"I want to say a BIG thank you to you for making my child believe in himself. We were surprisingly delighted to see what you had done with him in terms of his confidence!"

Sunita Kumari

"What a huge improvement from their first performance to this one. It’s really all your doing, Sonali. Can’t thank you enough."

Priyanka Kapoor

"My daughter just received a Distinction in her Trinity Drama exams. Thanks to you!"

Deepa D’Souza

"Brilliant performances by all the kids ❤️ Loved their stage presence n confidence n delivery"

Deepali Gulati

"I just wanted to reach out to thank you for creating such a wonderful fun activity. It has been a much-needed positive focus for my daughter. I am very grateful to have found you."

Mia Jattuso

"Thank you SMActs, for being my children’s favourite after-school activity. They enjoy performing so much and have grown so much in confidence too!"

Sophie Mathur

"She is the best drama teacher I’ve met so far. She made me realise the importance of voice modulation."

Skanda Mahesh

"I could see her passion for drama from the way she interacts with her students. Thank you. Sonali, for training our son to be a better performer."

Kala Mahesh

"We feel lucky our son has you for a teacher and can’t wait for him to resume classes soon!"

Sakshi

Are SMActs drama classes the best drama classes for kids in Singapore?

Of course! But don't take our word for it. Read what happy parents have to say. And hear what our young thespians feel.

HOODWINKED!!
THE LEGEND OF ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN

Our grand performance this coming term is....tada! .. HOODWINKED! 😉 The Legend of Robin Hood and his Merry Men! Swashbuckling adventures, dashing heroes and sheroes, damsels-in-distress and damsels-in-arms and of course thwarting the evil schemes of the notorious Sheriff of Nottingham! Enjoy the Battle of Wits and watch as Robin Hoods steals the treasure from right under the Sheriff's nose!

Be awesome today. Join our band of Merry Men now!

TIMINGS/FEES: $875 for 15 sessions + 8 extra intense rehearsal sessions closer to the performance.

Term begins week of 1st February 2023

AgeTiming
(7-11-year olds)Mondays - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
(7-11-year olds)Wednesdays - 5:00pm-6:00pm
(12+ years olds)Saturdays: 4.00pm -5:30pm

Creative
Writing

Academic excellence begins with the ability to write clearly

Unleash your child’s imagination! Enroll them in a Creative Writing classes with a published author whose debut novel is hailed by Shobhaa De as ‘freshingly spunky” and “charmingly ironical”.

TIMINGS/FEES: $550 for 18 hours

AgeTiming
(9-12-year olds)Saturday - 11:00am- 12:30pm

Term begins week of 1st February 2023

"Thanks Sonali for a wonderful creative Writing Camp for the kids. My son grudgingly admitted to it being a lot of fun learning."

Nita

"Sonali’s enthusiasm and encouragement have given my daughter immense confidence in her ideas and ability to write. Most importantly, she doesn’t think of it as a chore and enjoys the writing process."

Swati Maheshwari

"My son loves creative writing and always looks forward to it every week. She has some amazing ways of connecting with kids and finding the best out of them.”

S. Kumari

"Sonali's debut novel is refreshingly spunky and charmingly ironical."

Shobhaa De

Creative
Writing

Academic excellence begins with the ability to write clearly

Best Creative Writing Classes for Kids? We are following the UK curriculum KS3 guidelines to promote and develop good writing skills. Playful prompts. Poetry slams. Expanding vocabulary. Using literary devices. And more.

Trinity Exam Prep Classes

  • Trinity certificates come directly from Trinity College, London.
  • Certificates enjoy international recognition.
  • Help in college applications as the later grades translate into UCAS points.
  • Set drama syllabus with a gentle learning curve.
  • Students can appear for grades 1-8 Drama exams.
  • The Trinity Drama exams are held here, in Singapore.
  • We have trained over 150 candidates to appear for their Trinity Drama exams: over 80% of them have achieved a Distinction under the guidance of our experienced teachers.
  • Individualized attention through 1-on-1 sessions at a mutually exclusive time.

Timing/Fees: $100 for a 1 hour session once a week at a mutually convenient time

"My daughter just received a Distinction in her Trinity Drama exams. Thanks to you!"

