Calgary Young People’s Theatre is proud to present our exciting line up of Fall and Winter Classes as part of Season 29! Join us as we explore exciting theatrical techniques and skills through various dramatic exercises and games. Our classes provide a unique opportunity for kids to build confidence and team work skills all while having FUN!
Opportunities for youth ages 4-17.
Call 403-242-7118 x.1 for more information.
For kids in Pre-school/ECS
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!
Time: Saturday mornings, 10:30am – 12:00pm in North and South
Dates: September 19-December 12, 2020
Grades 1 and 2
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.
Time: Saturday afternoons, 1:00pm – 3:00pm in North and South
Dates: September 19 – December 12, 2020
Grades 3 and 4
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.
Time: Thursday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in North
Time: Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm in South
Dates: September 17 – December 10, 2020
NEW: Act 3 is now also offered at our West Location!
Time: Thursday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the West
Dates: September 17 – December 10, 2020
Grades 5 and 6
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.
Time: Monday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in North
Time: Monday evenings, 6:30pm – 8:30pm in South
Dates: September 14-December 14, 2020 (No class October 12)
FALL TEEN CLASSES
ACTING FOR THE STAGE
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.
Time: Tuesday evenings, 6:00pm – 8:00pm in North location only
Dates: September 15 – December 8, 2020
Cost: $375 (fall only – Teen Improv offered in Winter)
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 class has already started, unless a doctor’s note is provided.
PLEASE NOTE: Registration in a class is guaranteed ONLY when payment is received in FULL. CYPT reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment. In event of cancellation by CYPT, full refunds will be provided.
Registering for more than one session
If you register for a Fall Class and Winter Class, you will receive $50.00 off your Winter Registration. This applies for all Fall and Winter Class Programming. Check your email after registering in the fall for the special winter coupon code!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1) Where are classes located?
CYPT is proud to be able to offer classes in both the North and South quadrants of the city. It is our aim to make our camps as accessible as possible to all participants. Locations vary depending on availability. For our Fall and Winter sessions we will be running classes out of The Birds and Stone Studio located in The Unitarian Church of Calgary and The Riverbend Community Association. Our class offered in the West is at the SCA Community Association. Click here for maps to our locations.
2) What are class hours?
Act One classes run for 1.5 hours. Act 2, 3, 4 and Teen Classes run for 2 hours.
3) 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.
4) 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. In the second semester, further skills are explored and often script work comes into play as well. For our teens, we have set up specialty classes this year such as Improvisation and Scene Studies.
5) 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.
6) 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.
7) 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 call the office at 403.242.7118 x 1 to request a bursary application or for more information.