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JK-SK, Gr. 5-6 & Gr. 7-12
YPT 161 Studios

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Session 1 registration is now closed, but Session 2 registration is ongoing! 

Here comes the FUN! An amazing line-up of 23.24 Drama School classes is on sale now! New this year, 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 after-school classes take place on Tuesdays 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

Stay & Play (and Save!): Students enrolled in Gr. 5-6, Gr. 7-8, or Gr. 9-12 classes SAVE 10% on “Scene Study and Performance Skills” class.

All discounts include a free youth ticket, per session, to a show in our 2023.24 season!

Session 1: September – December

In Session 1 students will…

  • Build core theatre skills in movement, voice and character
  • Develop confidence and creativity through drama exercises, games and improv activities
  • Work collaboratively with their peers to foster teamwork, confidence and trust
  • Develop their theatrical thinking by working with their peers and professional artist educators to create a presentation for the Mid-Year Performance in December
  • Play drama games, laugh with new friends – and have fun!
  • Please note there are no classes on Oct 31, 2023
  • Final performances take place on the weekend of Dec. 16-17, 2023.

Session 2: February/March – June

In Session 2 students will…

  • Build upon their theatrical skills from Session 1 and learn how to transform their unique ideas into a performance!
  • Continue to expand their movement, voice, character, and improv skills through new games and activities
  • Collaborate to create their own play, with a unique plot and characters and perform it on stage on the final weekend of the session
  • Expand their confidence
  • Develop performance skills such as projection and stage presence
  • Play drama games, laugh with friends – and have fun!
  • Please note there are no classes on Mar. 12, Apr. 2 & May 21, 2024
  • Final performances take place on the weekend of June 8-9, 2024.

JK-SK

JK-SK
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeInstructorRegister
Session 1Sept. 26 – Dec. 17, 20234:30PM-5:30PMYPT 161 Studios$375Abby SkeneRegister Online
Session 2Feb. 27 – June 8, 20244:30PM-5:30PMYPT 161 Studios$375TBDRegister Online

 

Grade 5-6

Gr. 5-6
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeInstructorRegister
Session 1Sept. 26 – Dec. 17, 20234:30PM-6:00PMYPT 161 Studios$425Makenzie HayRegister Online
Session 2Feb. 27 – June 8, 20244:30PM-6:00PMYPT 161 Studios$425TBDRegister Online

 

NEW! Scene Study & Performance Skills (Gr. 7-12)

Scene Study and Performance Skills classes are designed to take students on a journey exploring a professional play, from script to performing scenes. It is geared towards Drama School students who want to expand their acting abilities and work with professional plays and scripts.

Students will…

  • Learn how to read and perform with a script
  • Work with others to explore duet and group scenes
  • Be directed by a professional artist educator
  • Expand on their learning from their standard YPT drama class and add new tools to their actor’s tool kit
  • Develop their theatrical skills, have fun, and perform a scripted scene on a YPT stage at the end of the session!

Scene Study and Performance Skills is designed as a supplementary program for students in the standard Gr. 7-12 class who are interested in building their theatrical skills. Enrolling in the standard Gr. 7-12 class is highly recommended as it provides the foundation for expanding your learning in this additional class.

Scene Study & Performance Skills (Gr. 7-12)
SessionDatesTimeLocationFeeInstructorRegister
Session 1Sept. 26 – Dec. 17, 20235:30PM-7:00PMYPT 161 Studios$425Stefanie ZeitRegister Online
Session 2Feb. 27 – June 8, 20245:30PM-7:00PMYPT 161 Studios$425Stefanie ZeitRegister Online

Please note this class price includes tax. If your child is 14 years old or younger, tax will be refunded to you. Box Office will contact you to provide this refund within 48 hours of purchase.

Additional Information

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Questions?

Contact the Drama School at YPTDramaSchool@youngpeoplestheatre.org.

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