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  • New students interested in the classes should not make a payment without first checking that there are places available.

Please note that discounts apply if drama class fees for existing students are paid by the second week of each term. 

The class fee per term for existing senior teens and adult students is $135 (a discount of $15) and $70 for junior students (a $10 discount), but to qualify for the discount, fees must be paid by the second week.

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Drama Classes

Looking for drama classes in Auckland? Howick Little Theatre's drama classes are structured to allow individual students to learn and be challenged in a fun environment. It is not necessary for participants to have existing drama experience –- a strong desire to be there and a willingness to try new things is all that is required (though a sense of humour is a plus!). A range of theatrical devices, games, styles, exercises and devised provocations is used. Focus is given to character development and storytelling and students will learn much and grow in confidence. There is also a strong emphasis on creating work. Students are encouraged to free their imaginations and explore the notion of play as a creative tool while also learning to trust their abilities to communicate through physical expression.

DRAMA CLASS PAYMENTS AND WITHDRAWALS POLICY

PAYMENTS: Full payment of term fees is expected on the first day of class, but is required by the second class. A discount is available for existing students if fees are paid by the second class. The full term fee is payable after the second week of class for all students.

WITHDRAWAL FROM A CLASS: A student may withdraw at no cost before the first class of term. Withdrawal prior to the second class of term will incur a $25 administration charge, then the balance of fees will be refunded. If a student withdraws any later in the term, no fee refund will be possible. Notification of withdrawal from a class must be in writing.

 

Meet our professional drama teachers


 


Ben Crowder
, a very experienced drama tutor and much-in-demand professional theatre director, is taking the older teens and adult drama classes on Monday nights. A co-founder of the innovative Auckland-based theatre company ‘Theatre Stampede’, Ben is renowned for his high-energy teaching style, which ensures that classes are both constructive and enjoyable.

He directed Auckland Theatre Company's first production for 2011, Robert Lord's Well Hung. Ben co-directed ATC's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream with Colin McColl in 2012. In 2014, Ben will be directing the stage adapatation of Margaret Mahy's The Man Whose Mother Was a Pirate for the Auckland Theatre Company.

 

Shoshana McCallum attended the Wellington Performing Arts Centre two-year acting course in 2004-05, and graduated with a Diploma in Acting. After spending a couple of years acting and teaching drama in Wellington, she studied in New York on a two-year programme and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts. In 2010, Shoshana returned to Auckland, where she founded PlayFight Productions with fellow Neighbourhood Playhouse graduate Donna Brookbanks. Some of her work since being back includes playing rebellious Jan Keenan on Shortland Street; singing and dancing in Cinderella the pantomime at the Civic; playing unfortunate Alison in Nic Sampson’s Idiots 3D, as well as writing, producing and acting in plays Leopard, Emotional, Cripple, and The Primary Motivations by Guilt and Shame, under PlayFight Productions. Shoshana also teaches drama at the Nathan Homestead in Manurewa, and dance for StarJam.

CLASSES FOR ALL AGES

There are five classes available to suit different ages and allow student progression. The classes are arranged in the following age groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, young teens (12-14 years), older teens (15-18 years), and one for adults. Click here for individual class times and dates.

2014 Terms

Term 1:     Mon, 10 February to 7 April (9 weeks)

                Tues, 11 February to 8 April (9 weeks)

Term 2:     Mon, 5 May to 30 June (9 weeks including Queen’s Birthday)

                Tues, 6 May to 1 July (9 weeks)

Term 3:     Mon, 21 July to 15 Sept (9 weeks)

                Tues, 22 July to 16 Sept (9 weeks)

Term 4:     Mon, 13 Oct to 8 Dec (9 weeks including Labour Day)

                Tues, 14 Oct to 9 Dec (9 weeks)

 

presentations

In-class presentations are staged during the year and there will also be opportunities to share work with friends and family.