Classes

Please note that new classes and teachers have been added for 2019, some classes have moved venues, and there are new  classes with the excellent Laurie Rea at Bowden.

This year classes are strictly capped at 15 students, first come first served.

Showcase day for all students is Saturday 21st September at the Goodwood Institute. Please pop this date in your diary to ensure that you are free that day.

Term 1 2019 classes -listed Mon-Sun, then by age group underneath.
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 21st 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: Sibling discounts apply to the second and each subsequent sibling enrolled (except for Little Tacker classes). Use the code SiblingDiscount ***you must do as two separate enrollments and apply to code to SECOND ETC child only***.  Email Bec about any scholarships available or any discounts that might apply. We have 10 indigenous/new arrivals scholarships available each year, please ask Bec for information on how to apply. All scholarships are at the discretion of the Managing Director.

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. You can read our Child Safe Policy here: Child Safe Policy Feb 2015

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 2019

Term 1: Tuesday 29 Jan- Sat 13 April (11 weeks)
Troupe Mythos performs at WOMAD, On the Fringe’s Goddess on a Highway at Fringe (6-10 March) and Middle Part Interpretive Dance performs at Bakehouse (March 27-30)

Term 2: Mon 29 April-Sat 6 July (10 weeks)

Term 3: Monday 22 July-Sat 28 September (10 weeks) ** Showcase day Sat 21 September** and another Bakehouse season TBC, August 14-17

Term 4: Monday 14 October-Sat 14 December (9 weeks) – Last week of classes = Fun and games for class parties, bring a friend for free.

 

Mondays term 1 2019, Mon 4 Feb-Mon 8 April No classes on public holidays

NEW Name of Class: In Cahoots Impro
Age range: 10-12 yrs (grades 5-7)
Tutor:  Claire Glenn
Time:4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Malvern Uniting Church Hall, 44 Marlborough St Malvern
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. This class is for serious young acting students looking to improve their craft, and for beginners looking for a fun way to explore their creativity on stage.
Fee: $277 per term – fees pro rata across year to deduct public holidays inc $25.28 GST ++ booking fees
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459121

NEW Name of Class: Acting Out
Age range: 15-18 yrs (Grades 10-12+)
Tutor: Claire Glenn
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Malvern Uniting Church Hall, 44 Marlborough St Malvern
The act of theatre-making is transformative, for the audience and the maker. It can be ridiculous. It can be political. Learn the history and relevance of interactive, immersive, theatre with Claire as you craft your own participatory events based on storytelling and experiences for a community. Experiment with the ideas of master theatre-makers from Brecht to Boal and PunchDrunk. This class is expected to create installations, immersions, and performances across the year in non-traditional venues.
Fee: $277 per term – fees pro rata across year to deduct public holidays inc $25.28 GST ++ booking fees

Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459123

Name of Class: Making Theatre
Age range: 13-15 years (grades 7-10)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: $277 per term – fees pro rata across year to deduct public holidays inc $25.28 GST ++ booking fees
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459122

NEW Name of Class: PlayGym for adults – flex your writing muscles!
Age range: Adults – recommended for 20yrs ++
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Do you have an idea for a play? Have you started but don’t know how to proceed? Do you need motivation? Join award-winning playwright and dramaturg Sean Riley as he unpacks the world of play craft and helps you to unlock your writing genie. Sean will help you take those next steps in a nurturing and safe environment. Members have the opportunity for scene work-shopping with actors. Across the year members of the group will learn about the 7 questions of storytelling, how to craft scenes, character development, and other tips for pitching, formatting, and page to stage. Writers will have the opportunity to hear excerpts of their work presented in September.
Fee: $277 per term – fees pro rata across year to deduct public holidays inc $25.28 GST ++ booking fees
Book here:https://www.trybooking.com/459126

 

Tuesdays term 1 2019 Tues 29 Jan- Tues 9 April

Name of Class: Making Theatre
Age range: 10-12 yrs (grades 5-7)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: ($308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees)
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459106

Name of Class: Troupe Mythos
Age range: 18-25 years
Tutor:  Sean Riley
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)
Book here: CLASS CLOSED IN TERM 1 TO NEW MEMBERS
This performance troupe will work with director & playwright Sean Riley on creating, altering, & devising myths, fables and legends into newly minted performance works.

