Shakespeare and soundtracks

Music and Drama Camp

Spring Holidays - September 30 to October 2nd

Early Bird Pricing till Aug 31

Inspire Your Child's Creativity And Ignite Their Imagination

Join Us for a Fun-Filled Music and Drama

Camp Experience for Kids Age 6-11.

Presented by Prima Piano and Enchanted Theatre

Welcome to Our Music & Drama Camp for Kids!

Are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey into the world of Shakespeare and musical storytelling? Our three-day holiday camp is the perfect blend of excitement, practical learning, and creativity for young minds. 

Shakespeare and Soundtracks is an innovative program giving kids practical skills in music and dramatic stagecraft.

Why Shakespeare? 

We aim to inspire children to enjoy a lifelong love of the dramatic arts.

  • On the last day of camp there will be a FREE performance for family and friends at 4pm, showcasing all their new dramatic and musical skills!
  • If you have an Active and Creative Kids Voucher from Service NSW you can redeem it with us for $50 OFF the camp price.

What To Expect

Musical Storytelling

Led by our experienced instructors, kids will dive into the fundamentals of piano playing, rhythm and improvisation, whilst learning how to tell stories through music. Whether they're beginners or budding musicians, they'll discover the joy of making music together.

Dramatic Adventures

From suspenseful tales to whimsical fantasies, our campers will explore a variety of genres through music and drama. They'll learn scenes from Shakespeare infused with themes of suspense, fantasy, comedy, and action, bringing classic stories to life on stage.

Ensemble Performances

Get ready to shine in the spotlight! Kids will collaborate to perform dramatic pieces of music alongside captivating scenes from Shakespearean classics. It's a unique opportunity to blend two art forms and showcase their talents in a memorable performance at the end of the camp.

Practical Skills & Creativity

Beyond the stage and the keys, our camp fosters real-world skills and encourages creative expression. Through interactive activities and hands-on learning, kids will unleash their imagination, problem-solving abilities, and teamwork skills.

games, Crafts and Fun!

Who says learning can't be fun? Our camp is packed with exciting games, activities, and crafts. Children will have the opportunity to create their own props and design sets for the big performance at the end of camp, ensuring laughter and joy every step of the way.

Free

Before and After Camp Care

We understand the importance of convenience for busy parents.

That's why we offer complimentary before and after care, providing a safe and nurturing environment for your child to thrive.

Join us for the

End-of-camp Show!

Free for Family and Friends to Enjoy.

All kids will have the opportunity to showcase their new skills and creativity in our end of camp show on the the final day of camp, Wednesday 2nd October at 4pm. 

All family and friends are welcome to attend.

Spots are Limited So Book Your Spot Now!

Dates and Hours

Monday September 30

8.30am: Before Camp Care

9.00am: Camp Program

4.00pm: After Camp Care

5.00pm: Finish


Tuesday October 1st

8.30am: Before Camp Care

9.00am: Camp Program

4.00pm: After Camp Care

5.00pm: Finish


wednesday october 2nd

8.30am: Before Camp Care

9.00am: Camp Program

4pm: Free End of Camp Show

Camp will end after the show

Geri & Ellie 

Camp Leaders

Geri Green and Ellie Breakspear are local Manly mums with over 40 years combined teaching experience, they're passionate about inspiring young minds in the dramatic and musical arts. 

Geri Green - Music Leader

Geri is the founder of the highly regarded piano school Prima Piano, and has been teaching kids for over 20 years whilst also working in the Australian Film and TV industries as a composer, orchestrator and music producer, regularly performing and recording her own soundtracks. In 2020 she founded PianoPlaybox.com through which she creates and sells innovative teaching resources and music games, and has published her original sheet music compositions and her Sensory Sight Reading method book series.

Ellie Breakspear - Drama Leader

Ellie worked in London as a professional actress on screen and in theatre for over a decade. Specialising in Shakespeare, she performed as Juliet in ‘Romeo and Juliet’, Helena in ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beatrice in ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ and many other roles. Back home in Sydney, Ellie has worked as a co-curricular drama teacher at Redlands, St Lukes and Monte Sant’ Angelo Mercy College, and is passionate about introducing Shakespeare to primary school aged children. 

