Thursday, August 28, 2014

Talented Irene students have the 'WOW' factor!

Wow! Our students from our Iren Primary studio definitely have the 'wow' factor!

Give them a simple idea and they will create something incredible! 
Many of these students have been attending Helen O'Grady Drama Academy for many years and they have grown into a great team!

Drama develops confidence and oral communication. As well as teaching students how to work as a team, increase memory skills and think out of the box!

For more information about our international programme and to find out where our closest studio to you is located  visit our website or 
contact Juliet 0829091630 or email 

Annlin Upper Primary working on their Mime to Music

The Upper Primary really enjoyed dressing up for their Mime to Music this week! We had clowns, acrobats, trapeze artists and more! This group really impressed their teacher Abby today as they used their creativity and discipline to put together an awesome Mime to Music called The Sad Clown.

After their amazing mime to music the students got into pairs and worked on their Prop Snippet. This exercise develops good thought processes, ad lib skills, developing good story telling techniques and basic theatre techniques.

Our Annlin classes take place every Wednesday at Victory Life church 83 Rosemary road. For times, dates and costs please contact Juliet 0829091630 or email

Elardus Park Lower Primary Clowning Around

We have recently opened a new studio in Elardus Park - we offer English Drama classes where developing confidence and skill in oral communication is of prime importance!
We currently have 2 age groups - lower primary for ages 5-8 and upper primary for ages 9-12.
Bring your child for a free trial lesson!
Call Juliet 0829091630 or email for details!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Black and white was our theme for Midstream Composite Class

Last week our theme was Black and White as we explored the silent film genre.
This group of mixed ages always give their best and enjoy the task of dressing up each week to enhance performance!

Classes are held at Kerksondermure on Wednesday  afternoons from 5-6pm.
For more information contact Juliet 0829091630 or email

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

English Drama classes in Midstream

Our classes in Midstream at Kerksondermure are almost full!
Students ages 5/10yrs attend classes every Wednesday from 4.00-5.00pm.
This class just love to dress up and last week they came dressed up as Dutch villagers for their play Rip van WHO?

Their creativity is fantastic and here at Helen O'Grady Drama Academy we love their enthusiasm!!!

For more information about our international programme contact Juliet 0829091630 or email 

Thursday, August 21, 2014

What does 'love' mean to you?


What does love mean to you?
This was the question posed to our Brooklyn Youth Theatre this week.
It was interesting to get our teenagers thoughts....acceptance, romance, mum, kiss...
This week our teenagers worked on silent  film techniques as well as developing their own creative short film pieces.

For more information please contact Juliet 0861000557 or 0829091630 or email

Students from our Brooklyn studio go on a scientific expedition

Our drama classes in Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoons are extremely popular! Students from the surrounding schools such as Waterkloof Primary, Brooklyn Primary, Crawford Pretoria, Pretoria Oos Laerskool, meet at the Kykkos Hall, Greek Church for an hour of fun, fantasy and creativity!

This week students were asked to dress up as though going on a scientific expedition. They had so many creative ideas and it was amazing to watch their improvisation develop with a solid beginning middle and unexpected ending!

For more information on our classes in Brooklyn and other areas of Pretoria please contact Juliet 0861000557 or 0829091630 or 

Brooklyn beauties dressed up for fun!

This week the students dressed up at Dutch villagers and acted out a version of the well known story Rip van Winkle.

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy develops children's confidence through role play.
It is wonderful to see students develop their confidence, social skills and oral communication skills.

For more information about our classes in Pretoria East contact Juliet 0829091630 or 0861000557 or email

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Faerie Glen Lower Primary Love Dressing Up

This week our students were asked to dress up as members of their family. We had lots of Mummy's, Aunties, Grannies and Uncles! 
We also worked movement and the students were great at concentrating on using their bodies effectively.

For more information about our classes in  Pretoria East contact Juliet 0829091630 or email

Irene lower primary students with their emoticons

The students were asked to bring emoticons and other computer icons to class for their Mime to Music called The Crazy Computer. They had so much fun making their bodies into symmetrical and asymmetrical shapes!