2019-2020 Year-long Junior Musical Theatre Classes will be open for registration to new students on June 10.
2019 Fall Term classes are open now for registration at the link above.
Our rehearsal studio and office is located at 45898 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack
Tuition is payable monthly September-May via etransfer, cash or post-dated cheque. A registration fee is charged to each class.
JumpStart Year 1 – age 5
Sep-Dec 2019 and Jan-May 2020, $225 per Term, Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm
JumpStart Year 1 is a games-based exploration of musical theatre. In the Fall term students are introduced to the world of theatre in a fun, relaxed environment. In the Spring term children will explore the importance of movement & dance to tell stories on stage. This play-based program teaches students important skills for performance and for life.
JumpStart Year 2 – age 6
Sep-Dec 2019 and Jan-May 2020, $225 per Term, Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm
JumpStart Year 2 builds on the skills students learned in JumpStart Year 1. The focus is still on learning through play, however, this program begins a gentle progression into structured rehearsals. Fall term students step into the world of acting by creating a short scene together. Lessons will be taught both through structured rehearsal and games. Spring term students will learn a short song and dance taught through both structured rehearsal and play.
Acting Out – ages 7-12
Sep-Dec 2019 and Jan-May 2020, $225 per Term, Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm
In this class, students will be introduced to the exciting world of theatre by working on their acting skills through a variety of fun theatre games. Students will be encouraged to develop their imagination, creativity and self-confidence in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is ideal for students who have little to no acting experience and want to explore their dramatic side without the pressure of a final performance.
Acting In – ages 8-12
Sep-Dec 2019, $330, Tuesdays 3:30-500pm
Now that students have learned the basics, it is time to start looking into character development. In this course, students will be given a character that they will study throughout the course using various acting techniques and tools. Students will not only learn how to identify their own habitual patterns that identify their unique personality, but also learn how to develop these patterns for their character, creatiing a new and distinct body and voice. A final in-class performance will showcase monologues students have worked on to show off their character.
Acting WITH – Scene Studies – Age 8-12,
Jan-May 2020, $350, Tuesdays 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Adding on to students’ knowledge of stage basics and character development, students will now join with a partner(s) to rehearse a scene. The focus in this class will be on partner work, i.e. listening, reacting, trust, vocal and physical dynamics, and support of the other. Students will showcase end-of-term scenes at the annual CSOPA Spring Festival.
Off Broadway – ages 7-12
Sep-Dec 2019 and Jan-May 2020, $260 per Term, Tuesdays 5:15-6:45pm
Sing! Dance! Act! Older performers that would like to enter the world of musical theatre can do so with this class. In 14 weeks, the ensemble cast will learn and perform a short show for friends and family, complete with costumes and props. This class provides a foundation for performers to move int our Intermediate Musical Theatre Program, or Mainstage Musical Theatre program, or performers can continue on in the off Broadway program each term.
Junior Musical Theatre Program – 7-10 years old
Year One – Sept 2019-May 2020, $585 per year, Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm.
The Junior Musical Theatre Program Year One introduces children aged 7-8 to the world of music, theatre and dance. The year-long program will lay the foundation for basic music theory, singing technique, acting and dancing principles, as well as beginner stage management and script study practices. This program prepares students for further study in the performing arts, particularly Year Two and Three of the Junior Musical Theatre Program. Through individual and group participation, students will benefit from increased confidence, clarity of speech, thought and emotion, personal and social awareness, and the ability to problem-solve, think creatively and work cooperatively. Final classes in December and May will be open to parents, family and friends.
Year Two – Sept 2019-May 2020, $750 per year, Wednesdays 3:30-5:00pm.
The Junior Musical Theatre Program Year Two builds on the foundation established in Year One, while furthering the 8-9 year old student’s knowledge of the world of acting and musical theatre. The year-long program is split into two terms, theory and production. The theory term lays the foundation for basic music theory, singing technique, acting and dancing principles, as well as beginner stage management and script study practices. The production term applies these skills to the rehearsal and performance of a one-act play. This program prepares students for further study in the performing arts, particularly Year Three of the Junior Musical Program and the Intermediate Musical Theatre Program. Through individual and group participation, students will benefit from increased confidence, clarity of speech, thought and emotion, personal and social awareness, and the ability to problem-solve and think creatively. Final class in December will be open to family to watch. The production will be presented as part of the Annual Spring Festival in May.
This class will perform in our Spring Festival and you must be available May 11-16, 2020 for dress rehearsal and 3 performances. (This includes the Friday and Saturday of the Victoria Day Weekend.)
Year Three – Sept 2019-May 2020, $910 per year, Thursdays 3:30-5:30pm.
The Junior Musical Theatre Program Year Three for 9-10 years old, applies the skills learned in Year One and Two to a complete musical theatre production to be showcased at the Annual Spring Festival in May. Students will now combine all music, dance, and acting skills, along with stage management and script and character building skills into a one-act musical theatre production to include set, props and costumes. This program prepares students for further study in the performing arts, particularly the Intermediate and Mainstage Musical Theatre Programs.