Speech & Drama

A child’s greatest form of art is their ability to express themselves. Here at TAS Academy, our wholesome multi-level curriculum is uniquely catered to allow students to engage, challenge, and spark their creativity. We strive for our young minds to gain invaluable experience by encouraging them to practice early adaptive skills such as leadership, communication skills, and the ability to work well in a group.

Our courses run once a week on either Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester.

Semester 3
Saturdays: Sep 24   Oct 1 15 29   Nov 5 12 19 26   Dec 3 10*
Sundays:  Sep 25   Oct 2 16 30   Nov 6 13 20 27   Dec 4 11*
*Timing subject to minor adjustments due to final performance.

Special Intake – Weekday Classes** (Date TBC)
Tuesdays: Tentatively begin from Oct 4

Class Grouping and Time:
Saturdays OR Sundays
Primary Group A: 7 – 9 yrs @ 10.00am – 11.30am
(Saturday – Full)

Primary Group B: 10 – 12 yrs @ 10.15am – 11.45am
(Saturday – Full)
Secondary Group C: 13 – 18 yrs @ 10.30am – 12.00pm
(Saturday – Limited) 

Sundays
Primary Group D: 7 – 9 yrs @ 12pm- 1.30pm
Primary Group E: 10 – 12 yrs @ 12.30pm – 2.00pm (FULL)
Secondary Group F: 13 – 18 yrs @ 12.45pm – 2.15pm

Tuesdays
Age Group A: 5 – 10yrs @ 11.00am – 12.00pm (Fee: RM300 for 10 sessions)

Course Fee:
RM450 per semester

Registration Fee For New Students: RM50

Enquiry
academy@klpac.org
Call 03 – 4047 9023
WhatsApp Us at +60 18 266 3383

Registration
To register your interest, please fill in the form here.

How does it work?

Speech & Drama @ TAS Academy is catered for students 7 – 18 years of age, with three semesters in a year. Our teachers and students will explore the evocative language and performance of poetry, dialogue and scenes, monologues and solos, song and music, movement and dance, creating their own work and appreciating the classics. Theatre games to build relationships between classmates, to encourage group play and self-confidence and awareness, is a fundamental pillar to our approach. We strive to create an environment that nourishes and encourages our innate creative potentials.

Multi-level groups, also known as mixed levels (new and returning students) are combined together in a class. Students are often hampered by a fixed and stagnant learning environment. This creates a sense of rigidity, restricting them from being free and fluid. We believe that students learn and grow at their unique pace, hence providing more advantages to a more flexible, multi-level group model. 

By conceptualising a curriculum approach that honours continuous growth and development, students engage with teachers and friends for as long as they continue to stay with us. This removes the barrier of a rigid level of teaching and learning. Additionally, our returning students will develop a sense of leadership by mentoring and assisting new students in activities and conducting our showcase. They will be given the opportunity to take on an artistic role such as directing and script writing, allowing returning students to experiment with their knowledge while instilling a sense of mastery based on what they have learned.

FAQs

1) How do I register and pay the fees?
You can find our registration page here. Upon successful registration, you will receive an email confirmation regarding payment. Once we have received your payment and registration form, if classes are online, we will provide students with the method to log into our virtual studios for their classes.

2) Will classes be online or face-to-face?
We are excited to announce that classes will take place physically in our studios at klpac in 2022.

3) What are the SOPs for classes at klpac?
We would like to assure you that all our teachers, staff, and patrons will be vaccinated, and only low risk, non-symptomatic individuals are allowed on the premises. Masks/shields will be worn by teacher and students, social distancing will be maintained throughout the class, and a maximum number of 15 – 20 students only per class. Students will also be provided hand sanitization, and our studios are cleaned and sanitized before and after classes.

4) What if another lockdown or rise in cases happens?
We will look towards the relevant ministries for any changing SOPs with regards to case numbers and are ready to move classes online in the case of another lockdown.

Teachers

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Teacher Phraveen

Phraveen Arikiah is a singer-songwriter and actor who has had the honour of performing on stages across Malaysia, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Thailand. His recent performance credits include five roles that he originated for Mahsuri (And Other Peculiar Tales): A New Musical; by Liver & Lung Productions – which won the Innovation in Musical Theatre Award at the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards 2017, Musa in Penang PAC’s production of ‘Bengal Tiger At The Baghdad Zoo’, Michal Katurian in theatrethreesixty’s staging of ‘The Pillowman’, and an ensemble member in Theatresauce’s production of ‘4.48 Psychosis’. (2022).

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Teacher Nabil

Nabil Musawir (M.Bale) started his acting journey by participating in the Theatre for Young People (2017) programme in klpac. He then continued to work on his craft by acting in numerous plays such as Kelas Tambahan, Dato’ Seri, Harder Than This: The Musical, Mixtape for Maz, Mautopia, Tanah Akhirku, Floor 43, Forget Me Not, PohLiThik, IndicineLive! 6, Wangi Jadi Saksi, and Rashomon. M.Bale won Best Newcomer (2017) and Best Supporting Actor & Overall Production (2018) in Short & Sweet Theatre organized by klpac. He also won Best Production with Wangi Jadi Saksi in Drama Stor Teater (2019) organized by Persatuan Teater Malaysia. He is an avid Liverpool fan. YNWA!

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Teacher Adam

Adam Hamizan is a Corporate Administration Diploma holder. He decided to hone his performing talents and became an ensemble member of Theatre for Young People (T4YP) 2019.

His past performing credits include: “Kurator Dapur” (2018); “TIGA 3” (2019), Five Arts Centre; “Bunga Mimpi Yang Kembang Kuncup” (2019); “Rashomon” (2020), klpac; “T4YP Emergence: Love & Loss” (2020), klpac. More recently, he was involved in the Singapore Bicentennial Experience playing the role of Sang Nila Utama.

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Teacher Paalan

Theyvapaalan is a graduate of the performance and media department of Sunway Univercity. Debuting on the professional stage with “Riwayat” (2017), and experimental devised piece for the Georgetown Festival, upon completing the Theatre For Young People Programme at klpac.

Other theatre credits include: “Skin and Flowers” (2018) for the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival; “Wandering Padi” for the Ansan Street Arts Festival (2019); “Living Project” (2019) and “Living” (2020) with Windriver Productions; “Plays Without Words & Action” (2019) for the Metadrama Festival, Russia; “Your Father House Ah (Dance@74)” for the Georgetown Festival and directed “S I X” (2018) as part of their final year project, Sunway University; and “Three” as part of Tiga, Five Arts Centre.    

 

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Address

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre,
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan
off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
51100, Kuala Lumpur

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Parking Information
Ample free outdoor parking available.

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