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    09:00 am - 03:00 pm
$180
The New Zealand Stage and Screen Combat School
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Prepare for a battle of intergalactic proportions in our sci-fi stage combat holiday programme. For 3 days you’ll be beamed into hyper space for some intense interstellar action as you take on the aliens and androids …

Fun and safe, this stage combat programme for ages 7+ will teach you unarmed combat (punches, falls and sells )and armed stage combat techniques as you practice your skills with a variety of weapons (light sabre noodles/ nerf guns).

 Led by professional stunt people/tutors from The New Zealand Stage and Screen Combat School, you’ll discover how to use your body to tell a story physically with your body, facial expressions and vocalisation. You’ll analyse existing fight scenes to see how the professionals do it and you’ll discover how to safely perform combat manoeuvres using visual illusions and timing.

Covid Precautions

  • TAPAC is a vaccination mandated venue – everyone aged 12+ must be able to show proof of double vaccination to participate in a TAPAC or community-run programme. Please note, TAPAC hosts a number of programmes for young people, so there will be unvaccinated visitors at our venue.
  • TAPAC's venue capacity is based on 1-metre physical distancing. 
  • Record keeping and scanning will be required.
  • Parents will not be permitted to wait in the studio or foyer due to limited studio capacity.
  • There will be no end of course performances or parent showings.
  • Prior to the start of the course, you will receive an email detailing TAPAC’s Covid guidelines for students and visitors.
  • If the programme needs to be cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions or low enrolments, you will receive a refund. 
  • Find more information about TAPAC’s Covid Policy here
Teaching artist

Teaching artist

NZ Stage Combat School TAPAC

The New Zealand Stage and Screen Combat School

Founded by Alexander James Holloway, The New Zealand Stage Combat School aims to deliver top quality training to performers and stage combat enthusiasts alike. After completing his BA HONS at East 15 drama school, Alexander worked on the West End and in London as a professional fight choreographer and or fighter for many years. Inspired by great films like Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit Alexander moved to New Zealand to share his expertise in Stage Combat and Alexander now teaches at some of the best theatres and drama schools in New Zealand.