Helping to Grow Confident, Kind & Creative Kids

Hi! I’m Suzanne and I’m the owner and teacher of Schamozzle. We run drama classes for preschool and primary aged children in Melbourne’s inner west.

Our classes are different! Each week we build a shared, whole group, improvised story. There are no costumes, concerts, scripts, starring or minor roles. Instead, we use imagination to create other worlds and situations where we encounter challenges and work collaboratively to solve problems. Through storytelling, we empower kids and help them to make sense of the world. By taking on roles and in effect walking in the shoes of others, we learn to understand different perspectives and about kindness and empathy. In our classes, every child’s voice is heard. The process is empoweringconfidence building and above all fun!

DRAMA CLASSES

PRESCHOOL & PREPS

Saturdays 9am
Yarraville Community Centre
For children grades 1-6
$17.50/class payable by term.
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PRIMARY

Saturdays 10am
Yarraville Community Centre
For children 3+
$17.50/class payable by term

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WEMBLEY PS

Fridays 3.15
Wembley Primary School
For Wembley PS students
Grades P-6
Read more here

SOCIAL LEARNING

Thursdays 4.00pm
Yarraville Community Centre
Especially for children on the autism spectrum ages 9-13
Limit 6 / class
$32.50/class payable by half term
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WHAT THEY SAY…

"When I was a child, I was lucky enough to be part of drama classes every Saturday for many years. There were no elaborate performances, costumes or make up. Each week we acted out an open-ended imaginative scenario as a group. It had a huge impact on my confidence and creativity. When I went looking for a drama class for my children, I wanted to find a similar supportive and stimulating environment. Schamozzle was a remarkable find. Suzanne creates classes each week that are thoughtful and engaging. My children have been going for years and absolutely love it."

Emily Murray (parent)

Schamozzle
2018-12-08T23:12:14+11:00

Emily Murray (parent)

"When I was a child, I was lucky enough to be part of drama classes every Saturday for many years. There were no elaborate performances, costumes or make up. Each week we acted out an open-ended imaginative scenario as a group. It had a huge impact on my confidence and creativity. When I went looking for a drama class for my children, I wanted to find a similar supportive and stimulating environment. Schamozzle was a remarkable find. Suzanne creates classes each week that are thoughtful and engaging. My children have been going for years and absolutely love it."

"Our son loves drama, he looks forward to it each week and loves the different themes each week!"

Amba Hawley

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:13:40+10:00

Amba Hawley

"Our son loves drama, he looks forward to it each week and loves the different themes each week!"

"My son Zach was shy and reluctant to get into drama but was made to feel welcome by the class and teacher in the first session and over the following weeks it was great to see the encouragement he received  really boost his confidence and bring him out of his shell." 

Vicki

Schamozzle
2018-12-09T16:19:02+11:00

Vicki

"My son Zach was shy and reluctant to get into drama but was made to feel welcome by the class and teacher in the first session and over the following weeks it was great to see the encouragement he received  really boost his confidence and bring him out of his shell." 

"Drama has been great! All the different themes and imaginative things thought up is amazing. Also the teaching style is pretty neat."

Jack (student)

Schamozzle
2018-12-08T22:54:24+11:00

Jack (student)

"Drama has been great! All the different themes and imaginative things thought up is amazing. Also the teaching style is pretty neat."

"I'm so glad I found this outlet. It's been a godsend. When my daughter is interested in something she'll focus. Her listening in drama is great."

Yvonne

Schamozzle
2019-05-20T10:53:28+10:00

Yvonne

"I'm so glad I found this outlet. It's been a godsend. When my daughter is interested in something she'll focus. Her listening in drama is great."

"Suzanne is an amazing teacher and I learnt most of my drama skills from her. I always had fun in her classes."

Thomas McGuire (former student)

Schamozzle
2019-01-21T21:45:46+11:00

Thomas McGuire (former student)

"Suzanne is an amazing teacher and I learnt most of my drama skills from her. I always had fun in her classes."

"My favourite part was when we were hiding from JJ the wolf and yelled Watch out JJ! I also felt excited and really joyful. Drama was really exciting. I wish I can have drama again. (Especially with Suzanne Cox)."

Justin (St Kevin's incursion)

Schamozzle
2018-12-09T09:19:29+11:00

Justin (St Kevin's incursion)

"My favourite part was when we were hiding from JJ the wolf and yelled Watch out JJ! I also felt excited and really joyful. Drama was really exciting. I wish I can have drama again. (Especially with Suzanne Cox)."

"I liked it because we got to pretend to use fake tools. I really thought it was real digging a hole for the wolf to get to the river. I felt scared it was great."

Antony (grade 2 incursion St Kevin's)

Schamozzle
2018-12-09T09:01:18+11:00

Antony (grade 2 incursion St Kevin's)

"I liked it because we got to pretend to use fake tools. I really thought it was real digging a hole for the wolf to get to the river. I felt scared it was great."

"Drama at Schamozzle is great because every week there is a little problem, most of the time it is something you are scared of. We share ideas in front of the group and together we figure out a plan and then your worries disappear. It helps me to talk through things with kids outside of drama and solve the problem by myself (like without a teacher or adult)."

