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Please note that discounts apply to students returning from the immediately preceding term only.
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), and must be paid in full prior to the start of each term.
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 up their imaginations and explore the notion of play as a creative tool while also learning to trust their abilities to communicate through physical expression.
PAYMENTS: Full payment of term fees is required before the first day of class each term. No place will be confirmed for a student until full payment has been received. Students will not be able to participate in any drama class if they have not paid the term's fee in full before the start of each term. For students returning from the previous term, a discount is available when fees are paid.
WITHDRAWAL FROM A CLASS: A student may withdraw from a booked class at no cost before the first class of term. Withdrawal after the first 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 refund of class fees will be payable. Notification of withdrawal from a class must be in writing.
Senior Drama Tutor Ben Crowder is a very experienced drama tutor and much-in-demand professional theatre director, takes 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 the acclaimed production Te Po, which was staged as part of the Auckland Arts Festival and the New Zealand Festival in Wellington. This show is set to return to Auckland’s Q theatre in 2017 and also tour nationally.
Junior Drama Tutor Caroline Schneider is a San Francisco Bay Area transplant living in Auckland. Caroline takes our junior classes on Tuesdays after school. She had the immense pleasure of performing in the Bay Area premiere of Pasek and Paul's TYA version of James and the Giant Peach with Bay Area Children's Theatre in 2014, and taking that production to Shanghai, China, for performances with the Shanghai Children's Art Theatre in 2015. She worked as a teaching artist and children's theatre director for 10 years in Pennsylvania, Maine, California, and Seoul, South Korea (a brief but lovely stint), having the pleasure to put on such productions as Grease, High School Musical, Seussical the Musical (selections), Honk! Jr., and James and the Giant Peach Jr.
There are five classes available to suit different ages and allow student progression. The classes are arranged in these age groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, young teens (12-13 years), older teens (14-18 years), and adults. The adults and older teens classes on are Mondays, with the other age groups on Tuesdays. Pre-enrolment and payment in full is required before each term commences.
Term 1: Mon, 13 February to 10 April (9 weeks)
Tues, 14 February to 11 April (9 weeks)
Term 2: Mon, 1 May to 3 July (9 weeks excluding Queen’s Birthday)
Tues, 2 May to 27 June (9 weeks)
Term 3: Mon, 24 July to 18 Sept (9 weeks)
Tues, 25 July to 19 Sept (9 weeks)
Term 4: Mon, 16 Oct to 18 Dec (9 weeks excluding Labour Day)
Tues, 17 Oct to 12 Dec (9 weeks)
In-class presentations are staged during the year and there will also be opportunities to share work with friends and family.