Wednesdays Downtown

SK – Gr. 12
Wednesdays
YPT 161 Studios

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Here comes the FUN! An amazing line-up of 24.25 Drama School classes is on sale now! We’re offering two 12-week sessions from September to June. Students will get creative, discover new and fun ways to express themselves, and perform on a YPT stage for family and friends in the session finales! See details below.

Our Wednesday after-school classes for SK-Gr. 12 take place in brand new classrooms at YPT 161 Studios (161 Frederick Street) – just across the street from our theatre on Front Street East.

Please Note: New students are welcome throughout the year; however each session builds upon the last. Enrolling in both sessions provides the most comprehensive learning experience.

Special Offers

  1. Receive 15% OFF if you sign up for Session 1 and 2 before Sept. 21.
  2. *NEW* Sibling Discount: Receive 10% OFF the registration fee of the second child you register (applies to both sessions).

All discounts include a free youth ticket, per session, to a show in our 2024.25 season!

Session 1: September – December 2024

In Session 1 students will…

  • Develop core theatre performance skills in movement, voice and character creation
  • Develop confidence and creativity through drama exercises, games and improv activities
  • Work with their peers and artist educators to create a presentation for the Mid-Year Performance in December 2024
  • Make new friends – and have fun!
  • Please note there are no classes on October 15 & 16, 2024
  • Final performances take place on the weekend of December 14-15, 2024.

Session 2: February – June 2025

In Session 2 students will…

  • Build upon their performance skills from Session 1 and learn how to transform their theatrical ideas into a performance!
  • Continue to expand their movement, voice, character creation, and improv skills through new exercises and activities specially connected to performing for an audience (projection, stage presence etc.)
  • Expand their confidence
  • Collaborate with peers to create their own play performed on a YPT stage the final weekend of the session
  • Make new friends – and have fun!
  • Please note there are no classes on March 11 & 12, April 22 & 23, May 20 & 21 and June 3 & 4, 2025
  • Final performances take place on the weekend of June 7-8, 2025.

NEW! Creative Dance (SK-Grade 2)

Creative Dance is an introduction to dance and drama for students in JK-Grade 2 who love to move, be theatrical and have fun!

In this class, students will:

  • Learn dance fundamentals and develop theatrical skills through both dance and drama exercises
  • Explore different types of movement through free dance and improvisation
  • Play dance and drama games while having fun with friends!
  • Learn a choreographed dance to be performed for friends and family at the end of each session.
Creative Dance (SK-Gr. 2)
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeRegister
Session 1Wednesdays
Sept. 25 – Dec. 15, 2024
4:30PM-5:30PMYPT 161 Studios$415Register Online
Session 2Wednesdays
Feb. 26 – June 8, 2025
4:30PM-5:30PMYPT 161 Studios$415Register Online

 

Grade 3-4

Gr. 3-4
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeRegister
Session 1Wednesdays
Sept. 25 – Dec. 15, 2024
4:30PM-5:30PMYPT 161 Studios$415Register Online
Session 2Wednesdays
Feb. 26 – June 8, 2025
4:30PM-5:30PMYPT 161 Studios$415Register Online

 

NEW! Musical Theatre (Gr. 5-6)

Musical Theatre classes combine learning drama, dance and music. These classes are perfect for students who want a range of performance experience and want to explore singing, music and movement.

In this class, students will:

  • Develop their singing, dancing and acting skills under the guidance of artist educators
  • Refine their techniques in singing, dancing and acting through foundational exercises in all three disciplines
  • Collaborate with peers to foster teamwork and build confidence
  • Bring songs and scenes inspired by professional musicals to life
  • Make new friends and have fun!
Musical Theatre (Gr. 5-6)
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeRegister
Session 1Wednesdays
Sept. 25 – Dec. 15, 2024
5:30PM-6:30PMYPT 161 Studios$415Register Online
Session 2Wednesdays
Feb. 26 – June 8, 2025
5:30PM-6:30PMYPT 161 Studios$415Register Online

 

Acting for Film (Grade 7-12)

Acting for Film (Grade 7-12) provides students with an introduction to acting for the screen. Students will learn the process of breaking down a scene, creating a self-tape and auditioning. At the end of the session, students will have the opportunity to showcase their filmed scenes to friends and family!

In this class, students will:

  • Work with an artist educator to guide them in breaking down a scene
  • Develop their acting skills
  • Learn about the auditioning process
  • Collaborate with peers to foster teamwork and build confidence
  • Host a screening of their scenes for friends and family at the end of the session
  • Play drama games, meet new friends and have fun!
Acting for Film (Gr. 7-12)
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeRegister
Session 1Wednesdays
Sept. 25 – Dec. 15, 2024
5:30PM-7:00PMYPT 161 Studios$550Register Online
Session 2Wednesdays
Feb. 26 – June 8, 2025
5:30PM-7:00PMYPT 161 Studios$550Register Online

Additional Information

Please Note

We’re also offering classes on Saturdays, Sundays and Tuesdays at YPT 161 Studios.

Questions?

Contact the Drama School at YPTDramaSchool@youngpeoplestheatre.org.

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