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…

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!

Fall Session Open now!

Classes

Act One (Fall 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 5-6pm. Runs Sept 13 – Dec 6, 2021 (no class Oct 11)

North and South Locations: Saturdays from 10:30am – 12pm. Runs Sept 11 – Oct 23 (no class Oct 9)

 

 

Act Two (Fall 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. Sept 16 – Dec 16, 2021 (no class Nov 11)

North and South Locations: Saturdays from 1 – 3pm. Sept 11 – December 11 (no class Oct 9)

Act Three (Fall 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 and West.  Runs Sept 16 – Dec 16 (no class Nov 11).

Act Four (Fall 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.  Runs Sept 14 – Dec 7

North Location: Mondays from 6 – 8:00pm. Runs Sept 13 – Dec 13 (no class Oct 11)

South Location: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Runs Sept 13 – Dec 13 (no class Oct 11)

Teen Class: Acting For The Stage (Fall Session)

In this acting class for teens, the focus will be on acting skills, audition tricks, and scene work with a partner. Students will learn how to attack a scene from table work, to character work, to blocking and rehearsing, working towards a final presentation for friends and family. This program is a fantastic opportunity for youth to take a focused, in-depth look at what makes characters tick and scenes come to life.

West Location: Thursdays from 7-9pm.  Runs Sept 16 – Dec 16 (no class Nov 11)

North Location: Tuesdays from 6-8pm. Runs Sept 14 – Dec 14

South Location: Tuesdays from 6:30 8:30pm.  Runs Sept 14 – Dec 14.

FAQ

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 recommended 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 admin@cypt.ca to request a bursary application or for more information.