View Kids & Teens Calendar 2016-2017 Overview
Classes are in alphabetical order:
- Acting for Film & TV (Grades 4-8, 6-10)
- ARAS Musical Theatre Company (Grades 7-12, by audition)
- Drama (Grades 4-8)
- Improvisation & Audition Workshop (Grades 6-10)
- Little Characters (3-5 years with an adult)
- Little Characters (JK/SK)
- Musical Theatre Junior Company (Grades 3-6)
- Music & Drama
- $95.00 per term (1 day per week)
- $125.00 per term (2 days per week)
- $155.00 per term (3 days per week)
- $175.00 per term (4 days per week)
- $195.00 per term (5 days per week)
- $190.00 per term (1 day per week)
- $250.00 per term (2 days per week)
- $310.00 per term (3 days per week)
- $350.00 per term (4 days per week)
- $390.00 per term (5 days per week)
After School Art Explorer's Club (JK - Grade 6)
Does your child attend Brown Junior Public School or do you require an earlier after school program time than 4:30pm? 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. Kids in our club program will enjoy a snack, organized games and activities, and they will also work on an art project that explores different materials each week. 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 4:30pm.
Offered: Monday-Friday, 3:00-4:30pm
Cost for students attending a 4:30-6:00pm program:
Cost for students not attending a 4:30-6:00 PM program:
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.
10572 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 6-10)
Spring: $265.00 + HST
10575 - Saturdays 11:00 AM-12:30 PM (Grades 4-8)
Spring: $220.00 + HST
ARAS Musical Theatre Company
(Grades 7-12, by audition)
This is a class for students who are serious about learning the skills required to perform in musical theatre. Singing, voice work, choreography, movement, improvisation and character development will be incorporated in this performance-based class designed in a professional, company setting format. This is a yearlong program with the cast working on two productions at a professional theatre venue. 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.
10583 (Spring) - Mondays 4:30-7:00 PM
Performance II: $825.00
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.
10631 - Mondays 4:30-6:00 PM
Spring: $240.00 + HST
Improvisation & Audition Workshop
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: $395.00 + HST
(3-5 years with an adult)
with Nicola Wismer
Self-esteem and confidence will begin to soar! Young artists will be introduced to drama, performance, story-telling and creative movement while they incorporate works of art that they create. Costumes, puppets, masks, musical instruments and various props will be created by the children themselves and then used in developing imaginative and unique stories and characters.
10662 - Thursdays 9:30-11:00 AM (3-5 years with an adult) with Nicola Wismer
Spring: $350.00 + HST
10665 - Thursdays 1:30-3:00 PM (3-5 years with an adult) with Nicola Wismer
Spring: $350.00 + HST
with Madeleine Domingue
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.
10668 - Saturdays 1:30-3:00 PM (JK/SK) with Madeleine Domingue
Spring: $250.00 + HST
Musical Theatre Junior Company
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 mini-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.
We are thrilled to announce an exciting opportunity for all students who enrol in the spring term of The Avenue Road Arts School's Musical Theatre Junior Program! All students who register for this session are invited to join our Senior Musical Theatre Company, on stage in a professional theatre venue for their June production of "The Little Mermaid." Junior students will participate in one to two stage numbers and will be fully costumed. Rehearsals will happen in class as scheduled, every Tuesday, however please note there will be two additional dress rehearsal requirements as well as two performances. This is a wonderful opportunity for junior students to join the seniors in a full fledged musical production.
10680 - Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 PM
Spring: $355.00 + HST
Music & Drama
(3-5 years with an adult & 18-36 months with an adult)
with Christina Austin
Music and drama 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 and puppets, costume pieces and props help to enforce the creative exploration. Parents and caregivers participate while acquiring a delightful repertoire of poems, songs, activities and games.
10683 - Wednesdays 9:30-10:30 AM (3-5 years with an adult)
Spring: $225.00 + HST
10686 - Thursdays 9:30-10:30 AM (18-36 months with an adult)
Spring: $225.00 + HST