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TERM TWO 2018 THEATRE WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN

14 April - 9 June 2018

 

Bringing powerful learning experience to children!

National Children's Theatre Term one workshops begin on Saturday 14 April 2018.

National Children's Theatre (NCT) OFFERS Workshops classes for ages 7 to 17 every Saturday morning during school term. These classes are open to all children who are motivated to learn, grow, and explore the world of theatre and the arts. The program is an ongoing, year round training project for children of diverse backgrounds and has been designed to teach students about live theatre, both on stage and behind the scenes, and prepares them for the challenges of the adult world ahead.

ABOUT THEATRE WORKSHOPS

Term 2:   14 April to 9 June 2018

Times: Every Saturday morning g from 9:00-12:00 during government school term

Children are grouped by age: Group 1: 7-9, Group 2: 10-11, Group 3: 12-13 and Group 4: 14-17 years

Syllabus includes dancing, acting, singing and physical theatre

NCT's highly experienced, dedicated and specialist teachers facilitate the workshops

Children rotate from one class to another 

Refreshments are supplied between classes.

Some bursaries are available (speak to Claudy)

Last day of term parents are invited  to support their young thespians by observing them in action

Parents, here is your chance to enroll your child in these unique, challenging, innovative and stimulating classes. Through these classes children get the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, strengthening self-esteem, confidence, courage and powers of expression, and are encouraged to discover their hidden potential.

Venue:     National Children's Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg

Cost:        R1500.00 per term

For more details please contact Claudy on 011 484 1584 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

DRAMA FOR JUNIORS WORKSHOPS FOR AGE GROUP 5-6 YEARS

National Children's Theatre is excited to announce a new drama class for age group 5-6 years. This class provides a creative, nurturing and exhilarating environment for young children. Encouraging young actors to explore the depths of their imaginations, using their voices and bodies, is a core objective of NCT educational programming. Make-believeand dramatic play build confidence and support cognitive development.

These classes will be run in partnership with Moon.Lit, a young company consisting of two university graduates, Malaika and Zeno, who have a passion for youth development and a love for the magical world of performance.

Within these workshop styled classes, children will be exposed to a variety of fun-filled activities aimed at developing:

-           self-expression
-           hand-eye coordination
-           self confidence
-           teamwork
-           breath and vocal technique
-           physical presence and muscular control.
-           memory development
-           creativity
-           listening skills

These valuable skills area taught through the medium of theatre games, creative activities, and structured vocal and physical warm-ups, designed specifically for young children of all backgrounds and capabilities.

COME AND JOIN THE FUN!!!

Enrolled children will also be able to attend special events, such as watch dress rehearsals of our professional productions on our main stage that are appropriate for young children. Parents will be able to see a class in action at the end of the half year.    

DETAILS

Starting date Saturday 14 April to 9 June 2018
Where:    National Children's Theatre
Venue:    3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg
When:     Every Saturday morning during government school term from 9:00am to 10:30am
Cost:      R500.00 (9 Saturdays)
Parking:  Free parking inside our secure grounds

For more details contact Claudy or Rene on 011 484 1584 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


 

NATIONAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE

in conjunction with INTERGRATED EXPRESSIVE ARTS

14 April - 9 June 2018

National Children's Theatre in conjuction with Intergrated Expressive Arts will offer a new Saturday morning workshop starting on 27 January 2018. We have had several enquiries for a course of this nature and have now found a teacher with the right skills.

The teacher from Intergrated Expressive Arts is Amy de Wet who has a BA (PVA) Honours Dramatic Arts. Amy has further local and overseas qualifications and experience.

The classes will use the elements of drama to help children to investigate and experience:

* Social intergration skills

* Self-expression (free emotional expression and appropriate emotional expression)

*    A building of self-confidence and positive self-esteem

*    A flow of imagination

*    Creative thinking

*    Communicating with the world

Of course, whether the course runs depends on whether sufficient children are enrolled.

Please let us know if you are interested. Phone the theatre on 011 484 1584 and speak to Claudy or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


DRAMA FOR KIDS WITH A DIFFERENCE

National Children's Theatre will gain be offering a Saturday Workshop Starting on 14 April 2018

Hello Everybody

I'm Amy de Wet, I am a fully qualified Expressive Arts Counsellor and a drama teacher. I passionately believe in the power of the arts as a platform for self-exploration and self-expression.

As part of National Children's Theatre, we aim to provide a space for this platform. A space where children who need a little extra time, encouragement or assistance will truly benefit from drama classes.

This class will use the elements of drama to help children to investigate and experience:

-   Social integration skills

-    Self-expression (free emotional expression and appropriate emotional expression)

-    A building of self-confidence and positive self-esteem

-    A flow of imagination

-    Creative thinking

I know that sometimes the world can be difficult to fit into, especially for children with a difference. I have seen the arts open a space for children like this grow and find ways that they can express and communicate with the world.

I look forward to meeting each child that is interested in starting an exciting drama journey!

Amy de Wet

Please let us know if you are interested. Phone the theatre on 011 484 1584 and speak to Claudy or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


NATIONAL CHILDREN'S THEATRE

SHAKESPEARE CLUB

 

2018 PROGRAMME

Weekly meetings on Saturday afternoon from 2:30 - 4:30pm. Under the guidance of Dr Rohan Quince, we read plays by William Shakespeare (from comedies like A Midsummer Night's Dream to tragedies like Macbeth), getting to know the colourful characters and their extraordinary stories.

Becoming familiar with the plays helps to prepare for the SHAKESPEARE MONOLOGUE COMPETITION and NCT's SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL (15-17 May 2018) for those who would like to perform on stage, either solo or in groups.

Reading then plays also helps to prepare for the SACEE SHAKESPEARE CHALLENGE (19-20 September 2018) for those who would like to compete in a team quiz competition based mainly on the plays we read on Saturdays.

At the end of the year, we celebrate with a final production/presentation of scenes for those who would like to perform more Shakespeare on stage!

All welcome - from grade 7 to matric. Phone Cindy on 011 484 1584 to enroll or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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