Short and Sweet Workshops

short and sweet

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.

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.

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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) 


Spring Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions

Descendants, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Monday 24th September, 9am – 12.15pm)

If you are W-I-C-K-E-D, this is the workshop for you! Decorate your own poison apple jar to keep all your secrets safe. Then dance, sing and act along with your favourite characters, finishing with a special performance for parents!

The Incredibles, Craft and Drama

(Monday 24th September, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Ultra speed? Invisibility? Super strength? Being a superhero might be fun, but is it even more fun being an Incredible? Come along to this superhero craft and drama workshop and create your own superhero mask to hide your identity when playing games and performing scenes from The Incredibles movies!

The Greatest Showman, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Tuesday 25th September, 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.

Captain Underpants, Craft and Drama

(Tuesday 25th September, 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!

Moana, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Wednesday 26th September, 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.

Unicorn Horns, Craft and Drama

(Wednesday 26th September, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

We all have a bit of Unicorn magic inside us! Will you be a pink fluffy unicorn dancing on a rainbow? Or maybe you’ll be a gold sparkle unicorn floating on clouds? Come along and make a beautiful unicorn horn, then wear your horn to explore a wacky world of unicorn themed drama games and poems!

Mary Poppins, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Thursday 27th September, 9am – 12.15pm)

A supercalifragilisticexpialidocious singing, dancing and acting workshop featuring songs from Mary Poppins. During this workshop students will create their very own paper kite and learn a song and dance to a mashup of songs from the Disney classic!

Winnie the Pooh, Craft and Drama

(Thursday 27th September, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Woods! Join Christopher Robin, Winnie The Pooh, Piglet and the others in this crafty workshop! Students will make their very own furry character from the Hundred Acre Wood out of colourful socks, and then jump on stage to perform for the parents!

Mamma Mia, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Friday 28th September, 9am – 12.15pm)

Here we go again! Everybody is talking about the latest Mamma Mia movie, and we can’t wait to meet all the dancing kings and queens! Come along make a glittering microphone, and then sing and dance to their favourite ABBA songs! Thank you for the music, we’ll see you in the holidays!

Cats and Dogs, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Friday 28th September, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

It’s raining cats and dogs! Join us these holidays to create your very own cat or dog costume and learn a song and dance to a mashup of songs about everyone’s favourite furry animals!

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Spring 2018 Workshop Timetable

Workshop Timetable


Up Next: Little Experts Workshops

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