Next month, St. Albert’s Performing Arts team are offering a variety of short-run classes that will be sure to engage and ignite creativity. Families can enjoy the chance to try something new, plus classes will be held at The Arden Theatre so there will be plenty of space for participants to spread out.
With multiple options for kids in different variants of theatre arts, accessible program pricing and convenient class times (and even classes for adults) there’s something for everyone. Here’s what your children can experience this winter:
Theatre Programs at Arden Theatre
An in-person program developed for alternative education students to incorporate the arts into their curriculum. This class would usually run from September through to March but given our circumstances we are offering a ‘mini’ version of this class. If you have wondered what the class is like, this is your opportunity to come and check it out! Our instructors will lead the students through a fun, educational program that will introduce them to the world of theatre through movement, acting and song (if circumstances allow). These skills will help to develop their confidence, communication skills and cognitive development. (NOTE: If, for some reason in-person classes become suspended we reserve the right to move classes online)
These in-person classes are designed for people that have an interest in theatre and want to gain experience in different areas! No previous experience is required. This is a skill-building mini-session that will incorporate acting, movement and song (if circumstances allow). As well as developing their skills as a performer, participants will gain greater confidence. The ability to improve one’s confidence is a wonderful asset that can positively impact various aspects of your children’s lives. (NOTE: If, for some reason in-person classes become suspended we reserve the right to move classes online).
These classes are designed for young people that have an interest in theatre and want to specifically develop their acting and improvisation skills. This skill-building mini-session will introduce the students to storytelling through improvisation games, character work and how physical attributes can change a character. (NOTE: If, for some reason in-person classes become suspended we reserve the right to move classes online).
Broadway Dance (8-11 and 12-17 years)
Experience the joy of dance! This in-person non-competitive dance mini-session will introduce the students to various styles of Broadway Dance including theatrical jazz and soft shoe. Each class will begin with a warm up and includes step-by-step instructions on some of the Broadway style movements used in Musical Theatre repertoire.
With COVID precautions in place, and a plan in place to move classes online, if required, it’s an opportunity for local kids to have their interests piqued in theatre arts, when so many of the school programs are on pause for the year.
View all he programs at www.stalbert.ca/arts-classes.