Consider yourself, your child or someone you know the next Cate Blanchett or Hugh Sheridan? Perhaps you’re more of an aspiring producer like Baz Luhrmann? Well, you’re in luck!

This winter, the National Institute for Dramatic Art is back in Brisbane, encouraging students of all backgrounds, abilities and ages to explore the world of performing arts with a series of flexible short courses.

NIDA is Australia’s leading centre for the education and training of performing arts. Each year, their NIDA Open welcomes more than 15, 000 students to experiences some of the hundreds of courses on offer. This June and July NIDA Open will allow Brisbane residents to discover the world of performing arts and nurture their talents.

The short courses on offer are designed for a range of ages, allowing anyone from children to adults to learn from NIDA’s expert tutors. The tutors have extensive backgrounds in theatre, TV and film which will enrich the experience of every student.

Head of NIDA Open, Caroline Spence says the classes offer opportunities for participants to find their creative voice and take part in fun and unique performing arts experiences.

“The winter program offers something for everyone and for every skill-level, so children and young people can jump in and try something brand-new or build their skills these school holidays,” Ms Spence said.

“No matter the course, NIDA Open classes engage the senses, inspire the imagination and encourage creativity.”

An example of the classes on offer is Heroes, Villains and Spies: Screen Acting, Grades 3-6. During this course your child will enjoy three days of on-screen acting as they act out scenes from famous hero, villain and spy adventures. They will stop moving trains, intercept international secrets and save the world, all from the safety of the rehearsal room. In this course, your child will be able to develop their skills in acting and characterisation.

So what are you waiting for? Take advantage of NIDA’s great line-up of classes and sign up today!

The courses will run from Monday, 29 June until Sunday, 12 July at Somerville House. For more information click here to head to NIDA’s website.