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 are full day workshops and run from 9 am – 3.30pm. Students will have a morning tea and lunch break during the workshops and will be supervised at all times.
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 full week.
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)
Summer Workshop Timetable
Current Little Experts Workshop Descriptions
A Play in a Day – A Grinchy Tale, Acting
(Monday 17th December, 9am – 3.30pm)
He’s as cuddly as a cactus and as charming as an eel but you’ll see why audiences can’t get enough of Dr Seuss’ The Grinch. Students will rehearse a section of the green and fuzzy script while learning about drama skills and performance techniques. This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
School of Acting and Wizardry, Acting
(Tuesday 18th December, 9am – 3.30pm)
Christmas is one of the best times of year in the Harry Potter world! Come along to explore your favourite Christmassy scenes from the books and movies! From exploding crackers, to cauldrons full of hot strong love, to odd socks, you will have a great day learning acting and performance skills. This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
School of Acting and Wizardry, Funny Scenes
(Monday 21st January, 9am – 3.30pm)
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 – Fred and George or perhaps Master of Mayhem himself, Peeves?
What a Great Show!, Musical Theatre
(Tuesday 22nd January, 9am – 3.30pm)
Come one, come all! Do you have a million dreams? Are you not afraid to be seen? Run away to the circus for the day, and join us for a full day workshop during which you will learning singing and choreography to a mashup of songs from The Greatest Showman, then get dressed up in ringmaster costumes, and finish with a performance for parents.
School of Acting and Wizardry – Villains, Acting
(Wednesday 23rd January, 9am – 3.30pm)
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!
Sketch Comedy Acting, Drama
(Thursday 24th January, 9am – 3.30pm)
I say, old chap! Can you believe there’s a workshop at Speak Up Studio all to do with being silly and clowning about like those fellows from Monty Python? Goodness! Those fellows tried to sell dead parrots, got attacked by rabbits and were very good at being funny! Jolly good! (Perfect for kids who have always wanted to learn more about skits, scenes, and comic acting techniques!)
Revolting Children, Musical Theatre
(Friday 25th January, 9am – 3.30pm)
Whether you’re mummy says you’re a miracle, or you like to be a little bit naughty, come along and learn to sing and dance to songs from Matilda the Musical. All little maggots are welcome, but don’t let Miss Trunchbull find out, or you might end up in the chokey! This workshop finished with a costumed performance for parents!