Frequently Asked Questions
Speech and drama focus mostly on presentation, vocal clarity and performance ‘style’ using poetry and classical text. It is about ‘form’ and not so much on process. It is about ‘being’, and not the process of becoming, growing, and ongoing, long-term understanding of the self.
The curriculum which was created by our Dean of Theatre, Dean Carey is based upon the foundation games, processes and learning tools of storytelling, imagination and experiences of empathy and understanding.
Actors Centre Kids develops every child’s social skills, physical coordination, active learning strategies, creativity, emotional control and empathy.
Absolutely! They will be more confident, expressive, focused, connected and engaged.
Every Actors Centre Kids teacher has been accredited through the ACA specialised tutor training module, with a minimum of 100 hours of training, leading to accreditation. Our AC trainers are from performing arts background – many of them have either formalised teaching experience, or have extensive experience in performing arts.
Actors Centre Kids programmes are tailored for children of the following age groups:
|Age Group||Class Size||Frequency & Duration|
|3 to 4 years old||10||60 mins per week x 10 weeks (1 Term)|
|5 to 6 years old||12||90 mins per week x 10 weeks (1 Term)|
|7 to 9 years old||14||90 mins per week x 10 weeks (1 Term)|
Saturdays only at the following time slots for all levels:
- 9.30am to 11am
- 11.30am to 1pm
- 2pm to 3.30pm
- 4 pm to 5.30pm
Certification & Performance Showcase
To enable Champs to showcase their talent and skills learnt in the programme, there will be an informal creative presentation for family & friends, with a special on-stage performance in December every year.
Every Champ will receive a Certificate of Contribution and Completion signed by AC Kids Patron, Hugh Jackman; ACA CEO, Dean Carey and MindChamps Founder CEO, David Chiem upon completion of the programme at the end of the year.
Investment is payable on a per term basis as follows:
|Level||Without GST||With GST|
|3 to 4 years old||S$380||S$406.60|
|5 to 6 years old||S$570||S$609.90|
|7 to 9 years old||S$570||S$609.90|
A one-time, non-refundable registration fee of S$50.00 (subject to GST if applicable), applies for all new students in the centre.
A refundable deposit of S$100 nett per programme is required upon enrolment confirmation. The deposit serves as a fee to secure a placement for the next term.
Actors Centre Kids Australia Centres are strategically located at the following 3 locations:
Actors Centre Australia
Piazza Level G, The Italian Forum. 23 Norton Street, Leichhardt NSW 2040
MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Epping
Shop 1, 101-105 Carlingford Road, EPPING NSW 2121, Australia
MindChamps Reading & Writing @ Chatswood
105/7 Railway Street, Chatswood, NSW 2067, Australia
You may enroll your child for the Actors Centre Kids Programme online, at any point of the term. Payment can be made via PayPal or Credit Card.
Programme investment includes all course materials & Actors Centre Kids Tee Shirt