 

Wednesdays term 1 2019 Wed 30 Jan-Wed 10 April

Name of Class: Little Tackers
Age range: 5-8 yrs (grades Reception-yr 3)
Tutor:  Claire Glenn
Time: 4-5pm **1 hour class**
Venue: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103c Princes Rd, Mitcham
Fee: $160 inc $14.5 GST ++ Booking fees
Book here:https://www.trybooking.com/459102

Name of Class: Tackers Take Mitcham
Age range: 9-12yrs (grades 4-6)
Tutor:  Claire Glenn
Time: 5-6.30pm
Venue: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103c Princes Rd, Mitcham
Fee: $250 inc 22.70 GST ++ booking fees
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459099

Name of Class: Making Theatre
Age range: 13-15 yrs (grades 8-10)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Unley RSL 29 Arthur St Unley
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
Book here: CLASS CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS IN TERM 1 2019

Name of Class: Making Theatre
Age range: 15-17yrs (grades 10-12)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 6.30-8.30pm
Venue: Unley RSL 29 Arthur St Unley
Fee: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
Book here:https://www.trybooking.com/459098

 

Thursdays term 1 Thurs 31 Jan-Thurs 11 April

Name of Class: Making Theatre
Age range: 9-11 yrs (grades 4-6)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 4.30-6.30pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: ($308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees)
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459097

Name of Class: Play/Write
Age range: 13-25yrs (we have another adult only group)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 6.45-8.45 pm
Venue: Red Door Utopia Community Centre, 157 Goodwood Rd, Goodwood (off Angus St)
Fee: ($308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees)
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459095
Sean Riley will guide Adelaide’s next generation of storytellers as they put ideas on paper, and create flesh & blood characters each week. Expect writing assignments. Bring a fully charged laptop or other writing implements and a good sense of humour. Moved reading of selected works later in the year.

Name of Class: On The Fringe
Age range: 13-17 yrs (grades 8-12)
Tutor:  Claire Glenn
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: $308 inc $28 GST ++ booking fees
Book here: CLASS CLOSED TO NEW MEMBERS IN TERM 1 2019 due to Fringe performance.  Refer to email or email Bec.
Curtain Call Awards ATG 2016 winner Best Youth Theatre, Adelaide Critic’s Circle Nominee Best Emerging Professional Artist 2016. 

NEW Name of Class: In Cahoots Impro **Class starts Thursday 7 February**
Age range: 8-12 yrs (grades 3-6)
Tutor:  Laurie Rea
Time: 4-5.30pm
Venue: Activate Church Hall, 100 Drayton St, Bowden, opposite the Welcome Centre
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. This class is for serious young acting students looking to improve their craft, and for beginners looking for a fun way to explore their creativity on stage.
Fee: $250 inc 22.70 GST ++ booking fees

Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459128

NEW Name of Class: Playful – acting fundamentals **Class starts Thursday 7 February**
Age range: 12-15yrs (grades 7-10)
Tutor:  Laurie Rea
Time: 5.30-7pm
Venue: Activate Church Hall, 100 Drayton St,  Bowden, opposite the Welcome Centre
Plays are wrought – brought to life through experimentation, ideas, and structure. But they are also about “playing” so come and play with us! Learn acting fundamentals through scenework – given and devised.  Develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through improvisation and short scenes, use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships, and pursue objectives. Learn about “blocking”, “beats” and “actions”. These skills are the foundation for theatre. The class will present work in term 3.
Fee: $250 inc 22.70 GST ++ booking fees

Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459129

 

Fridays – no classes

Saturdays term 1 2019 Sat 2 Feb- Sat 13 April

Name of Class: Little Tackers
Age range: 5-7 yrs (grades Reception-2)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 10.15-11.15am ** 1 hour class**
Venue: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley
Fee: $160 inc $14.5 GST ++ Booking fees
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459092

Name of Class: Tackers
Age range: 8-10 yrs (grades 3-6)
Tutor:  Sean Riley
Time: 11.15-1.15pm
Venue: Unley Community Centre, 18 Arthur St Unley
Fee: $286 inc $26 GST + CC Fee 2.1% +  trans fee
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/459091

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS IN AGE ORDER BELOW

All classes are required to present work on Showcase day, Sat 21 September 2019 at the Goodwood Institute.

