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. 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) 


Easter Workshop Timetable

Easter 2019 Holiday Workshops



Easter Short and Sweet Workshop Descriptions


The Greatest Shoes

Monday 8th April, 9am – 12.15pm

Right here. Right now. It’s time to tap! Come alive and show everyone the true you in our The Greatest Showman workshop. First, you’ll use your creativity to transform an old pair of shoes into a pair of tap shoes. Then you’ll learn some cool tap moves as we sing and dance our way through some of our favourite songs from the movie, finishing with a performance for parents. *please note, students will need to bring an old pair of shoes to this workshop*

Droid Animation

Monday 8th April, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

Do you need an Astromech Droid like R2D2? Don’t jump in to your X-Wing Starfighter without one! Or maybe a Pit Droid to help look after your Podracer? Build one like Anakin did, in a workshop designed for a Jedi. After creating your droid, makers will then bring their droids to life using stop motion animation! They might fight battle Droids or fly through the stars! Beep-boop! *please note, students will need to bring an iPad or smart phone to this workshop*

Fly Away

Tuesday 9th April, 9am – 12.15pm

Jane and Michael are all grown up, but lucky for you there are now two Mary Poppins movies to enjoy! During this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious workshop, you’ll get to to create your own talking umbrella. Before you fly away, jump on stage to learn to sing and dance to your favourite songs from both movies. This workshop ends in a performance for parents.

Butterfly Wings

Tuesday 9th April, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

It’s time to spread your wings, but you’re going to have to make them first! Butterfly wings have such unique and beautiful patterns. Using a mixture of collage and paint, you’ll get to design a pair of fabric wings of your very own. Then fly onto the stage with your butterfriends as we explore delightful butterfly poems and stories, finishing with a performance for parents!

Charlie and the Chocolate Lollies

Wednesday 10th April, 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 could 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*


Screenslaver Glasses

Wednesday 10th April, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

Screenslaver interrupts this program for an important announcement. Screenslaver is now in control. His glasses control your every move. There’s no way to break free! During this workshop, you’ll customise a pair of 3D glasses that you can wear to any 3D movie (we’ll supply the glasses, you supply the creativity!) Then get your best bad-guy voice ready because it’s time to learn some mind control and concentration tricks and learn the terrifying monologue from Incredibles 2. This workshop ends in a performance for parents.

Jungle Book Terrariums

Thursday 11th April, 9am – 12.15pm

The jungle is a crazy place to call home! First, you’ll 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 home, it’s time to get groovy like Balloo the Bear and sing and dance to your favourite songs from The Jungle Book. Watch out for those pesky monkeys and that master of hypnosis, Kaa! This workshop ends in a performance for parents.

Spy Gadgets

Thursday 11th April, 12.30pm – 3.45pm

Secret agents, get ready to play some mind games in this high risk, undercover, 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!

King of the Jungle Masks

Thursday 12th April, 9am – 12.15pm

Join Simba and Naala in a workshop for the kings and queens of the Pridelands. Untame your imagination and design your own 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.

Unicorn Creations

Friday 12th April, 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 lovely set of unicorn stationary, including a notebook and a pen holder. Then develop your performance skills and confidence as we explore unicorn themed poems and stories, finishing with a performance for parents!

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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.