★ Canberra’s Leading Speech & Drama Academy ★ We welcome beginners to experience a warm, inclusive environment, where everyone SHINES!
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OUR PURPOSE IS TO EMPOWER STUDENTS TO DREAM, BELIEVE, FOCUS, SUCCEED & REACH FOR THE STARS!

THE SECRET TO UNLOCKING EACH STAR’S POTENTIAL IS TO EMPOWER THEM WITH SELF BELIEF

★ Canberra’s Leading Speech & Drama Academy ★ We welcome beginners to experience a warm, inclusive environment, where everyone SHINES!

Drama Stars Academy has a successful performance history of over 25 years and is one of the most popular Speech and Drama Academies in Canberra.  DSA was originally established in 2000 in Melbourne and later moved to Canberra in 2008.

At Drama Stars Academy our teachers believe everyone has untapped potential and it takes the right positive environment, nurturing and encouragement for them to SHINE to their full potential. We offer what every kid, teen, adult and aspiring actor wants and needs.

Drama is more than just reading scripts and rehearsing lines. It is about practicing and polishing life skills of being articulate, creative, confident, and being able to think and speak on your feet. The social and performance skills our Star’s develop through Drama, prepare them for the stage and beyond. We welcome you to join our drama family of over 250 students.

At Drama Stars Academy there are no administration fees and you can enrol on a term by term basis.

We understand that finding the right drama school is a big decision. Come and try a no-obligation FREE try class at our fabulous and unique STUDIO-THEATRE in Mitchell, complete with its own stage, pro-lighting and hundreds of props and costumes.

We welcome beginners to experience a warm, inclusive environment, where everyone SHINES! You will have found, not just a thriving Speech and Drama Academy, but a Drama family. We know you will just love it!

★ Canberra’s Leading Speech & Drama Academy ★ We welcome beginners to experience a warm, inclusive environment, where everyone SHINES!

Welcome

OUR PURPOSE IS TO EMPOWER STUDENTS TO DREAM, BELIEVE, FOCUS, SUCCEED & REACH FOR THE STARS!

THE SECRET TO UNLOCKING EACH STAR’S POTENTIAL IS TO EMPOWER THEM WITH SELF BELIEF

Drama Stars Academy has a successful performance history of over 25 years and is one of the most popular Speech and Drama Academies in Canberra. Currently over 250 students and so rapidly growing, DSA have to introduce new classes to meet demand. DSA was originally established in 2000 in Melbourne and later moved to Canberra in 2008.

At Drama Stars Academy our teachers believe everyone has untapped potential and it takes the right positive environment, nurturing and encouragement for them to SHINE to their full potential. We offer what every kid, teen, adult and aspiring actor wants and needs.

Drama is more than just reading scripts and rehearsing lines. It is about practicing and polishing life skills of being articulate, creative, confident, and being able to think and speak on your feet. The social and performance skills our Star’s develop through Drama, prepare them for the stage and beyond. We welcome you to join our drama family of over 250 students.

At Drama Stars Academy there are no administration fees and you can enrol on a term by term basis.

We understand that finding the right drama school is a big decision. Come and try a no-obligation FREE try class at our fabulous and unique STUDIO-THEATRE in Mitchell, complete with its own stage, pro-lighting and hundreds of props and costumes.

We welcome beginners to experience a warm, inclusive environment, where everyone SHINES! You will have found, not just a thriving Speech and Drama Academy, but a Drama family. We know you will just love it!

Testimonials
Donna is a truly gifted and generous teacher. She has the capacity to make the most tentative student feel safe and relaxed in her class. My daughter has grown enormously in confidence and skill since joining the derma starts academy. Thanks, donna, you have made a real difference in a’s life!
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What a fantastic drama program! My daughter did a week of school holiday program and had a blast! Came away with more confidence, new friends and a love of drama!
Testimonials
"Donna, you prepare your students so well when they come to audition for us, they really stand out. Your kids are so polished and their focus on and off the stage is really superior to drama students from other drama schools." (Production Director)
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Laid back and easy-going but totally professional, beautifully inclusive with genuine encouragement and care from the friendly and helpful staff. Can’t recommend Drama Stars enough, a perfect introduction! Thank you Donna and Katie!
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"It is such a fun happy place for our kids to be. They can create and develop social skills all in one."
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Testimonials
Donna is a truly gifted and generous teacher. She has the capacity to make the most tentative student feel safe and relaxed in her class. My daughter has grown enormously in confidence and skill since joining the derma starts academy. Thanks, donna, you have made a real difference in a’s life!
Testimonials
What a fantastic drama program! My daughter did a week of school holiday program and had a blast! Came away with more confidence, new friends and a love of drama!
Testimonials
"Donna, you prepare your students so well when they come to audition for us, they really stand out. Your kids are so polished and their focus on and off the stage is really superior to drama students from other drama schools." (Production Director)
Testimonials
Laid back and easy-going but totally professional, beautifully inclusive with genuine encouragement and care from the friendly and helpful staff. Can’t recommend Drama Stars enough, a perfect introduction! Thank you Donna and Katie!
Testimonials
"It is such a fun happy place for our kids to be. They can create and develop social skills all in one."
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    Drama Classes

