drama classWe are currently in Term 3.

Term 4 will begin on Friday 20th October 2017.

Term Times

There are 4 terms per year, following the NZ school year.

There are 8 weeks of classes and a 9th week for presentation.

Term 3: 28th and 29th July - 15th and 16th September.

Presentation day on Sunday 24th September.

Term 4: 20th and 21st October - 8th and 9th December

The Classes

Maximum 15 students per class (4 minimum)

5 years - 18 years old

After 18 students can graduate into the Adult Improvisation classes held by Impulse Theatre.

Sparklers: Ages 5 - 7 years

Saturdays, 9.30 am - 10.30 am


This is the youngest group. Children who have started school are old enough to join. You will stay a Sparkler until you are about 7 years old. This group will explore stories the children may already know, either from picture books or fairy tales. This is a fun way to learn what characters are and how to tell a story as part of a group.

From experience, I know that many young children can get tired at the end of a long week which is why this group will meet on a Saturday morning.

Searchlights: Ages 8 - 11 years

Fridays, 3.30 pm - 4.30 pm


Welcome to the Searchlight age group where we start to be more aware of the world we are growing up in. We will use this curiosity and harness the creativity that is still at work in our young minds to learn about the arts and discover what our bodies, voices and minds can do.

Starlights: Ages 12 - 14 years

Fridays, 4.30pm - 5.30 pm


Maturing into teenagers this group starts to explore some more advanced social topics. We will expand our knowledge of drama and extend our skills. Sometimes the freedom to express can get put to one side, but in this group, you are encouraged to be inspired and to share your ideas.

Spotlights: Ages 15 - 18 years

Fridays, 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm


This is the most senior class. I will be treating you like the young adults you are and give you that extra encouragement to stand confidently on stage and give you a space where you can learn the craft. We will explore different dramatic forms and styles while reading text and or improvising. We are the last group to meet on Friday evenings.

Private Tuition

Saturdays, 10.30 am - 11.30 am (20-minute slots).


If you wish to bring a specific piece of work to me (a script, poem, or speech) for school or an audition, then we can arrange a private class either individually or in pairs. This time may also be helpful for those who find groups and noise daunting, for one reason or another.