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 empowering, confidence building and above all fun!
PRESCHOOL & PREPS
WHAT THEY SAY…
Justin (St Kevin's incursion)
“I like Schamozzle because one small topic can turn into a HUGE story and there is no right or wrong”.
Carol Trezise (Parent)
Antony (grade 2 incursion St Kevin's)
Pippa aged 6
James (past student)
Thomas McGuire (former student)
"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)
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.