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Important information

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Performance day 2020 is compulsory for class members: Saturday 12 September – put it in your diaries!

Please enrol asap – first come first served basis. We do not hold places.

The following classes are closed to new members:
Claire Glenn’s Thursday On The Fringe

 

Terms and conditions, please read before enrolling:  

Enrollments are first come first served unless by invitation. We cap our classes at a maximum of 15 participants, although this is at the discretion of the Managing Director. Our terms usually follow the public school terms and it is expected students will participate in show and tells or performances in the final week of class and for performance day on Saturday 12th September. Age cohorts are selected for a reason – please do not ask for your child to enter a class above their age range. From time to time one of the tutors may recommend that a student goes up an age level after they have worked with them.

Term Fees must be paid in advance via our online booking system unless an agreement has been entered into with Bec. Enrollments are non-refundable once term has commenced and discounts are usually not available for starting late in the term. If your child turns up after week two of term not enrolled they will not be permitted to enter class.  bec.pannell@sayarts.com.au  

Discounts: Only 1 discount can be applied per booking.

EARLYBIRD: a 10% discount applies if you enrol before January 10th 2020 Use the code Earlybird

LOYALTY: If you are enrolled in more than 1 class, or have multiple children attending then a 10% discount applies to each class. Use the code LOYALTY

Cancellation of classes. If a class doesn’t achieve the minimum number of attendees it may be cancelled and other classes recommended for those enrolled. Should a week’s class need to be cancelled during term then the parents/guardians will be contacted via email or a text to the emergency contact number provided. Occasionally due to other work commitments or illness a tutor may be replaced by another SAYarts or guest tutor or assistant.

What to bring & wear to class: All our students are required to wear comfortable clothing that is suitable to move around in – this means students should wear clothing such as bike shorts, jeans, leggings etc to minimise their embarrassment when we ask them to do a handstand or lie on the ground. All students should BYO water. We expect mobile phones to be switched to silent. We strongly encourage personal hygiene such as deodorant for our upper primary + students as we are often working very closely together!

Attendance, Arrival and Collection of students. Please text Bec on 0400 202 399 if you / your child are going to be late to a class or will be absent from a class. We request that students do not arrive more than 15 minutes before class, and that they are collected promptly at class finishing time. Failure to collect students in a timely manner may incur a charge of $30 for every fifteen minutes after class finishing time. Parents are given an opportunity to observe the term’s work at the end of term/year. At all other times parents are not permitted to attend the classes as this impacts on the students’ concentration and teamwork.

Disclaimer: Please read our home page for our values and philosophy – our focus is more on development of the whole person rather than creating individual stars. We reserve the right to remove a student if we believe that the class is detrimental to them or they are detrimental to the class. Respectful behaviour is expected at all times. A Student and Staff Code of Conduct is being revised.

We look forward to welcoming you to our SAYarts community of creative minds and makers.
Any queries, please call Bec on 0400 202 399.

Term dates and events 2020

MONDAYS TERM 1 2020 27th Jan-6th April
No classes on public holidays

 

Name of Class: Mighty Stories Performance Ensemble – Project – Very Happy Children with Bright and Wonderful Futures
Age range: 13-16 years (grades 7-10)
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Hawthorn Community Centre, 5 Frimley Grove Hawthorn
Fee: $308 inc GST ++ booking fees
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Name of Class: Bright Sparks Playwriting
Age range: 10-14 years
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fees: $308 inc GST ++ booking fees
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Name of Class: Ink.
Age range: 15-25yrs
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: ($308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees)
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TUESDAYS TERM 1  28 Jan-7 April

Name of Class: Playmakers
Age range: 10-14 yrs (grades 5-7)
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Hawthorn Community Centre, 5 Frimley Grove Hawthorn
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
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KINDRED International Collaboration
Age range: 12+
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Hawthorn Community Centre, 5 Frimley Grove Hawthorn
Fee: $440 inc $44 GST.
Expression of interest to Claire Glenn 0433 185 139 claire.r.glenn@gmail.com

WEDNESDAYS TERM 1 : 29 Jan-8 April

Name of Class: Little Tackers
Age range: 5-8 yrs (grades Reception-yr 3)
Time: 4-5pm **1 hour class**
Venue: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103c Princes Rd, Mitcham
Fee: $160 inc $14.5 GST ++ Booking fees
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Name of Class: Tackers Take Mitcham
Age range: 9-12yrs (grades 4-6)
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103c Princes Rd, Mitcham
Fee: $286 inc $26 GST ++ booking fees
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Name of Class: Acting Fundamentals
Age range: 9-12 yrs (grades 5-8)
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Payneham Community Centre
374 Payneham Rd, Payneham SA 5070
Fee: $308 per term inc GST ++ booking fees
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THURSDAYS TERM 1 : 30 Jan- 9 April

