Enter a magical world of drama and dress-ups! Children will learn oral language, acting, public speaking, confidence and social skills. This fun, the creative course will bring out the inner performers in young children, building their confidence and improving their skills.
Through drama, movement, improvisation and voice, children will develop their dance, acting and speaking skills and be involved in a host of autumn-themed activities to promote problem-solving, participation and imagination.
Children will use their voices, enjoy music and dancing (building rhythm, musicality, following, balance and co-ordination). They will also use role-play and storytelling to build an imaginary spring fantasyland!
Children will work towards a performance on the final day, which parents are welcome to attend.
Presented by TAPAC and Shine - School of Confidence.
Tutor Jess Loudon is an actor and producer who left a career as a lawyer to pursue the stage. She trained at the Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC and performed off-Broadway for several years before returning to her home country, Australia in 2012. Jess has worked extensively in Australia - specialising in Shakespearean theatre with companies such as Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove and Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2019, Jess has appeared on stage and screen. She played Queen Elizabeth in Richard 3 and Lady Stephanie Mountjoy in The Taming of the Shrew in Season 4 of the Pop Up Globe. In 2021, Jess is joining the cast of TVNZ’s The Brokenwood Mysteries.