Short and Sweet Workshops
As the name suggests, the Short and Sweet workshops are designed for maximum energy, creativity and fun for the littlest learners in our studio. You can think of Short and Sweet as level one of the Speak Up holiday workshop syllabus, for kids in prep to grade four. These kids drama workshops run for three hours each, with two workshops on each day. Each workshop is $55.
What happens during the workshops?
Speak Up Studio’s Short and Sweet workshops are fun, engaging and finish with an exciting outcome, usually a performance, photoshoot or a fancy craft to take home!
What age group are these workshops for?
Short and Sweet workshops are designed for primary school students in prep to grade four. Grade five and six students are welcome, but content will be somewhat easy for them. For older children, we recommend our Little Experts or Born to Perform Workshops.
How does the day run?
Short and Sweet workshops run from 9.00am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 3.30pm each day. Students booked into both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised between 12pm and 12.30pm.
What do we do about food?
Supervised snack breaks for Short and Sweet workshops are held at 10.30am, 12pm and 2.00pm. 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 order 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 the week. Thanks for understanding!
Where are the workshops held?
Easter Short and Sweet 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 snacks and 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 workshop. 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.
What if I work, is before and after care available?
Yes! At the time of booking the workshop please book into either (or both) before and after care. Supervision is available between 8am and 9am ($10) and 3.30pm and 5pm ($15). Quiet activities will be available such as reading, colouring or a relevant video.
How much do workshops cost?
Short and Sweet workshops run for three hours and cost $55 each. Students are welcome to attend individual workshops, or book in for a full day or 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.
Positive Feedback from families in Brisbane
The variety in the range of themes offered in these workshops is amazing. Also, the staff seemed very enthusiastic and as eager to be there as the kids! – Jen (mum, 2017)
Our family loves being a part of the Speak Up Studio community. The confidence speech and drama classes unleashes in our daughter is wonderful to see. She returns from her classes in the happiest of moods and loves the holiday workshops and performance opportunities. Thank you Speak Up Team! – Catherine (mum, 2018)
Rudolph Antlers (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Monday 16th Dec, 9am – 12pm
Come dashing through the snow with us in this fun-filled Christmas themed craft and musical theatre workshop! Make your own set of reindeer antlers and ears, then Join Santa, learning an energetic musical theatre piece all about reindeer! This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
Gingerbread Houses (Craft and Drama)
Monday 16th Dec, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Delectable and delicious design! Instead of roof tiles there are gummy bears! Instead of plaster walls there is gingerbread! Instead of concrete there is icing! All the pieces will come together to make one super scrumptious house! No baking required; all decorators need is their sense of fun! **Please note this workshop includes food and may not be suitable for those with allergies*
Let it Snow! (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Tuesday 17th Dec, 9am – 12pm
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? Then this is the workshop for you! Make your own Christmas snow globe and explore songs and dances about a white and snowy Christmas! This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
Reindeer Marionettes (Craft and Drama)
Tuesday 17th Dec 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Come Dasher, come Dancer, come Donna, come Blitzen! Santa’s sleigh needs guiding and we know the reindeer for the job! In this festive workshop, you will construct a fun and colourful reindeer marionette and learn how to bring them to life in the Speak Up puppet theatre!
Grinchy Puppets (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Wednesday 18th Dec, 9am – 12pm
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! First, you’ll get to create your very own ghastly green puppet, then learn to sing and dance to a fabulous song all about the Grinch! This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
Hogwarts Christmas (Craft and Drama)
Wednesday 18th Dec, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Join us as we celebrate Christmas Hogwarts style! Create a silly hat, make up magical jokes that would make Fred and George proud, and then combine it all into an exploding no-heat-wet-start Christmas bon bon to share with your family on Christmas day.
Deck the Halls (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Thursday 19th Dec, 9am – 12pm
Let’s rock around the Christmas tree in this fun filled craft and Musical theatre workshop! Make your own Christmas decorations and learn to sing and dance to some rockin’ Christmas carols. This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
Gingerbread Houses (Craft and Drama)
Thursday 19th Dec, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Delectable and delicious design! Instead of roof tiles there are gummy bears! Instead of plaster walls there are gingerbread! Instead of concrete there is icing! All the pieces will come together to make one super scrumptious house! No baking required; all decorators need is their sense of fun! *Please note this workshop includes food and may not be suitable for those with allergies*
Frosty the Snowman (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Friday 20th Dec, 9am – 12pm
Frosty the Snowman is rolling into Speak Up these school holidays! Make your own adorable sock snowman craft, and sing and dance with Frosty. This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.
