Dreamers Group (grade 8 – 10)
Dreamers is a Voice and Acting group program for grade eight, nine and ten students. At this level, classes are only available at our Red Hill venue. This reflects the effort and commitment that all of our Dreamers share.
Dreamers are confident and self aware. The Dreamers thrive in a group. By this time in their Speak Up Story, Dreamers are secure in their Speech and Drama skills, and live for the opportunity to perform on stage. Many of our Dreamers are undertaking AMEB exams and/or Teacher Training within their Individual Lessons
The Dreamers program is on the one hand a creative outlet for our students, and on the other hand an opportunity to learn about and perform different genres of theatre. Their teacher will watch in amazement, as students quickly grasp and understand a broad range of literature and dramatic theory.
The teacher also takes on the role of director, with each semester culminating in the performance of a one act play. Plays include, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Importance of Being Earnest, Fuzwollops Frame of Mind and more. Dreamers is the end of the Speak Up group curriculum, with interested students invited to apply for our Teacher Training program.
How long are the classes?
Dreamers classes run for 90 minutes over eight weeks in term time. Classes begin in week two of each term.
What happens in class?
Dreamers classes are spent learning about different dramatic genres, acting out snippets from each genre. Students perform in a one act play at the end of each semester.
Can parents stay and watch?
Parents beware. Drama kids at work. All will be revealed at the end of the term!
What performing opportunities will my child have?
Dreamers perform a play at the end of each semester. Dreamers often help as teaching assistants back stage at the eisteddfod and the annual concert, as many of them are beginning work on their Teacher Training.
What resources will my child receive?
Each child receives a sturdy Speech and Drama folder when they enrol. The folder is like a giant pencil case, and is big enough to hold their scripts and shirt, and small enough to fit in their school bag! Students receive workbooks based on each unit and a copy of the play they will perform.
What should my child wear?
Every Dreamer looks fabulous in their black Speak Up shirt, which they will receive for free in their second lesson. Dreamers should wear black leggings or pants with their Speak Up shirt.
What are the fees?
Our fees are designed to be EASY! Everything is included in one simple monthly payment of $120.
How many children in a class?
Our optimum class size is 15 students, although many classes are smaller!
Can my child attend a trial class?
Your child is welcome to attend one class before you set up your first monthly payment. This introductory class is not a “free trial” class (we value our teacher’s time too much to give away classes for free) but it is the chance to make sure the class is the right fit before joining the Speak Up family.
What’s the next step in the Speak Up Imagination Curriculum?
When your child has completed Dreamers, we believe they are ready to fly away from Speak Up, armed with the confidence, communication skills and creativity that will be with them for life. For students wishing to continue studying with Speak Up, our Teacher Training program is the next step.
I just wanted to extend a big congratulations and thank you to the team at Speak Up. We thought the performances at the showcase were just brilliant. Not only in their delivery but also the choices made for the kids to make it fun, funny and motivating. The children’s enthusiasm and aplomb was very evident on the night!!! Well done to you all in opening their hearts and minds to the world of theatre and drama. – Bianca (mum, 2017)
Up Next: Individual Lessons
Where will we journey to next on our Speak Up Studio tour?Individual Lessons for students from grade six