Pippa aged 6

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:12:59+10:00

Pippa aged 6

"Drama at Schamozzle is great because every week there is a little problem, most of the time it is something you are scared of. We share ideas in front of the group and together we figure out a plan and then your worries disappear. It helps me to talk through things with kids outside of drama and solve the problem by myself (like without a teacher or adult)."

"Frances has been enjoying Schamozzle drama classes with Suzanne since she was in kindergarten and she's in grade 6 now! As she told me "I've been going to drama almost my whole life!" Frances has a lot of fun at the classes and she's always smiling when I pick her up. Schamozzle is such a great creative outlet for France and the classes have given her a lot of confidence."

Carol Trezise (Parent)

Schamozzle
2018-12-08T23:06:06+11:00

Carol Trezise (Parent)

"Frances has been enjoying Schamozzle drama classes with Suzanne since she was in kindergarten and she's in grade 6 now! As she told me "I've been going to drama almost my whole life!" Frances has a lot of fun at the classes and she's always smiling when I pick her up. Schamozzle is such a great creative outlet for France and the classes have given her a lot of confidence."

"At Schamozzle my daughter gets to use her imagination, creativity, and sense of humour to explore story telling and feelings in collaboration with other kids. And she loves it. Thank you Schamozzle for expertly facilitating this time and space."

Rhonda Rebelle

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:09:38+10:00

Rhonda Rebelle

"At Schamozzle my daughter gets to use her imagination, creativity, and sense of humour to explore story telling and feelings in collaboration with other kids. And she loves it. Thank you Schamozzle for expertly facilitating this time and space."

Drama gave me confidence to take risks. At school I was too embarrassed to tell a joke in front of the class, but after two terms of drama class I was much more relaxed. Next time I gave a speech to the class I used humour and an accent to match my character. It was so much fun! The class laughed and the teacher said that I am going to end up on a stage one day! I am so glad I did drama with Suzanne.

James (past student)

Schamozzle
2020-03-26T14:56:03+11:00

James (past student)

Drama gave me confidence to take risks. At school I was too embarrassed to tell a joke in front of the class, but after two terms of drama class I was much more relaxed. Next time I gave a speech to the class I used humour and an accent to match my character. It was so much fun! The class laughed and the teacher said that I am going to end up on a stage one day! I am so glad I did drama with Suzanne.

"Great sessions, really well run and the kids are engaged and supported."

Fiona Symmons

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:14:20+10:00

Fiona Symmons

"Great sessions, really well run and the kids are engaged and supported."

My daughter is in her 5th year at Schamozzle and loves going. It has been a wonderful program that helps kids become more outgoing and create their own stories. My daughter loves Suzanne and always acts like she’s seen a celebrity if we run into her out of class.

Lydia Wilson

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:08:47+10:00

Lydia Wilson

My daughter is in her 5th year at Schamozzle and loves going. It has been a wonderful program that helps kids become more outgoing and create their own stories. My daughter loves Suzanne and always acts like she’s seen a celebrity if we run into her out of class.

"My daughter has been going to the social skills drama class for a year now and the kids all have a great time whilst learning important social skills like negotiating, collaborating and working in a group. She's been well supported and has developed some lovely friendships too. The parent participation class is always a great time with so many laughs as the kids come up with crazier and more imaginative ideas. Suzanne is so warm and supportive of the kids. It's been a really useful way to extend my daughter's love of drama and her social skills."

Sarah Sheldon

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:07:27+10:00

Sarah Sheldon

"My daughter has been going to the social skills drama class for a year now and the kids all have a great time whilst learning important social skills like negotiating, collaborating and working in a group. She's been well supported and has developed some lovely friendships too. The parent participation class is always a great time with so many laughs as the kids come up with crazier and more imaginative ideas. Suzanne is so warm and supportive of the kids. It's been a really useful way to extend my daughter's love of drama and her social skills."

"Great drama programs for kids!"

Gillian Milne

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:15:23+10:00

Gillian Milne

"Great drama programs for kids!"

"My daughter loves her drama class! In the past year her confidence has increased and she is more willing to give new things a go. Schamozzle is simply fantastic."

Stefan Willoughby

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:10:41+10:00

Stefan Willoughby

"My daughter loves her drama class! In the past year her confidence has increased and she is more willing to give new things a go. Schamozzle is simply fantastic."

“I like Schamozzle because one small topic can turn into a HUGE story and there is no right or wrong”.

Edie (student)

Schamozzle
2018-12-09T17:43:56+11:00

Edie (student)

“I like Schamozzle because one small topic can turn into a HUGE story and there is no right or wrong”.

"Watching Suzanne and the kids in sessions is often the highlight of my week! It's exciting, always new, super active and so much fun!"

Darling Belle

Schamozzle
2021-06-11T14:11:21+10:00

Darling Belle

"Watching Suzanne and the kids in sessions is often the highlight of my week! It's exciting, always new, super active and so much fun!"
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LOCATION

Yarraville Community Centre
59 Francis St, Yarraville

Our drama classes are located in Yarraville at the Yarraville Community Centre which is a quick walk from the Yarraville train station. Yarraville is in close proximity to: Seddon, Footscray, West Footscray, Maidstone, Braybrook, Altona, Altona North, Spotswood, Newport, Williamstown, Kingsville, South Kingsville, Tottenham, Williamstown North, Port Melbourne, Seaholme, Altona Meadows.

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