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Published June 3rd 2014
Dramatic Way to Spend Your Time
Do something dramatic and hone performing arts skills in your spare time by joining Victoria's largest youth drama school - the Victorian Youth Theatre. They offer a range of drama and acting courses for youths aged 8 to 18.
There are many reasons why young people might want to attend drama classes. For example, to develop self-confidence, public speaking skills, social skills or because they just love to act. The Victorian Youth Theatre program includes 'creative drama' involving imagination and 'stagecraft drama', which focuses on acting techniques, voice projection and physical staging.
Workshops of an hour and a half develop life and acting skills and help you work towards developing the hobby or the career. Two fully staged and costumed performances are held every year.
Students from the Victorian Youth Theatre have performed in well-known shows such as Annie, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Priscilla, the Jersey Boys, feature films and TV shows such as Neighbours, Home and Away, Angry boys, Special Ops and many more.
The Victorian Youth Theatre started in 1984 in a church hall in East Kew. Demand for classes grew rapidly and interest spread throughout Melbourne. By the end of the 1990s the touring venture had begun in both Australia and America.
With 13 locations across the metropolitan Melbourne there is likely to be a Victorian Youth Theatre within 15 minutes drive from your home. For more details regrading their program, click here. So consider joining with acting practitioners to develop the skills and a love of acting.