Detour Theatre

Boutique theatre and drama academy

DRAMA CLASSES - 2017

We have weekly classes for Children and Teens and annual weekend workshops for adults. 

Our classes and workshops are all held right here at the Detour Theatre.

Read on for more information...

 

7 - 10 Years

(Primary School class years 3, 4, 5, and 6)

Wednesdays, 3.30pm - 4.20pm

Tutor: Kim Williamson

Term Fees: $115

Learn drama skills the fun way - through acting games and performances. Great for boosting confidence.

Please complete our online enrollment and we'll contact you with confirmation of your childs placement.

 Enrollment Form 

 

 

10 - 12  Years 

(Intermediate School years 7 and 8)

We have two classes for 10 - 12 year olds.

Mondays, 4pm - 4.50pm
(Tutor Kim Williamson)
Please complete our online enrollment and we'll contact you with confirmation of your childs placement.

Wednesdays, 4.30pm - 5.20pm
(Tutor: Kim Williamson)
Please complete our online enrollment and we'll contact you with confirmation of your childs placement.

Term Fees: $115

Learn drama skills the fun way - through acting games and performances. Great for boosting confidence.

 

 Enrollment Form 

 

13 - 14 Years 

(High School Years 9 & 10)

Tuesdays, 4pm - 4.50pm

Term Fees: $115

Tutor: Devon Williamson

Our teen drama classes cover a wide range of acting and performance skills. Quality drama tuition in a fun theatre environment.

Please complete our online enrollment and we'll contact you with confirmation of your childs placement.

 Enrollment Form 

 

14 - 15 Years 

(High School Year 11)

Thursdays, 5pm -5.50pm

Term Fees: $115

Tutor: Devon Williamson

Our teen drama classes cover a wide range of acting and performance skills. Quality drama tuition in a fun theatre environment.

Please complete our online enrollment and we'll contact you with confirmation of your childs placement.

 Enrollment Form 

 

16 - 18 Years 

(High School Years 12 - 13)

Tuesdays, 5pm- 5.50pm

Term Fees: $115

Tutor: Devon Williamson

This is a class focused on developing older teens. Participants in this class can be invited to audition for our adult shows. This class has served as a transition for many students to theatre shows in Tauranga.

Please complete our online enrollment and we'll contact you with confirmation of your childs placement.

 Enrollment Form

 

Adults

"Adult Beginners Acting Workshop".

We run a Saturday acting workshop for Adult Beginners a couple of times a year (depending on numbers interested).

Our next workshops are scheduled for:

Saturday 20 May, 2017. 10am - 3pm.

Saturday 12 August, 2017. 10am - 3pm.

Just drop us a line if you are interested and we'll place you on the list of interested participants.

The cost is $35 per person.

Please contact us to register your interest in these workshops. 

Email: info@detour.co.nz 

We have a great deal of fun in a relaxed and encouraging environment. The workshop is suited to those wanting to give acting a go or those who have been away from the stage for a long time and need a refresher.

 

Special Needs

We have weekly classes for adults with intellectual disabilities. Please contact Idea Serices if you are supporting a special needs client and are interested in their participation one of these classes.

If your organisation is interested in have a dedicated class for your clients please email us at info@detour.co.nz with the details and we'll be happy to  discuss this further. 

 

 

Participant Requirements

Drama Class Participation Requirements.

Our classes are structured to ensure that participants of similar ability are grouped together. We try to achieve this by using age group defined classes. This grouping of similar ability is essential for the following reasons...

1. The tutors are able to prepare a class relevant to the participants.

2. Participants are stimulated by working with partners and groups where all can contribute equally.

3. The tutors can support all members of the group equally.

4. The expectation of parents and participants alike is that the classes are made up of individuals of similar ability.

Unfortunately from time to time a participant is unable to fit into the group due to an ability significantly above or below the rest of the group. This may mean that the participant may not be suitable to attend our drama classes.

Alternatively it may mean that the participant attends a class with a lower or higher age range to that of their own or he/she attends Private drama coaching with one of our tutors.

It is at the discretion of the tutor as to whether a participant is suitable to attend the class or not. The Detour Theatre Trust supports the tutors decision on these matters.

 

FAQ

What size is the class?
Class numbers are usually between 8 and 12 participants. There is some discretion for smaller or larger classes depending on the dynamics of a particular group.

Can I attend the class with my child?
Yes parents are always welcome in the theatre. However, parents watching can be a distraction for some students. Most parents tend to stay for the first class and after that make the most of the free time and go shopping or to a cafe.

What are your expectations on participants behaviour?
The guiding principle we work to is: "We show respect to ourselves, other participants, the tutor and the studio". If there are problems with behaviour in the studio the child is asked to "sit out" an exercise. If there are ongoing problems then the parent is notified. This is extremely rare.

How should we dress?
The classes can be very active at times and while the theatre is clean we do recommend casual clothes that don't restrict movement. Pants are more suitable than dresses/skirts for girls. In the summer the theatre can be hot and in the winter it can be a little chilly. Please dress for the seasons.

Do you have family discounts?
Yes. The first child in a family pays full price, each additional child receives a $10 discount.

Can I pay via internet banking?
Yes. Following are our bank account details...
Account name: Detour Theatre Trust
Account number: 03 1548 0104934 000
Bank: Westpac Branch: Cherrywood, Tauranga

Can I pay via credit card?
No. Sorry.