5-7 years (Unley), or 5-8 years (Mitcham)
Little Tackers
Tutor: Sean Riley @Unley, Claire Glenn @Mitcham

The ultimate introduction to the amazing world of theatre – tailored to suit any child with imagination. Tutors Claire Glenn and Sean Riley 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.

8-10 or 9-12 years,
Tackers, & Tackers Take Mitcham
Tutor: Sean Riley @Unley, Claire Glenn @Mitcham

Theatre games, improvisation and all the tools of theatre craft are shared by Claire Glenn 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.

 8-12 yrs, 10-12 yrs
NEW In Cahoots – improvisation & character work
8-12 year olds (grades 3-6) with Laurie Rea
Thursdays 4-5.30 at Activate Church Hall (opposite The Welcome Centre, 100 Drayton St, Bowden SA 5007)
OR
10-12 years with Claire Glenn (Mondays, 4.30-6.30, Malvern Uniting Church Hall)
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. This class is for serious young acting students looking to improve their craft, and for beginners looking for a fun way to explore their creativity on stage.

Making Theatre,  classes range from 9-11, to 10-12, to 13-15, 15-17 years, various days, various locations. Some classes end up in dedicated production outcomes and will be closed to new members until the end of the performance season.
Tutor: Sean Riley

Join award winning theatre maker Sean Riley as he leads you through the inspiring roller-coaster of creativity that is making theatre. Devising, script work, and story telling meet in this class that has proven a success for over 20 years! Builds confidence, resilience and empathy. Improves social skills, creative thinking, sharing and communication.

12-15yrs
NEW Playful – Acting Fundamentals with Laurie Rea
Plays are wrought – brought to life through experimentation, ideas, and structure. But they are also about “playing” so come and play with us! Learn acting fundamentals through scenework – given and devised – for 12-15 year olds with Laurie Rea. Thursdays 5.30-7pm at Activate Church Hall (opposite The Welcome Centre, 100 Drayton St, Bowden SA 5007).
Develop clear and expressive physicality and vocal technique. Through improvisation and short scenes, use those skills to take risks, make strong character choices, develop character relationships, and pursue objectives. Learn about “blocking”, “beats” and “actions”. These skills are the foundation for theatre. The class will present work in term 3.

13-17 year olds
On The Fringe

Tutor: Claire Glenn

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.

13-25 years,
Play/Write
Tutor: Sean Riley

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, SAYarts’ Artistic Director Sean Riley. Sean has an impressive record of plays to his name, and as a director, he also understands the whole theatre-making process. Sean’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.

 15-18yrs
NEW Acting Out Interactive Theatre
with Claire Glenn. Monday 6.30-8.30pm, 15-18 year olds (Grades 10-12, first year Uni).
The act of theatre-making is transformative, for the audience and the maker. It can be ridiculous. It can be political. Learn the history and relevance of interactive, immersive, theatre with Claire as you craft your own participatory events based on storytelling and experiences for a community. Experiment with the ideas of master theatre-makers from Brecht to Boal and PunchDrunk. This class is expected to create installations, immersions, and performances across the year in non-traditional venues.

18-25 year olds + senior high school students, Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm
Troupe Mythos (Senior Ensemble)
A theatre-making and devising course for 18-25 year olds  & invited senior students with Sean Riley’s proven making and acting methods. Long form improv, script construction, vignettes. Members of the group are encouraged to submit writing and ideas for performance creation and workshopping.  Led by director and playwright Sean Riley. Strong language and adult themes.

 18+ Adults only
NEW PlayGym – flex your playwriting muscles with writing coach Sean Riley (for Adults only – see Play/Write for 13-25 year olds)
Do you have an idea for a play? Have you started but don’t know how to proceed? Do you need motivation? Join award-winning playwright and dramaturg Sean Riley as he unpacks the world of play craft and helps you to unlock your writing genie. Sean will help you take those next steps in a nurturing and safe environment. Members have the opportunity for scene work-shopping with actors. Across the year members of the group will learn about the 7 questions of storytelling, how to craft scenes, character development, and other tips for pitching, formatting, and page to stage. Writers will have the opportunity to hear excerpts of their work presented in September. Class capped at 15.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artistic Director Sean RIley

 

 

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