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      Performing Arts

      Drama & Musical Theatre Online Classes


      NSW Creative Kids Vouchers are accepted for ALL Hive classes. More info….


      Hive drama school online is a learning platform that will encourage your child to embrace their love of drama in a fun and interactive manner. The program will incorporate and blend the crucial development of essential drama skills whilst providing a platform for your child to unwind and engage with their classmates in a creative and inclusive online space.

      Online drama classes run for 30 – 45 minutes with our Hive actors: Alex Hussein, Charlotte de Wit, Matt Harper.

      View timetable below for class times.

      Musical Theatre Programs

      Enjoy the challenge of Musical Theatre’s triple threat: Dance, Acting and of course – Singing!

      Each week you’ll:

      • Learn to improve your singing with vocal warmups
      • Learn and sing two songs from the musical 
      • Learn to dance in musical theatre style
      • Participate in drama games

      Choose your favourite Musicals to enrol in:

      The Lion King

      The Lion King

      Age: K – Yr 4


      Teacher: Luke Barker

      Luke developed his love of Musical theatre while attending Hunter School of Performing arts. A very active member of our local Newcastle Theatre scene, Luke has played many roles including “Captain Hook” in Hunter Drama’s production of Peter Pan,
      “Billy Flynn” in Chicago, “Cosmo Brown” in Singin’ in the Rain and
      “Cinderella’s Prince” in Into the Woods.  Luke has a natural rapport with children and gained his experience in teaching Musical Theatre while working at Hunter Drama.  His aim is to share the skills he has learnt over years of performing and help the next little performers become their very best on and off the stage.
      Beauty & the Beast

      Beauty & the Beast

      Age: Yr 4 – Yr 7


      Teacher: Sophie Carmody 

      Sophie’s love of the performing arts developed from a very young age. She began her dance training (RAD) at age 3 and later started training in singing. Sophie has been a Choreographer and featured performer for the City Of Newcastle Drama Association awards ceremony and the Department of Education’s Starstruck. She has also performed, assistant directed and choreographed numerous Newcastle shows. Sophie has a Cert 3 in Dance Teaching and has been teaching drama and musical theatre classes for the past 4 years. 

      The Little Mermaid

      The Little Mermaid

      Age: K – Yr 4


      Teacher: Tash Gibbs

      Natasha grew up “on the stage” surrounded by music, dance, art and theatre as her parents ran choirs, musical theatre shows and drama groups.

      Natasha is a qualified dance teacher, has performed in many musicals as an actress and singer, and she is a qualified Simply Music Piano teacher. A ‘natural’ teacher, Tash is very loved by her students and she has a beautiful way of engaging young children in meaningful musical learning.

      All programs will explore both individual and Group performance giving the students an opportunity to work as both a soloist and ensemble. Students will be taught choreography, lyrics, and blocking, and the classes will incorporate the student’s ideas in our interactive class time.Online lessons run for 45 – 60 minutes and include*

      • 20 min Singing
      • 30 min Choreography & Dance
      • 10 min Drama Games

      *Approx guide only

      In Musical Theatre, the three great performing arts of singing, dancing and acting combine to create one vibrant performance experience.  

      In each class, students learn to sing and refine their singing technique; learn dance movements and choregraphed sequence for each song; act out scenes, try out characters and learn their part in the class performance.

      Our Year Program:

      Term 1:

      The history and styles of musicals from last century. Every musical not only has a story to tell, but a role to play in the evolution of theatre.

      Term 2:

      The term of the triple threat. Dancing, acting, singing. How they come together and the techniques we need in each. Performance end of term 2: A showcase of musical numbers from last century. Each class will perform their own songs & scripts.

      Term 3:

      The creation of a show. From auditions to accolades, scripts to scores, tableaux to time-steps, and everything in between.

      Term 4 theme:

      Curtain up! It’s time to perform! But first we learn how a theatre works and all we need to know on and off the stage.

      Our Class Age Groups:

      Kindy to Year 2:

      What is musical theatre? At this age it is an introduction into the three main elements that make up musical theatre. Dancing, acting, singing. Students will learn the fundamental skills of each and how to apply them all at once in a fun and energetic class.

      Year 3 – 4:

      A time to build confidence and explore working as an ensemble with a combination of creative play in groups and as individuals. Development in skills will also allow for confidence to build as we learn fundamental dance, acting and vocal techniques.

      Year 5 – 6:

      Creativity within the lines of a script or score is all about character building. While learning technique and application, we explore the dynamics available to make character choices and at the same time the importance of working alongside a director both as an individual and as an ensemble. 

      Year 7 – 8:

      Musicals are a complex beauty, with multi-part songs, an array of dance styles (often within the one show) and a range of characters. Exploring all they have to offer is how we can learn and put into practice the skills needed, while developing our own performance style.  The practice of learning scripts, lyrics and choreography all come into play when developing a musical.  

      Year 9 – 12 – Senior Musical Theatre 

      The practice of performance is what extends our skill levels and develops us as a musical theatre performer. Students will learn what is expected within the musical theatre industry including audition techniques, reading music, dance call basics and theatre etiquette. This is a time to develop, grow, and hone in on skills.

      Satisfaction Guarantee:

      If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your member joining fee and any remaining tuition fees.*

      *Applies to member enrolments only. 


      Performing Arts Fees: 

      All programs delivered in LIVE online format weekly.

      One Program: $14 per week / student
      Two Programs: $25 per week / student
      Three Programs: $35 per week / student

      Subscription Billing Info: (see details)

      Two week trial period included with all enrolments (see details)

      Creative Kids Vouchers accepted


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      Two Week trial of any online Hive classes is included in all subscriptions. How this works: 

      1. Subscribe to a new class

      2. Access the class from home

      3. After 2 weeks: either continue your subscription or cancel it

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      Hive Member Enrolments:

      If for any reason you wish to cancel your enrolment within your first month of classes, we will refund your remaining tuition fees and cancel your enrolment.

      Please note:

      1st month period applies for 30 days starting on the date of your first class

      Satisfaction guarantee applies to:

      • Members who are NEW to Hive
      • NEW enrolments in Bee-School (for new and existing Hive clients)

      Alternatively: you can CHANGE your enrolment to any other Hive class / program if you are unsatisfied, with no notice period.

      Hive@Home Subscription Payments

      Monthly Subscription Payment System

      • When you enrol you will pay for your first month or partial month.
      • Following this, fees are debited automatically from your card on the 1st of every month for the number of weeks of scheduled classes in that month.
      • You can cancel your subscription any time BEFORE the 1st of the month (no notice period is required).
      • If you cancel ON or AFTER the 1st of the month, your cancellation will be processed for the following month.
      • Fees are non refundable*

      (*except during trial periods)

      Trial Period

      All new subscriptions are entitled to a 2 week trial period. Should you wish to cancel, send us an email within 14 days of your 1st payment and receive a refund on the remaining weeks in the month.

      Pro-Rated Fees:

      Join anytime! ALL fees are automatically pro-rated at checkout and charged from your START DATE


      • Class fees for 5 yrs and over are charged per child. Non-enrolled siblings may not join in during live classes as we have a maximum class size.
      • Class fees for under 5 year olds are charged per family* - any siblings are welcome to join in.
        • (*except for art packs which are supplied with resources for one child only)