Beginners OnStage

Discover the joy of performing! Beginners OnStage supports children 5-7 years old as they discover a new world of performing, creativity and important life skills. Perfect for parents looking for kids activities in Melbourne.  We also have our new early years Foundation preschool program for 4 & 5 year olds at five locations across Melbourne.

ENROLMENTS FOR SEMESTER 2 ARE NOW OPEN.   Call to book  8199 8344.

BoS: Foundation Classes for 4 & 5 year olds

in Brighton,  BrunswickEpping,  Hawthorn & Ringwood

The Beginners OnStage Foundation classes have been developed in response to the many requests we have received from our students' families for a multi-skilled performing arts class for pre-school aged children (4 & 5 year olds).

Often in young children, song and dance go hand in hand from a very early age. Musical theatre is a natural progression from the story telling children experience in toddlerhood with their nursery rhymes and action stories. Beginners Foundation aim to develop that natural creative energy and imagination across several disciplines.

At Beginners OnStage Foundation, we want to capture and continue to foster your child’s early love of song and dance. Using familiar rhymes and action songs, as well as songs written especially for the Foundation program, students will play, explore and create using their imaginations, bodies and voices. They will also build confidence and a little more independence.

Students spend 30 minutes with a singing teacher and 30 minutes with a dance teacher. Classes are focussed on guided “play” activities where students will learn basic performance skills. Activities could range from puppet making, to using instruments, to learning to leap puddles in dance, to finding out the basics of how their voice works!

The semester will culminate in a song and dance performance especially designed for the Foundation students. It includes a themed presentation in costume to an audience that is fully chaperoned by their teacher. It is designed to build confidence on stage and be an exciting celebration of the skills learned.  


BRIGHTON - Brighton Grammar School, Allee Street, Brighton MAP  
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BRUNSWICK - Stage School Australia Studios, 23 Allen Street, Moreland  MAP
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EPPING - Epping Primary School, 805 High Street, Epping MAP
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HAWTHORN - Swinburne Senior Secondary College, 505 Burwood Road MAP  
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RINGWOOD - Central Ringwood Community Centre, Bedford Park, Rosewarne Lane, Ringwood MAP  
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CONTACT US TODAY to book in your free Try-Out session.


Emily Wilkinson has been the head of Beginners OnStage since 2009. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Music Theatre) from the University of Ballarat. She has performed with leading Melbourne companies such as Oz Opera, Melbourne Opera and the Entertainment Store. Upon moving to Melbourne in 2004, Emily joined Stage School Australia as a music and dance director. Emily holds a Graduate Diploma in Education (Music and Drama) from The University of Melbourne. She has also completed her Estill Level 1 and 2 training and is currently undertaking a Licentiate of Singing Teaching through Trinity College, London. Emily teaches singing at several schools around Melbourne and is mum to two beautiful little boys.

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