Spring into the holidays with NIDA

Spring into the holidays with NIDA Open

NIDA Open is inviting children and young people on a journey of creative exploration over the spring holidays, with performing arts classes designed to excite and inspire.

From 18 September–1 October, NIDA Open will be running its popular short courses at Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI) in Brisbane, with introductory to advanced classes in drama, acting, screen acting, and audition preparations.

Discover your inner actor, develop your screen acting abilities, venture into new worlds, or find the creative path that you’ve been searching for. School holidays are made for new and exciting experiences, as well as the furthering of personal interests, but, above all, they are made for fun! NIDA Open’s spring holiday classes offer all of that and much more.

Head of NIDA Open, Tricia Ryan, commented: ‘Children and young people are naturally creative. We’re providing them with the expert classes to further their potential and help them to find their artistic voice – all while they have fun in energetic, engaging environments.

‘We bring together passionate experts from the industry to teach our holiday programs, so participants are learning more than creative expression and performing arts, they’re also seeing passion and artistry at work. We’re looking to develop, inspire and create new stories and tell existing ones to bring a touch of magic to these spring school holidays’.

With credentials in theatre, TV and film, NIDA Open tutors deliver inspiring experiences with every class, for the varied artistic interests and skills of students.

Book four weeks before the class commencement date to receive a 10% earlybird discount. Whether you’re looking to become a star of the stage or just have an interest in expressing yourself creatively, NIDA Open can deliver you an enriching and exciting school holiday experience. For more information on NIDA Open spring courses, please visit nida.edu.au/spring

About NIDA Open

Delivering programs across Australia, NIDA Open gives people of all ages and experiences the chance to benefit from NIDA’s world-renowned training methods and explore their own creativity through short courses, holiday classes and intensive part-time studio courses.

For more information on NIDA Open, please visit open.nida.edu.au.

Some of NIDA Open’s spring holiday courses in Brisbane

NIDA DRAMA SCHOOL

Date: 25–29 September 2017
Age: Grades 3–10
Time: 10am–5pm
Price: $600 inc GST
Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)
Website: nida.edu.au/spring
What: A comprehensive course for committed young people. Develop performance skills including improvisation, voice and singing, movement and dance, devising and acting to camera. The program includes a session on auditions and screen tests. Perform scenes at the end of the course for family and friends.

CLOSE-UP: SCREEN ACTING

Date: 18–22 September 2017
Age: Grades 7–12
Time: 10am–5pm
Price: $600 inc GST
Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)
Website: nida.edu.au/spring
What: Experience all aspects of acting for film and television. Create detailed characters, learn voice and movement techniques and understand the intricacies of acting for camera in this in-depth exploration of screen performance. Showcase your screen skills to family and friends at the end of the course.

ACTING BOOT CAMP

Date: 23–24 September 2017
Age: Grades 3–12
Time: 10am–5pm
Price: $325 inc GST
Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)
Website: nida.edu.au/spring
What: A fast-paced intensive course for acting recruits: build skills in fundamental acting technique including improvisation, character development and scenework. Perform scenes for family and friends at the end of the course.

SCREEN ACTING BOOT CAMP

Date: 30 September–1 October 2017
Age: Grades 3–12
Time: 10am–5pm
Price: $325 inc GST
Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)
Website: nida.edu.au/spring
What: Identify and experience the essentials of screen acting. Build your on screen confidence as you develop skills in improvisation, character development and script work. Rehearse and present live and recorded scenes for family and friends at the end of the course.

NIDAWARTS: ACTING ON SCREEN

Date: 18­–20 September 2017
Age: Grades 3–6
Time: 10am–5pm
Price: $400 inc GST
Location: Queensland Academies Creative Industries (QACI)
Website: nida.edu.au/spring
What: Welcome to NIDAWarts, School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (and Acting). Develop your own witch or wizard character, explore NIDA acting techniques and character development, and work with well-known scripts from popular films. Present recorded and live scenes for friends and family at the end of the course.