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COURSES for CHILDREN & YOUTH

YOUTH (14 - 17 yrs.) - Professional Performance Training & Private Coaching

CHILDREN & YOUNG TEENS (7 - 13 yrs.) - After School Drama Programs

We offer FAMILY and 'BRING A FRIEND' Discounts.
Contact us for details.

Join us for a FREE Trial Class during the month of September.
Pre-Registration Required.

2016 - 2017 CLASSES BEGIN SEPTEMBER 13, 2016
Limited Places Available

ACTING and especially the ability to IMPROVISE are very important life skills that give young people the confidence to be able to think quickly on their feet and then respond "in the moment" to whatever comes their way. This past year we've incorporated more and more improvisation into our classes and have seen our students blossom. Through both independent and group improv activities, they organically expand their listening skills, focus and concentration, and develop public speaking skills, co-operation and sharing for team success as well as creative solutions to problem solving. Then, they very naturally use these skills out in the real world - in their school, sports and social activities. And, they don't even realize that they are learning and loving it!

Our encouraging, friendly instructors create an environment in which children feel safe to take creative risks, learn new skills and have fun whether they are quiet and shy or boisterous and outgoing.

Beginning this September all our after school drama classes will be improv based. Improvisation must be organic and tons of FUN! That's exactly what our programs provide!

We are proud to have been a member of the Toronto Association of Acting Studios (TAAS) since 1997 and abide by the TAAS Code of Ethics.

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DANCE, SING & MOVE - PHYSICAL STORYTELLING FOR 7 & 8 Year Olds

Focusing on the joy and movement inherent in physical storytelling, students will interpret music, songs and stories through drama, improvisation and character work. By the spring students will be able to interpret a story through physicality, voice and movement. In class sharing for parents and friends takes place at the end of both the fall and spring terms. Registration commitment is for the full school year. There are no classes on long holiday weekends, over the Christmas / New Year holiday or March break. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will not be made up.

TO REGISTER

Session 1:
TUESDAYS
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (60 Minutes)
Not Offered in the Winter / Spring 2017 Term
Instructor: Christie Heath
Session 2:
SATURDAYS
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. (60 Minutes)
Not offered in the Winter / Spring 2017 Term
No classes on long holiday weekends.
Instructor: Kayla Warburton
Fees: TBA


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JUNIOR IMPROV ENSEMBLE (9 - 10 years)

The Junior Improv Ensemble will help to build public confidence in even the quietest child. Through group improvisation warm-ups and activities students explore role play and character movement as they gain confidence and ease speaking and performing in front of others. This course is a wonderful compliment to the school classroom where students in Grades 3 - 5 are expected to be able to share projects and assignments in a 'public speaking' format with fellow students. In class sharing for parents and friends takes place at the end of both the fall and spring terms. Registration commitment is for the full school year. There are no classes on long holiday weekends, over the Christmas / New Year holiday or March break. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will not be made up.

TO REGISTER

Session 1:
TUESDAYS
6:15 - 7:15 p.m. (60 Minutes)
January 10 - May 30, 2017 (20 Classes)
Instructors: Heather Dick & Kayla Warburton
Session 2:
SATURDAYS
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 p.m. (60 Minutes)
Not Offered in the Winter / Spring 2017 Term
No classes on long holiday weekends.
Instructor: Kayla Warburton
Fees: $400.00 + $25.00 Annual Admin. Fee + $55.00 HST


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YOUNG TEEN IMPROV ENSEMBLE (11 - 13 years)

Designed specifically for the young teen interested in exploring the world of acting or the student who is considering drama studies at an arts high school, this course focuses on improvisation as an introduction to voice, movement, text and character work. The Ensemble encourages leadership, cooperation, team building, focus, empowerment and FUN!. The course will culminate at the end of May 2017 with an improvisation performance for family, friends and supporters in the Sirius Theatrical Company's studio. Registration commitment is for the full school year. There are no classes on long holiday weekends, over the Christmas / New Year holiday or March break. Classes cancelled due to inclement weather will not be made up.

NOTE: Extra rehearsals may be scheduled to prepare for the end of term presentation.

TO REGISTER

Session Details: Wednesdays, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. (1.5 Hours)
January 11 - May 31, 2017 (20 Classes)
Showcase Date: Saturday, May 27, 2017 - evening
Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director & Kayla Warburton
Fees: $600.00 + $25.00 Annual Admin. Fee + $81.00 HST


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YOUTH IMPROV ENSEMBLE (14 - 17 years)

ACCEPTANCE is by AUDITION ONLY & A FULL YEAR COMMITMENT is Required.

Through improvisation that involves group warm-ups, exercises, character exploration and performance, youth learn voice and acting technique in a FUN, supportive space. Poise, confidence and social skills developed in a warm, positive atmostphere carry over into school, work and family life.

To fully experience the benefits of this program, A FULL YEAR COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED.

BOOK an AUDITION today!

Session Details: Wednesdays, 4:45 - 6:15 p.m. (1.5 Hours)
Oct. 5, 2016 - May 31, 2017
No classes over holidays or March break.
Showcase Date: May 27, 2017
Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director
Fees: $1020.00 + HST + $25.00 Annual Admin Fee.
Paid in 2 installments - 50% in Sept. 2016 & 50% in Jan. 2017


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PRIVATE COACHING = EMPOWERMENT FOR STUDENTS

One-on-one coaching offers intensive, personal training tailored to your student’s specific goals, strengths and needs. Private coaching is ideal for students who would like to feel more relaxed, confident and charismatic when speaking in front of their class or peers. It is essential for students preparing monologues for auditions to arts high schools or post secondary acting programs.

TO REGISTER

Private Sessions: Day or Evening at Your Convenience
Location: Sirius Theatrical Company Studio space only
Instructor: Heather Dick, Artistic Director
Fees: $65.00 + HST ($8.45) / hour

$240.00 + HST ($31.20) / Block of 4 Sessions
(Savings of $20.00)