The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) will kick off its winter holiday program, NIDA Open, at Parramatta’s Studio 404 next month.
The program,which runs from July 4 to 6, will include Musical Theatre Boot Camp and Storybook City Adventures classes and is available to pupils in grades kindergarten to 6.
“NIDA Open is where young adults come to start or continue their journey in the performing arts,” head of NIDA Open Tricia Ryan said.
“It’s where young children come to develop and discover their creativity, and where young and emerging artists can hone their creativity.
“Creative development can be integral, not only to a career in the arts, but to education and personal growth. NIDA Open courses can also help develop inner confidence, facilitate creative exploration and unleash the inner artist.”
Ms Ryan said with growing evidence to support the positive impact drama can have on children and adults from all backgrounds, young people don’t have to be looking for a career in the arts to benefit from what’s on offer.
“They can benefit academically and socially, and find new interests or improve existing ones to set them on the right path,” she said.
Ms Ryan said it’s a great time for everyone to open their minds to a whole new world, explore their creative potential and indulge their imagination.
Book early to receive the 10 per cent earlybird discount on course fees.
- July 4-6, Studio 404, 404 Church St, corner of Ross St, Parramatta. Tickets: $360. Bookings essential: 1300 450 417, 9697 7626 or nida.edu.au/winter.