If your little tikes love to doll up in front of the mirror, don her Elsa gown, or start reciting lines from Shakespeare, then you know you’ve got a budding actor/actress on your hands. The next thing to do is to sign them up for some of these fabulous drama classes. Here’s our top picks of some of the best drama schools on the island. Standby…and…action!
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MADDspace stands for Music Art Drama Dance Space – which are what your kid can sign up for at the school’s 2 cozy locations in Singapore. Junior kids between 6 and 12 years old will enjoy their Kids Music Theatre where they will learn the different methods and approaches in performing through theatre and song. Besides acting, there are also vocal lessons and dance classes so your kiddo can be a serious triple threat!
MADDSpace, Orchard and Boon Lay, +65 6802 4072, www.maddspace.com.sg
At Seimpi, children age 2 - 12 boost their learning of language through Speech & Drama, and many parents say their child has benefitted from these classes, particularly the development of motor skills. Focusing on social awareness and flexible interactive skills, your child will also improve their writing, performing and speaking ability. What's more, they will activate their emotional senses, imagine a whole scene based on a word or situation, and improve their English or Chinese proficiency. Most importantly, they have will fun while learning these skills.
Siempi, #03-16/17 The Centrepoint, 176 Orchard Road, Singapore 238843, +65 6737 6731, email@example.com, www.seimpi.edu.sg
Having worked in children’s television as a presenter and producer as well as being a famous TV actress, Helen sure knows a thing or two about performing and acting! The curriculum includes introductory activities, speech, verbal dynamics, creative movement, dance drama, language development, structured improvisation, dialogue development, snippets, scene starters, mini-scripts, parent day presentations, end of year productions. Her program is suitable for the under 8’s, tweens, teens, and all the way until youths aged 18 years. There are also holiday camps available.
Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, 231 Mountbatten Road, Blk B #03-03 Mountbatten Centre, Singapore 397999, +65 9116 2838, www.helenogrady.com.sg
Acting can be a complex art form to master, but Haque Centre Of Acting & Creativity (HCAC) simplifies it for kids and teens. Through their unique 7 core values, poetry and storytelling, their skilled trainers will coach kids into becoming a better communicator – both on stage and at home. Teens can take on higher levels of programs, such as comedic improvisation and creative movement!
Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity, 89A Desker Road, Singapore 209611, +65 8776 4580, methodactingasia.com
If your kid expresses interest in speech and drama, there’s no better place to hone their skills in these fields than Grace’s Speech and Drama Studio. The programs offered are broken down into Preschool, Foundation, Intermediate, Advanced and Diploma, according to different age groups so your little one can practise and improve at an optimal pace. Trial lessons are also offered for preschoolers, to give them a sense of what they’re in for before committing to a curriculum.
Grace's Speech & Drama Studio, 195A East Coast Road, Singapore 428900, +65 8766 5244 www.graces-studio.net
A renowned drama school started by two British theatre actors, Centre Stage School Of The Arts has creative theatre programs for even babies and toddlers. Kids who love to sing and dance will definitely enjoy the variety of courses like Musical Theatre, Pop Stars and Discover Dance, which all incorporate movement and performance. Parents can also sign their kid up for a free trial lesson. Soon enough, you’ll have your own Broadway star in the making!
Centre Stage Of The Arts, One-North and Marine Parade, +65 6732 7211 centre-stage.com/home
Julia Gabriel's drama and communication programs offer kids the opportunity to master the techniques and skills necessary for effective communication while loving every minute of learning. Little ones love these programs because they are taught communication, problem-solving and group-dynamic skills through the exciting media of drama, poetry, theatre, mime, puppetry, role-play, story-telling, reading aloud, and creative writing.
Julia Gabriel Centre, Forum The Shopping Centre (Orchard) and Tampines, +65 6733 4322, www.juliagabriel.com
Stage For Kids provides drama enrichment programs for both schools and individuals, with lessons including dramatic speech with theatrics, puppet play and drama through art. All kids aged between 3 to 8 are welcome for their popular Holiday Camp. Slots go quickly for these, so be fast to secure yours! Occasionally, they also organize performances where your kid can join in the fun.
Stage For Kids, 10 Anson Road, #10-11, International Building, Singapore 079903 +65 8899 2291, stageforkids.com
Let your bubs, kids, tweens, teens start their journey of self-discovery with Act 3 Drama Academy. Their drama programs for children and young people are sensitive to the artistic potential, emotional maturity, and intellectual development of the very young from 18 months to teens who are eager to find their voice and contribute their ideas. Their fee structure is per term for 10 weekly sessions at SG$280 for ages 18 months to 11 years and SG$450 for ages 12 years to teens. Click here for more information and registration.
Act 3 Drama Academy, Cairnhill Arts Centre or Oasis Terraces @ Punggol, +65 6735 9986, act3international.com.sg/act3-drama-academy-2
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