THEATRE SKAM SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS CLASSES

Spring Session – (March-June 2020)

Home Learner Classes

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Acting and Story Building (Ages 5 - 8)

“Monkey Business”

These classes help build confidence, expression, and collaboration skills. Our story building class features drama games, creative movement, storytelling, and dramatic role-play. ​Young actors will explore character with the Teaching Artist who joins the performance as narrator and  ‘teacher in role’. Students develop dramatic skills and expression, imagination, creative thinking, and the ability to cooperate with others.

 

March 30 – June 15 (10 weeks)

**Holidays April 13, May 18

Mondays: 1pm – 2pm

Teaching Artist: Monica Ogden

$159.00
Location: CRYSTAL POOL: Lower Auditorium

 

Acting and Story Building (Ages 7 - 10)

“Monkey Business”

These classes help build confidence, expression, and collaboration skills. Our story building class features drama games, creative movement, storytelling, and dramatic role-play. ​Young actors will explore character with the Teaching Artist who joins the performance as narrator and  ‘teacher in role’. Students develop dramatic skills and expression, imagination, creative thinking, and the ability to cooperate with others.

 

March 30 – June 15 (10 weeks)

**Holidays April 13, May 18

Mondays: 1pm – 2pm

Teaching Artist: Monica Ogden

$159.00

Location: CRYSTAL POOL: Lower Auditorium

Collaborative Playwriting (Ages 9 - 12)

“Have a lot on your mind?”

This next level class provides an opportunity for students who are ready for an in-depth immersion into playwriting. Through improvisation, writing and collaborative discussion,  participants will create, rehearse, and perform their own play by the end of the session. They will perform this play in a theatre with lights and sound. The Teaching Artist will work to meet each student’s level of ability in reading, writing, creating, and performing.

If a child is shy and does not want as large a part on stage as some others, they can help backstage or create sound effects and music. Entrance into this class requires a readiness and maturity on the part of the student for this kind of focus, discipline, and collective group effort. Part of the creative process is to be able to listen to others ideas and to sit quietly at times to write or discuss. Attendance is extremely important for the class.

 

April 1  – June 17 (12 Weeks)

Wednesdays: 11: 00am – 12:30am

$289.00

Location: CRYSTAL POOL: Lower Auditorium

Filmaking (Ages 8 - 12)

“Get this show on the road!”

Young aspiring filmmakers and performers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of on-camera acting work and how to shoot film sequences. Students will learn about both sides of the camera and what it takes to act in and shoot a scene, mini commercials, and short films. The training will help develop confidence and communication skills and allows students to explore their potential in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. Attendance is very important for continuity and preparation. At the end of the term, there will be a screening  of students short film for a small in-studio audience.

 

March 31  – June 16 (12 Weeks)

Tuesdays: 12:30pm – 2:00pm

$329.00

Location: 1030 North Park Street

 

After School Classes

Acting & Story Building (Ages 5 - 8)

“Monkey Business”

These classes help build confidence, expression, and collaboration skills. Our story building class features drama games, creative movement, storytelling, and dramatic role-play. ​Young actors will explore character with the Teaching Artist who joins the performance as narrator and  ‘teacher in role’. Students develop dramatic skills and expression, imagination, creative thinking, and the ability to cooperate with others.

March 31  – June 16 (12 Weeks)

Tuesdays: 4pm to 5pm

Teaching Artist: Monica Ogden

$189.00

Location: 1030 North Park Street

Story Building ( Ages 7 - 10)

“Lucky Ducks”

Story Building classes help build confidence, expression, and collaborative skills. Young drama students will enjoy this combined creative drama and beginning level acting class. Teaching Artists incorporate movement, voice, improvisation, cooperative dramatic development, and stage awareness exercises to help students understand their own expression and skills. The emphasis of the class is on dramatic play, but a part of the session will focus on rehearsing a simple performance. This performance will be presented at the end of the session for a small in-studio audience. Attendance and punctuality are important for consistency. Students are encouraged to sign up for more than one term as the group will work together to create a different presentation at the end of each session.