Willy Wonka Christmas (Craft and Drama)
Friday 20th Dec 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Christmas is a busy time of year for Mr Wonka! So much so that needs you to help him build a brand new chocolate factory! Step into a world of pure imagination and use a range of delicious building materials to plan and construct their edible Chocolate factory! Thats right! It’s not just flavoured wall paper, this time the whole building is edible! No baking required; all decorators need is their sense of fun! *Please note this workshop includes food and may not be suitable for those with allergies*
Annie and Friends (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Monday 20th Jan, 9am – 12pm
It’s a hard knock life if you aren’t coming to Speak Up’s latest Annie workshop! Make sure Miss Hannigan doesn’t see you having fun while you’re singing and dancing your way around the orphanage with the other orphans. First you’ll design a tea towel, then learn choreography involving lots of scrubbing (with the tea towel!) to a mashup of songs from the classic hit musical. Finishing special performance for parents.
Spy Gadgets (Craft and Drama)
Monday 20th Jan, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Secret agents, get ready to play some mind games in this high risk, under cover, investigative craft and drama workshop. Create your very own secret spy watch, and dream up all the wild and whacky things it can do! Laser beams, invisibility buttons, your imagination is the only limit! Then jump on stage to explore some Zac Power themed drama activities, finishing with a performance for parents!
Elsa Crowns (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Tuesday 21st Jan, 9am – 12pm
Elsa is back, so let’s take a trip down memory lane! First, we’ll create a sparkling crown, then we’ll wear them as we learn to sing and dance to the hits from Frozen! You’re going to love this workshop, so make sure you ask your parents to Let You Go!
Handmade Pokemon Cards (Craft and Drama)
Tuesday 21st Jan, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Come and catch em all at the Speak Up Pokemon Gym! Young Pokemon trainers from far and wide will invent a set of Pokemon Cards from their imagination. At the end of the workshop, trainers will put their inventions to the test in a dramatic Pokemon Card Tournament. *Please note that Speak Up workshops are generally non-competitive, however there is an element of competition in this particular workshop. Chat with us if your child might need some extra support in this regard*
Troll Pet Rocks (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Wednesday 22nd Jan, 9am – 12pm
Do you love to get up and just dance, dance, dance? Revisit the magic of the Trolls movie these holidays! First we’ll get crafty by creating colourful and quickly pet rocks (with excellent hair!) then we’ll let our own hair down to sing and dance to the fabulous and uplifting songs from the movie, finishing with a performance for parents.
Herbology (Craft and Drama)
Wednesday 22nd Jan, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Calling all Hogwarts students, it’s time to step into greenhouse three for a Herbology class with Professor Sprout! First, you’ll get to create a tiny jungle in a jar. These mini jungles are called terrariums and they are a great way to learn about the water cycle. Once you’ve finished your jungle jar it’s time to explore the grounds of Hogwarts and meet some of the interesting creatures that live there! This workshop ends in a performance for parents.
Cats, Cats, Cats (Craft and Musical Theatre)
Thursday 23rd Jan, 9am – 12pm
Calling all cool cats, who want to groove and meow along with some of the funkiest felines around. First, you’ll create a pair of customized cat ears, then pounce on stage to learn to sing and dance to a mashup of cat themed songs from movies and musicals, ending with a purrrrrrfect performance for parents.
Minecraft Self Portraits (Craft and Drama)
Thursday 23rd Jan, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Pixels are at the heart of Minecraft, and pixel art is what we explore in this fun and creative workshop! How can single squares become an image? During this workshop we will piece together pixelated self portraits on a canvas! Then it’s time to jump on stage and explore some drama activities about building and teamwork!
Friday 24th Jan, 9am – 12pm
Come alive and show everyone the true you in our The Greatest Showman workshop. Get creative and express yourself by creating your very own Showman Top Hat! Students will learning singing and choreography to a mashup of songs from The Greatest Showman, finishing with a performance for parents.
Friday 24th Jan, 12.30pm – 3.30pm
Tralalalala! Captain Underpants fans unite for this action packed craft and drama workshop! Make your own superhero cape to wear while fighting crime and play lots of fun drama games inspired by the world of Captain Underpants!