Where To Find Us

Our camp is located at the iconic North Steyne Surf Lifesaving Club in Manly

Customer Testimonials

Geri Green is an outstanding teacher whose life-long dedication to music and deep expertise enables her not only to teach at a very high level but also to tailor the teaching style and repertoire to best fit each student…

Yael - Piano Parent

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Early Bird Special Pricing

$

390

$340 using your Service NSW Active and Creative Kids Voucher

  • 3 day holiday camp program ($130 per day)
  • 30 Sept - 2nd Oct.
  • 8.30 - 5pm (camp program 9am - 4pm)
  • All kids ages 6-11 welcome
  • North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club, Manly
  • Regular Price $435 ($145 per day) after August 31

Faq

My child has never studied music or Shakespeare before, does that matter?

Not at all. We are passionate about introducing these skills to primary school children. All levels of experience and ability are welcome. Additionally, kids who already have skills in music will have the opportunity to further apply their knowledge in an ensemble setting.

AREN’T KIDS TOO YOUNG FOR SHAKESPEARE IN PRIMARY SCHOOL?

If children are introduced to Shakespeare in a fun and practical way during primary school, it has huge benefits when they come to study Shakespeare in high school. Ellie spent many years performing Shakespeare to primary school aged children in London, and saw how engaged and delighted younger children can be. Like all skills, the earlier children are exposed to the different language used in Shakespeare, the easier they will find it.

What sets your camp apart from the others?

Shakespeare and Sountracks aims to equip your child with real, practical skills in music and the language of Shakespeare. In the music sessions, students will spend quality time learning keyboard skills and music essentials. During Drama sessions, students will experience the joy and fun to be found in the language of Shakespeare. During Creative Arts sessions, students will work together to create backdrops and props for the performance.

How much is the camp?

Shakespeare and Soundtracks runs for 3 days. The price for all three days is $435 and includes free optional before and after camp care. The Earlybird sale brings the price down to $390 if booking is made before August 31.

Do you accept the Service NSW Active and Creative kids Voucher?

Yes, we accept the $50 voucher and can apply it to your total fee. You can select the discount at checkout and you will need to provide your voucher number in the registration form after payment is received. If for any reason to voucher cannot be redeemed you will nee to pay the balance. Vouchers are not refundable and cannot be applied retrospectively.

CAN I WATCH THE CLASS?

Only staff and children are permitted in the classrooms. However, parents and friends are welcome to watch the performance at the end of the camp.

What should my child bring?

The children will need to bring lunch, a water bottle, hat, and sun cream. Please label all items with your child’s name

Is food provided?

No. Children need to bring their own food and water bottle. They will need food for a fruit/vegetable break, lunch, and a recess. Children will be using up a lot of energy so please be sure to pack plenty of food. Please do not pack food containing nuts.

Are nuts allowed?

No, we are a nut free camp.

What time does the camp run?

Shakespeare and Soundtracks camp runs from 9am to 4pm daily. Free before and after school care is available from 8:30am to 5pm. We do not offer care after the show on the Wednesday, so if you do not watch the show, please arrange for pickup at 4:30pm.

Do I need to book for before and after hours care?

No, you don’t need to book for before or after hours care.

What time is the performance?

The performance is scheduled for 4pm on the final day of camp –  Wednesday 2nd October. We do not offer care after the performance. If you cannot attend the performance, please arrange for pickup at 4:30pm.

Will my child be in a group with their friends?

Groups will be determined by age so it will not always be possible for friends to be together if they are different ages. However, we will always do our best to group friends together if requested. There will be several sessions during the day in which all students are together.

How many children will be in each group?

There will be a maximum of 36 children split into three groups of 12. There will be a specialist music teacher, drama teacher and creative arts teacher.

Does my child need a costume?

There is no need to buy anything especially for the performance. Your child will be asked to wear a very basic costume for the end-of-camp performance eg. all black/dark clothes. Your child will be told what to wear on the first day – it depends on what character they will play. 

What is your cancellation and refund policy?

  • Cancellations made at least 28 days prior to the start of camp will receive a refund, less and admin charge of $60.
  • Cancellations made between 21-14 days prior to the start of camp will receive a refund, less a cancellation fee of 40% of the total fee paid.
  • Cancellations made less than 14 days before the start of camp will receive no refunds or credits.
  • Credits will not be given for days missed due to illness, or any other reason, once the camp has started.

Join Us for an 

Unforgettable Experience!

Spaces are limited, so don't miss out on this incredible opportunity for your child to grow, learn, and create lasting memories.

Book now to secure your spot!!