InterAct Speech and Drama2018-11-26T14:52:26+00:00

“No amount of words would ever be sufficient enough to THANK YOU for your hard work, commitment, dedication, time, energy, passion, patience, and the list goes on. You have taken our kids and given them a platform to shine from.”

Welcome to InterAct, voted by parents as the “number 1 most popular extramural activity in eThekwini

InterAct is Durban Actors Studio’s flagship Children’s Speech and Drama Programme.

InterAct develops your child’s creativity, confidence, communication, collaboration and critical thinking.  Our programme is thematically designed around the internationally recognised London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) performance and communication syllabus. Grounding our training in this respected syllabus provides the structure and skills-based training needed to ensure continuous, but never repeated, year on year skills and talent development, Grade R to Grade 12. InterAct; a nurturing place to theatrically play, learn and grow in.

Our Mini class is a nurturing environment that gives each child the opportunity to grow in confidence. During our Mini class, students find new ways to express themselves, playing with actions, feelings and words – we develop varied, age-appropriate, skills, imparted through a creative and fun environment – the best way to learn!

Anyone can join any InterAct class – our thanks to all schools for allowing learners outside their school to attend classes on campus.

Venues, Days and Time

  • Durban – Monday: Berea Primary, 14h30-15h15
  • Pinetown – Monday: St Benedict, 14h30-15h15
  • Umhlanga – Monday: Atholton Primary, 15h15-16h00
  • Westville – Tuesday: Westville Theatre Club, 15h00-15h45
  • Umgeni – Wednesday: Durban Actors Studio, 14h30-15h15
  • Durban North – Thursday: Northwood High School, 15h00-15h45
  • Kloof – Friday: Thomas More College, 14h15-15h00
  • Westville – Saturday: Westville Theatre Club – 09h00-09h45

Cost

  • R800/term (4 terms per year)
  • R150 T-shirt fee (compulsory for new students)

Our Junior students start to explore the world of “staged” performance. They are introduced to various fun activities which impart a solid grounding regarding the understanding of how voice and body can be utilised to shape and present a character.  They are taught storytelling, improvisation and scene work in order to give them the basic skills needed to take ideas from page to stage.  Whilst we ensure a core skill is developed each term, we are aware drama must be an escape; a chance to let the academic mind rest and engage in creative play. 

Anyone can join any InterAct class – our thanks to all schools for allowing learners outside their school to attend classes on campus.

Venues, Dates and Time

  • Berea – Berea Primary School, Mondays 15h30-16h30
  • Pinetown – St Benedict School,  Mondays 15h30-16h30
  • Umhlanga – Atholton Primary School, Mondays 16h00-17h00
  • Westville – Westville Theatre Club, Tuesdays 16h00-17h00
  • Umgeni – Durban Actors Studio, Wednesdays 15h30-16h30
  • Kloof – Marys DSG, Wednesdays 16h00-17h00
  • Durban North –  Northwood High School, Thursdays 16h00-17h00
  • Kloof – Thomas More College, Fridays 15h00-16h00
  • Westville – Westville Theatre Club, Saturdays 10h00-11h00

Cost

  • R800/term (4 terms per year)
  • R150 Tshirt fee (compulsory for new students)

Our Senior students explore dramatic ideas, themes, genres, characters and stories through exercises that challenge imagination and creativity.  They fine-tune their understanding of character development, storytelling, improvisation and communication skills whilst gaining a solid appreciation for live performance. This class is about giving every high school learner a chance, once a week, to engage in creative play, a chance to let their academic mind rest whilst they nurture new and long-term friendships grounded in a  love of theatre and performance. Grade 7 learners can join a Senior class – should we find the work is too advanced for them we will recommend a move to the Junior Class. 

Anyone can join any InterAct class – our thanks to all schools for allowing learners outside their school to attend classes on campus.

If the student is aged 17+ and they want to train with a more mature group of people they can sign up for our adults class, Impulse.

Venues, Days and Times 

  • Pinetown – Monday, St Benedict School, 16h30-17h30
  • Westville – Tuesday, Westville Theatre Club, 17h00-18h00
  • Umgeni – Wednesday, Durban Actors Studio, 16h45 – 17h45
  • Durban North – Thursday, Northwood High School, 17h00-18h00

Cost

  • R800/term (4 terms per year)
  • R150 T-shirt fee (compulsory for new students)
  • The first class of every term is considered a “no obligation” trial class.
  • Registration for each term closes after week 2. If you register after week 2 you will join us from the next term.
  • All venues are “open” studios, which means you do NOT have to attend the school to attend our classes.
  • Class 8 is an open class – family and friends are invited to watch what we have been working on during the term.
  • The “Fun” class is an open class for students to bring along their friend to join in our drama fun for free.