Name of Class: Playmakers
Age range: 10-14 yrs (grades )
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Glenunga Hub, 70 Conyngham St Glenunga
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
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CLOSED UNTIL TERM 2 2020 Name of Class: On The Fringe
Age range: 14-18 yrs (grades 8-12)
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Cumberland Park Community Centre 388-390 Goodwood Rd, enter via Goodwood Rd, (drive through to carpark past other community centre building.)
Fee: $380 per term inc $34.50 GST ++ booking fees
Curtain Call Awards ATG 2016 winner Best Youth Theatre, Adelaide Critic’s Circle Nominee Best Emerging Professional Artist 2016.
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Name of Class: In Cahoots Impro
Age range: 8-12 yrs (grades 3-6)
Time: 4-6pm
Venue: Activate Church Hall, 100 Drayton St, Bowden, opposite the Welcome Centre
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
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Name of Class: Advanced Acting
Age range: 16-25 years *please note, this is an ADULT class with adult themes*
Time: 5-7pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
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Name of Class: Troupe Mythos
Age range: 18-25 years
Time: 7-9pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
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Saturday classes are currently unavailable, sorry

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS IN AGE ORDER BELOW

All classes are required to present work on Showcase day, Sat 12 September 2020 at the Goodwood Institute.

Under 5 years
Tiny Tackers
Our Tiny Tackers will learn life-longs skills that build empathy, teamwork, and resilience through creative play. Together we will forge imaginary worlds, discover how to move our bodies to build shapes and scenes, make music and sounds that help us set the story, while having a heap of fun! Come and discover the joy of performance and storytelling. Small participatory performance outcome at the end of each term.
Bonus benefits: Cooperation, creative problem solving, collaboration, courage, communication, patience!

Who does this class suit? Active kids; Imagineers – storytellers and makers

5-7 years (Unley), or 5-8 years (Mitcham)
Little Tackers
The ultimate introduction to the amazing world of theatre – tailored to suit any child with imagination. Tutors will play games galore and begin working towards a pint-sized end of term performance outcome. Builds confidence, resilience, social and teambuilding skills. Improves communication. Encourages play and storytelling. Little Tackers present at Showcase. Craft, costumes and theatre-making are involved! Bring a healthy snack and water.

Who does this class suit? Active kids; Imagineers – storytellers and makers, natural performers

8-10 or 9-12 years,
Tackers, & Tackers Take Mitcham
Theatre games, improvisation and all the tools of theatre craft are shared by our tutors in this class designed for the next generation of SAYarts performers. Play and fun are encouraged! Enjoy a performance at the end of term for parents and friends! We encourage parents to send their kids along with a healthy snack and please ensure they have water! Builds confidence, resilience, social and teambuilding skills. Improves communication. Encourages play and empathy.

Who does this class suit? Active kids; Imagineers – storytellers and makers, those looking for a non-sports extracurricular activity, those who need confidence-building

8-12 yrs
In Cahoots – improvisation & character work
Make it up as you go! Learn to trust your instincts and think on your feet, be brave, make dynamic choices on the fly, and spontaneously create original characters and storylines through physical movement and group exercises. Have heaps of fun whilst learning the basic rules of improvisation – just say YES! The classes work towards a short performance in term 3. A great confidence-builder, improves focus and listening skills.

Who does this class suit? Explorers, Imagineers – storytellers and makers,

Acting Fundamentals
Facilitated by experienced actor and teacher Laurie Rea, you will learn the basics of script preparation, stagecraft, theatre etiquette, and improvisation with a focus on techniques for building character and blocking scenes. Students will be expected to learn lines, take direction, and perform. Performance outcome in September.

Who does this class suit? Explorers – looking for their thing; Aspiring actors; Parents searching for that extra-curricular activity that isn’t sport!

10-14 years
Bright Sparks Playwrighting
with Alan Grace. Be introduced to the basics of creative writing for screen and stage. Spend time fleshing out & workshopping  your ideas in a safe space. Staged readings, the possibility of one of your plays appearing in our 2020 season. No idea is too silly, too happy, too bleak. This course will work towards a one act play for each writer. Students can progress to our Ink. course when they turn 15.

