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NIDA Spring Short Courses in Melbourne

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Explore your creative side & engage in drama short courses
Spark your creativity this spring with a NIDA short course in Melbourne!

From 25 Sep–8 Oct, NIDA Open will be at Wesley College and NIDA Melbourne, giving children and young people the opportunity to explore their creative side and engage in a variety of drama short courses.

With extensive backgrounds in theatre, TV and film, NIDA tutors deliver enriching learning experiences in every class, by catering to the varied artistic interests and skills of their students.

Whether you're a future star of the stage or just have an interest in performing, NIDA Open can help you star in your own creative journey.

 
WEEK 1: 25–28 SEP

  • League of NIDA Superheroes

    Discover incredible new powers as you create your own superhero to join the NIDA League in its battle against evil. Come to the rescue in front of family and friends as you perform in action-packed scenes at the end of the course.

    Dates & Times: Mon 25–Tue 26 Sep, 10am–4pm

    Grades: K–2

    Course fees: $265

     

  • NIDA Neverland

    With a pinch of fairy dust and a handful of courage, follow Peter and Tinkerbell into the wild and wonderful Neverland. Adventure through forests, fly on the wind and save your friends from the clutches of Captain Hook! Create characters and develop original short stories inspired by the adventures of Peter Pan to share with your family and friends.

    Dates & Times: Wed 27–Thu 28 Sep, 10am–4pm

    Grades: K–2

    Course fee: $265

     

  • Rags to Riches: Musical Theatre

    Jump aboard a magical carpet ride and chase your heart's desire in this introduction to the world of musical theatre. Learn songs from popular 'rags to riches' musicals such as Cinderella and Aladdin. Develop scenework and movement routines to bring these inspiring musical stories to life on stage.

    Dates & Times: Mon 25–Thu 28 Sep, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 3–6

    Course fee: $500

     

  • Hitting Your Mark: Screen Acting

    Whether you are in Home and Away or The Avengers, one of the most important skills is being able to 'hit your mark'. Develop the technical ability to be on target with this intensive screen workshop. Explore working with scripts from television and film, acting in high-stakes situations while maintaining the ability to master positions and props with precision.

    Dates & Times: Mon 25–Thu 28 Sep, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 7–10

    Course fee: $500

     

  • Musical Theatre 101

    Designed for those passionate about musical theatre; learn songs, choreographed dance routines and apply NIDA acting principles in an energised approach to all things musical theatre. Be guided in a reliable approach to song and dance routines and examine what it means to complete a show stopping musical theatre audition!

    Dates & Times: Mon 25–Thu 28 Sep, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $500

     

  • Screen Actors Society

    Engage in scenework from iconic US films that explore the journey of self-discovery from teen years to adulthood. Apply acting techniques to scenes from films such as Almost Famous and The Fault In Our Stars under the direction of a NIDA tutor and accent coach. Showcase your work in a screening for family and friends.

    Dates & Times: Mon 25–Thu 28 Sep, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $500

    WEEKEND 1: 30 SEP–1 OCT
     

  • Screen Acting Boot Camp

    Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on-screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and script work. Rehearse and present live and recorded scenes for family and friends at the end of the course.

    Dates & Times: Sat 30 Sep–Sun 1 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 3–6, 7–10, 11–12

    Course fee: $325

     

  • Musical Theatre Boot Camp

    Work with a NIDA musical theatre expert to create a short song and story presentation for stage. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the magic of musical theatre and find out just what it takes to become a musical theatre star. Present your song and story presentation for family and friends at the end of the course.

    Dates & Times: Sat 30 Sep–Sun 1 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 7–10

    Course fee: $325

     

  • TV Presenting 101

    Build vocal and physical presence as you explore interview techniques and present lifestyle pieces to camera. Develop your on-screen persona in this practical exploration of TV presenting.

    Dates & Times: Sat 30 Sep–Sun 1 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $325

    WEEK 2: 2–6 OCT
     

  • Heroes, Villains and Spies: Screen Acting

    Get ready for three days of outrageously fun on-screen antics as you act out scenes from famous hero, villain and spy adventures. Discover how to work with green screen technology, develop skills in characterisation, rehearse and film scenes to camera.

    Dates & Times: Mon 2–Wed 4 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 3–6

    Course fee: $400

     

  • Shake It Up

    'All the world's a stage' – discover the world of the most popular English language playwright of all time, William Shakespeare. Learn poems, recite monologues and harness the lyrical language and dramatic brilliance that has kept Shakespeare's audiences entranced for centuries. Work on both original and modern adaptations of Shakespeare's plays.

    Dates & Times: Thu 5–Fri 6 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 3–6

    Course fee: $325

     

  • NIDA Drama School

    A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and movement, devising, acting and rehearsing scenes. Perform scenes at the end of the week for family and friends.

    Dates & Times: Mon 2–Fri 6 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 3–6, 7–10

    Course fee: $600

     

  • NIDA Acting 101

    Sharpen your performance skills through a comprehensive workshop with a theatre practitioner drawing on NIDA acting techniques. Develop key principles of actor training and extend into characterisation and scenework. Interpret, rehearse and present some of the most exciting writing produced for young people today.

    Dates & Times: Mon 2–Fri 6 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $600

     

  • Writing for the Stage 101

    Discover the craft of writing for theatre. Build your ability to use structure, style and narrative. Create the beginnings of an original work that resonates with your audience.

    Dates & Times: Mon 2–Fri 6 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $600

    WEEKEND 2: 7–8 OCT
     

  • Acting Boot Camp

    A fast-paced intensive course for acting recruits: build skills in fundamental acting techniques including improvisation, character development and scenework. Perform scenes for family and friends at the end of the course.

    Dates & Times: Sat 7–Sun 8 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 3–6, 7–10

    Course fee: $325

     

  • Auditions Masterclass

    Get audition-ready with NIDA experts as you learn the skills of audition preparation. Practice, present and perfect your material and participate in a simulated audition process.

    Dates & Times: Sat 7–Sun 8 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $325

     

  • Musical Theatre Boot Camp

    Work with a NIDA musical theatre expert to create a short song and story presentation for stage. This is a great way to introduce yourself to the magic of musical theatre and find out just what it takes to become a musical theatre star.

    Dates & Times: Sat 7–Sun 8 Oct, 10am–5pm

    Grades: 11–12

    Course fee: $325

    For more information and bookings, please click here.
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    When: 25 Sep–8 Oct
    Where: Wesley College & NIDA Melbourne
    Cost: $265–$600
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