Frequently Asked Questions
Where and when will classes take place?
Classes run in alignment with the Queensland and New South Wales school terms. Please see our Class Schedule for more details. In 2021, we will have venues in Kingscliff NSW, Bundall QLD, Kirra QLD and Tugun QLD.
What’s involved in a class?
Each class will begin with a warm up and then moves on to activities that aim to develop key performance skills including character development, vocal projection and technique and ensemble collaboration. These activities will be tailored to suit the age and ability of each group. Our Junior, Intermediate and Senior groups will also delve into improvisation techniques and script work, whilst our Performance Play students will focus more on imaginative play, story telling and following direction. Our Musical Theatre classes will develop skill sin singing, dance and drama, whilst preparing whole musical numbers. While we aim to develop performance skills, our classes are predominantly about building confidence, nurturing creativity and having fun.
Can parents/caregivers stay and watch?
Parents/caregivers are most welcome to remain at the venue for the duration of the class, however, we will no longer be able to have adults sit in and watch our rehearsals. Many of our students come to Sun Stage to develop their confidence, and parents/caregivers in the classroom can impede this by distracting students, shifting focus and changing student behaviour. We are also limited on space capacity due to COVID-19 restrictions, which varies from venue to venue.
Can we try a class before enrolling for a whole term?
All prospective students are most welcome to try a class prior to enrolling if there are still places available in their chosen group. We will also hold Open Classes for prospective parents and students to attend when we have a group of similar aged students who have expressed interest in trialling a class for group that has already booked out. Please get in touch to register your interest so we can keep you on our Open Class waiting list.
What does my child need to wear and bring to class?
Students aren’t required to bring anything to class. They may like to have a drink bottle with them, but this isn’t essential. Students should wear clothes that they feel comfortable moving around in.
Will there be a performance at the end of the term?
From 2021, Sun Stage will present a staged performance for all students at the beginning of Term 2 and Term 4. These performances will be ticketed with a small fee to cover theatre venue hire.