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.

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) 

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Summer Workshop Timetable

Christmas Holiday Workshops
January 2019 Holiday workshops

Summer Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions

December

Rudolph Antlers, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Monday 17th December, 9am – 12.15pm)

Come dashing through the snow with us in this fun-filled Christmas themed craft and musical theatre workshop! Make your own set of Rudolph antlers, then learn to sing and dance to an energetic musical theatre piece all about reindeer! This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.

Gingerbread Houses, Cooking Craft

(Monday 17th December, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

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! *Food is used in this workshop.

Singing Snow Globes, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Tuesday 18th December, 9am – 12.15pm)

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

(Tuesday18th December12.30pm – 3.45pm)

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 19th December, 9am – 12:15pm)

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.

Handmade Bon Bons, Craft and Drama

(Wednesday 19th December, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Crack! Bang! Pop! These bon bons will go off with a bang at your Christmas celebration! Make a Christmas cracker and write your own jokes to hide inside… Then learn performing skills so you can make the most corny Christmas joke sound hilarious!

Decorating and Dancing, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Thursday 20th December, 9am – 12.15pm)

Let’s rock around the Christmas tree in this fun filled craft and musical theatre workshop! Make your own Christmas decoration and learn to sing and dance to some rockin’ Christmas carols. This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.

Gingerbread Houses, Cooking Craft

(Thursday 20th December, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

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! *Food is used in this workshop.

Frosty Snowmen, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Friday 21st December, 9am – 12.15pm)

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.

Christmas Cookies, Cooking Craft

(Friday 21st December, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Bring your best design skills along to this tasty treat workshop! Students will use a range of delicious building materials to plan and construct their edible Christmas Village! No baking required – all decorators need is their sense of fun! *Food is used in this workshop.

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January

Jedi Trainin, Craft and Drama

(Thursday 17th January, 9am – 12.15pm)

We are inviting all young Padawans to join us for this intergalactic craft and drama workshop. Students will build their very own lightsaber before rehearsing scenes from the Star Wars films, honing their Jedi skills and finishing with a performance for parents. May the force be with you!

Secret Spy Journals, Craft and Drama

(Thursday 17th January, 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 journal, and join us to explore some Zac Power themed drama activities, finishing with a performance for parents.

Cats and Dogs, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Friday 18th January, 9am – 12.15pm)

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!

Incredible Heroes, Craft and Drama

(Friday 18th January, 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!

Great Show, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Monday 21st January, 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 Capes, Craft and Drama

(Monday 21st January, 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!

Be our Guest, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Tuesday 22nd January, 9am – 12.15pm)

If you are a bookworm like Belle, this is the workshop for you! Come and decorate a beautiful book bag to keep your favourite stories safe when you are on the move. Then take to the stage to learn singing and dancing to some of our favourite songs from Beauty and the Beast, with a performance for parents at the end.

Unicorn Horns, Craft & Drama

(Tuesday 22nd January, 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!

The Hills are Alive, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Wednesday 23rd January, 9am – 12.15pm)

Doe, a deer, a female deer! Ray, a drop of golden sun! Me, a name I call myself! Far, a long long way to run! Join Maria to dance through the fields in this acting, singing and dancing workshop! First, you will create a gorgeous self portrait set on a mountain background, and then you will learn a medley of songs from the amazing hit Broadway musical! This workshop finishes with a special performance for parents.

Witch and Wizard Wand Making, Craft and Drama

(Wednesday 23rd January, 12.30pm – 3.45pm)

Swish and flick! All young wizards must come and discover what their wand will be in this crafty workshop, before attending Hogwarts. After hand designing their core and other magical parts of their wand – students will have their first Charms lessons and learn how to cast a spell and perform an enchantment. The wand chooses the wizard…

You’re Welcome, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Thursday 24th January, 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.

Mad Hatters Tea Party, Craft and Drama

(Thursday 24th January,12.30pm – 3.45pm)

A very merry unbirthday to you…. come along these holidays for a tea party with the Mad Hatter and March Hare! In this creative workshop students can decorate their own Mad Hatter’s tea cup, making it crazy enough for the Hatter himself! Then explore Wonderland through drama games and crazy scenes.

Great Show, Craft and Musical Theatre

(Friday 25th January, 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.

Delightfully Disgusting Slime, Drama and Slime

(Friday 25th January,12.30pm – 3.45pm)

It’s time to get gross and have lots of fun making slime, then jump on stage to have a go at performing poems and stories about the grossest characters we know! Mr Twit stores food in his beard, Dirty Dan has never showered, and Sarah Sylvia Stout simply would not take the garbage out!

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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.