April 1  – June 17 (12 Weeks)

Wednesdays: 4pm – 5pm

Teaching Artist: Monica Ogden

$189.00

Location: 1030 North Park Street

Acting and Creation (Ages 9 - 12)

“Eat your Words”

This is a class for drama students who are keen, focused, and ready to take the next level of theatrical schooling. It is not necessary to have prior dramatic training but they need to have proficient reading skills and be able to work well with others. Students will continue to expand and develop basic theatrical skills in movement, voice, acting techniques, improvisation, stage presence and awareness. Script work may be used depending on the Teaching Artists’ discretion. Dramatic games and material are adapted to match their maturity and ability. They will also work on observation skills, team-building and performance skills, to perform their creative work at the end of the term before an in-studio audience. Group participation and commitment is crucial to the building of a working ensemble of students, therefore attendance is important and expected. Students are encouraged to join for more than one term as the class will work together to create a different presentation at the end of each session. The classes will culminate in a sharing of student work before an in-studio audience.

April 2  – June 18 (12 Weeks)


Thursdays: 4:30pm – 6:00pm

Teaching Artist: Marlena Monton

$289.00

Location: 1030 North Park Street

Filmmaking (Ages 8 -12)

“Get this Show on the Road”

Young aspiring filmmakers and performers will have the opportunity to learn the basics of on camera acting work and how to shoot film sequences together. Students will learn about both sides of the camera and what it takes to act in and shoot a scene, mini commercials, and short films. The training will help develop confidence and communication skills and allow students to explore their potential in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. Attendance is very important for continuity and preparation. At the end of the term, there will be a screening of students short films for a small in-studio audience.

March 31  – June 16 (12 Weeks)


Tuesdays: 4pm – 5:30pm

$329.00

LOCATION: 849 FORT STREET

Improvisation (Ages 9 - 12)

“Wing It!”

In this class, students will learn the basic skills of improvisational theatre through games and simple scene work. Skills include: how to give and receive ideas from their scene partner, the basics of character work,  problem solving and learning how to tell simple stories while working together. Students will be challenged to listen to their scene partner(s), and provide strong offers. They will learn how to explore themes, tell enriched stories and  create unique characters. This class can be taken a number of times. Students will perform a final improv showcase with lights and sound.

March 30 – June 15 (10 weeks)

**Holidays April 13, May 18

Mondays: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Teaching Artist: Monica Ogden

$239.00

Location: 1030 North Park Street

Stagecraft (Ages 12+)

“Waiting in the Wings”

For the makers who may not want to perform on stage and performers who just can’t get enough Theatre! Stagecraft is a chance to explore the behind-the-scenes world of theatre. Learn about sets, lights, sound, makeup, and costumes from professional artists and guest speakers who work in the professional theatre community. This class is HANDS ON. In the Winter/Spring term, students will create designs for specific plays that other classes are working on. All crafting supplies will be provided at the studio. Final costume, set, lighting, and sound projects will be showcased at the end of term.

Are you  too young for this class? Please check in with [email protected] and we will discuss stagecraft opportunities for Ages 9 to 12.

 

March 31  – June 16 (12 Weeks)

Tuesdays: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

$329.00

LOCATION: 849 FORT STREET

Scene Study (Ages 12 - 17)

“Sink Your Teeth Into It”

A scene is like a good mystery. Learn how to analyze clues, ask the right questions, and delve deep into what’s actually going on under the text. Students will learn the essential steps and process to approach any scene or monologue, even an entire play. Collaborate with others to discover the beating hearts of characters in order to bring them to life. This is a great class for teens who are looking to develop their audition and performance skills using published plays. Final performances will happen in a theatre with sound and lights.

 

April 2  – June 18 (12 Weeks)

Thursdays: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Teaching Artist: Marlena Monton

$289.00

Location: 1030 North Park Street

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HOW TO REGISTER

1. Pay with credit card here:

2. Email [email protected] or call the SKAM hotline 250.386.7526 to register via e-transfer or cheque.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • There is a 15% Discount if you register for two or more classes per term. If you are eligible, please email [email protected] to register for two or more classes.