Well-recognised for its drama enrichment programmes for children, ACT 3 Drama Academy is proud to present its June Holiday Workshops – a fun-filled series of four distinct classes focused on drama, singing, and for the first time, magic. The various workshops will be scheduled at different times from 6 to 24 June 2011 and are a wonderful way for children to experience the art of performing as well as develop their confidence on stage.

To register for the workshops, parents are invited to call ACT 3 Drama Academy at 6735 9986, email at act3int@act3international.com.sg or visit at ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, 126 Cairnhill Road at least two weeks in advance. More information can also be found on www.act3international.com.sg

act-3-drama-academy-4-6-years-old-21. Five-Day Drama Workshop – Pinocchio

For 3 to 10 year olds
Workshop dates and times
6 to 10 June 2011 or 13 to 17 June 2011 or 20 to 24 June 2011
9.30am to 11.30am (till 12.30pm for the older ones) or 3pm to 5pm (from 2pm for the older ones)

Through a mixture of narration, improvisation and puppet role-play, students will re-enact Pinocchio’s journey into boyhood. From fending off the unsavoury characters of Pleasure Island to saving Geppetto from being swallowed alive by a whale, children reflect on the virtues of honesty and bravery. At the end of the workshop, the children will be given an opportunity to showcase their performance to loved ones.

Students will be enriched with the following:
• Basic narrating and improvising skills
• Basic role-playing as puppets and puppeteers
• Basic drama skills, creative physicalisation and characterisation

2. Drama Workshop – Frankenstein
For 11 to 15 year olds
Workshop dates and times
6 to 10 June 2011 or 13 to 17 June 2011 or 20 to 24 June 2011
2pm to 5pm

The Academy is constantly looking for different creative stimuli for this unique age group. The story of Frankenstein is an intriguing one that may have been written in the 1800s but remains a timeless literary treasure of universal themes. For instance, just like the misunderstood monster, teens may go through life battling with conflicting emotions and a fear of being misunderstood. The workshop encourages students to explore the dramatics of this dark and mysterious classic as well as invites them to draw parallels with the plot and characters. Besides a script, alternative styles of text such as notes, journals and letters will be used as well.

3. Five-Day Singing Workshop – I Can Be Me
For 7 to 10 year olds
Workshop dates and times
6 to 10 June 2011 or 13 to 17 June 2011
2pm to 5pm

‘I Can Be Me’ is an exciting workshop that teaches the fundamentals of musical performance – singing, dancing and acting – and aims to draw out the pure voices of children. Popular tunes such as Hannah Montana’s True Friends and the Disney classic, When You Wish upon a Star will be taught. Students will also have the opportunity to present a 20-minute revue surrounding the story of Pinocchio and the theme of being true to oneself.

From these singing lessons, students will be equipped with the following:
• Character work through song and dance
• Basic singing and breathing techniques
• Proper vocal projection

4. Five-Day Magic Workshop – Mirage
For 9 to 12 year olds
Workshop dates and times
20 to 24 June 2011
2pm to 5pm

This awe-inspiring magic workshop aims to build self-esteem and teach children the art of presenting their magic using the skills of creative thinking and good communication. While learning the ropes of 14 amazing magic effects, children will improvise a story or develop a theme using different genres such as mystery, comedy, science-fiction or fantasy.

Discounts for all workshops

20% if booked by 24 April 2011
15% for students currently with ACT 3 Drama Academy
10% if parent is an OCBC Platinum Mastercard or OCBC Arts Platinum Mastercard Holder, OCBC Children Development Account (CDA) Holder, OCBC Mighty SaversTM member and NTUC Education Services Union member