Hive Drama School offers a space where students can safely explore the world of drama. Drama promotes tolerance and mutual respect as children work together to create theatre and explore imaginative experiences. At Hive, our drama students are provided with the opportunities to learn and develop communication skills, creativity, self-expression and problem-solving skills. Students learn to listen, negotiate, share ideas and work collaboratively. Hive drama is the perfect setting for exploring these skills in a safe non-threatening environment.
Kindy & Year 1
For our younger students, our drama classes will extend the natural tendency of children’s ‘pretend play’ into a more formal drama experience with the purpose of consolidating, exploring and extending children’s understanding of the craft. Students will explore narratives, improvisation and role-play whilst developing their knowledge of character and the art of devising theatre pieces.
Year 2-4 & Year 5-6
For our primary age students our drama team will provide the opportunities to really discover and explore the true meaning of dramatic play. Students will be supported to experiment with role-play as well as developing important social skills (listening, negotiating, initiating new ideas and problem solving in a team). In addition to developing key drama skills to build their craft upon, our primary students will develop key skills in devising. Devising theatre empowers all of our students to contribute and collaborate which in turn produces a rich and rewarding experience for all. Furthermore, our students’ learning and development progresses through improvisations that are based on a theme, action or relationship that is of common interest to all. Through improvisation students develop ideas and are encouraged to take risks in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Year 7-8 & Year 9-12
Our teens are provided with the opportunities to investigate and explore the craft of drama in accordance and with relevance to their age group. Our teenagers feel empowered to collaborate alongside their peers and teachers in order to explore the factors which contribute to the building blocks of a play including plot, characters, structure, style and form as well as exploring various settings and staging. Students are encouraged to develop their understanding of narrative, focus and structure whilst attending to the careful planning and consideration of the audience’s perspective. Furthermore, our older students are encouraged and taught to experiment and play with imaginative concepts and to jump into the abyss of the unknown.
$21 - 1 class per week
$35 - 2 classes per week
Creative Kids Vouchers accepted. Fees listed are per student.
Includes Unlimited makeup classes: simply notify your absence and book a makeup using the client portal.
Billing: Fees are billed monthly on the 1st of each month for the number of scheduled classes in that month. Cancellations must be submitted BEFORE the 1st of the month. Late cancellations are processed the following month.
- All shared-touch surfaces are disinfected regularly and between every class. Students must sanitise their hands upon entry and exit.
- Students have socially distanced spots to sit / stand on for a large part of the class. However there are some activities during class where it is not possible to practice social distancing.
- Parents are requested to wait outside or off-site to reduce person to person contact in our foyer.
Should the Hive be required to close at any time due to COVID 19 in our community, the following plan will be implemented:
All classes will continue using our live online learning format. Students will have access to unlimited online classes in both drama and musical theatre for the same weekly price.
Should you wish to cancel your classes until we reopen - simply follow the usual cancellation process. You can continue online until the end of the month.
Hive Performing Arts Uniform: Hive T-shirt (purchase in our online store or at reception - $25) and black pants.
There are two ways to trial Hive Classes:
1. Secure your spot now - enrol in the class of your choice. Your enrolment includes a two week trial period. After your second class, if you don’t wish to continue, cancel your enrolment to receive a refund for remaining classes.
2. Book a 2 week trial here. Trial bookings do not hold a spot in the class.
Using real scripts written for both stage and screen develop script analysis techniques and performance skills by rehearsing and performing a published scene of your choice.
Learn about the audition process of film and television by recording script material and watch is back at the end of term in a group showing.
Develop skills in learning lines and how to control nerves in an audition environment.
Engage in activities that develop your ability to communicate with others and perform with confidence.
The mask is one of the most ancient forms theatrical disguise and is the symbol (using two masks) often used to represent comedy and tragedy.
Come along and explore the mystery of this timeless theatrical devise and enjoy the luxury of making your very own mask at Hives Art department.
Learn how to create a performance using your mask by exploring body language, spacial awareness, movement and gestures – show your incredible creation at the end of term to friends and family.
This term reconnects students with the ‘love of drama’, focusing on the development of character for performance.
Students will be given the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the craft surrounding the development of character for a performance. Students will create their own unique character in the first five weeks of term, investigating voice, movement, costuming and mannerisms of their character in order to have their character fully developed and studied in which to utilise and bring to life in a stage performance.
In the second half of the term, each class will develop their own in-class performance with their characters in order to create and showcase a performance which shows a thorough understanding of devising and creating performances whilst providing a platform for their characters to interact and perform.
This will certainly be a creative term and aims to provide all our drama students with the opportunity to investigate the craft of drama and reconnect, or for our new students to connect with the ‘love of drama’.
Throughout the term students will also engage with fun and exciting drama games and activities that teach our students the fundamental skills and understanding of the craft.
Experience the unique opportunity to create your very own original story in a collaborative, creative and supportive environment.
This terms implements the skill set of Character work, Improvisation, movement, voice, script writing and more in order to create an untold story with ease and confidence.
Learn about different ways to tell a story
communicate effectively with others
Responding in the moment to an idea on stage
How to create believable characters