“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, 14h15 – 15h00
  • Umhlanga – Monday: Atholton Primary, 15h15-16h00
  • Westville – Tuesday: Westville Theatre Club, 15h00-15h45
  • Hillcrest – Tuesday: Curro HCA – 14h15-15h00
  • Hillcrest – Wednesday: Highbury School – 13h15 – 14h00
  • Durban North – Thursday: Northwood High School, 15h00-15h45
  • Kloof – Friday: Thomas More College, 14h15-15h00
  • Kloof – Fridays: Kloof Junior Primary, 15h30-16h15
  • 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 15h00 – 16h00
  • Umhlanga – Atholton Primary School, Mondays 16h00-17h00
  • Westville – Westville Theatre Club, Tuesdays 16h00-17h00
  • Hillcrest – Tuesdays: Curro HCA, 15h15-16h15
  • 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 

  • Hillcrest – Tuesdays, Curro HCA, 16h30-17h30
  • Westville – Tuesday, Westville Theatre Club, 17h00-18h00
  • 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.
  • Our class fees are based on 32 per classes per year, an average of 8 classes per term dependent on the duration of the school term per venue.

St Benedict Class Days

  • Term 1, Mondays:           21-Jan   28-Jan   04-Feb  11-Feb  18-Feb  25-Feb  04-Mar 11-Mar
  • Term 2  Mondays:            08-Apr  15-Apr  29-Apr  06-May 13-May 20-May 27-May 03-Jun
  • Term 3  Mondays:            22-Jul    29-Jul    05-Aug  12-Aug  19-Aug  26-Aug  02-Sep  09-Sep
  • Term 4  Mondays:            07-Oct   14-Oct   21-Oct   28-Oct   04-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov

Atholton Primary Class Days

  • Term 1  Mondays:            14-Jan   21-Jan   28-Jan   04-Feb  11-Feb  18-Feb  25-Feb  04-Mar 11-Mar
  • Term 2  Mondays:            08-Apr  15-Apr  29-Apr  06-May 13-May 20-May 27-May 03-Jun
  • Term 3  Mondays:            15-Jul    22-Jul    29-Jul    05-Aug  12-Aug  19-Aug  26-Aug  02-Sep  09-Sep
  • Term 4  Mondays:            07-Oct   14-Oct   21-Oct   28-Oct   04-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov

Berea Primary Class Days

  • Term 1  Mondays:            14-Jan   21-Jan   28-Jan   04-Feb  11-Feb  18-Feb  25-Feb  04-Mar 11-Mar
  • Term 2  Mondays:            08-Apr  15-Apr  29-Apr  06-May 13-May 20-May 27-May 10-Jun
  • Term 3  Mondays:            15-Jul    22-Jul    29-Jul    05-Aug  12-Aug  19-Aug  26-Aug  02-Sep  09-Sep
  • Term 4  Mondays:            07-Oct   14-Oct   21-Oct   28-Oct   04-Nov 11-Nov 18-Nov 25-Nov

Curro Class Days

  • Term 1 Tuesdays:             15-Jan   22-Jan   29-Jan   05-Feb  12-Feb  19-Feb  26-Feb  05-Mar 12-Mar
  • Term 2  Tuesdays:            09-Apr  16-Apr  23-Apr  30-Apr  07-May 14-May 21-May 28-May
  • Term 3  Tuesdays:            16-Jul    23-Jul    30-Jul    06-Aug  13-Aug  20-Aug  27-Aug  03-Sep  10-Sep
  • Term 4  Tuesdays:            08-Oct   15-Oct   22-Oct   29-Oct   05-Nov 12-Nov 19-Nov 26-Nov

