Children's musical theatre school holiday workshops in Belmont, North Shore and Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand.
|Auckland CBD||St Mary's College||16 - 20 April|
|The Rose Centre||Belmont||24 - 28 April|
|July "Heroes vs Villains"|
|Auckland CBD||St Mary's College||10 - 14 July|
|The Rose Centre||Belmont||17 - 21 July|
|October "The 80s"|
|Auckland CBD||St Mary's College||2 - 6 October|
|The Rose Centre||Belmont||9 - 13 October|
Musical Theatre school holiday programmes in Auckland - now in their 9th year these popular courses are a perfect school holiday activity for theatre enthusiasts or beginners who would like to give being on stage a go!
The course builds up to two performances of a special revue shows for family and friends.
Students will work with tutors from New Zealand's National Youth Theatre Company in acting, vocal / singing and dance. Sessions are held in small age-related groups to ensure that everyone receives quality tuition. We have a high staff to student ratio and a qualified first-aider on site at all times.
Each AllStars has a general theme. Based around this central concept, we produce five fun-filled days of innovative, quality tuition that will advance your performance skills.
The course fee is $280.00 per student.
Registration is essential and places fill quickly so please do not delay. Due to the high demand for these courses, we are unable to hold places without full payment. Open to ages 7 - 16yrs.
You'll receive further course information and details after registration.
Each AllStars course runs 9am - 4pm, Tuesday - Friday, with usually two performances on the Saturday.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 948 NYTC (6982) and we'll be happy to help.
The groups are age related - we break the course up into three roughly even groups, youngest, middle, and oldest.
NYTC provides morning and afternoon tea. Please let us know if there are any particular dietary requirements (gluten free etc.) You should pack a lunch and a water bottle - for security, we don't let students leave the complex at lunch time or in breaks. A pencil and paper often come in very useful! Please wear comfortable clothes that are suitable for active movement and dance not ‘glitz and glamour’. Jazz shoes or other sports shoes are essential (no jandals please). Jeans are very difficult to dance in!
On Saturday all students are required to be at the Theatre from their call time until the evening performance finishes - NYTC provides pizza for dinner, please advise us of any specific dietary requirements. Alternatively they can bring in their own meal from home.
We try to be as flexible as we can. If a student just misses a few hours (anywhere up to a whole day), we can normally work around this as long as they're willing to do a little work to catch up. The more time missed, the harder it is to include the student in the whole show - we work this out on a case by case basis. We'll always do our best to compensate! If a student is going to miss one or more shows, please let us know - we'll try to structure things so that their part can be covered by another student for the performances they will miss.
There is no audition needed to be part of the course. On the first day we hold auditions for those who are keen to have a solo or small group item in the end-of-course performance, in addition to their group numbers. These auditions are completely optional, and very low-stress! Each cast-member can audition with at most one solo number and one small group number.
Throughout the week, the tutors work on devised pieces in the group times. Each group will participate in at least one song, one dance, and one acting piece. In addition to this, there are a full cast song and a full cast dance. In between these items, we slot in auditioned pieces. The audition piece can be a song, dance or other item such as a poem or monologue, tailored to fit the theme of the week.
We do our best to fit everyone in if we can. Sometimes we’re impressed by an audition, but the item might be difficult to fit into the show – or more than one student will audition with the same piece. In these cases we may work with the students to select another piece, or amalgamate their performance with that of another student. Alternatively we will assign solo lines from the group songs to those who've auditioned instead of putting their item in.
Tickets to the review show will be available at the venue from the Tuesday morning of the course. We will email an order form prior to the AllStars week to complete to save time at the registration desk. You may send your form and money for tickets (cash or cheque) in with your child and collect at the end of the day to save waiting in a queue.
If you are an NYTC supporter who wants to see the show, you can email us and ask us to put tickets aside for you. Tickets are between $5 and $12.