Drama For Kids WA is offering exciting Term and Holiday workshops for children aged between nine and twelve years old.
Drama classes are at locations throughout the Perth metro area.
At Drama For Kids WA there is only one teacher and that’s Alan himself! Trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama Alan is amongst Australia’s most experienced, acclaimed and award winning drama teachers.
Alan has extensive experience in teaching in Scotland, here in WA and in NSW. Hundreds of Perth children and teenagers previously attended Alan’s highly respected and successful The Actors Workshop prior to Alan moving to teach Drama in NSW.
Early alert! Bookings are now open for my Pre-Christmas Holiday Program ONE: 19th and 20th of December. 9 am to 4 pm Very reasonable fees indeed. NOW BOOKED OUT EXTRA PRE- CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP DUE TO DEMAND: Program Two: 21st and 22nd of December. 9 am to 4. pm JANUARY ONE DAY PROGRAM Program Three: 25th January. 9 am to 4 pm [email protected]
Students learn how to self direct a scene: block a scene : develop a character: improve acting technique: effectively use a variety of Elements of Drama.
Students work in pairs or small groups on a scene for acting practice. Most scenes are selected from contemporary theatre. The course is tremendous fun and is ideal for students who enjoy acting as well as being perfect for personal development and confidence building.
The course culminates in an EVENING OF THEATRE a performance for family and friends to enjoy.
Thank you so much for an amazing Friday (Performance) night.
All the segments were acted beautifully. Heather’s dad was simply stunned by Heather’s performance!
We have watched Heather in all of her drama performances but we can see how she has thrived since being in your class. Well done Alan!
Our 9 Week Childrens Workshop Course Includes:
Teaching is a vocation and I can’t imagine doing anything else. Furthermore in my opinion Drama is the best subject in the world to help children develop a raft of personal skills and to reach their full potential.
I have enjoyed the enormous privilege of observing hundreds of children in my drama workshops blossom into confident, creative young people all due to the power of drama.
Drama is such an effective and exciting tool for personal development. The best part of all is – that from the child’s perspective – they are just having wonderful fun!
Program One – Two Day Program BOOKED OUT
Tuesday 19th December and Wednesday 20th December 2023
9am – 4pm
St Patricks Anglican Church Hall
Beaufort St & First Ave, Mount Lawley 6050
Madison has been going to Drama for Kids for the past 2 1/2 years Her self confidence has grown and she just loves getting on stage. Thanks to Alan being so passionate about sharing his skill and knowledge with kids of all ages. If you are thinking about your child getting involved with drama then get in touch with Alan.
My son has been doing Alan's drama classes for over 1.5 years now and it is the highlight of his week. Highly recommend.
Drama For Kids WA is a brilliant drama school for children and teens. It really helps build and develop your childs confidence in a friendly and very inclusive atmosphere. Your child will learn the essentials of theatre stage craft and get to hone there skills on stage too. Alan Blackwood is an amazing teacher. I did adult acting classes with him in the 90's and he has taught my son from the age of 9. I have watched my son grow in confidence and skills. My son now is the youth theatre performance course with Drama For Kids WA which caters for tweens/teens which he looks forward to attending every week. They work towards putting on a show at the end of each term. This course has really helped my son grow in to a confident young person . It has also helped to nurture his growing acting talent and has helped him with auditions for other acting roles. He has recently been a part of a stage musical with Play lovers over the last summer period. You will not be dissappointed. The classes are also very affordable and good value for your money. Worth a try indeed.
Alan is a fantastic facilitator for the kids, they improve with every performance and my son can’t wait to attend his class each week.
My daughter has been studying drama with Alan at Drama for Kids for over four years. It's easily been the highlight of her week for a long time, and has led to a deep love for acting and theatre. I highly recommend!!
My daughter has been attending drama classes for the past 2 years. She loves it and has made lots of new friends. Alan is an amazing teacher, he helps the kids to build their confidence, and makes sure that each class is fun and exiting.
