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Kick Up The Artz

Kick Up The Artz

Contact Details

Location

Up Tempo Cafe, Dimboola Road, Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Kick Up The Artz

Up Tempo Cafe, Dimboola Road, Horsham, Victoria, Australia

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Kick Up The Artz is an acting and creative movement training studio, preparing young people for future endeavours in the arts.

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Biography

At Kick Up The Artz, our focus is on providing our students with the skills and knowledge they need to become confident, well-rounded and collaborative performers.

By undertaking weekly classes in both acting and creative movement, students will develop practical skills and knowledge that will consolidate and extend their existing performance skills.  All classes are held on a Thursday evening.

Our Philosophy

Kick Up The Artz firmly believes in the power of drama and creative movement to instil positivity, self-confidence and resilience in young people.  Our classes always strive to be:

  • fun
  • supportive
  • focussed
  • motivating
  • practical

Our Classes

Students who enrol in Kick Up The Arts do a combination of Acting with Larissa Riddell and Creative Movement with Amy Anselmi.  Class times vary with age, and students are grouped with similarly aged peers. Classes run with the school terms, with Term 4 classes ending at the beginning of December.

Small class sizes allow teachers to give each student individual attention to find out what motivates them and how they can best achieve their goals.

Acting classes explore characterisation skills, voice techniques, script interpretation, naturalistic and non-naturalistic performance styles and theatrical conventions, ensemble and solo work, and improvisation.

Creative Movement classes include movement improvisation, safe floor-based movement practices, pair and group work, relaxation and focussing exercises, expressive intention development, and creative use of space, time and energy.

Open classes are held each term for family and friends to view the students’ work.

Our classes support students to involve themselves in the artistic endeavours of the wider Wimmera community. From time to time, Kick Up The Artz engages guest artists from the industry to work with students.

Our Teachers

Our tertiary qualified teachers bring a wealth of experience in education and performance.  They cater for skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced, and set attainable yet challenging goals for students to strive towards.

Larissa has 18 years experience in secondary and primary performing arts education.  For the last five years she has also worked as a freelance drama teacher and has helped to prepare VCE students for tertiary acting entrance auditions.

Amy is a creative and innovative dance teacher, choreographer and improvisational movement practitioner with over fifteen years’ experience in dance education.  She has taught VCE Dance in both a school setting, and as a private tutor.  Amy regularly attends workshops and conferences to update her knowledge of safe movement techniques and advances in contemporary choreographic dance practices.

Our Dress Code

All Kick Up The Artz students attend classes wearing confortable black clothes, such as leggings/tracksuit pants and singlet or t-shirt. Bare feet are preferred.

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