Imaginations soar onscreen

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Sarah Grace mentors the next group of aspiring Geelong performers.

Geelong kids can become superheroes, dabble in magic, explore the jungle and more onscreen at Grace Acting Studios’ latest open day on Saturday.

“Kids love it!” says studio director and prolific actress Sarah Grace.

“They’re great like that – they get such a kick out of seeing themselves on TV and it’s a fun afternoon for parents too, watching the actor in their household come up with fun, wacky scenes on the spot.”

Youngsters aged 7 to 18 can debut on the silver screen and get involved in improvisation games when doors open from 12pm to 2pm.

“We’ll set up the green screen and we’ll have some different scenes – depending on their age,” Sarah says.

“We have a few little gifts for people that come along too.”

Sarah has played numerous roles in top Australian dramas including Blue Heelers, Neighbours and Winners and Losers.

Her studio, which has been running for 12 years, combines her passion for performance with her primary education degree, she says.

“I wanted share that love with others.

“I love hearing those stories from parents about how children have blossomed and come out of their shells, how they’re excelling at school and speaking out for themselves. It’s just been magical seeing their confidence grow.

“A lot of our kids and staff have been on shows and done things in television as well. It’s thrilling to see students have success in the industry.”

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