Looking for Auckland acting classes? Howick Little Theatre's acting classes are structured to allow individual students to learn and be challenged in a fun environment. It is not necessary for participants to have existing acting experience –- a strong desire to be there and a willingness to try new things is all that is required (though a sense of humour is a plus!). A range of theatrical devices, games, styles, exercises and devised provocations is used. Focus is given to character development and storytelling and students will learn much and grow in confidence. There is also a strong emphasis on creating work. Students are encouraged to free up their imaginations and explore the notion of play as a creative tool while also learning to trust their abilities to communicate through physical expression. There is a strong screen component to the adult classes.
CLASS PAYMENTS AND WITHDRAWALS POLICY
PAYMENTS: Full payment of term fees is required before the first day of class each term. No place will be confirmed for a student until full payment has been received. Students will not be able to participate in any drama class if they have not paid the term's fee in full before the start of each term. For students returning from the previous term, a discount is available when fees are paid. Please note there will be no refund for missed classes.
WITHDRAWAL FROM A CLASS: A student may withdraw from a booked class at no cost before the first class of term. Withdrawal after the first class of term will incur a $25 administration charge, then the balance of fees will be refunded. If a student withdraws any later in the term, no refund of class fees will be payable. Notification of withdrawal from a class must be in writing.
Meet our tutor
Tutor Ruby Love (Power Rangers, Burying Brian, Life’s A Riot) began acting professionally at the age of 6 and fell in love. She brings with her 15+ years of experience and has since studied at Te Kura o Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School and École Philippe Gaulier. Ruby continues to work across stage, screen and as a voice artist, and delights in facilitating opportunities for actors to train and explore. She has trained in workshops including Character, Mask and Melodrama. Through devised work she has explored visual components of story alongside puppetry, story structure and an ongoing research of creative processes. She brings a strong passion and curiosity. A keen investigator of storytelling, creation, and play, her classes are a mix of games, script-work, devising, and improvisation. Ruby loves to see students bring their whole selves forward and find joy and free-flowing imagination in performance.
CLASSES FOR ALL AGES
There are classes available to suit different ages and allow student progression. The classes are arranged in these age groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, 12-15 years, and adults (16+). The adult classes, which feature a strong screen component, are on Mondays, with the other age groups on Tuesdays. But we are adding a new class for year 12-15 – Mondays, 5.30-6.30pm.
This new class will cover On-Screen Acting techniques, for Film/TV. The class will run in a scene-study format where students will be given scripts to learn and prepare and will work towards filming these on camera throughout the term. There will be a number of these pieces of different genres and the opportunity to write their own pieces to test as well. If students would like to keep the tapes of their own on-screen work, they are welcome to do so. The class will centre around students getting the opportunity to be on camera and become more familiar there, and investigating what can create engaging performance on screen. The Tuesday class for year 12-15, from 6pm-7pm, will be doing Theatre Sports and Improvisation. Enrol in one class or both.
Pre-enrolment and payment in full is required before each term commences.
Term 1: Mon, 14 February to 11 April (9 weeks)
Tues, 8 February to 12 April (10 weeks)
Term 2: Mon, May 2 to July 4 (10 weeks excluding Queen’s Birthday, June 6)
Tues, May 3 to July 5 (10 weeks)
Term 3: Mon, 25 July to 26 Sept (10 weeks)
Tues, 26 July to 27 Sept (10 weeks)
Term 4: Mon, 17 Oct to 12 December (9 weeks excluding Labour Day, Oct 26)
Tues, 18 Oct to 13 Dec (9 weeks)
In-class presentations are staged during the year and there will also be opportunities to share work with friends and family.
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE ENROLLING.
- ENQUIRIES ABOUT A PLACE IN A CLASS: Please click here to receive more information from our office manager about the availability of a class place before completing the online enrolment form. New students interested in the classes should not make a payment without first checking that there are places available in the class of their choice.
Please note that discounts apply to students returning from the immediately preceding term only.
The class fee per term for existing senior teens and adult students is $135 (a discount of $15) and $70 for junior students (a $10 discount), and must be paid in full prior to the start of each term.
Please note there will be no refund for missed classes.