    WHO

    AGE GROUP – Kindy to Year 6

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL – Beginners to experienced welcome

    WHAT

    What may this class cover? – Drama/acting, speech, improvisation, script reading, script writing, use of props/costumes, set design, character development, prompt training and learning to give and receive constructive feedback plus a host of other skills

    What should I bring to class? – A water bottle and a positive attitude!

    What should I wear to class? – Wear something comfortable that you can create, play and move in freely. Those that choose to wear skirts, must wear leggings/shorts underneath

    WHEN

    When is this class? – Listed below are the times this class is available:

    • MONDAY (5:30 – 6:30 PM) – MONDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS
    • TUESDAY (3:30 – 4:30 PM) – TUESDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS GROUP 1
    • TUESDAY (5:00 – 6:00 PM) – TUESDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS GROUP 2
    • THURSDAY (4:00 – 5:00 PM) – THURSDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS GROUP 1
    • THURSDAY (5:30 – 6:30 PM) – THURSDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS GROUP 2
    • FRIDAY (5:30 – 6:30 PM) – FRIDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS
    • SATURDAY (10:00 – 11:00 AM) – SATURDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS GROUP 1
    • SATURDAY (11:30 – 12:30PM) – SATURDAY JUNIOR DRAMA STARS- GROUP 2

    WHERE

    Where is this class located? – 4/56 Heffernan Street, Mitchell

    WHY

    Why enrol into this class? – You will gain confidence, creativity, fun, friends, voice projection, memory, focus, leadership skills, script writing skills, script reading skills, concentration, organisational skills, public speaking skills, life skills and opportunities for the future and a host of other skills

    HOW

    How much does this class cost per term? – $300 (10 week term)

    ASD SOCIAL SKILLS

    WHO

    AGE GROUP – JUNIOR: Kindy to year 6 SENIOR: Year 7 to Year 12

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL – Beginners to experienced welcome

    WHAT

    What may this class cover? – A wide range of social and emotional skills in different settings through Drama/acting, speech, improvisation. We teach our students to follow instructions quickly, have resilience, be patient, to regulate their emotions and read social cues and a host of other important life attributes. See below list of gains

    What should I bring to class? – A water bottle and a positive attitude!

    What should I wear to class? – Wear something comfortable that you can create, play and move in freely. Those that choose to wear skirts, must wear leggings/shorts underneath

    WHEN

    When is this class? – Listed below are the times this class is available:

    JUNIOR:

    • SATURDAY (1:00-2:00 PM) – JUNIOR SOCIAL SKILLS STARS (ASD GIRLS)
    • SUNDAY (2:30- 3:30 PM) – SUNDAY SOCAL SKILLS STARS (ASD BOYS)

    SENIOR:

    • SATURDAY (4:00-5:00 PM) – SOCIAL SKILLS FOR SENIOR (ASD GIRLS)
    • SUNDAY (11:00 AM – 12:00 PM) – SUNDAY SENIOR SOCIAL SKILLS STARS (ASD GIRLS) SUNDAY (1:00-2:00 PM) – SOCIAL SKILLS STARS (ASD BOYS)
    • SUNDAY (4:00-5:00 PM) – SOCIAL SKILLS FOR ASD BOYS (SENIORS)

    WHERE

    Where is this class located? – 4/56 Heffernan Street, Mitchell

    WHY

    Why enrol into this class? – You will gain: Social and emotional skills, patient turn taking, respecting others personal bubbles, understanding diversity, active listening to others before answer, skills to learn to accept positive and constructive feedback, positively uplift people and communicate in a calm manner, how to find and keep friends, how to read the body language of others, being time aware and being more flexible with changes/transitions, respecting teachers and others in authority, graciously winning and not winning games, how to start a conversation, learning to compromise, deal with anxiety and learning how to be more empathetic. Parallel to this, you will gain confidence, creativity, fun, friends, voice projection, memory, focus, leadership skills, concentration, organisational skills, public speaking skills, life skills, opportunities for the future and a host of other skills/qualities.

