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:

Drama Studio for Years 3-4

Led by experienced actors and teachers, these practical and collaborative sessions will be combined to encourage a deeper understanding of how to work effectively on-set and on stage.  Students will explore the expressive potential of performance, the inner balance of being in character and enhance the engaging relationship between actor and audience.

We will examine movement of the body through simple choreography where there will be a focus on relaxing and working with ease, developing the imagination, and creating believable performances. Voice workshops will encourage an understanding of the voice as an instrument. Students will work with a variety of texts but also be strongly encouraged to improvise and use their imaginations.
All classes will incorporate the following:

  • Improvisation 
  • Character work
  • Learning various stage and screen techniques
  • Devising and creating
  • Working collaboratively
  • Taking direction

Timetable and Enrolment

Term 4
Start: 18th Oct
Finish: 13th Dec

Thursdays, 3.45pm - 4.30pm  (45 mins) (9 weeks)

Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre Music Rooms
Jo Rogers, Emma Draper
Target Market
Girls and Boys aged 7-8 years and in school Years 3-4 
(incl GST)
$150 per term

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Jo Rogers

Jo Rogers

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.

Emma Draper

Emma Draper (Nga Wairiki, Ngati Apa) grew up in Sydney and is a Toi Whakaari:New Zealand Drama School Graduate. 

Since graduating,  Emma has worked on a range of professional theatre, television, radio and film projects including the TVNZ series Girl vs Boy in a core cast role from 2012-2014. Currently working at The Casting Company, Emma recently worked as a casting assistant on the Legendary Pictures feature film Krampus. 

Emma has enjoyed working as a drama Tutor for Wellington College for the past 4 years and has taught school holiday drama courses for young children in the USA as well as adult acting courses for Whitireia.


Our Location

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