CYPT’s drama classes are a great way to burst into the drama scene, with weekly sessions for different age groups in all quadrants of the…
About Drama Classes
CYPT’s drama classes are a great way to burst into the drama scene, with weekly sessions for different age groups in all quadrants of the city. No experience is necessary, and classes are divided by age group, so sign your child up today for what will quickly become the favourite part of your week!
Act One (Winter 2024 Session)
This popular class provides a fun filled introduction to drama. Developing your child’s creativity at an early age encourages social skills and confidence in your young one. Various dramatic skills are explored through games and exercises including storytelling, character building, improvisation, movement and much more!
West Location: Mondays from 5:30-7pm.
North and South Locations: Saturdays from 10:30am – 12pm.
Act Two (Winter 2024 Session)
This class provides a unique and creative outlet for kids to express themselves, build confidence and meet new friends. In this class students will explore improvisation, voice and movement skills and working as an ensemble to create a final presentation. In the Winter Term, those skills will be further developed through play building and will culminate in a final scripted performance.
West Location: Thursdays from 5 – 6:30pm.
North and South Locations: Saturdays from 1 – 3pm.
Act Three (Winter 2024 Session)
Whether you’re brand new to drama or coming back for more, this class is sure to please. Students will be able to try out a wide variety of dramatic skills and discover what they love about theatre. In both terms there will be a final presentation showcasing your child’s talent and all the new abilities they have acquired.
Thursday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in North and 6:30pm – 8:30pm in South (Riverbend and CKE) and West locations.
Act Four (Fall 2023 Session)
This class builds on basic drama skills, but also offers more advanced training for older students. Various techniques will be explored such as intermediate improvisation, voice and movement, characterization, scene development and much more. In both terms there will be a final presentation showcasing your child’s talent and all the new abilities they have acquired.
West Location: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
North Location: Mondays from 6 – 8:00pm.
South Riverbend Location: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
South CKE Location: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Teen Class (Winter 2024 Session)
Improvisation is one of the most exciting theatrical artforms to get your adrenaline running! With no preparation, no script, and only your wits at your side, this is one of the most fast-paced and hands-on classes we offer. Culminates in a performance in Improv Night as part of the 2024 Cannonball Festival on Friday May 17, 2024. Please mark your calendars, as this performance occurs a week after classes have ended!
West Location: Thursdays from 7-9pm.
North Location: Tuesdays from 6-8pm.
South Riverbend Location: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
South CKE Location: Tuesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are classes located?
CYPT is proud to be able to offer classes in many quadrants of the city. Visit our our Find Us page for easy directions to each of our locations!
Will my child be working with groups of children who are much older or younger than they are?
Our classes are divided by the grade your child is entering in September. Your child will be with kids the same age, or one grade higher or lower than them.
What do the children do during class?
Our instructors will teach your children various dramatic skills such as improvisation, storytelling, character work, movement, voice and more, through games and exercises. The goal is to apply the skills learned to create a final performance for friends and families. For our teens, we have set up specialty classes this year such as Improvisation and Acting for the Stage!
Who are your staff members?
Fall and Winter Class instructors include professional actors, writers, directors, and teachers with university and college degrees and post secondary students. All instructors are required to get a Police Security Clearance Check on a yearly basis. Visit the about us page to learn about more about our staff, artists, and instructors!
What should my child bring to class?
- Wear movement-appropriate clothing. No skirts
- Bring a water bottle and a snack (NO NUTS PLEASE.)
- Some instructors may ask students to bring a notebook and a pencil.
- Cell phones are fine, but must be turned off and kept in coats or backpacks for the duration of the class.
- Hand sanitizer and face masks are required during the COVID-19 pandemic, but are probably not bad to have in the backpack all year round!
Do you offer financial assistance?
CYPT has a bursary program that offers lower income families a chance to apply to have up to half their program fees covered. Please email email@example.com to request a bursary application or for more information.
Do you have a late pick up policy?
LATE PICK UP POLICY: After a full fifteen minutes has past since class was scheduled to end, a fee of $15 will be charged then, and another $15 for every additional 15 minutes that passes.
This fee will be paid by CYPT directly to instructors for their extra time spend on site!
Do you have a cancellation policy?
CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refunds (less a $30.00 administration fee) are available if registration needs to be cancelled prior to your class starting. No refunds are available if the session has already started, unless a doctor’s note is provided. Refund requests may be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We may be able to transfer between sessions – available upon request. Email email@example.com.