)

A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and singing, movement and dance, devising and acting to camera. The program includes a session on auditions and screen tests. Perform scenes at the end of the course for family and friends.

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

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