On Stage

Performing arts program for 8–16 year olds.

JULY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM 

Are you a budding singer, actor or dancer (or know someone who is)?

Adelaide Festival Centre is offering a series of performing arts workshops and masterclasses for children aged 8 – 16 in the July 2017 School Holidays.

Featuring dance, theatre, vocal and musical theatre, students will be nurtured by talented South Australian educators in each field to develop confidence, communication and leadership skills.

Both one-day workshops and three-day masterclasses are available, with groups separated by age: 8 – 11 years and 12 – 16 years.

No experience is necessary and no auditions are required. First in, best dressed, so be quick since our summer holiday program sold out very quickly.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn vital skills in the performing arts – while having an enormous amount of fun!

When: 17–21 July 2017, 8:45am–4pm each day
How much: $90 per child for each 1 day workshop, $250 per child for each 3 day masterclass
1 Day Workshops Experience Required: Nil
3 Day Masterclasses Experience Required: Moderate Knowledge and Experience
Registration closes: Friday 7 July 2017  

Program Details

Day, Date & Times

Program Type

Age

Program Genre

 

Monday 17 July

8:45am to 4pm

One Day

8–11 years

Vocal

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Mon 17 to Wed 19 July

8:45am to 4pm

3 Day Masterclass

1216 years

Theatre

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Mon 17 to Wed 19 July

8:45am to 4pm

3 Day Masterclass

1216 years

Dance

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Tuesday 18 July

8:45am to 4pm

One Day

1216 years

Vocal

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Wed 19  to Fri 21 July

8:45am to 4pm

3 Day Masterclass

811 years

Music Theatre

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Thursday 20 July

8:45am to 4pm

One Day

811 years

Theatre

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Friday 21 July

8:45am to 4pm

One Day

1216 years

Theatre

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Friday 21 July

8:45am to 4pm

One Day

811 years

Dance

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Program Focus

DANCE

Combining many genres of dance, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and creative movement, students will learn to use dance as a creative means of self-expression – developing their coordination and understanding of dance concepts and terminology.

The On Stage dance classes will focus on concentration, vocabulary, alignment and proper execution of movement, and memorisation and independence through sequential tasking in an enjoyable and fun environment.

Ages: 8–11 years & 12–16 years
Courses Available: 1 Day Workshop, 3 Day Series

THEATRE

This course will teach stage craft, moment-to-moment spontaneity and a specific approach to researching and rehearsing a contemporary scene and monologue. Through self-discovery, students will train in exercises to develop concentration, imagination and life observation. Improvisations will encourage physical freedom and a sense of truth.

The goal of the theatre classes is to provide strategies for helping beginning actors enhance their performance work. Using scenes and monologues, participants will explore the rehearsal process from both the actor's and director's points of view.

Classes will be led by South Australia's leading theatre maker for young people, Sean Riley, and are for actors who are serious about developing their craft. Classes will cover long form improvisation, where the performers create characters and scenarios from the ground up.  With an emphasis on truth and daring, Sean Riley's Method has been thrilling young actors at Urban Myth and SAYarts for years, with several becoming the basis for new theatrical works.

Ages: 8–11 years & 12–16 years
Courses Available: 1 Day Workshop, 3 Day Masterclass

VOCAL

Participants will learn the basics of good, healthy singing technique. Students will learn about vocal anatomy, proper breathing and balanced tone, as well as vocal registers and vocal health. This class is ideal for singers in chorus classes at school, church or community choirs, bands of any genre, or anyone who would simply like to improve his or her singing voice. Informational handouts will be provided, and there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and to practice skills.

Students will learn about different breathing techniques to help them make better use of their breath and sustain notes for longer. Balanced tone will be treated in greater depth, including the science of formants and vocal tract shaping, as well as how to eliminate common technical errors. Discover the joy of music through your voice – songs suitable for all ages.

Ages: 8–11 years & 12–16 years
Courses Available: 1 Day Workshop, 3 Day Series

MUSICAL THEATRE

The Musical Theatre workshop is developed around the three major components of musical theatre; dancing, singing, and acting. Students will learn a range vocal activities and technique, movement and dance exercises, as well as a musical number for students to practice and perform.

Dance technique in this program will ensure students are able to develop character and story through choreography, the acting component will allow students to bring both the vocal and dance technique together.

Learn the makings of a ‘triple-threat’!

Ages: 8–11 years
Courses Available: 3 Day Masterclass

 

ON STAGE PARTICIPANT SPONSORSHIPS
Proudly funded by the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation.
In July 2017 the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation will once again fund four On Stage Participants as part of the Participant Sponsorship program. 
Four One Day Introductory sessions will be offered in Dance, Theatre or Vocal. There will be two categories: 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people aged 8 – 16yrs (x2) and Disadvantaged young people aged 8-16yrs (x2)
Interested in performing arts? There will be 4 x one day introductory sponsorship positions available to young people who may not have the opportunity to participate in arts learning. A choice of Dance, Theatre or Vocal is available upon application. Value $90. Please contact the Program Executive on 8216 8545 or on.stage@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au for further information.

Want to know more about the program?

Check out the program FAQ.

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