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Courses for Adults



PRIVATE COACHING in Acting & Voice
For Business Professionals, Actors & Students Preparing for Theatre School Auditions

One-on-one coaching offers intensive, personal training tailored to your specific goals, strengths and needs. Ideal for corporate and business professionals who would like to feel more relaxed, powerful, dynamic and ‘present’ when speaking in front of others. Essential for actors and acting students who are preparing monologues and cold-readings for auditions.


Private Sessions Day or Evening at Your Convenience
Location: Sirius Theatrical Company Studio space only.
Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director
Fees: $70 + HST ($9.10) hour

$250 + HST ($32.50) / Block of 4 Sessions (Saving of $30)


VOICE ALIVE - PRESENT, POWERFUL, PERSONAL - A 2-Weekend Intensive Introduction to the Linklater Progression

This spoken voice class is based on the work of Kristin Linklater and her “Freeing the Natural Voice” method. By following a progressive series of exercises, you will become aware of how tension can restrict or block your free vocal expression, discover ways to release the blocks, and then develop a stronger voice with more resonance and range, so that you are able to speak with your own, unique and natural voice in an open, effortless way. The work connects your voice to ‘what’ you are saying (thoughts and emotional life) beyond just the words. It is often less the words we say than ‘how’ we say them that emotionally and unconsciously affects a listener.

All courses are practical and active. Wear comfortable clothing. You will need to bring a yoga mat or large beach towel for some of the floor work. This work is suitable for all adults regardless of age.


Course Details: 2 Weekend Intensive (33 hrs)

Thursday or Friday through Sunday: October 19 - 22 & 27 - 29, 2017

Thursdays / Fridays: 6:00 - 9:30 pm
Saturdays: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sundays: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director
Designated Linklater Teacher & Practitioner
Member of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Assoc.), CAEA, ACTRA
Fees: $540.00 + $70.00 (HST)

A SOLID FOUNDATION - The Skills of Acting

This very practical introduction to the art of acting is taught in a positive, creative and dynamic environment. Participants will be introduced to the techniques of Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen and Kristin Linklater. Using acting exercises, improvisation, relaxation, and voice work, participants will explore physical and emotional sensory work and learn practical acting skills that will form the foundation of all future acting studies. This course is also ideal for emerging professionals who seek to feel more relaxed, confident and dynamic on the stage. Maximum 10 Students.


Course Details: 6 Classes - 2.5 hours / class

TUESDAYS: 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Sept. 19 - Oct. 24, 2017

Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director
Fees: $300 + $39 (HST)


This is an opportunity for actors to hone their craft in a friendly, supportive environment. Actors work on two scenes over 6 weeks and are expected to rehearse with their scene partners and learn lines between classes.


Course Details: 6 Classes - 3 hours / class

TUESDAYS - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 - Dec. 5, 2017 (6 Weeks)

Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director
Fees: $300 + $39 (HST)