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Advanced and Junior Programs: Children's Arts Theatre School could not be more excited to have our students back in class this Fall! We promise another fantastic term filled with drama games and excercises to challenge and inspire your child. It will be just like our previous years - just with masks this time! And what better show to explore as the days get darker and the air gets crisper than a murder mystery! In 1952 Agatha Christie wrote one of the most enduring mystery scripts to ever see the stage - The Mousetrap! A play that was performed in Toronto over 26 years, it has all the elements for a hilarious and thrilling show for our students to bring to life! We can't wait to have a fun and safe term with all of our students!
Junior Program: Children's Arts Theatre School is so happy to be able to see our students back in class this Fall! We are going to have a great time playing games and learning all about theatre-in person again! We will explore emotions and imagination all while being safe and wearing masks. Our play this term will be the classic book, Miss Nelson is Missing! A A story about a group of misbehaving children who start to miss their old teacher when they meet their substitute - Miss Viola Swamp! It is a favourite of many generations of children and adults alike and we know our students will have fun-filled time performing it!
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.