FREE TRIAL ACTING CLASS 

AGES: Grades K-10.
COST: FREE
NEXT SESSION: Friday 12 January 2024
TIMES: 9.00am – 3.30pm 
DURATION: 1.5 hour slots per class group
TEACHER: Nisrine Amine 
LOCATION: The Arts and Cultural Exchange Building, 8 Victoria Road Parramatta (view MAP)

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Trial an Acting Class before Committing to a Term

Does your child have a vibrant personality and constantly entertaining family and friends? Or is your child perhaps introverted and want to come out of their shells?

In this Free Trial Acting class, school-aged students across all age groups will get a sneak peak into one of our PAC acting classes! They will engage in fun role-playing, voice and body exercises, and and fun group improvisation games where they will meet friends, improve their confidence but most importantly, have fun!

Students will also receive a Certificate of Participation.

Hosted by Sydney Theatre Award, and AACTA-award nominee, Nisrine Amine, this workshop is a great way to get a taste of an acting class and perhaps discover a new talent or passion that they can nurture!

DETAILS

  • For students in Grades K-10, all experience levels.
  • Cost: Free.
  • This is a no obligation, free trial class.
  • Location: Arts and Cultural Exchange, 8 Victoria Road Parramatta (view MAP)

HOW TO BOOK

  1. On the Calendly Link, pick the DAY that suits you.
  2. Select the correct SESSION TIME (see below).
  3. Fill in the FORM.
  4. Submit.

SESSION TIMES

School Grade K-2
Time: 9.00am – 10.30am
Facilitator: Nisrine Amine

School Grade 3-6
Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm
Facilitator: Nisrine Amine

School Grade 7-10
Time: 2.00pm – 3.30pm
Facilitator: Nisrine Amine

smiling kids acting on stage in an acting and drama class

OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES – KIDS SESSIONS

We’re thrilled to welcome your young star to our Trial Acting Class—an exciting 1.5-hour session designed to ignite creativity, boost confidence, and provide a playful introduction to the world of acting. Here’s a snapshot of the enchanting activities your child will experience:

Welcome and Icebreaker Extravaganza (15 minutes)

  • A warm introduction to create a positive and inclusive environment.
  • Fun icebreaker games to encourage interaction and ease any initial shyness.

Creative Movement and Expression (30 minutes)

  • Engaging activities to explore the magic of body language in storytelling.
  • Imaginative exercises to unleash your child’s expressive potential.

Character Exploration and Storytime (20 minutes)

  • Introduction to basic character development through storytelling.
  • Interactive storytelling session where your child can participate and bring characters to life.

Theatrical Games for Team Building (15 minutes)

  • Enjoyable group games that foster teamwork, communication, and creativity.
  • Games tailored to enhance your child’s confidence and social skills.

Mini Scene Rehearsals (25 minutes)

  • Small group activities where your child will participate in mini scene rehearsals.
  • Guided by our experienced instructors, they’ll get a taste of the excitement of performing in front of an audience.

Closing Showcase and Parent Peek (15 minutes)

  • A mini showcase where your child will proudly present what they’ve learned.
  • An opportunity for parents to peek into the magical world of the class and witness their child’s budding acting talents.

Closing Remarks and Q&A (10 minutes)

  • A brief summary of the class and the skills explored.
  • An open forum for parents to ask questions and gather more insights into our program.

We can’t wait to embark on this theatrical journey with your young star! Book now and let the enchantment begin!

confident teenagers in an acting class learning drama and acting skills

OUTLINE OF ACTIVITIES – TEENS SESSIONS

Our Teens Trial Acting class is designed to ignite creativity, boost self-expression, and provide a glimpse into the captivating world of acting. Here’s an overview of the exciting activities your teen will experience:

Welcome and Icebreaker Fiesta (15 minutes)

  • A warm introduction to establish a positive and inclusive atmosphere.
  • Fun icebreaker activities to encourage interaction and create an immediate sense of camaraderie.

Physical Expression and Scene Dynamics (30 minutes)

  • Engaging exercises to explore the power of physicality and movement in acting.
  • Scene dynamics exploration with a focus on emotional expression and authenticity.

Character Building and Scene Exploration (20 minutes)

  • Introduction to the art of character development and storytelling.
  • Interactive scene exploration where teens can delve into the nuances of bringing characters to life.

Improvisation and Theatrical Games (15 minutes)

  • Exciting improv games to enhance spontaneity, quick thinking, and creativity.
  • Theatrical games designed to build teamwork and boost confidence.

Mini Scene Rehearsals (25 minutes)

  • Small group activities where teens will participate in mini scene rehearsals.
  • Guided by our experienced instructors, they’ll experience the thrill of bringing a scene to life on stage.

Closing Showcase and Parent Peek (15 minutes)

  • A mini showcase where teens will proudly present snippets of their work.
  • An opportunity for parents to witness the talent emerging from the class and get a glimpse into the theatrical journey.

Closing Remarks and Q&A (10 minutes)

  • A brief recap of the class and the skills explored.
  • An open forum for parents to ask questions, gain insights into our program, and understand the benefits of theatrical training.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

  • Professional Guidance: Our experienced instructors are committed to nurturing and honing the talents of young performers.
  • Safe Environment: We prioritise your child’s safety and well-being.
  • Fun Learning: Through a mix of activities, improv, and scene work, we make the learning of acting skills an enjoyable and enriching experience.

OUTCOMES:

  • Introduce students to the basic skills of acting and drama
  • Unlock imagination and creativity through role-play
  • Improve peer interaction and collaboration through group-based games and exercises
  • Express emotions through the voice and body
  • Develop character-building skills

IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Please read our Centre Policies.
  • Students are only allowed to attend ONE trial class.
  • Following this free trial class, discounts will be offered to parents who choose to enrol their child into one of our 2-day School Holiday Workshops the following week or our 10-week Term Classes starting 29 January 2024.
  • Students are to wear comfortable loose clothing and appropriate footwear.
  • Please ensure your child comes with a bottle of water.
  • Parents are invited to stay for a portion of the workshop but then are kindly asked to leave the space so that their children can participate uninhibited.
  • Should you be unable to attend, please let us know prior to the workshop so that we may make the spot available to students on our waitlist.
  • For any questions, call 1300 828 144.

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.