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    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Jess Loudon, SHINE School of Confidence
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This programme is now fully booked. To be added to the waiting list, click the enrol now button or email  [email protected]  You may also be interested in Animal Adventure (5-7) or Magical Music (5-7) 



Enter a magical world of drama and dress-ups! Children will improve their confidence as they learn acting, public speaking and social skills...

Through drama, movement, improvisation and voice, children will develop their dance, acting and speaking skills and be involved in a host of summer-themed activities to promote problem-solving, participation and imagination.

Children will use their voices, enjoy music and dancing (building rhythm, musicality, following, balance and co-ordination). They will also use role-play and storytelling to build an imaginary autumn fantasy-land!

Children will work towards a performance on the final day, which parents are welcome to attend.

Presented by TAPAC and SHINE School of Confidence

Teaching artist

Teaching artist

Jess Loudon TAPAC

Jess Loudon

Jess is an actor and producer who left a career as a lawyer to pursue the stage. She trained at the Atlantic Theatre Company in NYC and performed off-Broadway for several years before returning to her home country, Australia in 2012. Jess has worked extensively in Australia - specialising in Shakespearean theatre with companies such as Bell Shakespeare, Sport for Jove and Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. Since arriving in New Zealand in 2019, Jess has appeared on stage and screen. She played Queen Elizabeth in Richard 3 and Lady Stephanie Mountjoy in The Taming of the Shrew in Season 4 of the Pop Up Globe.  In 2021, Jess is joining the cast of TVNZ’s The Brokenwood Mysteries.

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.