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Welcome to Drama Dynamics

The performing arts can really boost a child in so many ways. Whether it be to improve communication skills, public speaking, confidence or to develop hidden talents, we believe that it can only be a benefit to the development of a child. Run at various venues in Pretoria, these classes, music videos, workshops and holiday clubs are practical yet skills based, and “full of energy”, giving kids and teens a hands on acting experience! Learning the art of characterisation, doing physical performance, learning mime techniques and comedy skills to name but a few. Groups and private lessons, as well as workshops offers both stage and film acting experience. All participants will perform in a professional space at the Rockwood Theatre

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Welcome to Drama Dynamics

The performing arts can really boost a child in so many ways. Whether it be to improve communication skills, public speaking, confidence or to develop hidden talents, we believe that it can only be a benefit to the development of a child. Run at various venues in Pretoria, these classes, music videos, workshops and holiday clubs are practical yet skills based, and “full of energy”, giving kids and teens a hands on acting experience! Learning the art of characterisation, doing physical performance, learning mime techniques and comedy skills to name but a few. Groups and private lessons, as well as workshops offers both stage and film acting experience. All participants will perform in a professional space at the Rockwood Theatre

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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR KIDS TO SHINE

Dramatic Arts education is an important means of stimulating creativity in problem solving. It can challenge students perceptions about their world and about themselves. Dramatic exploration can provide students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams that they might not otherwise have means to express.

Why Drama?

Still, there is far more that Drama can do. At the centre of all Drama is communication. Like all the arts, Drama allows students to communicate with and understand others in new ways. Perhaps more than any other art form, Drama also provides training in the very practical aspects of communication so necessary in today’s increasingly information-centered world. Students who have participated in Dramatic activities are less likely to have difficulty speaking in public, will be more persuasive in their communications, both written and oral, will be better able to put themselves into others’ shoes and relate to them, and will have a more positive, confident self image.

UNLOCK POTENTIAL
THROUGH DRAMA

Dramatic Arts education is an important means of stimulating creativity in problem solving. It can challenge students perceptions about their world and about themselves. Dramatic exploration can provide students with an outlet for emotions, thoughts, and dreams that they might not otherwise have means to express.

Why Drama?

Still, there is far more that Drama can do. At the centre of all Drama is communication. Like all the arts, Drama allows students to communicate with and understand others in new ways. Perhaps more than any other art form, Drama also provides training in the very practical aspects of communication so necessary in today’s increasingly information-centered world. Students who have participated in Dramatic activities are less likely to have difficulty speaking in public, will be more persuasive in their communications, both written and oral, will be better able to put themselves into others’ shoes and relate to them, and will have a more positive, confident self image.

“MUSIC VIDEO” PARTIES &

“DRAMA” PARTIES

What child hasn’t always dreamed of being in their own music video and getting film performance experience or enjoy dressing up & creating fun skits to perform for one another!

Kids (10 – 18yrs)

*Various venue options.

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“MUSIC VIDEO” PARTIES &

“DRAMA” PARTIES

What child hasn’t always dreamed of being in their own music video and getting film performance experience or enjoy dressing up & creating fun skits to perform for one another!

Kids (10 – 18yrs)

*Various venue options.

Learn More!

WEEKLY GROUP DRAMA CLASSES:

KIDS (10-18 yrs)

Children will learn the art of characterisation, physical performance, take part in movement activities, learn directing skills and experience loads of fun exploring their creativity.

These kids perform in our annual

Showcase Production

at The Rockwood Theatre

Rockwood Theatre logo

At the end of the year they get their Drama Dynamics certificate and annual assessment report.

ENROLL NOW

DAY OPTIONS:

Wednesday Schedule – Venue: The Rockwood Theatre
Thursday Schedule – Venue: Glen Hall (Menlyn)
Friday Schedule – Venue: The Rockwood Theatre

WEEKLY GROUP DRAMA CLASSES:

KIDS (10-18 yrs)

Children will learn the art of characterisation, physical performance, take part in movement activities, learn directing skills and experience loads of fun exploring their creativity.

