2019 Holiday Programme

Holiday Programme 2019

Taieri Musical is happy to announce the establishment of an annual Youth Musical Theatre Holiday Programme, starting these July holidays.

This programme is focused on bringing Musical Theatre training to young people in an intensive, six-day course. You will learn many of the skills that you need to become a great Musical Theatre performer, from dancing, to stage etiquette, to microphone technique and, of course, singing!

2019 - The Inaugural Year

This year, the course will run from the 15th - 20th of July. We will be taking applications from the following age groups:

What Will I Get To Do?

You will start the week as a group. You’ll be introduced to the team running the week, and then spend the rest of the Monday getting to know each other, as well as learning a song to perform as a group.

From Tuesday, you will split into your age groups. You’ll spend the next three days working hard on the following programmes:

8-11 year olds: Will start with some choreography by Cadyne Geary, and use this to put together your scene with Beth Waite. Lastly, Toni Shanks will teach you the music you need to make this scene amazing!

12-15 year olds: With music tutor will be Bridget Telfer, and choreography by Dunedin Dance’s Cat Densham. Charlotte McKay will also be there to really hone your acting skills!

16-18 year olds: Your focus is ‘How do I get cast?’. You’ll start this week with a vocal masterclass, run by ‘The Voice Lab’s’ Kelly Hocking. Next, you’ll have monologue training with Orion Carey Clark. Last, but definitely not least, you’ll be dancing with Emma Holloway!

After having four days of workshopping, we’ll move into the Mayfair! Here you’ll learn many of the things that are involved with ‘putting on a show’. We’ll start tech and then be ready for our showcase performance on Saturday 20th.


The programme is available to everyone within these age groups, on a first-come, first-served basis.

First Child (from one family): $250. This includes two complimentary tickets to our showcase on the Saturday, and covers the cost of the venues and the excellent tutors you’ll be learning off.

Each additional child (from one family): $100.

16-18 Year Olds (dance only*): $100

Register your interest

To register your interest (you will be notified if you are successful), please fill out the below form. If you would like more information, please contact holidayprogramme@taierimusical.org.nz. Please note, however, that in order to reserve a spot, you must register your interest as well.


*Please note that for 16-18 year olds, we have a maximum number of 10 students for our vocal and monologue masterclasses. However, those who are unsuccessful may be considered for the ‘dance’ portion of our programme, at a discounted cost. They will also be able to sit in on our masterclasses.

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