Children in this age range thrive on the creative environment of acting classes, and love to play characters and put on plays. Every course ends in a class performance for family and friends.
What is acting about? How do you begin? This course gives you the chance to build your acting skills through dramatic exercises and creative movement. Learn to share ideas and invent scenes through improvisation and teamwork. Join the fun of imagining, learning, and performing together with new friends who love to act, just like you!
This performance-oriented class advances your skills in the essentials of acting. Improvisation training, acting workshops, rehearsing scripts, and onstage performance are key steps in your journey to becoming an actor. Each Showtime! Class rehearses and performs a scripted play for an invited audience at the end of the year.
Prerequisite: Junior Acting
Offered only in spring, this course is a unique opportunity to work with an acting coach on everything an actor needs to know. From audition methods and voice training to mime and stage movement, actors will have fun bringing their skills to the next level.
Prerequisite: Junior Acting
Every Fall and Winter musical theatre class will perform on stage as part of The Musical Theatre Gala Recital on the weekend of March 6-8, 2014 in the MTYP theatre.
Musical Theatre for 7 & 8 year-olds
Does your child burst into song and dance whenever company arrives? Especially designed for children age 7 and 8 who would love the chance to perform, this course combines songs, stories, and creative movement. We’ll act out the best-loved children’s stories of all time and have fun adding music and movement as we go!
Musical Theatre Ensemble Level 1
Dreaming of Broadway? Start here with a course for those who are up for the challenge of acting, singing and dancing -- all at the same time! Come share the fun of learning choreography and performing chorus numbers from your favourite musicals.
Musical Theatre Ensemble Level 2
Do you enjoy big musical numbers and working with a chorus of energetic actors, singers and dancers? This course is designed for students who have experience in this style of theatre and want to further their skills in voice, acting, and choreography.
Lights, Camera, Action!
Film and video classes area great way to see your work in the world-wide web and on the big screen! Film projects will be posted on a password-protected website so you can share them with your friends. Our student films have won awards at festivals adn are screened at events throughout the year. A great way to share your skills and creativity with a wide audience!
Scripts & Screens
Build on your success and take your acting from good to great! Have fun learning to make the camera work for you. Actors in this course will rehearse and record scenes from great movies and learn the ins and outs of screen tests, head shots, and resumes ñ everything you need to know to land your next on-screen film or television job!
Recommended prerequisite: 2 years of Theatre School instruction in the Junior Division
Put all your skills into play as you write, act, and record your own movies. Work on both sides of the camera under the guidance of a professional filmmaker and gain hands-on experience in the many aspects of video production. Actor, director or videographer . . . try on all these hats and see which one fits best! Prerequisite: minimum of 2 years of Theatre School instruction.
Discover the vibrant art of stop-motion animation from storyboard to finished movie. Create characters from modeling clay and get ready to make magic. Not just for actors, this course is for anyone who likes to draw, sculpt, or simply watch cartoons.
Puppetry Performance Workshop
Building and getting to know a puppet can yield rich rewards for a child, and an offer a boost to actors in training! But puppets arenít just good for you ñ theyíre great fun, too! Students in this course will learn to build and operate a wide range of fascinating puppets. Their final performance will feature puppet characters and stories created by the students, performed with fun and flair for an invited audience.
Open to beginner and advanced puppeteers.
The Junior Company
Following the recent hit presentation of Pegasus: The Horse that Flew, The Junior Company remains an exciting onstage opportunity for the dedicated student.
Always a smashing success, The Junior Company guides young actors through an intensive rehearsal process that culminates in a public performance. Script analysis, voice training, and movement for the stage are part of this intensive project, designed for young people who enjoy performing.
The commitment level for this course is high – students are expected to miss no more than two prearranged rehearsals or classes all year.
Please prepare a one-minute monologue for your audition.