Teens invited to WAAPA for short courses

Western Australian Academy of Performing ArtsDo you have a teenager in the family who loves acting? Or is a budding music theatre star? In the upcoming July school holidays, talented high school students are invited to explore their creativity in short courses at the acclaimed Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), enjoying access to its expert staff and outstanding facilities.


WAAPA’s mid-year Explore Short Courses in acting, music theatre and singing invite young people interested in performing to explore their craft further by extending their skills, becoming more confident and learning how to audition successfully.


Acting Up! is a week-long school holiday program from Monday to Friday, July 13-17 that offers Year 11 and 12 students specialised tuition in acting, improvisation, movement and voice. Taught by WAAPA’s Acting staff, the participants create self-devised pieces that are performed at the conclusion of the course to an audience of family and friends. An information session run by WAAPA staff answers questions about WAAPA’s courses and the realities of pursuing a career as an actor.


For young performers wishing to enhance their music theatre skills, WAAPA offers the Music Theatre Mid-Year Workshop. Suitable for teenagers 14 years and older, this week-long holiday program runs from Monday to Friday, July 6-10. It offers expert tuition by WAAPA’s Music Theatre staff in ensemble singing, song and dance, jazz, acting and improvisation techniques. The workshop culminates in a musical performance for family and friends.


There are limited places available for WAAPA’s Explore Short Courses, so book now to avoid disappointment.


For full details on courses or for a free brochure, contact the Explore Short Courses Coordinator by phone on (08) 9370 6323, by email at explore.waapa@ecu.edu.au or visit waapa.ecu.edu.au/explore.


Photo: Throughout the year, WAAPA brings in many special guest teachers and performers. Earlier this year, WAAPA Music Theatre Showstoppers performed in a special fundraiser with the cast of Les Misérables. Photo by Stephen Heath.