These kids perform in our annual

SHOWCASE PRODUCTION

at The Rockwood Theatre!

Rockwood Theatre logo

At the end of the year they get their Drama Dynamics certificate and annual assessment report.

Showcase Production
ENROLL NOW

DAY OPTIONS:

Wednesday Schedule – Venue: The Rockwood Theatre
Thursday Schedule – Venue: Glen Hall (Menlyn)
Friday Schedule – Venue: The Rockwood Theatre

PRIVATE PERFORMANCE LESSONS

One-on-one performance training.

Assists with speeches, audition & Eisteddfod pieces.

Public speaking also offered for kids and adults .

*Includes a SHOWREEL: CD of all recordings of their rehearsed pieces.

Private Performance Lessons Info – Kids
Private Performance Lessons Info – Adults
Public Speaking Training & Rates – Adults
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PRIVATE PERFORMANCE LESSONS

One-on-one performance training.

Assists with speeches, audition & Eisteddfod pieces.

Public speaking also offered for kids and adults .

*Includes a SHOWREEL: CD of all recordings of their rehearsed pieces.

Private Performance Info – Kids
Private Performance Lessons Info – Adults
Public Speaking Training & Rates – Adults
Contact Us

PROVINCIAL COLOURS

Kids get the opportunity to get their Provincial Colours in acting!

Entries open in September and close End November for the February Provincial Champs.

National Champs are in April (and World Champs in LA in July).

*This is a fantastic opportunity for your kids to be spotted by Scouts locally and internationally!

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PROVINCIAL COLOURS

Kids get the opportunity to get their Provincial Colours in acting!

Entries open in September and close End November for the February Provincial Champs.

National Champs are in April (and World Champs in LA in July).

*This is a fantastic opportunity for your kids to be spotted by Scouts locally and internationally!

contact us

FINERY ARTS FESTIVAL

This annual arts festival gives kids a real taste of the theatre industry and the opportunity to perform in a professional performance space.

They also get to meet and work alongside professional actors!

Kids 10 – 18yrs

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FINERY ARTS FESTIVAL

This annual arts festival gives kids a real taste of the theatre industry and the opportunity to perform in a professional performance space.

They also get to meet and work alongside professional actors!

Kids 10 – 18yrs

Contact Us

HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES &  SATURDAY WORKSHOPS!

*Only a few scheduled throughout the year.

Varying in theme: “Acting for Comedy”, “Mastering Mime” and “Acting for Film” At The Rockwood Theatre.

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HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES &  SATURDAY WORKSHOPS!

*Only a few scheduled throughout the year.

Varying in theme: “Acting for Comedy”, “Mastering Mime” and “Acting for Film” At The Barnyard Theatre.

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SCRIPTS FOR  ORIGINAL SHORT PLAYS

Tired of searching for new/fresh scripts and plays?

We have a variety of original scripts for short plays for you to choose from. Hit the button below and browse through excerpts from our scripts. If you are interested in purchasing a script please follow the instructions on the scripts page.

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SCRIPTS FOR  ORIGINAL SHORT PLAYS

Tired of searching for new/fresh scripts and plays?

We have a variety of original scripts for short plays for you to choose from. Hit the button below and browse through excerpts from our scripts. If you are interested in purchasing a script please follow the instructions on the scripts page.

Read More!

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DRAMA DYNAMICS UPDATES

NEWS, REVIEWS AND MORE!

TESTIMONIALS

Well done to all these contestants!! All your hard work has paid off! You can be truest proud of all your achievements.

Thanks to you, Melissa for all the training and devotion to all our stars. Well done

 

Sheralee Coetzee

I would like to take this moment to thank you for giving her an opportunity to explore the arts and culture space. Which not only gave her a chance to learn drama and dance, but also assisted in building her physical, mental ability and strengthen her confidence greatly.

