Theatre Aquarius Arts Education Program

Learn Technique & Develop Your Own Creative Voice!

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55 Wentworth Street South.

Welcome to the brand new Theatre Aquarius Education Arts Centre. 

A New Program in a New Home

Our all-new Theatre School provides the very best in professional arts instruction for students of all ages and stages. Programs have a dual focus on exceptional training with professional artists and exploration of individual artistic voice.

Train & Create:

Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance and Movement, Voice and Music, Physical Theatre, Mask, and Play Creation.

Practice:

Empathy, Critical Thinking, Complex Problem Solving, Creativity, Self Expression, Work Ethic, Collaboration.
R

Gain:

Confidence, A Passion for the Arts, Dedication, Hope, Joy, Friendship, Personal & Group Success.

Registration for Fall 2017 Classes will begin August 14

Learn More About The Classes Below

Acting Saturdays

 

Acting is an art and a discipline. It is a powerful and effective way to build relationships, empathy, deeper self-awareness, and to gain a sense of meaning and belonging.

 

Theatre Aquarius Acting Program develops and deepens essential acting skills, including projection, objectives and motivation, listening, script analysis, blocking and stage presence.

 

Led by professional actors and performers, with active contemporary careers on stage and film and TV, our classes are focused on age and skill level to provide the most impactful experience for each participant.

Acting (ages 4-6)

Saturdays 9:00 – 10:30, 10 weeks beginning Sept 23* – $195

Throughout the course, students work with their instructors to create a group scene inspired by a classic story or classic story characters. Theatre tools including words, dance, costumes, props, mask, puppetry or clown allow students to be exposed to theatre techniques and find theatrical ways to express their ideas.

*Acting classes will not be held on Saturday October 7, classes will run until Saturday December 2

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Acting (ages 7-9)

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30, 10 weeks beginning Sept 23* – $260

Students are introduced to theatre basics including vocalization, character development, movement, storytelling and their own creative voice. Students learn how to use their voice and move their bodies to express feelings, reveal character traits, and tell stories through performance technique lessons and exercises.

*Acting classes will not be held on Saturday October 7, classes will run until Saturday December 2

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Acting (ages 10-13)

Saturdays 10:30 – 12:30, 10 weeks beginning Sept 23* – $260

Through exercises and activities, students explore listening, body awareness, vocal range, group dynamics and engage text, movement, song and physical theatre. In addition to performance fundamentals, students gain an overview of diverse roles in theatre and experiment with design, directing, writing, choreography and composition.

*Acting classes will not be held on Saturday October 7, classes will run until Saturday December 2

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Acting (ages 14+)

Saturdays 1:30 – 3:30, 10 weeks beginning Sept 23* – $260 (+ HST for students 15 years and older)

Rigorous exercises in voice and movement, text analysis, scene study, ensemble work and exploration of physical theatre provide students with a structured course in theatre fundamentals. First year and returning students learn and grow with increasingly challenging material and instruction. Students work with their instructor to analyze text, determine objectives, rehearse, present and receive notes. Students engage in scene work, developing listening and responding skills. Students also work with monologues.

*Acting classes will not be held on Saturday October 7, classes will run until Saturday December 2

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Acting by Audition

Saturdays 1:30 – 3:30, 10 weeks beginning Sept 23* – $260 + HST

All of our Acting courses are challenging and are responsive to the participants experience and skill level. In addition, we provide an Audition Only course, for advanced training. Please send an email to jesdale@theatreaquarius.org to arrange an Audition time. 

*Acting classes will not be held on Saturday October 7, classes will run until Saturday December 2

Please email completed forms to School@theatreaquarius.org.

*All Classes run for 10 weeks beginning September 23, 2017 – Acting classes will not be held on Saturday October 7, classes will run until Saturday December 2

Musical Theatre Mondays

 

Theatre Aquarius is the singular destination for training in acting, singing and dance. Each session, participants train in drama, voice and movement, from leading professional instructors. Using musical theatre repertoire, contemporary songs, new arrangements and song creation, participants gain a wide range of skills and understanding regarding voice, harmony, solo and ensemble work, as well as movement and acting fundamentals and expression.

 

Instructors work with ensemble and individually to provide skill level specific training and to continually include, challenge and engage participants.

Music Theatre 7-9

10 Weeks beginning September 25*

Mondays 4:30 – 6:30

$260

Participants sing and dance in this fun course. Using music from musicals, popular music and other favorites, participants explore solo and group singing. Participants learn movement, a variety of dance forms and choreography. Participants also explore story through music and movement.

Music Theatre 10 -13

10 Weeks beginning September 25*

Mondays 4:30 – 6:30

$260

Train in voice, singing, ensemble and solo work. Engaging repertoire, participants train in vocal and dance styles and technique.

Music Theatre 14+

10 Weeks beginning September 25*

Mondays 7 – 9

$260 (+ HST for students 15 years and older)

Participants engage in musical theatre scene work, training in voice, dance and acting. Self expression, as well as technique, allow artistic growth. Participants engage in solo and ensemble work.

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Register TODAY!

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Register TODAY!

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Please email completed forms to School@theatreaquarius.org.

 

*Music Theatre classes will not be held on Monday October 9, classes will run until Monday December 4

Advanced Techniques Wednesdays

 

 

The performing arts offers a myriad of ways to self express, work in ensemble, and tell stories. Throughout the year, Theatre Aquarius Advanced Techniques Wednesday provide classes in diverse theatre arts disciplines.  Advanced Techniques Wednesday  provide meaningful, inspiring, and skill building opportunities to explore and advance artistically. 

 

Improv (Adults)

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00

10 weeks beginning September 27

$260 + HST

 

Have fun while sharpening performance skills and thinking on your feet. Improv challenges participants to be fully present in the moment, listening carefully to fellow collaborators, and responsive. This essential work can be translated to the board room or the stage. Led by actors with extensive improv training and experience, our Improv course engages Improv and theatre games to bring out your creativity and nature ingenuity, while also providing instruction in performance and presence.

Mask Making (Adults)

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00

10 weeks beginning September 27

$260 + HST

 

Make a plaster cast of your own face and sculpt a mask with clay followed by papier mache as well as wire and other materials. Working with experienced mask makers, this course explores the histories and uses of mask and provides hands on experience in mask creation, as well as an introduction to mask performance.

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Register TODAY!

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Theatre Aquarius ODE

Theatre Aquarius is Hamilton’s regional professional theatre. We create outstanding, accessible live theatre that entertains challenges and educates. We develop and showcase national talent and artistic excellence. Our experience & professionalism make Theatre Aquarius the destination for arts education.

Our new program, ODE, Outreach, Development, Education, aims to address the barriers in access to theatre arts and ways to engage with new audiences. The program has a dual emphasis of providing exceptional training and promoting the development of individual artistic voice. Our program provides the very best in professional arts instruction for students of all ages and stages.

For more information please email School@Theatreaquarius.org

Program, Artists, Dates and Prices Subject to Change.  All Sales Final.  No Refunds.

Theatre Aquarius is a not-for-profit registered charity dedicated to creating outstanding, accessible, live theatre that entertains, challenges, & educates.