a nurturing enviroment where children feel confident to explore and grow in their understanding of music dance and drama


"Explorers" provides an engaging and nurturing performing arts learning environment designed especially for children in kindergarten and year 1 at school

Now your little one has entered big school,  they are learning to read, write stories and a whole range of new skills.  They are eager to explore and create and this is why the "Explorers" program is designed to gently move children from the play based activities involved in the "Little Adventures Program"  to inquiry based learning that is the foundation of our "Junior Programs".  

My daughter has been attending classes here and she absolutely loves it! The teachers are very patient and knowledgeable and I know my daughter is supported and encouraged to grow and learn in a safe environment. - Maggie

What happens in an "Explorers"class?

An "Explorers" class is where students begin to develop more formal skills in the performing arts.  Each class is split into 3 sections (music, dance and drama) that build on and expand the skills learnt in the "Little Adventures" class.

Each week your child will be so engaged in exploring the perfroming arts throught activities such as games, songs, movement activities, speech exploration, and character play just to name a few that they will be just bursting to come each week.

Designed to develop your child's confidence, communication skills, music and movement skills, critical and creative thinking skills,  the "Explorer's" performing arts program is just the right place for your growing young performer.

Learning Framework

At Hope Performing Arts Centre,  we love educating children in the performing arts.  We love their smiles as they discover a new skill, and their joy as they learn to connect what they are learning to real life situations.  This is why our programs have been designed with the understanding of how children learn best and age appropriate Performing Arts Outcomes in mind.  As your child progresses through the Explorers Syllabus you can expect that they will learn and become confident in the following areas:

  • Develops confidence with body control and movements. 

  • Develops confidence with co-ordination, balance and movement to music

  • Develops confidence with maintaining a steady beat,  clapping and playing a variety of basic rhythm

  • Develops confidence with their singing voice and note reading skills along with using Sol-fa to help develop their aural skills

  • Engages in storytelling through spoken word and mime

  • Begins to develops the ability to express the emotions of different characters within an organised framework

  • deepen their understand of the performing arts within their own community and culture

Book a Trial Lesson

We'd like to invite you and your child see what it is like to learn at Hope Preforming Arts Centre.  Our complimentary trial lesson allows your child to experience a "Explorers" class,  you will also have the opportunity to meet the teacher and talk to the director.