Mmasello V. Modise

Cayla envisages herself living and working as an actress in Hollywood one day, and attending your drama classes once a week means everything to her.  Although she is quite a shy child she loves the feeling of getting onto the stage and acting out a role – which isn’t anything similar to her real life.  She enjoys the camaraderie and the fun and laughter that they seem to have every week of trying to do the things that you ask of her.  Cayla tends to give up on her endeavours that she undertakes – this is one that she hasn’t – and looks forward to re-joining you”

Cayla

We are very excited she did well on her speech Festival, thanks to you. She got Gold + award, and comments by the judge are ‘lovely poem, super expression of face and voice, well done’ and thanks for your hard work. Thx mum”

Sam

“My Daughter hasn’t had a particularly great year with her move to a new school and fitting in etc, but continuing with your drama group has given her a sense of family, fun and boosted her confidence, so I am extremely grateful for that.”

TESTIMONIALS

I would like to take this moment to thank you for giving her an opportunity to explore the arts and culture space. Which not only gave her a chance to learn drama and dance, but also assisted in building her physical, mental ability and strengthen her confidence greatly.

Mmasello V. Modise

Cayla envisages herself living and working as an actress in Hollywood one day, and attending your drama classes once a week means everything to her.  Although she is quite a shy child she loves the feeling of getting onto the stage and acting out a role – which isn’t anything similar to her real life.  She enjoys the camaraderie and the fun and laughter that they seem to have every week of trying to do the things that you ask of her.  Cayla tends to give up on her endeavours that she undertakes – this is one that she hasn’t – and looks forward to re-joining you”

Cayla

We are very excited she did well on her speech Festival, thanks to you. She got Gold + award, and comments by the judge are ‘lovely poem, super expression of face and voice, well done’ and thanks for your hard work. Thx mum”

Sam

“My Daughter hasn’t had a particularly great year with her move to a new school and fitting in etc, but continuing with your drama group has given her a sense of family, fun and boosted her confidence, so I am extremely grateful for that.”

Director

Melissa Carreira

Melissa Carreira

Melissa graduated with a BA degree in Live Performance at AFDA in 2002.

Melissa has been successfully running speech & drama classes at various schools , as well as her own drama school  Drama Dynamics,  since 2009 at various Barnyard Theaters  across Gauteng. She offers weekly classes, performance training, private lessons and workshops.

She taught Gr 10 English and Art & Culture at Clapham High School and has also completed the Eisteddfod Adjudicating Course.

No stranger to the stage, Melissa has performed in many theatre productions: In 2003 at the Grahamstown Festival in a stage production written by Deon Opperman, and ‘Mother of the Brides’ in 2004, directed by Joe Watson.

Melissa has also starred in various tv adverts for products such as Frutopia, Vitalinea and South African Airways, but her most acclaimed performance would be that of Mrs Braiden in Generations in 2005.

She’s directed numerous school concerts such as ‘Night at the Loreto Library’ at Loreto School Queenswood, ‘The Yellow Brick Road’ at CBC & ‘School of Cool’ at Farrarmere Primary and runs The Loreto Performance Club.

She has directed and continues to direct many Drama Dynamics shows at the Barnyard Theatres.

OUR VENUES!

1. The Rockwood Theatre

This great venue allows the kids to enjoy a hands-on experience!
Being part of a real theatre and doing activities and performing on a stage where professionals do, is simply fantastic

LOCATION:

In the Parkview Shopping Centre; Cnr Garsfontein and Netcare Rd; Moreleta, Pretoria East.

AND

2. The Glen Hall (Menlyn)

LOCATION:

Cnr Keeshond Street & Hilda Botha Streets, Menlyn, Pretoria

All Groups From All Venues Will Perform At:

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Formerly Known as the Barnyard Theatre

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