Welcome to the Sarah's Theatre and Drama Skills (S.T.A.D.S) website!
S.T.A.D.S is a combination of 25 yrs singing and acting training, performance and early childhood education combined into drama and performance classes for kids.
S.T.A.D.S teaches drama / acting, singing and dance in Wollondilly to children aged 4 - 20 + yrs. Sarah uses the experience of working throughout Sydney in professional and amateur shows, and training with some of the top drama schools and singing teachers to give her students unique and professional classes.
Drama to Sarah is not just about performing, but also gaining confidence, self-worth, leadership skills and of course having fun! In 2011 Sarah was recognised for her dedication and commitment to the development of the arts with young people and received the Agnes Chalker Cultural Award - only the second person to receive this!
S.T.A.D.S also has a choir, offering solo and group singing, who regularly perform everything from show tunes to musicals, to pop and Sarah also takes students for private singing lessons. The singers have the opportunity to perform their songs at regular events and also venture into the studio to record once a year. Group singing is considered a crucial skill in the performance world, developing pitch and tonal knowledge that can take you anywhere from the stage to singing in a band.
S.T.A.D.S Dance classes, work using styles that are newly developed each year and their moves are based around age appropriate material. The dancers work hard at designing unique dance routines in the styles of Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Tap, Hip Hop to perform, and also have a unique 'Musical Theatre' class practising in true musical theatre performance.
Sarah is also creating her successful S.T.A.D.S+Agency to promote the students for film, tv, theatre and ad work. She also runs The Youth Initiative - a program designed to give young people the opportunity to perform in large scale productions specifically for their age group.
S.T.A.D.S is highly involved in the community, being regularly featured at Youth Week and community events through out the shire, holding charity theatre games nights and also offering scholarships to students.
If you would like to be involved or find out more, please give Sarah a call and watch out for the performances that the S.T.A.D.S students will be doing throughout the year!