Drama Studio for 7-8 year olds

Does your child love performing, music, developing characters and having fun?

Our acting classes will give students the space to practice both screen and stage techniques in a fun and supportive environment. Our classes have an emphasis on process than that product and therefore we do not put on productions or major performances. We do invite parents to see a class in action a couple of times a year. 

Course Outline:

Timetable and Enrolment


Term 1 2020

Schedule 1: Tuesdays with Tess Jamieson-Karaha
Start: 11th Feb
Finish: 7th April
Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm.

Schedule 2: Thursdays with Jo Rogers
Start: 13th Feb
Finish: 9th April
Thursdays, 3.45pm-4.45pm

Location Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Rooms
Tutors Jo Rogers and Tess Jamieson-Karaha
Target Market Girls and Boys aged 7-8 years old (ie Years 3-4 at school)
(incl GST)
$165 per term

Jo Rogers

Shine Time with Jo Rogers: acting classes for ages 9-10 at Rata Studios, Wellington

Jo Rogers has vast experience in using various mediums such as screen and theatre to encourage and develop an understanding of real world issues.

Jo has worked as a project director and artistic manager on various events as well as tutoring and lecturing in Tertiary Education.

She has been involved in short films, television, theatre and musical productions bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to her classes. Recently her work has included directing the stage show of Disney’s The Lion King involving 420 primary and intermediate school students. Prior to that she directed Disney’s Jungle Book in which both were very successful. Jo Rogers is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at university; she attended the Performing Arts School in Auckland in the early 90s.

Whether you want to be a movie star, change the world, develop confidence or just have fun, the opportunity of being involved in challenging theatre and screen workshops, exploring various acting techniques, performance skills and improvisation, will encourage and stimulate your intellect and creativity.

Tess Jamieson-Karaha grew up in Eastbourne and received her Bachelor of Acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School in 2010.

Tess Jamieson-Karaha

Her recent work includes recording her Solo theatre piece 'Please Help Yourself' for Radio New Zealand, playing the young Judy Schollum in Consent- the Louise Nicholas story, War News How to Meet Girls from a Distance, Catherine in the feature film Births, Deaths and Marriages, to be released later this year, and writing directing and starring in her short film Coffee Group.

Tess frequently reads for  the Ready to Read and School Journal audio books as well.

She is currently writing and teaching the Screen Acting course for acting students at Whitireia.  She has taught kids drama classes and school holiday programmes for Rachel Maine at Arts a Go Go.

Her website is at kidsparteasy.com

Our Location

Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rata Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243