Young People’s Theatre Newcastle

2021 Class Timetable + Class Descriptions

YPT 2021 Class Timetable

Monday

MON 4.00pm–5.30pm

Yr 8 Drama

MON 4.00pm–5.30pm

Yr 9–10 Musical Theatre

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

MON 4.00pm–5.30pm

Senior Drama Yrs 11–12+
Think Beyond Drama (Performance Ensemble)

MON 5.30pm–6.30pm

Yr 7–8 Musical Theatre

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

MON 5.30pm–7.00pm

Yr 9–10 Drama

MON 5.30pm–7.00pm

Yrs 7–13 Behind the Scenes

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

Tuesday

TUES 4.00pm–5.30pm

Yr 7 Drama

TUES 4.00pm–5.30pm

Yr 8–9 Drama

TUES 4.00pm–5.30pm

SENIOR DRAMA YRS 11–12+ 
Think Beyond Musical Theatre Industry Pathways

TUES 5.30pm–7.00pm

Yr 9–10 Drama

TUES 5.30pm–6.30pm

Yrs 7–9 Musical Theatre

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

TUES 5.30pm–6.30pm

Yrs 8–13 Advanced Jazz

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

TUES 6.30pm–7.00pm

Yrs 7–13 Tap Level 2

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

Wednesday

WED 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 5–6 Musical Theatre

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

WED 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 2 Drama

WED 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 3 Drama

WED 5.00pm–6.30pm

Yr 5–6 Drama

WED 5.00pm–6.30pm

SENIOR DRAMA YRS 11–12+ Think Beyond Drama

WED 5.00pm–5.45pm

Yr 2–3 Sing-Act-Move Minis

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

Thursday

THURS 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 3 Drama

THURS 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 4 Drama

THURS 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 5 Drama

THURS 4.00pm–5.00pm

Yr 6–7 Dance

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

THURS 4.00pm–4.45pm

Yrs 7–13 Tap Level 1

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

THURS 5.00pm–6.00pm

Yr 3–5 Sing-Act-Move Kids

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

THURS 5.00pm–6.30pm

Yr 5–6 Drama

THURS 5.00pm–6.30pm

Yr 7–8 Drama

THURS 5.00pm–6.30pm

Yr 6 Drama

THURS 4.45pm–5.45pm

Yrs 8–13 Jazz Level 1

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

Saturday

SAT 9.00am–10.00am

Yr 2 Drama

SAT 9.00am–10.00am

Yr 3 Drama

SAT 9.00am–10.30am

Yr 6 Drama

SAT 9.00am–10.30am

YR 7 Drama

SAT 9.00am–10.00am

Yr 4–5 sing-Act-Move Kids

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

SAT 9.30am–10.30am

Yrs 8–13 Musical Theatre

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

SAT 10.00am–11.30am

Yr 4 Drama

SAT 10.00am–11.30am

Yr 5 Drama

SAT 10.00am–10.45am

Yr 2–3 Sing-Act-Move Minis

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

SAT 10.30am–12.00pm

Yr 8 Drama

SAT 10.30am–12.00pm

Yr 9 Drama

SAT 10.30am–12.00pm

SENIOR DRAMA YRS 10–12+

SAT 10.30am–11.30am

Yr 6–7 Musical Theatre

*Must enrol in Drama to access class.

YPT Class Descriptions

Drama Yrs 2–10

The foundation for other YPT classes. Develop valuable performance and life skills in a fun and engaging environment. Students think creatively and build confidence through a variety of inclusive, energetic and thoughtful activities. Explore other areas of performing e.g. voice and movement, puppetry, improvisation, and script work.

Think Beyond Snr Drama Yrs 11–12

A dynamic class with a flexible curriculum, challenging senior students in a collaborative and engaging environment. Engage with theatre styles, forms and practitioners in a practical way and develop a personal performance style and theatre literacy.

Think Beyond Snr Drama Yrs 11–12: Performance Ensemble

The Ensemble will develop a performance during class time that will be staged at the end of the year for a weekend season. Audition prep, auditions and rehearsals happen in class time with minimal commitment outside of class, closer to the performance date. Develop skills and understanding required to create a high-quality production.

Think Beyond Yrs 11–12: Snr Musical Industry Pathways

Recommended for students interested in pursuing a career in the arts, teaching, tutoring and/or support for HSC performance skills. 

