Bolded Grades indicate After School (3:15 - 4:15pm) Classes

We will pick up children from Brown Junior Public School at 3:00pm (participants are picked up from the School office) or parents/caregivers with children at other schools can drop-off early. Snacks are provided. For kids staying to enjoy another after school program, we ensure that they get to their 4:30pm Arts School class! Otherwise, children can be picked up at the Arts School at 4:15pm.

Classes are in alphabetical order:

Acting for Film & TV
(Grades 4-8 & Grades 6-10)

with Allison Beula

If you dream of being on television or acting in a film, then this class is for you! Through improvisation, students will gain a better understanding of creating a character, working with a script and having a great on-camera presence. Each term will offer different skill- building exercises and will continue to prepare students for performing and auditioning. This class is also appropriate for kids who want to sharpen their presentation and public speaking skills. The class will produce a short on-camera piece every semester and copies will be given to each participant.

11372 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 6-10)

Not Available for Winter

11375 - Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Grades 4-8)

Winter: $210.00 + HST
Class Full - Add to Waitlist

ARAS Musical Theatre Company
(Grades 7-12, by audition)

with Allison Beula and Darnell-Brandon Thomas

This is a yearlong program with the cast working on two full length musical theatre productions at a professional theatre venue. Singing, voice work, choreography, movement, improvisation and character development will be incorporated in this performance-based class designed in a professional, company setting format. One on one singing/music coaching as well as choral work will be part of the program. Costumes, set and props are part of each performance and students will be expected to attend extra blocking, dress and technical rehearsals. Students may choose to register for the full year and participate in both shows or registration will also be accepted for one production alone. Students must request an audition if new to the program.

Attention: New students must request an audition.

Mondays 4:15-6:45pm

Full Year - $1500.00 + HST

11386 - Performance I: $825.00

11387 - Performance II: $825.00


Baby Music
(2-18 months with an adult)

with Christina Austin

This class combines songs, puppets, rhymes, finger play and bouncing activities that will allow children to develop a love of music. Younger babies will explore and react to new sounds as singing, bells, shakers and drums are used. Older babies will develop their natural responsiveness to rhythm, beat, melody and tone and participate in finger play and movement activities. Cuddling, bouncing, rocking and other movement-based activities will be explored. Parents and caregivers participate while acquiring a delightful repertoire of poems and songs to sing with their child.

11392 - Fridays 9:30-10:00 AM (2-18 months with an adult)

Not Available for Winter

(SK-Grade 2, Grades 1-4, Grades 2-5)

with Katherine Wilson

In this program, students will be introduced to theatre skills like improvisation, character- building, creative movement and vocal work - all in an interesting and supportive environment. The class will lead kids through a variety of exciting and skill-building games and exercises to stimulate the imagination and help develop the necessary skills needed to succeed in theatre.

11431 - Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 2-5)

Winter: $215.00 + HST

11434 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 1-4)

Winter: $240.00 + HST

11437 - Thursdays 3:15-4:15 PM (SK-Grade 2)

Winter: $160.00 + HST | After School


Improvisation & Audition Workshop
(Grades 6-10)

with Allison Beula

This workshop is perfect for those planning to eventually audition for entry into an arts high school or those who are interested in approaching an agent or auditioning for a school show. The art of the audition is a skill that benefits from special coaching. There are many techniques and tips that any performer, from amateur to pro, can easily use to both improve the audition and become a more confident performer or public speaker. Once you craft your audition, you can focus on the work you are presenting, not on the nerves and doubt that surround your presentation. The class will also address other audition elements, including the interview and the improvisational portion, allowing you to not only craft your monologue but your overall presentation as well.

Thursdays 4:30-6:30 PM

Fall Only

Little Characters
(JK/SK & JK-Grade 2)

with Amanda Baron, and Katherine Wilson

Young artists will be introduced to exciting themes through art and drama lessons, while they create projects that will be worn, used and interacted with to develop imaginative and unique stories and characters. Students will be exposed to a variety of art materials, which will then be incorporated into storytelling, drama and creative movement.

11481 - Wednesdays 3:15-4:15 PM (JK-Grade 2) with Katherine Wilson

Winter: $180.00 + HST | After School

11484 - Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM (JK/SK) with Amanda Baron

Winter: $250.00 + HST


Musical Theatre Junior Company
(Grades 3-6)

with Allison Beula

If you love acting, singing and dancing and want to be in a musical show, then this class is perfect for you. The cast will work on a new musical performance each term. Using improvisation, drama exercises, vocal and movement studies and script work, young performers will learn how to perform in a musical theatre show. Performances will all be based on shorter versions of well-known musicals.

11493 - Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM

Not Available for Winter


Music & Movement
(18-36 months with an adult & 3-5 years with an adult)

with Christina Austin

Music and movement offers young children a way of naturally expressing themselves, developing social skills and enhancing their love of imagination and play. This class will combine songs, puppets, rhymes, games, finger play, role play and creative movement activities that allow children to develop their imaginations. Rhythm instruments such as sticks, bells, shakers and drums are used so that children develop their natural responsiveness to rhythm, beat, melody and tone. Puppets and props help to enforce the creative exploration. Parents and caregivers participate while acquiring a delightful repertoire of poems, songs, activities and games.

11496 - Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 AM (18-36 months with an adult)

Not Available for Winter

11499 - Thursdays 9:30-10:30 AM (3-5 years with an adult)

Not Available for Winter