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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.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Tutor Georgina Marie Briggs graduated with a First Class BA (Hons) in European Theatre Arts at Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance in London. Here, she specialised in experimental voice and devised theatre, but also had the opportunity to study the art of puppetry and clowning in Prague, Czech Republic, which has a big influence on the work she produces today. Georgie has been running workshops for over seven years in England and New Zealand and strongly encourages participants to play and fail with style!
Junior Tutor Brie Hill has over 10 years experience coaching and teaching musical theatre, acting skills and singing to students across Auckland. She is a member of the Saint Kentigern College Speech and Drama teaching staff, as well as their primary musical theatre coach. She also teaches privately at Pinehurst School, TAPAC, and Auckland Academy of Dance. Most recently, Brie has accepted an offer to coach students globally as they apply for top 100 colleges with Crimson Education.
Brie is a graduate of The Actors' Programme and has been part of New Zealand's theatre, film and television industries for many years. Brie played Sandra Wither in Shortland Street (2015) and directed, produced, wrote and performed in award-winning theatre productions FLAPS + FLAPS Retouched (Bits and Pieces Ensemble). Having trained in both musical theatre (Trinity College Examinations) and acting for over 15 years, she has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share. Alongside her work and training as an actor, Brie Hill has a Bachelor of Communications (Honours) from Auckland University of Technology. She spent four years working in radio and is still employed as a regular voice-over artist for commercials, television and film work. Brie is excited to share her passion and love for the performing arts with the students at HLT.
There are five classes available to suit different ages and allow student progression. The classes are arranged in these age groups: 6-8 years, 9-11 years, young teens (12-13 years), older teens (14-18 years), and adults. The adults and older teens classes on are Mondays, with the other age groups on Tuesdays. Pre-enrolment and payment in full is required before each term commences.
Term 1: Mon, 11 February to 8 April (9 weeks)
Tues, 12 February to 9 April (9 weeks)
Term 2: Mon, 29 April to 1 July (9 weeks excluding Queen’s Birthday, June 3)
Tues, 30 April to 25 June (9 weeks)
Term 3: Mon, 29 July to 23 Sept (9 weeks)
Tues, 30 July to 24 Sept (9 weeks)
Term 4: Mon, 14 Oct to 16 Dec (9 weeks excluding Labour Day, Oct 28)
Tues, 15 Oct to 10 Dec (9 weeks)
In-class presentations are staged during the year and there will also be opportunities to share work with friends and family.