KIDS & TEENS ACTING CLASSES

Open to students in Grades K-12 these Kids and Teens classes at PAC run during the school term and school holidays.

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PAC classes teach students key acting skills whilst giving them a chance to express themselves.

Open to students in grades K-12, PAC’s kids and teens classes focus on developing your child’s awareness of self and, by stepping into the shoes of exciting and bold characters, an awareness of the other. This is done through creating a learning environment that is supportive, inclusive, free-from-judgement and most importantly, fun. Read more about our friendly and qualified teachers.

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Kids & Teens Acting Classes at PAC

The courses on offer at PAC include:

1. School Term Classes

10-weeks, term-based.

Our goal is to provide an environment that fosters self-expression, self-confidence, and a love for the performing arts. Here are some of the exciting activities your child can look forward to during the term:

  1. Warm-up Games: Fun and interactive games to help your child get comfortable, build trust with their peers, and prepare for the day’s activities.
  2. Imaginative Play: Creative exercises and games that encourage children to use their imagination, think on their feet, and develop problem-solving skills.
  3. Role-Playing: Exploring different characters and scenarios, allowing your child to step into someone else’s shoes and express themselves through acting.
  4. Script Reading: Introduction to basic scripts and storytelling, helping improve reading comprehension, character development, and dialogue delivery.
  5. Movement and Expression: Activities that focus on body language, gestures, and facial expressions, helping children communicate effectively without words.
  6. Vocal Exercises: Exercises to enhance vocal projection, articulation, and emotional expression through speech.
  7. Improvisation: Encouraging spontaneous creativity and quick thinking by responding to prompts or scenarios without a script.
  8. Scene Work: Working with partners or small groups to develop scenes, promoting collaboration and teamwork.
  9. Character Development: Learning how to create well-rounded, believable characters with unique traits and motivations.
  10. Storytelling: Crafting and performing original stories or monologues, allowing children to share their own narratives.
  11. Performance Opportunities: Throughout the course, your child will have the chance to showcase what they’ve learned through small, informal performances, helping boost their confidence and public speaking skills.
  12. Audition Preparation: Providing guidance and practice for auditioning, helping teenagers gain confidence in their audition skills.
  13. Confidence Building: Fostering self-assurance, encouraging children to believe in themselves and their abilities.
  14. Feedback and Reflection: Providing constructive feedback and encouraging self-reflection to help children continuously improve.
  15. Social Interaction: Learning to work collaboratively with peers, fostering important teamwork and social skills.
  16. Creativity and Fun: Above all, our classes are designed to be enjoyable and fulfilling, allowing your child to explore their imagination and have a great time while learning.

We’re committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where your child can thrive. If you have any questions or concerns about the activities or your child’s progress, please feel free to reach out to us. We’re here to support your child’s growth and development in the world of acting.

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2. School Holiday Workshops

At PAC, we know that school holidays are the perfect time to explore new passions and dive into the world of acting. Our School Holiday Acting Classes offer an exciting opportunity for students of all ages to embark on a creative journey, enhance their performance skills, and make unforgettable memories during their time off from school.

What to Expect:

  1. Creative Exploration: Our school holiday classes are designed to spark the imagination, encourage self-expression, and provide a safe and supportive space for students to explore the art of acting. It’s a place where creativity knows no bounds.
  2. Age-Appropriate Classes: We offer tailored classes for kids, teenagers, and adults, ensuring that each age group gets the most out of their holiday experience. Whether your child is discovering their passion for acting, your teenager is honing their skills, or you’re an adult looking to try something new, we have the perfect class for you.
  3. Fun and Learning: We believe in the power of learning through enjoyment. Our classes are not just informative but also incredibly fun. Students participate in a variety of activities, including games, improvisation, scene work, and more, all under the guidance of our passionate and experienced instructors.
  4. Boosted Confidence: Acting isn’t just about performing on stage; it’s about gaining confidence and honing essential life skills. Our classes provide a nurturing environment where students can enhance their communication abilities, teamwork, and self-assurance.
  5. Performances: Your time with us doesn’t end in the classroom. We provide opportunities for students to showcase their newfound skills through informal, in-class performances. It’s a chance to build confidence and share their talents with fellow classmates and family.
  6. Registration Made Easy: Enrolling in our school holiday acting classes is a breeze. Our user-friendly booking system allows you to register and secure your spot with just a few clicks, ensuring a hassle-free experience for parents and students.

This school holiday, make the most of your time off by joining PAC for a journey into the world of acting. Whether you’re seeking an exciting way to spend your break, looking to improve your skills, or simply curious about what acting has to offer, our holiday classes are the ideal choice.

We invite you to explore your creative potential, make new friends, and have a fantastic time while gaining valuable skills that will last a lifetime. Join us and unleash your inner star during the school holidays!

Ready to book or learn more about our School Holiday Acting Classes? Contact us today and take your first step toward an unforgettable holiday experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are your classes organised?

