Little Experts Workshops


The Little Experts program was created to give older students a chance to work on more advanced skills and techniques, while still having heaps of fun! You can think of Little Experts as level two of the Speak Up Holiday Workshop Syllabus. These workshops run over two mornings or afternoons, or throughout the day on Wednesday.

What happens during the workshops?

Speak Up Studio’s Little Experts workshops are longer workshops, designed to extend student’s skills in a particular area through fun, engaging, challenging content and activities.

What age group are these workshops for?

These school holiday workshops are designed for primary school students in grade 3 to 6. Grade 7 and 8 students are welcome, but content may be somewhat easy for them. For younger children, we recommend our Short and Sweet Program.

How does the day run?

Little Experts workshops usually run from 9am – 12pm and 12.30pm – 3.30pm each day. Most workshops are split over two mornings or two afternoons. Students booked into both the morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised between 12pm and 12.30pm. The Wednesday session runs from 9am – 3.30pm.

What do we do about food?

Supervised snack breaks for Little Experts workshops are held at appropriate times throughout the day. Please send your child along with plenty of healthy food for the day. We would appreciate if you could avoid packing nuts. There is an on site cafe at the studio if you wish to purchase extra food.

Can parents stay and watch?

We prefer if parents do not stay to watch the workshops as your presence can be a little distracting for our students and teachers. We would love to welcome you to watch the performance at the end of certain workshops, and we promise to share lots of photos and videos at the end of each day. Thanks for understanding!

Where are the workshops held?

Little Experts workshops are held at our Red Hill Studio only.

What should my child bring and wear?

Students should wear comfortable clothes. Dressing up is encouraged! Please send your child with a water bottle so we can ensure they stay hydrated throughout the day.

How are children supervised?

Students will be signed in upon arrival, and will be supervised until they are collected at the end of the day. All breaks are supervised. Please let us know the name of the person who will be picking up your child when you sign them in. We are unable to release students into the care of an adult who has not been listed on our attendance sheet.

How much do workshops cost?

Little Experts workshops run for six hours and cost $120 each. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or book in for a full day or full week. A discount of $50 is available when booking in for a full week of Little Experts.

How do I register for workshops?

All bookings can be made via the parent portal. Credit Card payment is required at time of booking.
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Positive Feedback from Kids in Brisbane

“My daughter and her friend have done at least one workshop together every school holidays for the past couple of years. They just love it. Especially the musical ones.” – Catherine (mum, 2017)

Everyone that I’ve had interactions has been really lovely to deal with. My son had a terrific time in the music video workshop today. – Bianca (mum, 2017)


Winter Little Experts Workshop Descriptions

Funny Scenes from Harry Potter

(Monday & Tuesday 9am – 12pm)
Accio Hogwarts students! If you have a funny bone like Fred and George Weasley you will love this workshop! Students will workshop a funny scene or monologue from Harry Potter, invent their own hilarious spells and get dressed in Hogwarts robes to put on a spellbinding performance for parents. Will you be noble Harry, sweet Dobby, the twins – Greg and Feorge or perhaps Master of Mayhem himself, Peeves?

The Greatest Showman, Musical Theatre (changed from Rube Goldberg Machine)

(Monday & Tuesday 12.30pm – 3.30pm)
Come one, come all! To anyone who’s searching for a way to break free! Over two days students will learning singing and choreography to a mashup of songs from The Greatest Showman, finishing with a performance for parents.

The Greatest Showman Music Video

(Wednesday 9am – 3.30pm)
Come alive! Whether you want to dance your heart out or call the shots like a director, All jobs need filling in this Music Video film shoot for a mashup of songs from The Greatest Showman! With costumes, choreography, and fabulous dance numbers, you’ll have a great day!

Harry Potter Villains

(Thursday & Friday 9am – 12pm)
The Dark Mark has been summoned! Come and test your magic skills in this two day acting workshop designed for those who dabble in the dark arts! Students will workshop a scene or monologue from one of the less friendly Harry potter characters, invent their own evil potion and get dressed in Hogwarts robes to put on a spellbinding performance for parents!.

Star Wars, Drama

(Thursday & Friday 12.30m – 3.30pm)
We are inviting all young Padawans to join us for this intergalactic acting workshop. Students will rehearse scenes from the Star Wars films, honing their Jedi skills and finishing with a performance for parents. May the force be with you!
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Winter Workshop Timetable

Winter 2018 Final Square Timetable

Up Next: Born to Perform Workshops

Next up is our Born to Perform workshop program for students in grade three to grade eight.