St Benedict Class Days

Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Monday 21-Jan 28-Jan 04-Feb 11-Feb 18-Feb 25-Feb 04-Mar 11-Mar
Term 2 1 2 Hol 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Monday 08-Apr 15-Apr 22-Apr 29-Apr 06-May 13-May 20-May 27-May 03-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Monday 22-Jul 29-Jul 05-Aug 12-Aug 19-Aug 26-Aug 02-Sep 09-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Monday 07-Oct 14-Oct 21-Oct 28-Oct 04-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov
Atholton Primary/Berea Primary Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Monday 14-Jan 21-Jan 28-Jan 04-Feb 11-Feb 18-Feb 25-Feb 04-Mar 11-Mar
Term 2 1 2 Hol 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Monday 08-Apr 15-Apr 22-Apr 29-Apr 06-May 13-May 20-May 27-May 03-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Monday 15-Jul 22-Jul 29-Jul 05-Aug 12-Aug 19-Aug 26-Aug 02-Sep 09-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Monday 07-Oct 14-Oct 21-Oct 28-Oct 04-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov
WTC Tues Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Tuesday 15-Jan 22-Jan 29-Jan 05-Feb 12-Feb 19-Feb 26-Feb 05-Mar 12-Mar
Term 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Tuesday 09-Apr 16-Apr 23-Apr 30-Apr 07-May 14-May 21-May 28-May
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Tuesday 16-Jul 23-Jul 30-Jul 06-Aug 13-Aug 20-Aug 27-Aug 03-Sep 10-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Tuesday 08-Oct 15-Oct 22-Oct 29-Oct 05-Nov 12-Nov 19-Nov 26-Nov
St Marys Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 23-Jan 30-Jan 06-Feb 13-Feb 20-Feb 27-Feb 06-Mar 13-Mar
Term 2 1 Hol 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 24-Apr 01-May 08-May 15-May 22-May 29-May 05-Jun 12-Jun 19-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open 1
Wednesday 24-Jul 31-Jul 07-Aug 14-Aug 21-Aug 28-Aug 04-Sep 11-Sep 18-Sep
Term 4 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 09-Oct 16-Oct 23-Oct 30-Oct 06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov
Durban Actors Studio InterAct Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 23-Jan 30-Jan 06-Feb 13-Feb 20-Feb 27-Feb 06-Mar 13-Mar
Term 2 1 2 3 Hol 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 10-Apr 17-Apr 24-Apr 01-May 08-May 15-May 22-May 29-May 05-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 24-Jul 31-Jul 07-Aug 14-Aug 21-Aug 28-Aug 04-Sep 11-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Wednesday 09-Oct 16-Oct 23-Oct 30-Oct 06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov 27-Nov
Northwood Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Thursday 17-Jan 24-Jan 31-Jan 07-Feb 14-Feb 21-Feb 28-Feb 07-Mar 14-Mar
Term 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Thursday 04-Apr 11-Apr 18-Apr 25-Apr 02-May 09-May 16-May 23-May 30-May
Term 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Thursday 18-Jul 25-Jul 01-Aug 08-Aug 15-Aug 22-Aug 29-Aug 05-Sep 12-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Thursday 03-Oct 10-Oct 17-Oct 24-Oct 31-Oct 07-Nov 14-Nov 21-Nov 28-Nov
Thomas More Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 Hol 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Friday 18-Jan 25-Jan 01-Feb 08-Feb 15-Feb 22-Feb 01-Mar 08-Mar 15-Mar 22-Mar
Term 2 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Friday 26-Apr 03-May 10-May 17-May 24-May 31-May 07-Jun 14-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 Hol 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Friday 19-Jul 26-Jul 02-Aug 09-Aug 16-Aug 23-Aug 30-Aug 06-Sep 13-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open
Friday 11-Oct 18-Oct 25-Oct 01-Nov 08-Nov 15-Nov 22-Nov 29-Nov
Westville Saturday Class Days
Term 1 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Saturday 19-Jan 26-Jan 02-Feb 09-Feb 16-Feb 23-Feb 02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar
Term 2 1 2 Hol 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Saturday 06-Apr 13-Apr 20-Apr 27-Apr 04-May 11-May 18-May 25-May 01-Jun 08-Jun
Term 3 1 2 3 4 Hol 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Saturday 13-Jul 20-Jul 27-Jul 03-Aug 10-Aug 17-Aug 24-Aug 31-Aug 07-Sep 14-Sep
Term 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8/Open Fun
Saturday 05-Oct 12-Oct 19-Oct 26-Oct 02-Nov 09-Nov 16-Nov 23-Nov 30-Nov

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