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Acting & Drama
  • Wednesdays, to
    03:30 pm - 04:30 pm
$165 per term
SHINE School of Confidence, Lynette Forday
TAPAC class

These classes give students the space and courage to taste and try presenting, acting, voice & accents, public speaking and improvisation in a fun and supportive environment…

Each topic will be covered by a specialist tutor. Created by Shine School of Confidence and led by their key tutors these sessions will explore the expressive potential of performance. 

Acting - being in character

Presenting - present and deliver

Moving - working with the body 

Voice - as an instrument

Students will work with a variety of texts but will also improvise and use their imaginations. There will be a focus on developing the imagination and the voice to create authentic, believable performances, while having a blast of course!

This programme will launch online and will return to TAPAC's studios when alert levels permit. The online class time is 3.30pm-4.30pm and the in-studio time will be 4.00pm-5.00pm. 


  • To enrol for a half term (5 weeks 20 Oct - 17 Nov $95) please email [email protected]

Level 2 In-Studio Restrictions

  • The time of this class has changed to allow for cleaning in between classes and to limit contact between classes.
  • Places in courses will be reduced to allow for social distancing of 2-metres.
  • This course has a maximum of 8 participants. Due to this limit, parents are not permitted to watch in the studio.
  • All students/parents will be emailed with TAPAC’s Level 2 Covid protocols prior to their class starting.
  • No trial classes are available.
  • If the programme needs to be cancelled due to low enrolments,  you will receive a refund.


Teaching artist

shine TAPAC

SHINE School of Confidence

Shine School of Confidence inspires confidence and imagination in kids, helping them to communicate effectively and build self-belief, while having fun of course! Shine was founded by Nina Burchett, who has acted in film, theatre and television in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and USA.

Teaching artist

Lynette Forday TAPAC

Lynette Forday

Lynette is an actor, presenter, writer, journalist and motivational speaker. A familiar face on NZ screens for well over two decades, Lynette’s work on Shortland Street made her a household name but her work extends far beyond the show. Before she began acting, Lynette was an accomplished Ballet Dancer. At 17 she was the youngest dancer to be employed by the Royal NZ Ballet Company. Ballet took her to America and Britain where she developed a love for acting. She returned to Australia and one of 18 selected from 3000 applicants to be accepted into the world renowned Acting University NIDA, where actors such as Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman trained. Other highlights of Lynette’s career include presenting the international travel show ‘Destination Planet Earth’. A published writer and voice over talent, Lynette is also passionate about motivational speaking. She enjoys mentoring the performers of tomorrow.