Short and Sweet Workshops

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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. These kids drama workshops run for three hours each, with two workshops each day.

Workshop Timetable

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 12.15pm and 12.30pm to 3.45pm each day. Students booked into both morning and afternoon sessions will be supervised between 12.15pm and 12.30pm.

What do we do about food?

Supervised snack breaks for Short and Sweet workshops are held at 10.30am, 12.15pm 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 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?

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 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?

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.

Book Online Via The Parent Portal

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) 

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Spring Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions

Elsa Crowns (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Monday 23rd Sept, 9am – 12.15pm

Elsa is back later this year, 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!

Unicorn Horns (Craft and Drama)

Monday 23rd Sept, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

Unicorns are the perfect combination of colour, magic and fun! Come along to combine your creativity with your imagination to create a magical unicorn horn of your very own. Then develop your performance skills and confidence as we explore unicorn themed poems and stories, finishing with a performance for parents!

Troll Pet Rocks (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Tuesday 24th Sept, 9am – 12.15pm

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 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.

Handmade Pokemon Cards (Craft and Drama)

Tuesday 24th Sept 12.30pm – 3.45pm

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.

 
Willy Wonka Lollies (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Wednesday 25th Sept, 9am – 12.15pm 

You look down at your hand. There is a glittering, shiny, golden ticket between your fingers. You look up. The doors open. You step forward into the mystical and magical world of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! You’re the new chocolate maker in charge, and it’s time to do what you do best. Sing, dance and invent wild and wacky lollies that no one in the world would dare to imagine. This workshop ends in a performance for parents.

*Please note this workshop includes food and may not be suitable for those with allergies.

 
Sporky’s Toy Workshop (Craft and Drama)

Wednesday 25th Sept, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

It’s time to MAKE a new friend. Not in the usual way you make friends at Speak Up. Today you’ll be making a friend out of craft supplies! First, we’ll transform common house-hold items into interesting characters, and we’ll jump up and do some drama activities inspired by the latest Toy Story movie.

 
Lion King Masks (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Thursday 26th Sept, 9am – 12.15pm

Join Simba and Naala in a workshop for the kings and queens of the Pridelands. Un-tame your imagination and design your own wild animal mask, just like the ones used in the Lion King stage musical! Then leap on stage and sing and dance to your favourite songs from the Lion King. This workshop ends in a performance for parents.

 
Spy Gadgets (Craft and Drama)

Thursday 26th Sept, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

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!

 
Cats! Cats! Cats! (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Friday 27th Sept, 9am – 12.15pm

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 customised 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.

 
Witch and Wizard Wands (Craft and Drama)

Friday 27th Sept, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

Swish and flick! Young witches and wizards, come along to learn the art of wand making! Select your wand core and design a unique handle for your wand. Then step into the charms classroom, where you will invent magic spells and cast them on your classmates (using your most convincing acting!) This workshop finishes with a performance for muggles (parents.)

 
Heart of Tefiti (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Monday 30th Sept, 9am – 12.15pm

Join Maui and Moana for this crafty workshop to design and create your own Heart of Tafiti Necklace out of polymer clay. Then dance and sing along to some of the best songs from Moana, finishing with a performance for parents.

 
Birds vs Pigs (Craft and Drama) – CANCELLED
Willy Wonka Lollies (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Tuesday 1st Oct, 9am – 12.15pm

You look down at your hand. There is a glittering, shiny, golden ticket between your fingers. You look up. The doors open. You step forward into the mystical and magical world of Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory! You’re the new chocolate maker in charge, and it’s time to do what you do best. Sing, dance and invent wild and wacky lollies that no one in the world would dare to imagine. This workshop ends in a performance for parents.

 
*Please note this workshop includes food and may not be suitable for those with allergies*
 
Spy Disguises (Craft and Drama)

Monday 1st Oct, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

Being a spy is all about getting into disguise! What will you dream up? A false beard? A handlebar moustache? A new nose? Dream up your new identity and bring it to life with craft, accessories and face paint. Once you are unrecognisable, you’ll be ready to jump on stage to have a go of some mysterious drama games and stories, finishing with a performance for parents (Parents, please be sure to take the right chid home at the end of this workshop!)

 
 
Annie and Friends (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Wednesday 2nd Oct, 9am – 12.15pm

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.

 
Captain Capes (Craft and Drama)

Wednesday 2nd Oct, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

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!

Ringmaster Hats (Craft and Musical Theatre)

Thursday 3rd Oct, 9am – 12.15pm

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.

 
Minecraft Self Portraits (Craft and Drama)

Thursday 3rd Oct, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

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!

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Up Next: Little Experts Workshops

Next up is our Little Experts workshop program for students in grade three to grade eight.