Classes and Fees
You are welcome to try a class before committing to the term.
Performing Arts Combo Class "Dance, Drama and Singing"
Students are grouped within each class time according to age
Saturdays 11am - 1pm or 1.30pm - 3.30pm
(NB. Children are given a short snack break during the session.)
Term Fee: $235 + GST = $270.25
Wednesday Musical Theatre
Ages 13 to 19 years
If you would like your child to be considered for Wednesday Musical Theatre, please email email@example.com. A short audition will be necessary.
Term Fee: $170 + GST = $195.50
About Musical Theatre:
A class for teens who adore musical theatre! This class is different to our very popular Saturday combo classes. In Saturday combo, children receive lessons in dance, drama and singing every week with a focus on creativity as well as skills. In the Wednesday musical theatre class, students will study singing, acting, dance, character analysis and musical theatre history across the term. Lessons will build a number of performance skills, within the context of musical theatre themes. Students take part in both group and solo work. This class takes part in the end of year show in November, and rehearsals will begin for this in term 3.
Introduction to Arts a Go Go! "Dance, Drama and Singing"
4 – 6 year olds
Saturdays 9.30am – 10.30am
Term Fee: $125 + GST = $143.75
About Intro Class:
This one hour class takes elements of the two hour combo class (details above), designed especially to give younger children an introduction to three arts disciplines - dance, drama and singing. It is also designed for helping children to develop confidence, in a safe and fun environment. At the end of term 4, the children perform in their own informal show at The Spot.
Bubbles -an effervescent performing arts class for 3 year olds
3-4 year olds
Term Fee: $80 + GST = $92
In this 30 minute class, students will experience a variety of fun performing arts activities to encourage a love of dancing, singing and acting!
After School Drama
6 - 18 year olds
5 year olds to teens (grouped according to experience).
Beginner/Junior Class: $120 + GST = $138
Intermediate: $135 + GST = $155.25
Senior Class: $150 + GST = $172.50
About Irish Dancing:
Irish Dancing is an energetic style of dance where students will learn, and experience enjoyment through, traditional Irish steps. Irish Dancing teaches self discipline, improves coordination as students master the intricate movements, increases fitness and builds self confidence in a positive environment. Students will also come to appreciate the lively rhythms of Irish Dancing music. The classes will focus on both Step Dancing (solo dancing) and Ceili Dancing (team dancing), progressing the dancers from beginner steps such as the Light Jig and Easy Reel through to more complicated steps such as the Slip Jig, Hornpipe and Hard Shoe dancing. Irish Dancing at Arts a Go Go! is performance based, rather than competitive Irish Dancing. Students perform in the major Arts a Go Go! show in November each year at Lower Hutt Little Theatre, and are often asked to perform at public events. (If you would prefer your child enrol in a competitive class, we recommend Gregan Irish Dancers or Kerry School of Irish Dance.)
11-18 year olds with a love of writing
Term Fee: $155 + GST = $178.25
(an 8 week course)
About Creative Writers:
Online lessons using Zoom and Google Classroom.
Creative Writersis an 8 week course for those students who love writing. It is a course for creating stories, and understanding how we tell them through a range of forms, including short stories, speeches and scripts. Students will be supported through exploration that will help them learn how to write what they know, as well as what they don't know and can only imagine. Exercises included look to develop student skills in: creating characters; building worlds and settings; writing and understanding different points of view; building plots and exploring themes; crafting dialogue; creating conflict; the drafting, editing and rewriting process; understanding writing rules then breaking them; beginnings, middles, ends, and understanding script act structures; how to write within genres; how to write persuasively, writing with heart; and how to build your own writing toolset and release the writer within you.
This course is run by Dr. Hannah McKenzie Doornebosch, who has a PhD and MA in creative writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters, and a BA in Theatre and Film at Victoria University of Wellington.
"Little Mozarts" Pre-school Music
Babies to 3 year olds
Monday Mornings 10.30am
30 - 40-minute classes.
Term Fee: $65 + GST = $74.75
Please also enquire about the non-walkers class at 9.30am
About Little Mozarts:
Your child's development and joy will benefit from our specialist music programme. Arts a Go Go! pre-school music classes are different from other large community classes, as they are taught by fully qualified music teacher Joanne Roelofs and are smaller. The session includes such things as: hand and finger action songs, instruments/rhythmic activity, movement, action songs, rainbow ribbons, scarves, bubbles, listening, musical stories...and more!
Small Group Singing Lessons
About Small Group Singing:
Learn to sing, explore vocal techniques, build confidence and enjoy music in this fun weekly class taught by Arts a Go Go director and singing teacher, Rachel Main. (Maximum of 8 students.) This class does not perform in the end of year show, but many students will also join a class that does. Students can also audition to be part of the Extension Competition Class where they specifically train for the "Hutt Valley Performing Arts Competitions Society" formal singing competitions.