Westville Theatre Club Tuesday Class Days

  • Term 1 Tuesdays:             15-Jan   22-Jan   29-Jan   05-Feb  12-Feb  19-Feb  26-Feb  05-Mar 12-Mar
  • Term 2  Tuesdays:            09-Apr  16-Apr  23-Apr  30-Apr  07-May 14-May 21-May 28-May
  • Term 3  Tuesdays:            16-Jul    23-Jul    30-Jul    06-Aug  13-Aug  20-Aug  27-Aug  03-Sep  10-Sep
  • Term 4  Tuesdays:            08-Oct   15-Oct   22-Oct   29-Oct   05-Nov 12-Nov 19-Nov 26-Nov

Kloof Junior Primary Class Days

  • Term 3  Fridays:            26-Jul 02-Aug  16-Aug  23-Aug  30-Aug  06-Sep  13-Sep 20-Sep
  • Term 4 Fridays:             11-Oct  18-Oct  25-Oct 01-Nov  08-Nov  15-Nov  22-Nov  29-Nov

St Mary’s Class Days

  • Term 1  Wednesdays:    23-Jan   30-Jan   06-Feb  13-Feb  20-Feb  27-Feb  06-Mar13-Mar
  • Term 2  Wednesdays:    24-Apr  08-May 15-May 22-May 29-May 05-Jun   12-Jun   19-Jun
  • Term 3  Wednesday:      24-Jul    31-Jul    07-Aug  14-Aug  21-Aug  28-Aug  04-Sep  11-Sep  18-Sep
  • Term 4  Wednesdays:    09-Oct   16-Oct   23-Oct   30-Oct   06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov

Highbury Class Days

  • Term 1  Wednesdays:    23-Jan   30-Jan   06-Feb  13-Feb  20-Feb  27-Feb  06-Mar13-Mar
  • Term 2  Wednesdays:    24-Apr  08-May 15-May 22-May 29-May 05-Jun   12-Jun   19-Jun
  • Term 3  Wednesdays:    24-Jul    31-Jul    07-Aug  14-Aug  21-Aug  28-Aug  04-Sep  11-Sep  18-Sep
  • Term 4  Wednesdays:    09-Oct   16-Oct   23-Oct   30-Oct   06-Nov 13-Nov 20-Nov

Northwood Class Days

  • Term 1  Thursdays:         17-Jan   24-Jan   31-Jan   07-Feb  14-Feb  21-Feb  28-Feb  07-Mar 14-Mar
  • Term 2  Thursdays:        04-Apr  11-Apr  18-Apr  25-Apr  02-May09-May16-May23-May30-May
  • Term 3  Thursdays:        18-Jul    25-Jul    01-Aug  08-Aug  15-Aug  22-Aug  29-Aug  05-Sep  12-Sep
  • Term 4  Thursdays:        03-Oct   10-Oct   17-Oct   24-Oct   31-Oct   07-Nov 14-Nov 21-Nov 28-Nov

Thomas More Class Days

  • Term 1  Fridays:                 18-Jan   25-Jan   01-Feb  08-Feb  22-Feb  01-Mar 08-Mar 15-Mar 22-Mar
  • Term 2  Fridays:                26-Apr  03-May 10-May 17-May 24-May 31-May 07-Jun   14-Jun
  • Term 3  Fridays:                19-Jul    26-Jul    02-Aug  16-Aug  23-Aug  30-Aug  06-Sep  13-Sep
  • Term 4  Fridays;                11-Oct   18-Oct   25-Oct   01-Nov 08-Nov 15-Nov 22-Nov 29-Nov

Westville Theatre Club Saturday Class Days

  • Term 1  Saturdays:             19-Jan   26-Jan   02-Feb  09-Feb  16-Feb  23-Feb  02-Mar 09-Mar 16-Mar
  • Term 2  Saturdays:             06-Apr  13-Apr  27-Apr  04-May 11-May 18-May 25-May 01-Jun   08-Jun
  • Term 3  Saturdays:             13-Jul    20-Jul    27-Jul    03-Aug  17-Aug  24-Aug  31-Aug  07-Sep  14-Sep
  • Term 4  Saturdays:             05-Oct   12-Oct   19-Oct   26-Oct   02-Nov 09-Nov 16-Nov 23-Nov 30-Nov

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