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Drama Classes

All our classes are FUN and students work together but at their own pace.

Call Director Joanna Melo Howard on 0457 771 114 to chat about your child’s specific needs or email for more info. Don’t forget to include your child’s age and grade, and what your home suburb is so that we can give you all the required information. We will be in touch asap to confirm your enrollment.

You can also fill out the Registration Form and email it back to us , or simply drop us an email to   Alternatively, send us a message from our HOME page.


 “One hour, once a week is NOT enough. It should be longer. And every day”  – Keira, age 11

Our weekly drama classes for school aged students are one hour, once a week. Adult classes are slightly longer, and often include end of term fun times with our new Drama Llama mascot (pictured below).

Weekly Classes

Drama – Craigieburn Studio on Mondays

4:15pm – 5:15pm (grades 1-3)

5:15pm – 6:15pm (Grades 3-6)

6:15pm – 7:15pm (High School)

Drama – Pascoe Vale Studio on Tuesdays

4pm – 5pm (grade  1 – 4)

5pm – 6pm (grade 4 – 6)

6pm – 7pm (high school)

7:15pm – 8:30pm (adults)

Drama – Coburg North Studio on Wednesdays

4pm – 5pm  (grades 1 – 3)

5pm – 6pm (grades 4- 6)

Drama – Essendon T Studio on Thursdays

4pm – 5pm  (grades 1 – 4)

5pm – 6pm (grades 4- 6)

6pm – 7pm (High School)


Drama – Sunbury Studio on Fridays

4pm – 5pm (grade 1- 4)

5pm – 6pm (grades 4 – 6)

6pm – 7pm (High School)

Drama – Essendon Studio on Saturdays

9:45am-10:45am (grades 3 – 6)

10:45am – 11:45am (High school)


Private or Group Coaching

One off specialised workshops

Professional team building sessions

Kids Birthday Parties

Toddler Triangles (3-4yr old Drama)

Twilight Triangles (Seniors Drama)

School Incursions

Dare Drama Terms are 9 weeks long. No classes are held on public holidays and make up classes can be taken in the same week at another studio.

Please check dates carefully as we DO NOT ALWAYS correspond with the Victorian School Term:


*Term 1, 2024 dates: Friday 2nd Feb – Thursday  28th March*

8 week term – No classes Labour Day (Monday 11th March) – This will be made up in the longer Term 2

*Term 2, 2024 dates Monday 15th April – Monday 24th June*

10 week term – No classes Anzac Day (Thursday 25th April) or King’s Birthday (Monday 10th June) – These will be made up in Term 4

Mid Year Presentations are held in class from Thurs 13th  – Wed 19th June (Proposed dates. TBC)

                   * * * * 4 WEEK WINTER BREAK * * * *

*Term 3, 2024 dates: Monday 22nd July – Saturday 21st Sept*

9 week term – No public holidays in Term 3

*Term 4, 2024 dates: Monday 7th Oct – Sunday 8th Dec*

9 week term – no classes Melbourne Cup (Tuesday 5th Nov). Plus extra hours on Presentation Days (no extra charge)

End of Year Presentations are held Friday 29th – Sunday 8th  Dec (Proposed dates. TBC)


Classes missed due to public holidays are made up in Term 4.

Classes missed due to student absence can be made up during the same week at another studio, but credit cannot be given, especially when a class is at capacity. Please get in touch if you are away for an extended period to discuss reserving your place.


Fees are paid by bank transfer in advance, term by term NOT week by week.  Please let us know if you require a payment plan to be set up on an ongoing or temporary basis.

1 Child

per term

2 Siblings

per term

3 Siblings

per term


per term

Stepping into a Dare Drama lesson is being welcomed by a big group of new friends you haven’t yet met. We employ a rotating buddy system during the three week drama trial period  so new friends (and their parents) feel at home right away.

We start off each drama session by leaving the day behind us with a few minutes of mindfulness in the form of meditations, gratitude, and games to explore presence. Once we are connected to ourselves and the class, we get up and get energised for the drama lesson with a whole group physical activity to loosen up our inhibitions and to increase coordination and imagination. The last part of our drama session warm up is our voice work where we explore how to breathe, speak loudly, and not mumble. 

The main part of our sessions are varied and ever changing based on student needs and feedback. Through monologues, pair work, and whole class scenes, we explore a variety of themes, characters and physicality, and perform back to the class at least twice each and every session.

We end our sessions with high energy improvisational challenges which develop creativity and trust amongst participants, and encourage students to really laugh at themselves. Getting out of their heads and deconstructing that “I’m scared to look silly” mindset is at the core of self acceptance and self confidence, and helps students let go of the fear of failure and understand that making mistakes is all part of the learning process – and in drama class mistakes are usually pretty funny!

Our weekly drama sessions follow the school term and students perform twice a year in front of an audience.

We create opportunities for all of our students to shine and sparkle by sharing their unique talents and personalities with the world, and developing a “Yes, and” attitude to life. Through voice work, mindfulness, and theatre play we develop kids who speak with purpose and who grow to be resilient, positive, empathic young adults.


Theatresports style challenges, pair scripts, improvisations, character development, monologues, and more. Have fun in a RELAXED community theatre environment. 

Tuesday 7:15pm – 8:30pm

Coburg Adult Acting

$250 per participant

$200 with a ‘Family discount’ if you are already in the Dare Drama family (i.e. your child currently attends our classes)


Please get in touch with our office to discuss how we can work with you in the following areas: 

Kindi drama – Acting out stories, loads of physicality and character work, and SO. MUCH. FUN. One off workshops or regular sessions.

ESL Drama – English teaching  through drama, from a qualified CELTA teacher. All levels and group sizes welcome.

Private coaching – One on one for a deer exploration of confidence building or audition work through scripts, monologue study, and general theatre fun.

Corporate sessions – To help colleagues connect in a creative environment. Full team building days or just the fun breakout session during your conference day or weekend. We work with your company representative to tailor a program to the needs and culture of your business.