After School Classes

 

StageFlight is a registered Creative Kids provider that offers drama and film classes. School-aged children are entitled to a $100 voucher each year until the end of 2022 from Service NSW. Vouchers can be used once towards our term fees.

After school 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!

Venue

Currently our classes are held at PAMBULA TOWN HALL (13 Quondola St Pambula)
Please use the SIDE entrance.

From later in 2020 our classes may move to the Merimbula CBD. You will be given notice when that happens.

Classes

  • Classes run for 8 sessions per term starting in week 2 of each school term. Enrolments from new students are welcome at the start of each term, if places are available.
  • Minimum: 6 students  Maximum: 10 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 levels 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.

  • MONDAY 4-5PM PRIMARY BEGINNERS (ages 8 to 12) Note change of day!
    $115 per term
    ENROL NOW – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
    For students starting drama or who have had minimal experience
    Through drama games we will explore character and storytelling and use breathing and vocal exercises to help students project their voice without effort.
  • TUESDAY 4-5PM PRIMARY ADVANCED (ages 9 to 12)
    $115 per term

    CLASS FULL
    For students who have attended drama classes for at least one year or who have had drama experience elsewhere
    Working in pairs or small groups, students will work with others to perform scenes before venturing into solo work. Students may explore mime, puppetry, mask, costume, monologues or other drama forms to develop characters.
  • MONDAY 5-6PM SECONDARY (ages 12 to 16+) Note change of day!
    $115 per term

    ENROL NOW – LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE
    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. As well as improvisation, breathing, relaxation and vocal techniques, students will work on existing scripts as well as devise their own scenes and research characters and settings. The students can choose the style of group performance or film they would like to work on during the year (eg street theatre, scripted play, improvisation show, short film, series of monologues etc) culminating in a performance piece in Term 3 or 4.
  • SENIOR SECONDARY 16+ years
    8 x 1 hour sessions per term
    $115 per term
    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST for 2020 (NEW CLASS – class will only run if we get 6 enrolments)
    This class is targeted at students with an intermediate to advanced level of drama experience as well as those taking drama in senior years who would like extra tuition.
    In addition to relaxation, breathing and vocal techniques we will do scene and monologue work to hone performance and audition skills and introduce students to different acting styles, acting to camera, movement techniques, and accents. See also our Individual Tuition and Adult Workshops.

Fees

  • 10% discount for multiple students enrolled from the same family.
  • If you have a Creative Kids voucher from Service NSW, you can use it to pay up to $100 of your fees in one transaction. Vouchers can only be used once.
    Please include the details on your enrolment form of the exact name on voucher, date of birth, voucher number and amount to be used for StageFlight classes (if not $100) or email them to us if you have already enrolled.
  • You will receive an email invoice for fees due by the end of the first week of classes. Please do not send cash to class. Payment by direct deposit is preferred – details below and on invoice.
  • No refunds can be given once term classes begin as fees cover venue hire, tutor wages, insurance and materials.
  • Late fees of $15 per 15 minutes may be payable if children are not collected within 15 minutes of the end of class.
  • Our office number is 02 64957435 for admin queries

How to Pay Fees

  • Once you have sent in your enrolment (see below) you will receive an email invoice for fees
  • Fees must be paid before enrolment will be confirmed
  • Please DO NOT send cash.
  • Direct Credit/Internet Banking (these details will also be on our invoice):
    Creative Kids vouchers will be deducted from the fees owing on your invoice.
    Nullarbor Consulting Pty Ltd T/A StageFlight
    Bank: Bendigo
    BSB: 633000
    Acct Nbr: 164317497
    Reference:
    You must include student surname OR invoice number or we will not know who has paid
  • If you need to pay by credit card, please contact us for instructions.

How to Enrol – All Students

  1. First read the Terms and Conditions of enrolment
  2. Complete the online enrolment form
  3. We will email you an invoice for fees and provide you with regular class updates by email – please ensure you check your emails regularly during the term.

Enrolment forms must be completed before a student is accepted into class to ensure we have accurate medical, allergy information and parent/carer contact details in case of emergency.

Coming to Class

  • 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 – drama games are quite physical and if you’re hungry and thirsty straight after school you’ll quickly run out of energy! (please avoid sticky lollies or sugary drinks).

  • From time to time, the tutor may ask you to bring some props or costume items from home 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 do not come to class if you are sick or injured. Many 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.

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). 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 Toilets are located behind the hall. Please go before class begins. 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 or in the Supper Room at the rear of the hall where there are chairs and heaters available. Parents tell us that Wheelers Takeaway Cafe is open until 6pm on a Tuesday if you need a late cuppa! 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.

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. 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.

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 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.