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!

Winter Session Open now!

Classes

Act One (Winter 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 Jan 17 – May 2, 2022 (no class Feb 21, March 21, April 18)

North and South Locations: Saturdays from 10:30am – 12pm. Runs Jan 15 – May 7, 2022 (no class Feb 19, March 26, April 16)

 

 

Act Two (Winter 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. Jan 13 – May 12 (no class Feb 17, March 24, April 21)

North and South Locations: Saturdays from 1 – 3pm. Jan 15 – May 7 (no class Feb 19, March 26, April 16)

Act Three (Winter 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 Jan 13 – May 12 (no class Feb 17, March 24, April 21).

Act Four (Winter 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 Jan 18 – May 10, 2022 (no class March 22, April 19)

North Location: Mondays from 6 – 8:00pm. Runs Jan 10 – May 9, 2022 (no class Feb 21, March 21, April 18)

South Riverbend Location: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Runs Jan 10 – May 9, 2022 (no class Feb 21, March 21, April 18)

South CKE Location: Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Runs Jan 10 – May 9, 2022 (no class Feb 21, March 21, April 18)

Teen Class: Improv (Winter Session)

Improvisation is the art of making up plays ON THE SPOT! In this fun and energetic class, students will explore and learn a wide variety of improvisational forms including theatre sports and long-form improvised plays.  The students will perform their final piece in the 2022 Cannonball Festival!

West Location: Thursdays from 7-9pm.  Runs Jan 13 – May 12 (no class Feb 17, March 24, April 21)

North Location: Tuesdays from 6-8pm. Runs Jan 18 – May 10 (no class March 22, April 19)

South Location: Tuesdays from 6:30 8:30pm.  Runs Jan 18 – May 10 (no class March 22, April 19)

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.