My 10 yr old daughter started these drama classes with Alan a yr ago! She loves every single week and comes out with the brightest of smiles week after week. I love seeing the friendships being built through this class also. Thanks Alan for creating a safe, fun space for these kids to develop their imaginations, creativity and confidence!
My daughters have been attending drama with Drama for kids WA for three terms now and absolutely love it. It builds confidence, public speaking skills and they learn to work as a team. Thank you, Alan!
Alan is an amazing and supportive drama teacher. My daughter attended Drama for Kids for more than 5 years. She made amazing friends who she couldn't wait to see every Friday night. Her confidence grew and this could be seen when she performed on stage. Would highly recommend!
Drama for Kids has provided a highly supportive and encouraging enviroment for my daughter and all the other students. It has been absolutely delightful to see the Youth Theatre performances at the end of each term. My daughter was a student with Alan from 2017 to 2022 but unfortunately has now grown too old to continue. Alan is very passionate about drama and shares his enthusiasm with his students. The classes allow students to develop friendships outside of school, learn how to work well together with others and speak confidently in front of an audience. Alan has taught drama for many decades and we've met a number of adults who were students of Alan 20 or 30 years ago who all speak highly of him and we recently discovered that my daughter's high school drama teacher was a student of Alan herself when she was younger and she was still able to recall what a positive experience it has been in her own journey to become a drama teacher herself.
Great shows , kids love going and putting on a show . All very dedicated and hard working putting on impressive shows. Kids have been going for years and we all love it .
My daughter attended Alan’s Friday night drama class for high school kids for several years and loved every minute of it. Alan makes a safe and inclusive place for all children to feel welcome. I could not highly recommend Drama for Kids enough! My daughter has taken lessons from her years there into her schooling and made new long term friends as well. Thanks as always Drama for Kids WA!
My daughter has enjoyed Drama for Kids with Alan for over three years. Excellent teacher and program
My son attended Alan's classes from ages 9-15 yrs, starting as a shy, unsure student in the holiday program, going onto weekly classes and then graduating to the teen theatre group. He grew in confidence, and to this day I credit Alan in giving him the confidence and ability to stand before a crowd, either on stage, or presenting in public. Alan is the sole teacher at Drama for Kids WA (unlike other classes) so he gets to know the kids very well, and he puts 100% thought, dedication and care into every child and lesson. His classes are not just about learning acting techniques, they will build confidence and essential life skills your kids can use in everyday life. The classes are also heaps of fun.. my kids always came out class smiling and laughing.
My son attended Drama for Kids WA classes and holiday programs for over 5 years, and he loved every minute of it. Alan is wonderful teacher, my sons confidence grew under his guidance and his classes were both fun and memorable.
Alan is an experienced drama teacher who offers a safe space for all his students. He runs his classes with a sense of professionalism and instils a sense of pride and ownership in his students by encouraging their active participation and collaboration with the scripts, stage work and production. My two teenagers attended his classes for over five years and it was only because they ‘aged out’ that they stopped attending! If Alan ran ‘Drama for Adults’ my whole family would attend!
Alan is an experienced and enthusiastic teacher, giving the kids an excellent grounding in drama theory, which will be great for their secondary education.
Alan Blackwood is a World Class Drama teacher. It is such a privilege to have such a high caliber teacher located here in Perth WA. My grandson loves all the classes and has developed great self-confidence and has made great friends and loves attending Alan's classes. It is the best thing we have ever done for our grandson, he found his ''tribe'' when he joined Alan's classes. It has transformed our grandson's life , with fun , learning and joy ! Thank You Alan Robbie Doyle
My daughter loves these classes and has grown in confidence and over her time with Alan. Would definitely recommend for kids that want an enjoyable interactive group experience that is different to the usual team sport and clubs
Fantastic drama class that my daughter has enjoyed for a number of years. She has recently joined the teen class and she loving hanging out with a great group of kids and having a chance to perform.
Drama For Kids WA is a fantastic program and Alan is fantastic with the kids. In just two terms, I have seen my daughter's confidence improve immensely. She thoroughly enjoys participating. Would highly recommend.
Alan is a wonderful drama teacher!
