SCHOOL INCURSIONS

We offer a series of engaging workshops for delivery in schools which can be tailored to meet your specific needs. One off workshops range from 1 hour to 3 hours per session and weekly term programs are also available. All workshops are designed to engage students and excite them about the Performing Arts whilst building their team working skills, self confidence, resilience and performance skills. 

"Research by the University of Sydney and the Australian Council for the Arts shows involvement in the arts has wide-ranging benefits for young people not just in the classroom, but also in life." - This Article from the University of Sydney discusses the benefits  of the Arts in education.

 

"Active participation, more than simply being an observer or audience member, also yielded stronger positive effects on school and personal wellbeing outcomes in the study."

We believe strongly in this philosophy and all of our workshops are extremely hands on and engaging for all students. They will learn and develop their skills through active participation and team work. 

Please see below for examples of the incursions we offer and Contact Us for more information or to discuss your needs.

Primary School Workshops

DEVISED THEATRE WORKSHOP

2 Hours · $400 + GST

This workshop is designed to give an understanding to participants of the value and importance of storytelling and to explore some of the tools and skills needed to achieve clear and engaging communication of the stories they choose to tell.

Students will undertake:

  • Ice breaking activities

  • Team building games

  • Improvisation based games

 

That will help them to develop:

  • Team working skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Communication skills

  • Acceptance and incorporation of a variety of ideas

  • Empathy with the viewpoints and feelings of others

  • Appreciation and validation of their own unique contribution to the task undertaken

 

They will be given some improvisation prompts that will result in small groups devising a short scene which they will perform for the rest of the class. They will be given feedback on this scene as well as some vocal projection and staging tips that they will be given an opportunity to utilize prior to performing their scenes for an invited audience at the end of the workshop

 

The workshop is structured to engage and excite students in acting in a fun and non-judgmental manner so that they enjoy and explore their contribution to it as a storytelling medium. Intended outcomes are:

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Increased excitement about exploring their own creativity

  • Increased validation of themselves as a valuable team member

 

DEVISED THEATRE WORKSHOP

3 Hours · $550 + GST

This workshop is designed to give an understanding to participants of the value and importance of storytelling and to explore in greater depth some of the tools and skills needed to achieve clear and engaging communication of the stories they choose to tell

 

Students will undertake:

  • Ice breaking activities

  • More extensive team building games

  • More challenging Improvisation based games

 

That will help them to develop and sharpen:

  • Team working skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Communication skills

  • Acceptance and incorporation of a variety of ideas

  • Empathy with the viewpoints and feelings of others

  • Appreciation and validation of their own unique contribution to the task undertaken

 

They will be given some improvisation prompts that will result in small groups devising a short scene which they will perform for the rest of the class. They will be given in-depth feedback on this scene as well as a vocal workout and staging notes that they will be given rehearsal time to fully implement prior to performing their scenes for an invited audience at the end of the workshop

 

The workshop is structured to provide: 

  • Extension and exploration of performance skills in the devised scenes created

  • More extensive feedback with greater opportunity to utilize it

  • A wider range of improvisation and team building games to sharpen and strengthen skills and attributes learned

  • More in-depth vocal projection work

  • More in-depth staging tips

 

Intended outcomes are:

  • Strengthening of the skills and attributes embedded in team building games, improvisational based games and devised theatre tasks undertaken

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Increased excitement about exploring their own creativity

  • Increased validation of themselves as a valuable team member

  • Increased utilization of the tools available and skills required to achieve clear and engaging communication

 

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP 

2 Hours · $400 + GST

This workshop is designed to engage and excite students in the potent form of storytelling that is musical theatre and to explore some of the tools and skills needed to achieve accurate and entertaining communication of the stories they have been given to tell.

 

Students will undertake:

  • Ice breaking activities

  • Team building games

  • A Vocal warm-up

  • A Dance warm-up

 

That will help them to develop:

  • Team working skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Communication skills

  • Vocal and physical co-ordination skills

  • Acceptance and incorporation of a variety of ideas

  • Accuracy in tone, pitch and rhythm

  • Accuracy in performing simple choreography

 

They will learn a choreographed Musical Theatre routine to a well-known song from a contemporary source most, if not all, of them will be familiar with that imparts a positive message such as self-belief, self-confidence, resilience, optimism and empathy. They will be given thorough direction and rehearsal prior to performing their routine for an invited audience at the end of the workshop

 

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

3 Hours · $550 + GST

This workshop is designed to engage and excite students in the potent form of storytelling that is musical theatre and to explore in more depth some of the tools and skills needed to achieve accurate and entertaining communication of the stories they have been given to tell. It also incorporates self-devised routines to contemporary popular songs to explore their own ability to communicate what a song means to them in a clear, fun and entertaining fashion.

 

Students will undertake:

  • Ice breaking activities

  • Team building games

  • A Vocal warm-up and workout

  • A Dance warm-up

  • Music based improvisation tasks

 

That will help them to develop and sharpen:

  • Team working skills

  • Problem solving skills

  • Communication skills

  • Vocal and physical co-ordination skills

  • Acceptance and incorporation of a variety of ideas

  • Accuracy in tone, pitch and rhythm

  • Accuracy in performing simple choreography

  • Acceptance and incorporation of a variety of ideas

  • Empathy with the viewpoints and feelings of others

  • Appreciation and validation of their own unique contribution to the task undertaken

 

They will learn a choreographed Musical Theatre routine to a well-known song from a contemporary source most, if not all, of them will be familiar with that imparts a positive message such as self-belief, self-confidence, resilience, optimism and empathy. They will also be broken into small groups and given a contemporary song that they will devise a routine to which they will perform to the rest of the class. They will receive tutor and peer feedback on this routine which they will be given an opportunity to utilize in further rehearsal time allocated for their self-devised project. They will be given extensive direction and rehearsal prior to performing the choreographed routine they have been taught and, if they wish, their own routine they have created for an invited audience at the end of the workshop

 

This workshop is structured to engage and excite students in performing music theatre in a fun and non-judgmental manner so that they enjoy and explore their contribution to it as a storytelling medium, and to ignite their sense of fun and exploration of their ability to entertain and communicate through the use of their own imaginations and current skills. 

 

Intended outcomes are:

  • Increased self-confidence

  • Increased excitement about exploring their own creativity

  • Increased validation of themselves as a valuable team member

  • Increased sense of discipline and focus

  • Increased physical strength and stamina through learning and rehearsing simple choreography

  • Increased engagement with music theatre as a fun and rewarding activity

  • Increased awareness of the vocal, dance and acting skills required to achieve a successful performance of music theatre

  • Increased resourcefulness and resilience 

High School Workshops

Workshops for High School Aged Students are available to suit individual schools needs including varying timetables and current curriculum.

Specialised workshops in subjects including Shakespeare, Commedia Dell'arte, Laban, Film & TV, Mask Work, Text Analysis, Audition Skills are available throughout the year. 

Prices start from just $200 + GST.

Please contact us to discuss incursions for high schools. 

0477040940 / 0434962429

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