Shine Time for 9-10 year olds

Attention all girl and boy actors aged 9-10 years!

If you love acting then this is the course for you: Do you love the lime light? Do you love telling stories? Do you love creating characters? The acting classes will lead students through imaginative role playing into character and scene development. Good actors understand humanity. Drama encourages empathy with and understanding of others and the confidence needed to assume a role or character.

Course Outline:

Our acting classes will give students the space to practice both screen and stage techniques in a fun and supportive environment.

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.

Timetable and Enrolment

Term 2 2019

Schedule 1: Tuesdays with Jo Rogers

Start: 30th April
Finish: 2nd July
Tuesdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm (10 weeks )

Schedule 2: Thursdays with Jo Rogers or Emma Draper and Tess Jamieson-Karaha 

Start: 2nd May
Finish: 4th July
Thursdays 3.40-4.40pm with Emma and Tess (10 weeks )
Thursdays, 4.30pm-5.30pm with Jo (10 weeks )

Scots College Creative and Performing Arts Centre, Drama Rooms
Jo Rogers, Emma Draper
Target Market
Girls and Boys  aged 9-10 years old  (ie Years 5-6 at school)
(incl GST)
$160 per term
Enrol here

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.

Emma Draper

Emma DraperEmma 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