Shine Time for 9-10 year olds (School Years 5 & 6)

Term 1 2022 bookings open now.
 Book in the Timetable and Enrolment section below.

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 1 2022

Schedule 1:

TUESDAYS with Emma Draper

Start: 8th Feb
Finish: 12th April (10 Tuesdays) 
Tuesdays, 4.30-5.30pm

Book here for Schedule 1

Schedule 2:

THURSDAYS with Jo Rogers

Start: 10th Feb
Finish: 7th April  (9 Thursdays) 
Thursdays, 4.45-5.45pm

Book here for Schedule 2


Scots College Drama rooms


Emma Draper or Jo Rogers 

Target Market

Girls and Boys  aged 9-10 years old  (ie Years 5-6 at school)

(incl GST)

$195 for 10 sessions (Tuesdays)
$175 for 9 sessions (Thursdays)

About Jo Rogers

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

Jo is a trained teacher and has studied environmental and human science at Auckland University; while also attending the Performing Arts School in Auckland.

Working with students in screen acting, scriptwriting, filming, editing and making short films, she has been involved within local television and large musical productions, bringing a wealth of knowledge and work experience to her classes.

As lead Project Director and Artistic Manager on various events as well as tutoring and lecturing in Tertiary Education, Jo is able to think logistically and understand the programming and management needed in the success of large scale productions.  This last year Jo has worked writing and producing her first novel and feature film script.

Her philosophy is, whether you want to be a movie star, change the world, develop confidence or just have fun, the opportunity to be involved in challenging theatre and screen workshops will give any student the foundation to succeed. Seeing many of her students score roles in local and international films she's worked to open new pathways and help shape the future of the industry.


Our Location

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