Who does this class suit? Explorers looking for their thing; Imagineers – storytellers & makers, introverts and deep thinkers

Playmakers
Each semester this class will have an in-house showing of one act plays, devised scenework, or improvisation. How do we bring a play to life? How do we build character? This class will workshop/perform the stories and plays of our Bright Sparks and Ink classes. Experimental forms, immersive, verbatim, and installation are all possibilities with these creatives.

Who does this class suit? Explorers looking for their thing; Imagineers – storytellers & makers, natural performers, keen actors

12-24 years
KINDRED International Collaboration

Youth arts collaboration on a global scale. A cultural exchange project between SAYarts and renowned Scottish Theatre Company, Macrobert Young Company. The project teams value diversity, conversation and authenticity with young people and will create youth-led work that is relevant to our time: Gnarly questions, haunting themes, gritty responses and timely words. Work with award-winning theatre-maker Claire Glenn and internationally acclaimed playwright Finegan Kruckemeyer to forge conversations across continents that feed our souls and fuel our actions. Performance outcome Dream BIG May 19-29 2021. Traveling overseas in June/July 2021.

Who does this class suit? Serious Players – those with the ability to commit to rehearsals, and an international collaboration with a performance and travel outcome. Expressions of interest and queries to Claire Glenn

13-16 year olds
Mighty Stories Ensemble
We all have a story to tell. Through improvisation, character development, and devising you can see your story through to performance, installation, or immersive experience. Come and make theatre with us.

In 2020 Mighty Stories will work on our co-production with Jopuka Productions (NSW) “Very Happy Children With Bright and Wonderful Futures”. Our playwrights, Bright Sparks & Fresh Ink, will work with you to create a piece of augmented verbatim theatre inspired by Greta Thunberg and the political activism of young people across the globe.

Who does this class suit? Serious players – rehearsal commitments and performance period. Work outside of the allotted class time expected. High commitment level in Term 3 especially, with performance October 2020.

14-18 year olds
On The Fringe
This is our dedicated Adelaide Fringe performance troupe who make theatre around themes that they are inspired by, provoked by, challenged by. Working alongside industry professionals, the ensemble have a strong January school holiday rehearsal commitment, and perform across a week during the Fringe. They work across genres. Their last seasons have pretty well sold out, and they have even won an ATG award, and been nominated for an Adelaide Critic’s Circle Award. All cast members must be available to rehearse in the last week of January holidays and be available for production week in the Fringe. If you cannot make this commitment please don’t enrol. The class closes to new members in terms 3, 4 & 1.

Who does this class suit? Serious actors, activist-minded thinkers; Imagineers – storytellers & makers, those a little left-of-centre

15-25 years,
Ink.
Tutor: Alan Grace
So you wannabe a serious playwright or even a screenwriter? This is an amazing opportunity to learn from one of our best youth theatre practitioners, Alan Grace. Alan has an impressive record of plays to his name, and as a director, he also understands the whole theatre-making process. Alan’s on the search for the next generation of storytellers. Learn how to get those ideas onto the page, and from page to stage.  Want to understand the basic demands of storytelling? Show don’t tell? Need help putting flesh and blood on those characters? Or just want to understand plotlines and other basic techniques?
A moved reading of selected works is scheduled for later in the year. Bring FULLY charged laptops or tablets, pen & paper, a sense of humour, and some of those ideas that have been haunting you! Writing assignments will be given.

Who does this class suit? those burning to tell a story, creative writers, filmmakers, actors who want to create their own work

16-26
Advanced Acting
Led by experienced versatile professionally trained actor Rory Walker with guest presenters and masterclasses. The clever package to prepare you across the year for drama school and performance – movement for actors, script analysis, scenework, monologue preparation, audition preparation, acting styles and techniques. Students will be expected to read plays, learn lines, take direction, and perform.

Who does this class suit? Senior students interested in a career in the arts eg drama school. SACE Drama students

18-25 year olds
Troupe Mythos Performance ensemble
Working with experienced professionally trained versatile actor Rory Walker (State Theatre Co,Wolf Creek, Hotel Mumbai) this Company will create a performance piece about issues and ideas that interest them – perhaps they will adapt a play or make their own. For serious actors who are keen to learn from the best. Performance outcome, date to be agreed upon. Masterclasses and guest presenters.

Who does this class suit? Serious actors looking for performance making opportunities, devisers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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