Enrolments are now open for 2019 at Communication in Action!
I have made some changes to the class timetable, so please check the page for your school/venue for details of the new schedule.
I will no longer be offering weekly time slots for private lessons at any venue. However, private lessons can still be booked online as needed. See your school/venue page for more information.
And of course, go to the Performance page to read about the exciting plans for our 2019 production. This year it will take the form of a variety show celebrating literary favourites. It will be performed as two shows with two separate, smaller casts, giving every performer more of an opportunity to shine onstage.
Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy holiday. I look forward to another fabulous year of public speaking, presenting and performing with you.
When each year’s final term comes round
We don’t sit back, we don’t slow down
It’s time to get our skills in gear
And show off what we’ve learned this year
We’ll play with characters and scenes
In dramas and in comedies
For writing’s lovely on the page
But even better on the stage!
We’ve hit mid-March! Can you believe
How time has flown since New Year’s Eve?
Farewell Term 1, it’s been real fun,
In Term 2 there’s loads more to come.
Class themes will target public speaking,
So get off Facebook, pause your Tweeting,
Learn to present, persuade, address,
These skills are keys to your success.
What else? Exam prep on the go,
We’ll stage our marvellous Powerhouse show,
And of course, our eisteddfod planned for June.
Enjoy the holidays – see you soon!
It’s that time of year again
When if you listen closely in,
You can hear the students sigh
And wave their holidays goodbye.
But here at CIA HQ,
We’ll cure your post-vacation blues!
We’re fired up with fun ideas
For what should be a brilliant year.
The first new twist for 2018:
All lessons have a weekly theme,
To give a purpose to each task
And keep things fresh from class to class.
For more info and news, stay tuned,
I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
We’re so proud of you all
For standing up tall!
Performing in shows,
Learning poems and prose,
And keeping your audiences on their toes!
It’s hard to believe it’s the end of the year,
Christmas and Hanukkah soon will be here.
For now, happy holidays and enjoy the break!
Sign up for new classes by December 8 –
Then you can relax and meditate.
Congratulations to you all,
Can’t wait for your next curtain call!
Enjoy your holiday; it’s sure to be great.
Look forward to seeing you in two-zero-one-eight!
My oh my, where does the time go?
Term 1 turns to 2, and the next thing you know,
Term 3 is upon us: exams galore!
But we’re not tuckered out yet – we’re itching for more!
If performing’s your passion, we’re thrilled to say
Our end-of-year show is coming your way!
But since we love trying things “out there” and new,
For this show, we’re planning a twist or two…
So brace yourselves, folks, hold onto your seats,
It’s our 48 Hour Theatrical Feat!
For aspiring young actors of every age,
A rip-roaring journey from script to the stage.
If you’re up for a challenge that’s full-on and fun,
Stay tuned for more info and details to come!
Term 2 has been an exciting adventure,
We’ve had an Eisteddfod and exams –
You’ve been wonderful inventors!
With excellent results and a top score,
We’re looking forward to many more.
Sign up for Term 3 by July 7 –
We look forward to seeing you for more lessons.
For now we’ll say good bye.
Happy holidays to all,
See you in July!
Our musical show got applause from the crowds,
The results from exams are making us proud.
Pat yourselves on the back for how far we have come
But the term’s not yet over – there’s more to be done.
An upcoming eisteddfod, exams galore,
So remember to practice and practice some more.
Each week we’ll keep classes exciting and fresh
So you can present and perform at your best.
Grammar and St Aidan’s start rehearsals on Sunday.
No doubt they’ll prepare a wonderful play!
Students are choosing poems for their exams
There are some about wizards and some about lambs.
There’s lyrical poems about clouds and whatnot
And others with some fiendish plots.
Powerhouse rehearsals are well underway –
With our movement and voices
Audiences will be swayed!
Happy New Year to all from CIA!
In 2017 we’ll put on a play
The Powerhouse will host this brave new venture –
You’ll see Aladdin and Oliver
On their misadventures!
Mary Poppins and Chicago are sure to butt heads
With Roxy set to steal all the stage creds.
Classes start back on January 30
So bring your folders to class and wear a clean shirty!
It is, after all, the Year of the Rooster –
So come join us for a communication and confidence booster!
This year was a roaring success through and through,
But I couldn’t have done it without all of you.
You practised your poems, perfected your prose,
You conquered exams and shone bright in our shows.
Thank you for your support, day in and day out,
Your enthusiasm is what this is all about.
Wishing you lots of Christmas cheer,
Enjoy your holidays, and see you next year!
December 10th is the date to enrol
For the wonderful year that’s about to unfold.
We’re behind the scenes chugging away
Planning new lessons and the musical play.
This busy time of year, always things to do
Have a great Christmas; enjoy the break too.
We know you’re going to miss us
How ever will you cope
Without your weekly drama class –
The thing you love the most?
Well, just because it’s summer
Doesn’t mean it’s curtain call!
Always walk as though you’re on a stage,
Be passionate and bold.
Speak up, use that voice of yours,
Express just who you are.
So when you’re back here after holidays
You’re up for a fresh new start!
You don’t need no education
You don’t need no thought control
Turn the classroom upside down
And join us for some rock and roll.Toss the teachers, bin your hats,
Throw your textbooks in the pool.
On Friday night, come well prepared:
This musical breaks all the rules!
It’s that time of the year again –
We’re edging closer to the end…
But it’s not over yet, don’t look so glum!
There’s one more fun-filled term to come.So dry your eyes and clear your throat,
Put on your most theatrical coat,
And give this one your loudest cheer –
Make it the best show of the year!
It’s August now… where’s the year gone?
But as always, the show goes on.
Our eisteddfod at the Powerhouse
Was a success – so take a bow!Exams galore are coming up,
We wish you all the best of luck,
Make sure you have your pieces learnt
And all your marks will be well earned.Finally, make sure you stay tuned –
Another show is coming soon!
A showcase of comedy, acting and song,
To have you entertained all night long.
The curtains have closed on our musical show
Head over to facebook to see the photos!
But don’t be disheartened, there’s still heaps to do
We’ll keep you all busy and have fun with it, too.
There are poems to learn, exam pieces to choose,
Eisteddfods to prep for, there’s no time to lose!
In the next few weeks we’ll be sending out emails
With all of your child’s exam details.
Our performance students are almost ready to go
For next week’s spectacular musical show –
‘Affluenza’, a comedy murder-mystery,
With songs and laughs for the whole family!
Tunes from Matilda, Michael Jackson and Queen,
Sung by supermums, hipsters, and bratty school teens,
There are CEOs, socialities, secret agents and more,
And there may be a twist or two in store…So don’t miss your chance to come and see,
Next weekend – the 16th and 17th.
Buy tickets at the Powerhouse website
To see our talented students in the limelight!
Term 1 is now coming to a close
It’s shocking how quickly the year goes!
On April the 12th we start with term 2
And oh, what a lot there will be to do!There’s prep for exams, with poems and prose,
And the musical’s just about ready to go!
Check the Performance page for the info you need,
And book tickets now to secure your seat!
This week, some news for the musical play:
With every rehearsal it’s chugging away.
No Powerhouse classes this week, please note,
From the 29th we’re back and ready to go.A couple of groups have some extra run-throughs
BGS on Monday, St Aidan’s Friday afternoon.
And a new website section is coming March 1
With all the show updates and news on the run.
Classes have started, we’re up and away
Our musical show is well underway
For classes, remember that when you come in
Bring a folder, a notebook, and a pencil or pen.
Happy New Year from CIA
Now we’re online and we’re here to stay
It’s January 25th, so go on and enrol
For the wonderful year that’s about to unfold