Helen O Grady Drama Academy - Durban

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Tel: 031 562 0679
Cell: 082 784 6115
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venue Durban areas we cover
Durban North
La Lucia
time Weekly classes are held after school hours.
cost Please call us for details. We also offer sibling discounts.
age From 3 years - All ages

The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy runs classes for kids, teens & adults.

The Drama Academy is Africa’s largest drama school with globally over 50,000 students attending classes each week, developing confidence, self-esteem, communication and performance skills.

The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy is a self-development drama program

The program encompasses a huge body of developmental drama activities.
* Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life
* Ongoing confidence
* Self esteem
* Skill in verbal communication
* Effective social interaction
* Performance skills

The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy program serves 4 age groups

Kindy 3-5 years
The Kindy program empowers young children and their natural self through creative drama, working with children to build confidence, communication and interactive skills though drama techniques, for example: storytelling, improvisation, devised theatre and play, mime and dance and much more.

This curriculum runs throughout school terms in private studios and pre-schools. The sessions run for 45 minutes per class and parents stay or wait outside depending upon the age of the child and ratio of teacher and children. The sessions run set and seasonal themes throughout the year.

The lessons are structured and devised to allow creative development as we believe every child matters and drama is such a rewarding experience regardless of age. Children take from drama what they need and we work with the children to achieve whatever that may be, no matter what age they are.

Lower Primary 5-8 years

The Helen O'Grady developmental drama programme for Lower Primary provides young
children ages 5 to 8 with unique opportunities to develop clear speech, fluent delivery and
good social skills.

Our program helps to give them the confidence to be participants in all aspects of their lives, enabling them to ask questions, seek answers and share information with others. Children who mix well with others find it easier to make friends and adjust to new situations. They find school an enjoyable adventure!

The Academy's highly trained teachers motivate and inspire the students to become articulate communicators through enthusiastic participation in a wide range of creative activities including speech, creative movement, improvisation, and a special year-end

Upper primary 9-12 years

The confident, articulate child finds it easier to make friends, accept new challenges and explore new directions. The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Upper Primary program for children ages 9-12 is designed to help each child achieve these invaluable life skills.

Students in our Upper Primary program participate in a wide range of creative activities including speech, dramatic movement, improvisation, snippets and scene starters.

At the end of each year they utilise all the skills acquired during the year to create a short,
scripted production, which is performed, for parents and friends.

In a fun-filled atmosphere, our classes aim to give young people ongoing confidence,
self-esteem and skill in verbal communication.

Youth Theatre 13-18 years

The Academy attracts a wide range of young people, from those seeking to increase their
confidence and speaking ability, to those hoping to pursue a career in the theatre.

Performance is at the heart of the Youth Theatre Curriculum and students have many
opportunities to show their advanced skills, including an end-of-year production.
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