Welcome to Rising Star Academy Stage Performance & Acting


“In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.” 

Matthew 5:16


 We design our programs with the following objectives in mind:

  • Develop life skills; public speaking, self-confidence, teamwork.
  • Impart theatrical technique, interpretive skills, performance knowledge.
  • Find and create performance opportunities.

Classes from 2016 will only be offered in Hartbeespoort Dam at PLG Harties Academy.



2-2:30pm – Acting Buddies, Gr 1-3

2:30-3:30pm – Acting Antics – Gr 4-7

3:30-5:00pm – Acting Seriously! – Gr 4 – 12

Performing Arts – Acting Buddies and Acting Antics: A fun weekly class that covers various aspects of performing arts including speech and drama, basic stage movement, vocal work and performance technique. Grades 1 – 7.

Acting Seriously!: A specialised acting class for the young performer who would like to work towards the internationally acclaimed LAMDA – (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts) Acting examinations, Shakespeare Schools Festival and attend various auditions/competitions that are available. Work towards productions and festivals and as the name suggest a class for the more serious actor. All exams are QCF rated – Grades 4 – 12. Must have experience or been with the academy for at least 1 year.

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Guitar Lessons: Harties only – unless by prior arrangement, individual lessons by professional musician Aaron Nel

Public Speaking: an 8-week programme focusing on public speaking skills – ON REQUEST.

Vocals: 30-minute lessons for individuals or duos with professional musicians – Girls/Female voices Karin Krige, Boys/Male Voices Aaron Nel.

COMBINATION PACKAGE COMING SOON!!! – Look out for various ‘OSCAR’ Packages!




In affiliation with Yours in Dance – Brandon Eilers Le Riche, Aaron Nel and Karin Krige

Performing arts will encourage the development of new skills, learning together.

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Why Performing Arts?

Research has shown that if we want our children to grow into healthy, well balanced adults we must ensure they have access to quality arts activities as audiences and participants. A society which grows up engaged in arts and culture will be confident, stable and thriving.
Why performing arts develops life skills…

1) Performing Arts develops one’s ability to deal with emotions. Dealing with emotions people understand their own values and make sense of their lives. Exploring what life means enables them shape their own lives.

2) Performing Arts develops confidence. By building confidence children are encouraged to pursue other areas of development / educational activities. This in turn develops lateral thinking, problem solving and communication skills.

3) Performing Arts allows the integration of cultural experiences, sharing and enjoying values from across cultures promotes understanding, tolerance and co-operation.

4) Performing Arts helps young people develop their capacity for empathy, which requires imagination and maturity. This allows a young person to see situations from another point of view.

5) Performing Arts encourages risk-taking. This encourages young people to overcome obstacles be, flexible, tolerant. Risk competent people are more able to cope with uncertainties and challenges of the future.

Andrea Nel – Director – Principal
BA Drama & Psychology
Trinity ATCL
30 years performing experience
9 years teaching experience- All phases