performing arts for kids and teens in Gauteng

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There are performing arts classes in Gauteng. To find one in your suburb, click on the ‘search by suburb’ button above, alternatively you could scroll through the list and have a look at what’s on offer. Clicking on the blue name of each company will give you more information about the company and their contact details. Good luck!

The world is your stage!


Performing arts are a form of art in which artists use their voices or bodies, often in relation to other objects, to convey artistic expression. Kids enjoy the expression of themselves through drama, music and dance. You will find performing arts classes throughout areas of Gauteng.

Performing arts classes encourage children to be creative and expressive. Kids learn valuable life skills in the attendance of these classes. They learn and grow as they assume different roles which are important in development of young minds. Children that are shy or withdrawn are able to use a platform where they are free and uninhibited.
Sibikwa Arts Centre
Benoni East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Sibikwa is a Visionary Arts Centre that promotes quality arts education, theatre and performance training and job creation in South Africa.
From 6 - 18 yrs old

Rayzelle Joy Performing Art
Bryanston Johannesburg North
Drama and acting classes for kids aged 5 to 18 years old which includes Trinity Speech and Drama Training.This is a great choice for students at all levels.
From 3 - 18 yrs old

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy Jo'burg North West Reviews
Fourways Johannesburg North
Drama Academy for children aged 5 to 18 in North West Johannesburg
From 3 yrs - All ages

Little Actors Academy Head Office
Various areas South Africa
Do you love kids and want to be your own boss? This business is a unique extra mural for kids to build self confidence, improve speech and general good manners
From 3 - 9 yrs old

Theatre On The Square
Sandton North Johannesburg North
Childrens Theatre Workshops at Old Mutual Theatre On The Square

Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre (JGC) Deals
Newlands Johannesburg; Randburg
Johannesburg Gymnastics Centre is an artistic gymnastics club, situated in Bergbron just off of the Gordon Road offramp.
From 2 yrs - All ages

Helen O Grady Drama Academy Midrand and Pretoria
Pretoria South / Tshwane; Johannesburg North
Acting and Developing Confidence - Drama for ages 5 - 18yrs.
From 3 - 18 yrs old

JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts Reviews
Linden Johannesburg
Our academy offers quality tuition for children and teens in all aspects of the performing arts and presents group classes in diverse forms of dance plus individualized acting and singing coaching.
From 3 yrs - All ages

Fame Academy
Sandton Johannesburg
Performing Arts Holiday Workshops: Singing Dancing Acting
From 6 - 16 yrs old

Buzz4Schools
Various areas Gauteng
Teachers, Extramurals, Drama, Dance, Singing, Schools, Training, Teacher-Training
From 3 yrs - All ages

National Children's Theatre (NCT) Reviews
Parktown Johannesburg
Professional children's theatre productions and kids birthday parties
From 3 yrs - All ages

Hillbrow Theatre Project
Hillbrow Johannesburg
Hillbrow theatre project, drama workshops, singing & dancing classes for kids, shows, theatre productions
All ages

Drama JunXion Deals
Northriding Johannesburg North; Randburg Johannesburg; West Rand
Through acting, monologues, movement, improvisation, mime and clowning we develop confidence, language, communication, focus & listening skills.
From 3 yrs - All ages

Buzz, BZE & BAPA workshops
Bryanston
Drama, Dance and Singing workshops for kidz Building confidence, original music, high energy fun!
From 3 - 13 yrs old

National Academy of Performing Arts
Mulbarton Johannesburg South
Acting/Drama Classes and Individual Training - Weekly classes & workshops.
From 5 - 18 yrs old

Little Charmers SA
Bedfordview East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Model Casting TV Modelling Adverts Magazines Children Kids Agency Management Child Media Print School
From Birth - 18 yrs old

ADK-Drama Fourways
Fourways Johannesburg North
Fun and interactive drama classes, movement and speech training, improved confidence, communication skills, and so much more! Small groups.
From 5 yrs - All ages

Pretoria Youth Theatre
Irene Pretoria South / Tshwane
Goldilocks Theatre kids entertainment. Holiday entertainment. Things to do in the holidays.
All ages

LALT Theatre House
Boksburg East Rand / Ekurhuleni
The LALT Theatre House effortlessly brings together talent, style and elegance, while still respecting the true and inspirational atmospheric roots of the performing arts. Offering drama, acting & ballet lessons for kids & teens.
From 4 - 18 yrs old

Encouraging creativity & expression


Lessons in performing arts have many benefits, including:
- Performing arts classes are energetic, intense and exciting.
- Confidence is built as kids become more in tune with themselves and on stage.
- Kids are taught how to adapt in relation to their roles which is important in adulthood.
- Taking on different characters and roles develops empathy and compassion.
- Children that participate in performing arts may find it easier to socialise dwith their peers.
- Learning to deal with disappointment is important in developing whole individuals.
- Clarity of speech and expression is enhanced.
Performing arts studios may offer various disciplines of the arts to kids. Music, dance and drama are the most common. Professional instructors teach kids the basics and progress to advanced lessons over the years. Their aim is to train students as professional actors for stage (theatre or musical theatre) and camera based work (film and television shows). Many famous musicians and actors attended performing arts classes or schools before they made it big.

Performing arts exams


Examinations in performing arts ensure that what the school is teaching meets with certain standards. The performing arts school or studio you choose will communicate with you in this regard and will inform you about whether they are affiliated to any international schools and exams. For younger kids such as toddlers and preschoolers, the idea is to introduce them to the arts, get them moving and excited about it and teach them how to become more confident.

Yearly productions get the kids and teachers excited to showcase their talents. Acting, improvisation, dance, costumes and music bring productions to life with the stage set to transport audiences into imaginary worlds.

Performing arts for preschoolers


You will find performing arts studios all around Gauteng. You will also find performing arts schools teaching at preschool level that will attend at your child’s school, offering their services as extra murals at the school. Find the right drama school by talking to parents in your area or ask a school if you could send your child for 1 trial class before enrolling.

Theatre themed parties & holiday programs


Theatre themed parties and holiday programs are also on offer. These are highly energetic, fun themed parties and programs for kids to enjoy. Click here for more information about drama or theatre themed parties and here for holiday programs.

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