A big thank you to you and your team. Both girls really enjoyed themselves, I'm almost certain I am going to face disappointment from Mimi tomorrow as she remembers the camp is over. The show was fabulous - I don't know how they do it in one week, and everyone getting a part and being special.Just wonderful!
One day last week he and his cousins decided to put on a show, but were having a few disagreements about how they should do it. I overheard him saying to them "When I was at Kids Up front doing the show, we all had to work together as a team and we made a fantastic show, and if we all work together as a team now we can make it even fantastic-er." It seemed to work, they cooperated a bit better and produced something pretty coherent!
I was concerned my daughter was doing too many after-school activities, so suggested we stop one. She replied that she definitely couldn't stop drama classes. When I asked why not, she said "Because drama classes make me feel brave". We'll definitely be continuing!
Both Andre and Ayden Vahldieck have enjoyed your classes and the boys have definitely benefited massively from these classes in terms of their public speaking range and confidence and self esteem. I recommend your classes to everyone. They have been fun and educational. My eldest son Andre, has developed a passion to learn drama at high school as a core subject at Marist College North Sydney. He has become a competent and great speaker at his school performance where he impersonated Nelson Mandela for his school project. Ayden has grown more confident from being a very shy public person to develop strong diversity into his self expression that has flowed onto other less creative subjects like maths and science, where he is now confident enough to voice his answers and compete with his colleagues overtly. We thank you very much for these talents you have emerged from our children, gifts they will take with them forever in their future pursuits.
My children, Thomas and Samantha Onions left Kids up Front 3 years ago because we relocated. I just wanted to let you know they still talk frequently about their experiences with such passion and joy. Your holiday camps were fantastic and we were scheduling our holidays around the camp dates. Great to see 'Kids Up Front' is still growing and thank you for helping my children grow into strong, confident individuals.
I am very pleased to let you know that Justin Boerst has been accepted into the selective drama strand at Nepean Creative and Performing Arts High School for year 7 2015.I would like to thank you, Erica and the Kids Upfront team. He has truly thrived with the help of drama and I am beside myself with pride over this recent achievement. He could not have done it without you guys and we will always be grateful for the input you have had to his development.I don't think Justin thought he was good enough to make it into the school until the day of the audition when he met the other kids who auditioned along with him. His confidence is at an all time high and you have all helped to make a little boys year, perhaps his entire life. He can't wait to get to the school because he really enjoyed the day he had with the other boys because they are all like him, they love drama and they all enjoyed speaking and performing together on the day.Just to let you know, his application had to include details of work he has done, his last school report, his NAPLAN year 5 results, Erica's amazing reference and a reference from his primary school. He then had to perform a 1.5 minute monologue, a 1 hour drama class with all applicants and a scenario that the kids were presented with and given 2 minutes to prepare for. The scenario was titled "Romance at Mcdonalds" and he had to perform it with a little girl. They decided to fall in love with their food rather than each other and it sounded like it was very funny indeed. Kids Upfront has given him the skills to perform as he did on that day and for that we will be eternally grateful. This opportunity will give Justin the kind of highschool experience that he really needs. He is a creative little boy and for him to be able to go to a school where he can do drama, tumbling, gymnastics and trapeze, some as electives that will contribute to his HSC mark, is extraordinary. He has developed the ability to write very well too, a skill which did not come easy to him, and I really think that the process ofcontributing to their own script for the end of year performances has contributed to developing this skill too. His school has always told me that his ideas are like those of an adult but he always found it hard to get it down on paper until the beginning of last year when it all came together for him with your help and the help of his amazing school teachers. Justin hasbeen a work in progress from the day he entered school and you have helped to give him the skills to shine right now.We have known since last week but I have not been allowed to email our thanks because Justin wanted to tell Erica himself.You have all done an amazing thing here, Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Gali can`t wait for another Kids up Front camp! Its become the one thing she is looking forward every school holiday, and she done it for the last 3 years...!She loves the show, the team, the kids... So I just wanted to say well done and thank you for bringing such a great experience to our kids.
I was utterly blown away by the production of Robin Hood. I've loved all your productions but somehow this raised the bar even higher. I may have even cried in the Coldplay song. Your staff are exceptional and talented but most of all, kind.
Libby Millington, Craft It Up
My children took part in the holiday camp at Pymble Public School this recent holidays and absolutely loved it! Jane was brilliant with the children and they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and didn't want it to end. I was very impressed with what the fantastic group of teachers put together in just one week -- not only did they work with the children to develop characters, songs and dances for the show, but they also had them creating the set! My children are already looking forward to returning next holidays.