My daughter, 11. Loves attending Alan's classes. He's great with them and the kids absolutely love it. My daughter has been doing it for the last year or so and wants to continue doing it.
My two children, ages 13 and 11, love, love, love Drama For Kids. They have been taking improv and performance classes for two years. My children have also attended the two-day holiday workshops. These drama classes are their favourite extracurricular activities. The instructor, Alan Blackwood, is the real deal. My children are much more confident than they were before and they have no problem getting on a stage in front of a large group and performing. Because of these classes, my daughter wants to become an actress.
Alan is an incredible teacher! I had the privilege of being his student for the past two years and learnt so much from him! He is so caring and so involved in the lives of all his students and I am so thankful to have met him! Alan gave me the confidence and the ability to learn every facet of theatre and performing. Highly recommend Alan as a key to any performers journey. Isaiah
Alan is brilliant! My daughter has been attending for over a year, and has completed a few holiday programs also. She absolutely loves the classes, Alan is able to bring out the confidence in her, she has learnt so much.
Alan’s drama classes have really helped our daughter build confidence and feel really welcoming- especially great for kids that have historically had difficulty fitting in with other activities. Alan is a standout amongst all other after school programs we have had experiences with.
Alan Blackwood is an amazing man. Totally devoted to the development of children
I have been involved professionally with drama and acting for more than 20 years and having seen many children's acting classes I can say this is easy one of the best ever run. Alan's classes are structured like the Actor's Studio and other quality acting schools in that he treats the children with great respect as young adults and he instills a love and reverance for the craft of acting through scene work and analysis. It is really advanced techniques that he is teaching them but he does so in a gentle, encouraging and fun way. I have no doubt that more than a year of our daughter doing his classes played such an important part in her getting accepted in to the Gifted and Talented program for Drama at John Curtin as so many of his students did. If you are serious about exploring your child's potential or talents in drama and acting then Alan's classes are a must.
Julia and Daniel
Performance night was incredible. You have created a beautiful safe and positive space for young people to be themselves. It was evident some are nervous but not fearful. You are allowing them to find out who they are in such a supportive and encouraging environment, where they demonstrate respect for each other, regardless of personality, age, gender etc. I felt like each young person involved felt like they belonged, were respected and valued. I was aware of the positive impact of your program on Charlotte but could see the impact on all students and parents on the night. It is such a gift to all involved. I can't thank you enough.
Nadine Hawli Chebib
Alan was a teacher who, on every occasion, went above and beyond. He is knowledgeable, caring, passionate and always wants his students to succeed and strive for their best. As a student, who went off track for a while, it was Alan who took measures to ensure I found my way again; and Drama came on top in my HSC with my solo and group projects both receiving outstanding results - and much of it is owed to Alan. I sincerely could not recommend him highly enough!
Growing up all through school I was always very shy and quiet. I couldn't speak in front of people, as having people's attention focussed on me caused me a lot of anxiety. Alan Blackwoods drama lessons helped me to overcome this anxiety. I performed a monologue in front of a crowd and although at the time it was scary, I am so glad I did it. I am now much more confident, and not as shy and scared of people anymore. He is the best drama teacher anyone could have.
I attended Alan's drama classes in my early 20's and they were invaluable, lots of fun, and great for building confidence.
Alan's classes are fun, motivating, social and above all confidence building. These are the sorts of classes that develop skills for life as an adult as well as today. Highly recommended for any and all kids.
Studying drama has helped me come out of my shell and given me a very elite skill set to face the world and through the help, guidance, and knowledge from Alan I was able go excel in not only drama through high school but also a lot of times in life where I needed to be able to make and good impression through speaking and presenting myself! As a teacher I couldn't have had a better one Alan's knowledge on the subject, experiences, connections and coaching are second to none. Thanks again for everything Alan!
Any child is lucky to be taught by Alan - when I first walked into his classroom, I was very shy. When I left, I was confident and had faith in my own abilities. Alan is able to connect with people of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels. In fact, it was Alan and his inspirational classes that made me fall in love with drama and want to teach. I will forever cherish the four years I spent under Alan's tutelage.