I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: coeliacfamily.blogspot.com.au
I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
Does your child love to act? Perhaps they need to feel a little more confident in front of an audience? Amyelle from Best Life Drama presents day-workshop drama classes which are designed to help your child develop confidence, build acting skills and encourage team-work.
Designed for ten to fouteen year old children, these workshops gradually introduce students to dramatic improvisation skills through a mixture of games and scenario impovisations, culminating in a short script production. Students are encouraged to develop their own ideas and scenarios so that they are working from a place they know and feel comfortable with.
Throughout the workshop, Amyelle encourages students to analyse their performances through a discussion of what they enjoyed about the improvisation and what they felt they didn't like, working on ways to improve their group performance. Along the way, she assists them in the development of correct stage technique without being overly critical of their performances.
Amyelle's workshops can occur at any venue, which makes them highly suitable for a group wanting to build team spirit (as she has already done with the Goodna Girl Guide program) or for individuals to attend at her own studio as part of a class with other students. Her classes for individuals are on Sundays from 10 -12pm in Goodna, with the entire boot camp lasting for four weeks. Each session focuses on a specific outcome, with the final week culminating in a student performance. Cost for the Boot Camp is $80 per student.
Amyelle believes that the basics of theatre form a fundamental in everyday life, and that the self-confidence and improvisation skills learnt in the workshops can help everyone, whether they are looking for a career in drama, or just to help with their own interpersonal and presentation skills. She hopes that her classes will enrich the lives of her students and hopes that by exploring serious societal issues in comedic pieces that it will help to invoke change and start conversations.
Future thespian or simply a more confident kid - drama is a skill for life
Should you wish your child to benefit from these classes, please visit her Website or contact Amyelle through the Website enquiry form. My children certainly had a wonderful time exploring their creativity through dramatic play.