While skills like singing and dancing, public speaking, and fine motor skills are embedded in our program, what makes this course unique is our focus on mindfulness of the self and the world around us. The entire course is based upon and explores a specific United National Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). This would be done indirectly through the use of stories, arts & craft activities, creative writing, and role-playing.
We’re focused on developing each child's curiosity within a safe space together with other like-minded children.
Although this course does not culminate in a performance, parents are encouraged to attend the final class for an informance to observe and share the space with the children.
This workshop is for children between the ages of 6 - 12 years, specifically, kids in primary school. An interest in the performing arts would be a bonus. This course is also for students interested in developing their social skills and fine motor skills.
Every Sunday: 10.30am – 12.00pm for 8 sessions.
Aug 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th
Sept 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
Kids showcase will be on 25th Sept, 12.30pm – 1.30pm .
Will there be a certificate of completion at the end of the workshop?
Yes, we will issue each participant with a certificate at the end of the workshop.
Will there be a replacement class if my child misses a class?
There will be no replacement class.
Is there a dress code for the lessons?
Your child should be comfortably dressed. Do avoid dresses or skirts (unless your child also wears leggings) as the lesson requires a lot of physical activity! Your child must also be barefoot or only wear socks with grip.
Are food and drinks provided?
Children are advised to have their meals before the lesson, but if your child is prone to the munchies, light snacks are available! We also have a water dispenser in our studio.
How can I check up on my child’s progress?
If you have any questions or concerns, do feel free to contact us and we can direct you to the instructor. Beyond that, we do strongly encourage parents to give sufficient and appropriate time and space for your son/daughter to explore, experiment and express during the course of the workshop. There will also be progress check-in at the 4th and 8th session respectively.
I booked a workshop for my child. Can I accompany them to the workshop?
Parents are welcomed to accompany their children, however, we strongly encourage parents to allow their child space to fully immerse in the lesson without any distractions! There are several cafes and restaurants in the surrounding neighbourhood and City Square Mall you may want to peruse before arriving at least 5 minutes before the end of the workshop to pick up your child.
How do I pick up my child after the lesson?
Parents are advised to arrive at least 5 minutes before the end of the class to pick your child up. If you are running late, the teacher/staff will wait with your child for 15minutes after the class ends. HCAC will then charge $5/min after the 15minutes grace period is up. This charge will cover the cost of a teacher/staff member waiting in the studio with your child.
What happens if I need my child to be dismissed early from a workshop?
If your child is required to leave earlier on the day of their lesson, please inform HCAC or the teachers AT LEAST a day beforehand and inform us who specifically will be picking the child up. If the parents are not picking the child up, the person who is must fill-up the Early Dismissal Form prior to the pick-up.
What if my child is sick or needs to be absent from class?
If your child is sick/absent, do inform us at least 12 hours before the class starting time so the instructors are aware and the class can start promptly after attendance taking!
Will there be a performance at the end of the semester?
There will be no performance at the end but parents are invited to attend an open class informance at the end of the workshop. Rather than emphasizing the pressure of performance, the goal of this workshop is to use drama as a tool to develop social-emotional competencies, fine motor skills, and the beginnings of awareness of the world-at-large through the UN SDG. In this open class informance, parents can bear witness to some of the exercises, games that were taught in an informal and organic way.
Can my child repeat a workshop?
We design our programmes so that you may repeat them to deepen your understanding and enrich your skillset without feeling as if you are just learning the same thing over again. If you take the same programme again your coach will ensure there are new exercises and assignments to further your training and push your creative capabilities. Our priority is your personal and professional growth.
Holding a Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology from Singapore Polytechnic and The Bryan-Tan HCAC Teaching and Acting Scholarship, Kaelen has been active in both the performance and teaching industry.
She has worked with numerous companies to teach a wide range of students varying in age Speech & Drama – Pre-school Level (Metropolitan YMCA, Creative Cottage), and Primary and Secondary School Drama CCA or English Literature and Drama Enrichment Programmes (How Drama, Tongue-in-Cheek, DramaArts).
Kaelen’s performance credits include Singapore Repertory Theatre’s “Lifespan Of a Fact”, “1984” and “Ghostlight”, Young & W!LD’s “Love & Information”, and KidsSTOP @ Science Centre’s “Saving Billy!”.