Our After School & Weekend Programs aim to…
- Encourage group trust, co-operation and enjoyment
- Develop confidence by losing inhibitions
- Inspire a positive self-image
- Strengthen the student’s power of concentration
- Foster confidence in voice and movement
- Develop abilities to use the five senses
- Encourage spontaneous expression
- Develop kinaesthetic awareness
- Encourage listening skills
- Enable participants to get to know their own behavior and its effect on others
- Improve thinking processes
- Improve physical fitness
- Have fun!
Things To Note About our Programming…
• We have 3 Terms: Fall, Winter, and Spring.
• Our Fall Term is a 3 month session running from September to December with an end of term production at the class venue.
• Our Winter Term is a 3 month session running January to March. Our year end Spring production is introduced in this term. This term is viewed as a workshop term in preparation for our spring term. There is no performance at the end of this term.
• Our Spring Term is a 3 month session running April to June. This is a continuation of our winter term. The end of term production that was introduced through the previous winter term, is performed at the end of the spring term, in downtown Toronto, at Theatre Passe Murielle.
For a complete list of Term Locations and Dates please click HERE.
Junior After School & Weekend Program (3-6 years)
The focus of the Junior Program is to encourage cooperation and group awareness. Our artist-educators introduce a variety of theatre games that use physical movement to create a positive group energy, trust, and sensitivity towards peers. The program culminates in a final performance.
Program Curriculum: Storytelling, Pantomime, Improvisation, Dance, Drama, Tableaux, and Voice.
Intermediate After School & Weekend Program (7-11 years)
The intermediate Program is designed to introduce actors to specific techniques in order to develop their mind, voice and body for a confident and honest performance. Improvisation and scripted scene study provide fluency in acting fundamentals like conflict, action and given circumstances. As collaboration is essential to the creation of theatre, students will develop the social skills required to find creative solutions as a member of a team, to confidently give voice to original ideas, and grow respect towards the ideas of their peers. The program culminates in a final performance.
Program Curriculum: Improvisation, Scriptwriting, Comedy, Contemporary Dance, Mime, Voice, and Physical Theatre.
Advanced After School & Weekend Program (12-15 years)
The Advanced Program builds on the fundamentals taught in the Intermediate Program to become bold and daring actors. Improvisation plays a strong role in the Advanced Program, allowing actors to follow their instincts and impulses. Character work is introduced, as well as drawing on the life experiences of the actor to share an honest and organic performance. The program culminates in a final performance.
Program Curriculum: Stanislavsky System, Improvisation, Comedy, Musical Theatre, Scriptwriting, Voice, and Stage Combat.