Unleashing Your Inner Artist
Mackenzie Performing Arts has been impacting the way people view artistic education. We offer the community a number of options when it comes to classes and workshops. From general workshops, term tuition to extensive events, we’ve got something great for everyone of all ages!
8-12 yr olds 45 minute class $100 Term
Twizel: Tuesdays 4:15-5pm or
13-18 yr olds 45 minute class $100 Term
Twizel: Wednesday 4:45-5:30pm
Acting Classes and Drama Lessons are designed to engage the young actor in the NOW. In our acting classes and drama lessons, students use their imagination to ground themselves in character, expand their senses while using the space, and dig deep into the circumstances that the character must live. In the classes, students learn to build their work from the inside out by asking the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of a character, and learn to seek out the truest expression and life of that person.
Twizel: 8-16 yr olds 45 minute class $100 term
Twizel: Adults (17yrs +) 60 minutes $12 per class or $85 for a 10 class concession card ( can be used for both Defying Gravity & Barre,Dance & Fitness)
Defying Gravity is upbeat, engaging, slick, and expressive. It is the next development from Jazz Funk from the 90‘s, we migrate to Jazz Pop for todays modern student.
Jazz Pop rejects many of the strict rules of classical ballet, focusing instead on the expression of the rhythm and flow of each movement. Technique is the foundation to all modern jazz dance movement. To excel in Jazz / Jazz Pop, dancers need to focus on both dance skills; 1. expression and 2. technique, as it encourages grace and control of execution of movement whilst allowing freedom of expression also.
Twizel: Adults (17yrs & above) 60 minutes $12 per class or $85.00 for a 10 class concession card (can be used for both Defying Gravity & Barre, dance & fitness)
Tuesdays 7:30-8:30pm- Church Hall
This evening class for adults will have more focus on stage/show dance technique and strength building. The first 30 minutes will be technqiue focused followed by 30 minutes of learning of a full choreographed dance piece fitted to a song from tv, film or stage. A fun way to get the blood pumping, body moving and muscles strengthening all while socialising and having fun!
Day and time to be confirmed with the student.
$40 per lesson (FIRST LESSON IS FREE)
Mackenzie Performing Arts Academy 1:1 lessons are run by Amy & Michelle in Twizel, two qualified and experienced Speech Language Therapists, who specialize in vocal performance, but also who are trained in the performing arts and Rob Martin in Fairlie, an Internationally recognised Vocal Coach making this a very unique and specialised program.
Book yourself in for a term (10 weeks) of 1:1 singing, speech or dance lessons with our lead tutors.
All private lessons will be tailored to the student and will be a combination or practical and theory.
Opportunities may arise for students to compete in competitions and examinations.
Weekends or School Holiday Intensives
Keep a look out for future workshops
Our Dance Workshops are a great way to learn a new skills or grow and develop an existing one!
Information about specific workshops will be released in advance to the dates.