We organise our Term classes into the following groupings:

Young Kids - Grades K-1

Kids - Grades 2-3

Pre-Teens - Grades 4-5

Teens - Grades 7-9

Senior Teens - Grades 10-12

You can enrol your child into either a weekday/weeknight or weekend session.

My child is mature for their age. Can they be enrolled in the Grade above?

We strongly encourage your child to enrol in their school grade level.

Should we find that your child is exceeding the expectations of the teacher and is clearly showing signs of advanced acting ability, then we will talk with you about moving them up a grade level.

My child has no acting experience. Are term classes suitable for them?

Absolutely. PAC welcomes students from all acting backgrounds; from those who have never acted before to those who are signed to agencies.

Our passionate and observant teachers ensure that every lesson caters to the needs of each individual student and closely monitors each student’s progress to make sure that they feel comfortable but also challenged.

Do you offer weekend classes?

Yes! PAC is proud to offer weekend classes. Visit the upcoming course schedule to learn more.

Do you offer free trial classes?

We offer Free Trial Classes at scheduled times throughout the year. Please see our Free Trial Class Page for upcoming dates.

For those who are unable to attend a trial class, we invite you to book and pay for the Term classes and should your child not enjoy the first lesson of the term (we’re pretty confident they will though!), then we will happily refund the full amount of the course if you've notified us within 24 hours.

I want to enrol more than one child. Do you offer a sibling discount?

Yes. PAC is proud to offer a 10% discount to the sibling of a full-paying student.

Does PAC offer payment plans?

PAC's policy is that full payment is to be made before the commencement of a course. We are happy, however, to discuss a payment plan with families who might be experiencing temporary financial hardship. 

Can I redeem my Creative Kids voucher at PAC?

Yes! PAC is a proud service provider of the NSW Government's Creative Kids voucher. This will give a parent $50 off the course fee. This is for use once a year for one child. For more information on how to redeem this voucher, visit the Service NSW website.

What should my child wear to class?

We encourage all students to wear loose and comfortable clothing to all lessons so as to free their ability to move and explore.

If your child does not have time to get changed from their school uniform for an after-school class, then we suggest the girls wear tights or leggings under their school dresses so as to not inhibit movement.

My child is running late to a class. What should I do?

In the event of running late to a class, please call the centre on 1300 828 144 and inform management. Alternatively, send an email to info@parramattaactorscentre.com.au

My child can’t make their allocated session. Can they make up their missed class in another session?

On the rare occasion that your child cannot make class one week, they can attend one of the other timeslots allocated for their age group (should there be another timeslot scheduled).

Can my child start your classes in the middle of a term?

In order to get the most out of the course, students are strongly encouraged to attend all 10 classes scheduled for the term.

For this reason, we do not take enrolments after the commencement of the first lesson.

Am I allowed into the studio with my child during a class?

Sometimes, having people in the room with them can make a child feel self-conscious. For this reason, we kindly ask that no parent or guardian be in the room with the teacher and students during a class. The exception is during the end of term open performance where parents and friends are invited to watch and support the students.

Do your teachers have Working With Children checks?

Absolutely. Your child's safety is our number one priority which is why we ensure that all of our teachers not only have WWC checks but that they have a combination of arts and education experience.

Can my child bring food and drink into the studio?

No. The only drink allowed into the studio is water.

Where do you run the acting classes?

Our classes are run out of the Arts and Cultural Exchange (ACE) in Parramatta.

The address is 8 Victoria Road, Parramatta. Corner of Victoria Road and Villiers Street.

If you're driving:

We recommend parking in the carpark of North Parramatta McDonalds next door and walking over.

If you're catching public transport:

ICE is a 15-20 minute walk from Parramatta train station. Walk all the way down Church Street until you hit Prince Alfred Park. Cross diagonally through the park and ICE will be on the corner across Victoria Road.

On the rare occasion that a class will be held elsewhere, parents will be notified in advance.

Will my child receive a certificate at the end of the term?

A student will receive a Certificate of Participation at the end of Term 2 and again at the end of Term 4.

This is our way of congratulating those students who have stuck with us over two or more terms, and invested time and energy into developing their acting skills.

What are your 2024 term dates?

Our Term classes run in line with school terms.

The Term dates for 2024 are as follows:

Term 1: Monday 29 January – Saturday 6 April 2024
Term 2: Monday 29 April – Saturday 6 July 2024
Term 3: Monday, 22 July – Saturday, 28 September 2024
Term 4: Monday 14 October – Saturday 21 December 2024

My child wants to turn acting into a career. Do you offer any industry advice?

Of course. Our co-founder, Nisrine Amine, is both an educator and working actor giving her plenty of insight into the acting industry.

Feel free to organise a meeting with her to chat about your child's needs.

Her email is nisrine@13.210.12.134.

Is PAC affiliated with any acting agencies?

Although PAC can suggest names of Sydney Acting Agencies to keen students, they are not affiliated with any of them.

Any advice or recommendations given by the team at PAC regarding acting agencies are personal opinions of the team members themselves.

While staff at PAC may pass on audition notices to actors, they in no way receive payment (monetary or otherwise) for doing so.