SCHEDULES & SESSION INFORMATION
- Saturday Sessions run for 10 weeks in Fall, Winter and Spring.
- Intensive acting sessions in March Break.
- Summer Sessions include music and dance training with top professionals.
Fall, Winter and Spring Saturday Sessions:
Within each session, students will be grouped by age and experience, to help provide an environment tailored to your needs!
During this 10 week programme, students are introduced to a very dynamic art form: theatre! Students will strengthen their powers of concentration, explore their imaginations and creative powers, achieve a higher level of self-confidence and self-discipline, and expand their ability to communicate with others. Working professionals instruct students in all practical aspects of theatre during this 10 week programme. The course has been developed for those who are already involved in theatre arts programmes or school drama clubs or for those with a new interest in theatre and the performing arts or thinking about exploring a theatre as a possible career.
Areas of focus may include:
Improvisation, Voice Work, Stage Movement, Theatre “Games”, Creative self-expression, Text Study, Character Development, Acting Styles & Techniques
For Juniors: Ages 8 to 14 years
During the 3 week Programme, students are introduced to a very dynamic art form: the theatre! Grouped according to age, students will strengthen their powers of concentration, explore their imaginations and creative powers, achieve a higher level of self-confidence and self-discipline, and expand their ability to communicate with others.
Attention is focused on: Improvisation, Dance, Stage Movement, Vocal Training, Theatre Games, Singing, Creative self-expression & Character and script development.
Public Presentation: Parents are invited to see their children participate in a series of special dramatic activities at the end of each session. These presentations are held on the Mainstage (the Irving Zucker Auditorium).
For Seniors: Ages 15 years & older
Training: Senior students will work with professionals during this 8 week Programme. They will receive instruction in all practical aspects of theatre as an art form. This course has been carefully developed to appeal to: those who are involved in a theatre arts Programme or school drama club, those who are exploring their interest in theatre for the first time, those who are seriously interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts.
The senior Programme could deal with mature subject matter in a process that is both challenging and artistic, and because of this possibility, participants must be at least entering grade 10. A highly demanding Programme, both physically & mentally, all students must participate fully in each and every activity without exception.
Attention Focuses on: Improvisation, Text Study, Vocal Training, Musical Theatre Training, Singing, Character Development, Dance, Stage Movement, Acting Styles and Technique, Stagecraft, Costume & Set Design
Performance: Production and stage experience are an integral part of the Senior Programme. All students participate in our full-scale Broadway Musical public presentation.