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Teenage Drama Classes (secondary school ages) by Highly Established Drama School
BY Drama With A Difference | 22-Jan-2018
KEW, MELBOURNE - After school drama classes for teenagers (secondary school students between the ages of 12 - 17. Held every Thursday. We are one of Australia's most established, independent drama schools, and the launching pad of may successful Australian actors, who began with us as teenagers. Ideal for aspiring young actors, and for recreational confidence- building purposes.
Drama With A Difference is one of Australia's leading, independent drama schools. With a history that spans more than twenty years, the school has been the launching pad of many successful Australian actors. Our students have appeared in lead roles and major guest roles in full length feature films, independent movies, almost every Australian TV series in the past twenty years, and in professional theatre productions.
The school is run by industry professionals, and casting directors contact us on a regular basis when looking for young talent. Once we get to know you, we can also recommend ethical acting agents who work with young actors.
Although ideal for aspiring young actors, we are equally committed to running drama classes for young people who wish to attend for recreational purposes. Many students attend to increase self-confidence, make new friends, learn how to talk in front of other people, or simply have fun! In a world that is increasingly stressful for many teenagers, drama provides a liberating form of stress release!
Our classes are run in a non-competitive, nurturing environment where the focus is on personal best. Our mission is to provide an environment where young people can access and express their creativity in a safe, non-judgemental environment.
In a world that is increasingly requiring upfront presentations - in later school years, at universities and TAFE colleges and in the workplace. The benefits of undertaking drama classes at a young age give kids an edge when it comes to enacting these essential skills later on in life.
Most students stay for a year (and sometimes for many years!), however there is no obligation to continue once you've enrolled for Term 1. However, later in the year, we undertake a public performance in an intimate professional theatre. Unlike many other youth drama schools that choose plays with large and small roles, we use a performance format where everyone has more or less the same time on stage. There are no big or small roles.
This year, the KEW drama class will be undertaking a performance of a murder mystery in Term 2. Work will begin on this during Term 1, however initial work on this murder mystery will be undertaken in a way that will accommodate all kids, whether they remain for Term 1 only, or proceed into Term 2. It will be used to teach the following skills
- Improvisation (coming up with ideas on the spot)
- Character work (how to create a character very different from yourself)
- Voice work (how to project your voice and create one that fits your character)
- Movement (not dance as such, but the way a character moves)
- Self-devised script work (Turning your ideas into scripts)
- and a whole lot more!
When you go to the link provided, please browse our comprehensive website. You will find a list of our past success stories,, media articles, our approach and philosophy, the background of our teachers, our history and a whole lot more! Please also feel free to phone if you have further questions.
This teenage (ages 12 -17) class in Kew is relatively new, so it is still a smaller class than some of our others. This gives students the advantage of a great deal of personal attention. Book now in order to secure your place!