For Young People

Drama and film classes build your confidence, voice, movement and team skills through theatre games, character work and story telling. Opportunities to perform for family and the public during the year!

StageFlight is a registered Creative Kids provider and a registered employer with the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian.

After School Classes

Our in-person after school classes will return in Term 1 2022. The new venue will be in Merimbula.

 Structure

  • After school classes run for 8 sessions per term starting in week 2 of each school term. There are no classes on public holidays.
  • Minimum: 6 students  Maximum: 8 students per class
  • If a class does not reach the minimum number of students, we may offer students the opportunity to join another class, subject to availability. Share our class details with friends!
  • Students can cross into the next level class at depending on confidence/skill level or age, or choose to stay with friends/siblings in the same class.
  • Contact us to discuss which class would best suit your child if you are unsure.

How to Enrol

    • Read the Terms and Conditions of enrolment
    • Find your Class below and click the ENROL NOW link below it. Choose your Payment Method(s) when you enrol.
    • We’ll send you an invoice after you’ve enrolled with payment details
    • Once you’ve enrolled and paid, we will email you a link to your Zoom class.
    • All communications are via email to parents/carers – please ensure you check your emails regularly and pass on details to your student.

Payment Methods Accepted

  • Select your payment method on enrolment. Zoom links will only be emailed once payment has been made.
  • Earlybird rate applies up to 7 days before class start date.
  • No refunds can be given once term classes begin. If you know before the start of term that you will be away for part of the term, please contact us before you enrol
  • CREATIVE KIDS VOUCHER free from Service NSW – up to $100 per year per student – enter the full voucher details when you enrol. Any remaining balance over $100 to be paid by direct credit or Mastercar/Visa.
  • CREDIT CARD Mastercard/Visa through Trybooking – 50c credit card processing fee applies
  • DIRECT CREDIT to our bank account

Classes Available

  • SATURDAY ENSEMBLE Starts Term 1 2022
    2.00 – 3.30PM over 6 consecutive weeks
    Start date in February TBC in Merimbula
    For students who have had at least two terms of drama classes and who are dedicated to performing.
    We will rehearse a play together and record a performance you can share with your family.
    $115 / $100 Earlybird rate
    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST
  • THURSDAY PRIMARY 1 – BEGINNERS (ages 8 to 12) Starts Term 1 2022
    4.00 – 4.45PM over 8 consecutive weeks
    Start date TBC in February in Merimbula
    For students with little or no drama experience. We will learn the basics of drama, improvise scenes through games, and begin to create a play together. In Term 3 we will develop the play into a performance.
    $115 / $100 Earlybird rate
    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST
  • THURSDAY PRIMARY 2 – CONTINUERS (ages 8 to 12)  Starts Term 1 2022
    4.45- 5.30PM over 8 consecutive weeks
    Start date TBC in February in Merimbula

    $115 / $100 Earlybird rate
    For students who have attended drama classes for at least one year or who have had drama experience elsewhere.
    Using drama games, we will work on different ways to develop characters, what it means to be an actor, how to read scripts and how to improvise stories. In Term 3 we will have a performance of
    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST
  • THURSDAY SECONDARY (ages 12 to 18) starts Term 1 2022
    5.50 – 6.30PM over 8 consecutive weeks
    Start date TBC in February in Merimbula
    $115 / $100 Earlybird rate 
    This class is for secondary students who just love drama and film and it fills the gap for students who can’t take it as an elective at school or who want extra drama practice!
    We will work on improvisation, Commedia dell-Arte, mime, film and stage acting techniques. We will learn how to break down a script and work in depth on character. Learn more about sound and lighting in theatre and music.
    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST
  • See also Individual Tuition, Holiday Workshops or Adult Workshops.or contact us for a customised workshop.

Coming to Class – General Information

  • Wear comfortable clothes and closed-in flat shoes with soft soles (no thongs, sandals or heels) OR bare feet (socks alone are too slippery).

  • Bring a filled water bottle and make sure you’ve eaten a healthy snack before class – if you’re hungry and thirsty straight after school you’ll quickly run out of energy! (please avoid sugary stuff).

  • From time to time, the tutor may ask you to bring some props or costume items or ask you to do some homework before the next class. Details will be sent home via email – please ensure you read emails regularly.

Absences/Running Late Please text or email the tutor if you know you are not coming to class or are going to be more than 5 minutes late. This is good manners. Unexplained absences will be recorded. Students who attend an average of at least 6 classes or more per term will receive an Attendance Certificate from StageFlight at the end of Term 4.

Illness/Injury Please don’t come to class if you are feeling sick or injured. Some of our activities involve physical movement and you risk making your illness/injury worse or passing on your illness to others. Please text or email the tutor if you can’t come to class. Absences explained before class begins will not affect your attendance record.

What NOT to bring Pets, smoking, drug and alcohol consumption are not permitted anywhere or any time within or around the venue. (it’s OK to have your pet with you if you are in an online class!)

Mobile phones and other devices can be brought in bags in case students need to contact parents before/after class, but they are not permitted to be used during class unless specifically allowed by the tutor (eg for script reading or note taking or for online classes). If a student continues to use a device without permission during class, the tutor will ask the student to leave the device on the tutor’s table and to collect it at the end of class. If a student does not have a mobile phone but needs to call a parent, the tutor will have a mobile phone available.

Before Class Starts Please go to the toilet before class begins and wash your hands! Let the tutor know if you need to be excused during class.

Parents and Other Family Members Parents/carers are always welcome in our classroom, particularly when students are coming to class for the first time. If your child is finding it difficult to settle into class without you and you need to leave, please discuss your child’s needs with the tutor. If you are waiting for your child’s class to finish, please wait quietly at the back. We encourage families to attend class performances and/or major performances later in the year. StageFlight also offers separate classes for adults if you are interested.

Unfortunately we cannot provide supervision for children other than those who are enrolled as students – siblings or friends of students must not be left in class without carer/parental supervision. We are not an “after school care” service.

Safety

Students under 16 are not permitted to leave the venue during or after class unless accompanied by a parent or authorised carer, or students live close enough to walk or ride home, with parental permission.
Name(s) and contact detail(s) for authorised carers/collectors MUST be listed on the enrolment form or otherwise notified to the tutor in writing, and students must be informed about after-class collection arrangements. Students are asked to wait in the hall until you collect them. Online class material will only be sent via parent/carer emails.

All tutors are required to have verified Working With Children Checks and induction training. Parents/carers are provided with the details they need to verify tutors online at the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian. We also welcome input from parents, carers and students on how we can improve our classes and policies to ensure a safe environment for our young people. If you have any concerns at any time please contact the Director.

Photos, videos, sound recordings As a performing arts school, digital images/recordings are sometimes used in class activities for providing feedback to students, recording costume or makeup designs, recording dialogue for line-learning purposes, student filmmaking or for marketing/archival purposes. Online classes may perform work via a Zoom recording. When you enrol, you give permission for StageFlight to make and use these recordings. Please read our full terms and conditions and contact the Director if you have any concerns.

Safety Online

References/Recommendations

If you are auditioning for roles at theatre companies, for film or for tertiary entrance, we are happy to provide a reference based on your participation in class activities and performances. A solid attendance and participation record at drama school will be one of the factors that work in your favour!

StageFlight is sometimes asked for recommendations for young actors for theatre/TV/film/ad work. We do not give out student contact details to agents. If the agent provides appropriate business credentials, we will pass the agent’s contact details to parents/carers who can then decide whether to proceed after doing their own appropriate checks as to the bona fides of the agent and the job in question. We take no responsibility for third party offers.