Deepa D’Souza

"It’s all your efforts!"

Vinti Mittal (mother of 2 Trinity Distinction holders)

"Thanks so very much for encouraging Keyaan to do this and guiding him. Has truly helped him focus and hone his skills."

Deepali Gulati (Parent of Distinction Holder)

"Thank you so much, Ms. Mehta. It is all thanks to you and your teaching."

Lillian Sutton (Distinction Holder)

Trinity Drama
Prep Classes

Just as Trinity College, UK, offers music exams, Trinity offers grade exams in Drama as well. Students can appear for grades 1-8 Drama Exams right here in Singapore. We, at SMActs, conduct Trinity exam prep classes. Over 80% of our students achieve a Distinction in their Trinity exams.

Hear what our distinction holders say.

The Reluctant Readers Book Club

Our Book Club uses the internationally acclaimed Reading Circles – a strategy specially devised to bust barriers to reading. We methodically break down a book into bite-sized chunks and invite each child to lead a discussion on a particular aspect of the book. By giving them a voice and a choice, learners are able to engage with the book in a meaningful way. Reading is no longer an intimidating, lonely or boring activity but an exhilarating journey with the steering wheel in their hands! P.S Reading Circles improve language skills and hone critical thinking skills - building a solid foundation for IB exams.

DatesTimingAgeFees
5th- 10th June2 -3:30pm13 - 15$250/-
12th- 17th June11:30-1pm10 - 12$250/-

Shakespeare Shots

The First Shakespeare Youth Group in Singapore!!

Want to ace your school auditions? Wow your director with a Shakespearean monologue! We’ll teach you the correct techniques for delivering the words of the Bard.

TIMINGS/FEES: $600 for 16 sessions

AgeTiming
(12+ year olds)Saturday – 2:00-3:00pm

Term begins week of 1st February 2023

Presentation Skills

Our Presentation and Public Speaking Classes are designed to help you brainstorm ideas, sharpen your thought process, craft a well-written speech and then practice delivering it with correct articulation and voice modulation. We help you eliminate unnecessary fidgeting and peppering your speech with “um” and “er” and other fillers indicating a lack of preparation.

TIMINGS/FEES: $600 for 15 sessions

Tuesdays – 5pm- 6pm
Term begins week of 1st February 2023

About The Director

Sonali Mehta began her career as a copywriter at Ogilvy and Mather Advertising, Mumbai. She soon returned to her first love - acting - and now acts, directs, and teaches acting to learners of all ages. She also trains teachers to become Speech and Drama teachers.

A published author, an ACTA-certified trainer and an experienced stage artiste, she brings her knowledge of advertising, teaching and theatre skills to provide comprehensive training in Public Speaking, Speech and Drama, Innovation Thinking, Customer Service Training, Team-Building, Voice and Presentation Skills, to the corporate, the educational as well as the Govt sectors. She has held numerous workshops at international schools such as OFS and Hwa Chong International School.

Since 2014, she’s been the leading course facilitator at Singapore GIGIS Adult Education Centre for the Speech Development and Creative Drama modules.

80% of over 150 Trinity candidates have achieved a Distinction under her guidance. Her enthusiasm for all things drama, love for literature, infectious smile and encouraging attitude make her a much-loved and greatly in demand teacher.

She has directed over 17 zoom films and 7 children's productions including Greece Lightning,Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Three Musketeers and The Big Bad.

She’s a published author whose debut novel, Millennium Mums and the Art of Chakki Peesing, was launched by Indian celebrity Shobhaa De in Mumbai, 2004.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

  • Shakespeare Summer School – July-Aug 2016
    Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), UK
  • Certificate of Educational Studies – Public Speaking, July 2013 College of Teachers, UK
  • International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers, April 2013 Cambridge University, UK
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, April 2013 Singapore Training And Development Association, Singapore
  • Associate Teaching Diploma (Ends December 2024) Trinity Guildhall, UK
  • Distinction in Grades 5-8 Speech and Drama, 2011-2012 Trinity Guildhall, UK
  • Shringar Mani Certificate for Excellence in Classical Dance, 1993 Government of India
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Advertising and Marketing, 1991-1992 West Herts College, UK
  • Bachelor of Arts – English Literature, 1991 St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University