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2017 workshops

As unique and individual as your child, Tantrum Youth Arts offers creative drama workshops that put young people first. Providing skills and structures that allow the exploration and expression of their own ideas, participants engage in a range of performance and theatre making activities. Afternoon workshops are available from Kindergarten to Year 12 (and those recently finished high school), and provide a safe, supportive and inclusive environment where collaboration and communication skills are learnt, confidence and creativity are fostered, and individuality is celebrated.

Tantrum Youth Arts
 have been offering workshops for over 40 years, allowing countless young people the opportunities to develop important skills whilst experiencing all theatre making and performance has to offer. More than an after-school drama program, Tantrum’s emphasis is to create new theatre work where participants explore a variety of performance modes throughout the year, such as live and recorded performance, scriptwriting, movement, devising, voice, sound, filmmaking, installation, improvisation and more.


2018 Scholarships

Tantrum Youth Arts offers scholarships to families experiencing financial hardship. Our after-school Workshop program helps build key life skills that benefit young people’s ongoing development and provide avenues for them to realise their full potential. Tantrum Youth Arts offers one scholarship position per Workshop, per term. Applicants can only receive one scholarship per year.

To be considered for a term scholarship position, please click below to submit an application form no later than two weeks prior to the term’s commence date, (i.e. to apply for a 2018 Term 4 Scholarship position, please submit you application by 7 October 2018). Applications will be assessed by Tantrum’s Associate Director alongside Tantrum’s Artistic Director and you will be notified prior to the term workshop’s commencement.



Discounts are available for government issued Concession / Health Care Card holders,
as well as for families enrolling more than one participant.

Please contact info@tantrum.org.au for more information.

Term 4 Creative Drama Workshops 2018

This term workshop participants will be introduced to the principals of theatre making by exploring the elements:
earth, air, fire, water and the ether. Workshop groups will be developing original performances for a showcase performance at the Playhouse, Civic Theatre Newcastle on Saturday 8th December 2018.

Join us for a free trial lesson!
If you would like to trial a Creative Drama Workshop before enrolling,
please call (02) 4929 7279 or email our Associate Director, James, at james@tantrum.org.au.


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THE SKYSCRAPERS
Suitable for ages Kinder - Year 2
Mondays 4pm - 5pm, 22 October - 10 December 2018
Tantrum Studio, 101 City Road, Merewether (Access and Parking via Allworth Street)
The scale of your adventures is limited only by the height of your imagination!
In this creative drama workshop you’ll go on high altitude adventures with your friends as you travel around the world using your imagination as your tour guide! You’ll develop fundamental drama skills, enhance your confidence and speaking abilities and build your teamwork skills as you play drama games and go on atmospheric journeys with your friends. If you think the sky’s the limit when it comes to your creative potential, than the “Skyscrapers” workshop is for you!
Cost: $176 ($165 Early Bird Special*)
* Use coupon code - EARLYBIRD (Expires 15 October)



SUPERNOVA!
Suitable for ages Year 3 - Year 4
Tuesdays 4pm - 5:30pm, 23 October - 11 December 2018

Tantrum Studio, 101 City Road, Merewether (Access and Parking via Allworth Street)
Strap in for a universe of white hot fun and fiery excitement!
In the “Supernova” workshop, you and the crew of the Starship Supernova will embark on a galaxy of adventure as you travel through the cosmos on the hunt for a new home.  Each week will be filled with character development and story building activities, and you’ll play games and complete missions that will lay the ground work for future collaborative theatre making. Encouraging self-expression and creativity, the “Supernova” is a safe and supportive environment to gain skills and develop your confidence. Get in quick before we blast off!
Cost: $198 ($187 Early Bird Special*)
* Use coupon code - EARLYBIRD (Expires 15 October)




ROCK ON!
Suitable for ages Year 7 - Year 9
Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm, 24 October - 12 December 2018
Tantrum Studio, 101 City Road, Merewether (Access and Parking via Allworth Street)
Building on skills taught in the “Down To Earth” workshops, as well as new skills you will learn, you and your team will develop, write, rehearse and perform a highly polished scene at our End Of Year Showcase at the Civic Playhouse.
Will you create a choreographed fight sequence or a dialogue heavy radio play? Will you work on a hilarious improvisation or a tightly scripted scene? The choice is yours! Make new friends, develop your confidence and public speaking and build on talents you already have, all the while learning new skills that will be the foundation of your performing arts career!
Cost: $242 ($220 Early Bird Special*)
* Use coupon code - EARLYBIRD (Expires 15 October)



FEELIN' FLUID
Suitable for ages Year 5 - Year 6
Thursdays 4pm - 5:30pm, 25 October - 13 December 2018

Tantrum Studio, 101 City Road, Merewether (Access and Parking via Allworth Street)
Let’s keep it loose ya’ll. Make a splash into this Thursday afternoon workshop and take a deep dive with your new friends.
In this exhilarating and refreshing class you’ll use your creativity and imagination to develop and perform in layered and interconnected stories with your teammates. Be ambitious and dive into activities and games that explore character development. Keep it loose by playing with improvisation and gain skills related to script writing and group devised theatre. Hold your breath, things are about to get wet and wild!
Cost: $198 ($187 Early Bird Special*)
* Use coupon code - EARLYBIRD (Expires 15 October)



Performance Studio: THE ETHER
Suitable for ages Year 10 + (Maximum age 21 years)
Fridays 4pm - 6pm, 26 October - 14 December 2018
Tantrum Studio, 101 City Road, Merewether (Access and Parking via Allworth Street)
Are you ready to take the next step in your performing arts career? Then join the Performance Studio, an ensemble for the next generation of theatre makers. Hone your skills as you focus on ensemble work and physical theatre. Develop your ability to work collaboratively and write exciting scripts and monologues. Over the course of the semester, The Performance Studio ensemble will devise, write, develop, direct and act in an original 40 minute play using the mysterious fifth element; the ether, as devising stimulus. This work will be staged at Tantrum’s End of Year Showcase.  If you’re passionate about collaboratively devising new theatre work, and gaining new performance skills, then the Performance Studio is for you!
Cost: $242 ($220 Early Bird Special*)
* Use coupon code - EARLYBIRD (Expires 15 October)

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