Register for our 2021-2022 Season
Children's Arts Theatre School could not be more excited to begin our Fall Term! With a student cap of 15 per class - and with COVID safety precautions in place, our curriculum will still be able to look very similar to previous years, as theatre can be performed in many ways! What has been and will always be most important to us is that our students have fun and learn dramatic skills! Though we may not know what a production will look like in December yet, we do know this show will be specatular.
This Fall Term, Children's Arts Theatre School will be offering our regular CATS classes online as well as a variety of new online workshops! We realize that this style of learning is more comfortable for some right now, and we want to ensure we reach all of our students. These classes will range between forty-five minutes to one and a half hours long, and have a cap of 15 students. The curriculum can consist of our regular in-person classes, private coaching, story drama, playwriting, dance and vocal training. A final presentation will be performed by the students and recorded.
The focus of the Junior Program is to encourage cooperation and group awareness. The “good” group feeling generated by physical movement and energetic drama activities promotes trust in and sensitivity to others required for social growth. The Junior Drama program is designed to introduce storytelling, pantomime, improvisation, dance, drama and voice. The program culminates in a final performance.
The intermediate Program is designed to introduce actors to specific techniques in order to develop their mind, voice and body for a confident and honest performance. Improvisation and scripted scene study provide fluency in acting fundamentals like conflict, action and given circumstances. As collaboration is essential to the creation of theatre, students will develop the social skills required to find creative solutions as a member of a team, to confidently give voice to original ideas, and grow respect towards the ideas of their peers. The drama curriculum introduces improvisation, script-writing, comedy, contemporary dance, role playing, mask, mime, voice, dance and physical theatre. The program culminates in a final performance.
The Advanced Program builds on the fundamentals taught in the Intermediate Program to become bold and daring actors. Improvisation plays a strong role in the Advanced Program, allowing actors to follow their instincts and impulses. Character work is introduced, as well as drawing on the life experiences of the actor to share an honest and organic performance. The advanced drama program covers improvisation, script-writing, comedy, classical theatre training techniques, stage combat and musical theatre. The program culminates in a final performance.
Children's Arts Theatre School could not be more excited to resume in-person classes this September with a student cap of 15 per class - and with COVID safety precautions of course! Our curriculum will still be able to look very similar to previous years, as theatre can be performed in many ways! What has been and will always be most important to us is that our students have fun and learn dramatic skills! We are so excited for our June Show, which will be introduced and workshopped in the Winter Term, ready to start rehearsalls in the Spring Term.