QSPA TIMETABLE All classes at Nambour Arts and Fitness Centre see location page for directions
Drama Classes. For children, teens and adults.
SATURDAY Bold Ensemble Age 5 - 7 years Saturday 9.45 -10.30am Busy 45 minute session $70 term Glee songs/Dance/Samba/Basic acting skills/Improvization and Imagination/Storytelling/Devising/Dressing up box
Brave EnsembleAge 8 -11 years Saturday 10.30 - 12.30pm 2 hour session $160 term Glee songs/Samba/Basic acting skills/Improvization and Imagination/Devising/Young Shakespeare/Production work
MONDAY Fearless Ensemble Age 13 - 16 years Monday 4.30 -7pm 2.5 hour session $165 Basic/Intermediate Acting Skills/Musical theatre skills/Stage fight choreo/Artistic challenge/Drama Games/Improvization/Devizing/Young Shakespeare/Script and production work
Maleny Youth Theatre...please see below for details
Stepping Out EnsembleAge 5 - 7 years Wednesday 4 -4.45pm Busy 45 minute session $70 term Glee songs/Dance/Samba/Basic acting skills/Improvization and Imagination/Storytelling/Devising/Dressing up box
Confident Ensemble Age 8 -12 Monday 4.45 - 6.45pm 2 hour session $160 Basic/Intermediate Acting Skills/Musical theatre skills/Stage fight choreography/Artistic challenge/Drama Games/Improvization/Devizing/Young Shakespeare/Script and production work
THURSDAY Advanced Acting Masterclasses for young people and adults
For industry experienced and invited talent Age 11 -17 Thursday 4.30 - 6.30 2 hours $165
This is a high focus ensemble. Designed for those who want to extend performance skills perhaps with a view to entering the theatre industry or arts teaching practice. Students learn how to warm up/cool down/run a session/gain focus and develop strong ability in acting and vocal work. Students are expected to learn monologues/duologues and read about prominent theatre practitioners to compliment practical work. Would undertake Physical Theatre/Intermediate to Advanced acting training and Devising skills/Directing/Writing for the stage/Shakespeare and Classics/Stage fighting choreography/Audition practice/Musical Theatre. Student work is performed to the public. Become a disciplined, knowledgeable actor in this fully engaged, focused ensemble.
After Dark Ensemble Adult Acting Basic - Advanced class 6.30 - 8pm Busy, energetic,1.5 hour session $150 per term
All students aged over 18. Beginners welcome. High focus group for those who wish to develop acting skills and theatre knowledge. Audition for tertiary study preparation included on request.
Explore selection of texts/Undertake advanced acting exercises/Work on contemporary scenes with scene partners/Research 2 significant playwrights/ Physical and mental stage training/Introduction to Shakespeare/Stage fight choreography/Mask/Character work/Children's Theatre/Devized work/Scripted performances. Students must have a prepared short monologue for training
In all classes black top and pants or shorts must be worn. No other clothes are acceptable. We work in bare feet. No jewellery. Long hair tied back. Students are advized to bring a bottle of water.
Scripts must be looked after and kept neat, treated with the upmost importance and brought to every rehearsal including performances. Every student must have a pen for script notation.
Do you live in the Hinterland? We run a very relaxed, popular, drama session in Maleny......
Maleny Youth Theatre
For Young children Age 5 - 7 3.45 - 4.30pm Busy 45 minute class $75 a term Glee singing/Dance/Samba/Acting/Storytelling/Improvization/Drama Games
For Young teens
Age 8 -14 4.30 - 6.15pm 1hr 45 minutes $130 a term Basic/Intermediate Acting Skills/Musical theatre skills/Stage fight choreo/Artistic challenge/Drama Games/Improvization/Devizing/Young Shakespeare/Script and production work
For Young Adults
Age 15 - 21 years 6.15 - 7.45pm 1.5 hours $120 a term
A high focus group who want to extend performance skills perhaps with a view to entering the theatre industry or arts teaching practice. Students learn how to warm up/cool down/run a session/gain focus and develop strong ability in acting and vocal work. Students are expected to learn monologues/duologues and read about prominent theatre practitioners to compliment practical work. Would undertake Physical Theatre/Advanced acting and Devising skills/Stage fighting choreo/Directing/Writing for the stage/Audition practice/Musical Theatre.
Most common FAQ and Student comments:
'I've never done any Shakespeare, not sure I can....'
Within most Ensembles we offer opportunity to look at Shakespearean writings. We teach in a a non dull, fun, interactive way to learn all about the plays you've heard so much about. Leave your fear at the door. This is learning about Shakespeare as you've never experienced! A really fun, gentle intro to The Bard through improvisation, and fast track performance. Huge fun and preparation for University or auditions or just to broaden knowledge.
'Stage Fighting?? I wouldn't know how....'
Good...that means we can teach you in the most effective way. Stage fighting enhances and forges the closeness of an acting ensemble and allows students to work and achieve together using voice, body and strong self discipline. Stage fighting is exactly that, staged. Moves and fights are choreographed, rehearsed and involves much teamwork. It is not self defence, it does not require physical contact or physical fitness. Sometimes we even fight to music!
Why does everyone wear black?
Black is a blank canvas upon which we can place a character. Many work or social groups wear uniforms or defining accessories. When an entire ensemble wears a block of colour it bonds the ensemble to the artistic work. Black blocks out any outside influences of work, school and even personality allowing the training actor to become something or someone in a much more effective, thorough way.