Monday, November 24, 2014

First production photos!

Our Year-end plays were wonderful again this year.  More youngsters gaining confidence, and learning about life in the most fun way!

Here our Friday Youth Theater is performing a Melodrama!

Monday Upper class in Outer Space!

Lebone Village class all ready for their upcoming performance, posing outside the Scaena Theater in the University grounds.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's all coming together.

Final rehearsals for Year-end Plays are underway! Costume ideas are being tried out, and everyone can't wait to get on stage on Saturday!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Rehearsal term!

Rehearsals are in full swing for our Year-End Play productions.  The culmination of a year of development and fun!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Call answered!

We put out a call for more actors for our Youth Theater, and it was answered.

So glad you could all join us!

Rehearsals officially start this week. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

More Actors Needed!

Soon we will start rehearsals!  Our Year-End Play productions are the highlight of the year.  The Youth Theater class that meets on Tuesday evenings is desperately seeking some new actors to help fill the stage.  

Call Sonja on 0829257751 if you are intersted!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Princes and Princesses!

A favourite dress-up day.....

....while exploring symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Confidence and Respect

It is our aim to teach children to be confident, comfortable in their own skins, and respectful of others. The dramatic arts is an excellent vehicle to promote these skills.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

We're Ba-a-ack!

After the mid year break all classes are up and running again. 
It is an exciting term where we introduce the Year-end Play line-up, and start rehearsals.
 These kids are excited to be back at drama class!

Shenanigans in a Retirement Home!  One of the programme's fantastic improvisations.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Making our Academy Better and Better!

Term Two has ended on a high, with wonderful Parent Day Presentations and a Whacky Week. Time for a recharge of batteries and reflection. But first, before the break, we Helen O Grady Principals get together for our annual seminar where we exchange ideas, encourage each other, brush up in our teaching with some training, and endeavor to make sure your children are getting the best from our expertise! This year we gathered in Johannesburg for two days of wonderfully inspiring activities and information, which I hope when implemented will give our Bloemfontein Academy students even more of a leg up when it comes to confident communication and performance skills.

I am on my way to Australia as I type this, but am looking forward to getting started again for term Three when I get back.

Happy holidays everyone!

Friday, June 20, 2014

It's Parent Day Presentation Time!

We have been practicing for Parent Day Presentations which mark the end of Term Two.  Students and parents alike always look forward our fun presentations.  Bring friends and family!

We had our first one today!  Well done Friday St James studio.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Full steam ahead!

Holidays are all over now and so we are back up and running full tilt from this week till the end of the term (I WILL be teaching voting day Wednesday too)!  Do not miss class, as we have our fun-filled Parent Day Presentations at the end of this term and lots to prepare for! 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Improvisation builds life-skills!

Action filled Improvs are what we do well! Youth Theater and Upper Primary classes really getting into character.

Classes on Friday's are held at St James Church, Heuwelsig.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Why Drama?

Why Drama? Here are 10 reasons why doing drama is a great idea for anyone:
1. Drama builds confidence
2. Drama increases concentration skills
3. Drama helps develop good language and communication skills
4. Drama encourages co-operation
5. Drama helps us to understand and interact positively with the world around us
6. Drama Develops emotional intelligence
7. Drama assist with your physical development
8. Drama develops creativity and imagination
9. Drama nurtures friendships
10. Drama is FUN!!!
We look forward to seeing our wonderful students at drama!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mime to Music Week.

This week we had an interesting time pretending to be cave people for a mime to music.

While Youth Theater teens got stuck into some quick-fire scripts.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Fun classes - learning skills.

We have just completed our second week back and there is not end to the fun and learning.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

2014 is upon us!

Countdown to classes starting up for 2014!
Some things you should know: -

* I am starting Wednesdays up again, but this time in the Northern area. If you feel Wednesdays fit your schedule better, come join us! Wednesdays are usually Netball Match days, I know and many of you are involved with that.
* There has been a request in LANGENHOVEN PARK for a Kindy class (3 to 6 year olds). If we can get a class of 5 or more children together, I will start teaching a Kindy class there.

Happy 2014 everyone!!