Students will study Musical Theatre especially the disciplines of dance and singing. Students will strengthen their skills and techniques in Jazz, Ballet and Tap as well as learn to pick-up choreography quickly through audition preparation. Students will increase their vocal potential and build their personal repertoire through vocal technique and audition preparation. 

Students will learn how to behave in a professional rehearsal space; build awareness of industry standards; plus, learn methods and techniques aimed to strengthen our students individual performance such as audition preparation and health and wellness as performers. Students will also build their practical toolkits with lessons in Music Theory and tips of writing performance resumes. 

YPT Extension Class Descriptions

YPT offers extension classes to currently enrolled drama students to further develop their skills, confidence and understanding in other areas of the performing arts.

Students in years 2–10 must enrol in a Drama class before they can access the extension class program.  Drama provides the foundational skills for all our classes.

Year 11, 12 and 13 students are able to choose either Think Beyond Drama or Think Beyond Musical Theatre.  Following enrolment in a Think Beyond Course they can access Extension Classes applicable to their Year group.

How to enrol in Extension Classes

CURRENT YPT STUDENTS: Email enrolment@ypt.org.au

FUTURE YPT STUDENTS: View our Timetable and Waitlist for your preferred drama class. Following enrolment in a drama class you can access our extension classes

FUTURE SENIOR YPT STUDENTS YRS 11-12: Register for any of our Think Beyond Courses with available spaces. You are able to choose either a Musical Theatre OR Drama option. Following enrolment in a Think Beyond course you can access our Extension Class program.  N.B. A 25% discount applies for any additional classes for our Senior Students.

Behind the Scenes Yrs 7–12

New in Term 1 2021 for secondary students! A two-term Directing unit, covering everything from finding a script, building a concept, pitching & casting to managing teams and scheduling. Term 3 and beyond will focus on a different element of theatre production providing opportunities to explore all facets of theatre production over time.

Dance Yr 6–7

A fun, active class developing coordination and dance skills and confidence to audition for Musical productions. Learn a variety of dance disciplines with a focus on Jazz and Tap. Build and strengthen via Jazz; develop Rhythm and Musicality through Tap; learn choreography quickly and add character to dance.

Jazz Yrs 8–12

Level 1 Jazz class. Strengthen dance technique; develop skills and confidence to dance in Musical Productions; develop ability to pick up choreography quickly and add explore character. An energetic, active, fun and supportive class!

Jazz Advanced Yrs 8–12

Enrolment for current Advanced Jazz Students OR by Expression of Interest OR invitation.

Level 2 Advanced Jazz class. Develop advanced dance techniques; expand skills and confidence to dance in Musical Productions; experience more complex techniques and characterisation; quickly learn choreography.

Tap Yrs 7–12 (Level 1 and 2)

Level 1 (Thurs) focuses on breaking down tap steps and being able to perform confidently in a routine. Level 2 Tap (Tues) is a faster pace class. Recommended for the development of skills in rhythm, musicality and dance technique. Learn basic to challenging tap combos; terminology; tap patterns and tap styles. An active class building confidence and stamina in a fun, engaging, supportive environment.

Sing-Act-Move Minis Yr 2–3

A perfect, energetic intro for students interested in exploring fundamentals of singing, dance and storytelling. Active, engaging, fun and supportive. Includes rhythm and musicality via voice work and movement sequences. Beneficial for developing skills for future participation in auditions and Musical Theatre or Dance classes.

Sing-Act-Move Kids Yr 4–5

A progression from Sing-Act-Move Mini’s. Explore singing, dance and storytelling actively using body and voice and learn the fundamentals of performance via energetic activities and musical numbers. Beneficial for developing skills for future participation in auditions and Musical Theatre or Dance classes.

Musical Theatre Yrs 5–12

Develop skills in singing, dancing and acting and explore dynamic numbers from your favourite musicals in a high energy class. An ensemble-based program recommended for students who wish to challenge themselves in a supportive environment while learning how to tell stories via voice, movement and characterisation.

Singing (Individual Lessons)

Beginners to advanced. High-quality 30 min weekly lessons taught by qualified and experienced teachers. After understanding students’ goals, teachers create individualised lessons to strengthen singing techniques, build performance confidence and develop a personal repertoire. Option to sit formal singing exams.