    Note – We tailor our program to match your specific needs on a weekly basis and communicate on going feedback with the families

    HOW

    How much does this class cost per term? – $400 /Can be NDIS funded

    SCHOOL

    WHO

    AGE GROUP – Any class and any year level

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL – Beginners to experienced welcome.

    WHAT

    What does this class cover? – We integrate our speech and drama teaching to match the school curriculum. We offer a pre and post evaluation to all students to provide evidence of student learning. This is a highly successful tool which is well received by many schools. Our program has aligned effectively with many different schools and we are open to modify our program to match with the individual learning styles. We take a holistic approach to our teaching and embed self-discipline into our program. Students will learn drama/acting, speech, improvisation and public speaking. Students will script reading, script writing, school curriculum, use of props/costumes, set design, character development, prompt training and learning to give and receive constructive feedback plus a host of other skills. See below for gains

    What should I bring to class? – A positive attitude!

    What should I wear to class? – As per school uniform policy

    WHEN

    When is this class? – We offer MONDAY – FRIDAY (9:00 – 3:00 PM) pending other bookings and availability. First in best dressed.

    WHERE

    Where is this class located? – We come to your school!

    WHY

    Why enrol into this class? – You will gain: Confidence, creativity, fun, friends, voice projection, the foundations of performance, speech and drama. Memory, focus, leadership skills, script writing skills, script reading skills, concentration, organisational skills, public speaking skills, life skills and opportunities for the future and a host of other skills

    HOW

    How much does this class cost? – Please contact Donna on 0417 535 200 for a personalised quote

    1 – ON – 1 COACHING

    WHO

       AGE GROUP – Open    EXPERIENCE LEVEL – Beginners to experienced welcome

    WHAT?

    What does coaching cover? – Our coaching program can be tailored to meet any skill you wish to consolidate. E.g. Rostrum public speaking, use of face and emotion for dance, social skills and social stories, kids who need one-on-one to scaffold integration into group classes What should I bring to class? – A water bottle and a positive attitude! What should I wear to class? – Wear something comfortable that you can create, play and move in freely. Those that choose to wear skirts, must wear leggings/shorts underneath

    WHEN?

    When is coaching? – Please contact Donna on 0417 535 200 to determine the DSA Team’s availability

    WHERE?

    Where is this class located? – 4/56 Heffernan Street, Mitchell or we can come to you!

    WHY?

    Why enrol into this class? – We will help you achieve your goals and meet your needs efficiently

    HOW?

    How much does this coaching cost per term? – Please contact Donna on 0417 535 200 for a personalised quote

    1 – ON – 1 TUTORING

    WHO

    AGE GROUP – Open

    EXPERIENCE LEVEL – Beginners to experienced welcome

    WHAT

    What does tutoring cover? – All areas of Literacy (speaking, reading/comprehension, listening and writing), all areas of Mathematics. Donna takes a holistic approach and does a thorough assessment to find the learning gaps and fill them in with creative, fun, uplifting and unique strategies. With 25 years of teaching in the classroom and years of being a University tutor, Donna has the knowledge and skills to change the way a student thinks to open the doors to fast, efficient learning. Her approach brings the success of highly engaged students with greater independence

    Note – Please contact Donna on 0417 535 200 to discuss your child’s strengths and weaknesses so she can tailor her tutoring to specifically meet your needs

    What should I bring to tutoring? – General stationary

    What should I wear to tutoring? – Wear something that supports effective learning

    WHEN

    When is tutoring? – Please contact Donna on 0417 535 200 to determine her availability

    WHERE

    Where is this class located? – 4/56 Heffernan Street, Mitchell or Donna can come to you!

    WHY

    Why enrol into tutoring? – You will gain: Knowledge of your strengths and areas for improvement, self-belief, literacy, mathematics skills, confidence, creativity, fun, memory, focus, concentration, organisational skills, public speaking skills, life skills and opportunities for the future and a host of other skills

    HOW

    How much does this class cost? – $100 per hour if you come to Donna. $120 if Donna goes to you

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