Musical Theatre


Creativity blossoms in this environment! This class allows students to develop their talents as singers, dancers, and actors through its equal focus on each of these three important disciplines of musical theatre. One of the best ways to learn is by doing, and in this class the emphasis is on the excitement of combining all these elements to create excerpts from Broadway style shows. The class is divided into three half hour segments. The acting portion of the class uses drama games, improvisation, and scene work to prepare students for working with scripted material. In vocal classes, students learn some basic music theory, and technique, and the group dynamic provides the opportunity to work on harmonies and choral music as well. During the dance segment, we focus on choreography, and students will learn movement for the stage as well as some jazz style basics as we put the show together. During casting, students are each given a part that highlights their strengths. Performances take place in class in late October/early November, and at the Christmas show for Term I, with a second in class performance before March Break, and Term II culminating with the final year end show in June. Taught by Linette Doherty, Sarah Butler, and Ryan Whittal.

Who can register for this class? Like to perform? Then this class is for you! For the serious musical theatre student with aspirations of performing, as well as for those interested in trying a variety of classes. Also recommended for dance students interested in pursuing music theatre style dance. Ages 6 – 18. Beginner classes are for ages 6 – 8, Junior classes are for 9 – 11 year olds, and Senior classes for those 12 and up. Individual Vocal Classes and Dance Classes are also offered for those who wish to work on specific technique, with Jazz/Hip Hop being an excellent choice for Musical Theatre students. Adult Musical Theatre is an open–level class for adults of all ages and levels of experience. Click here to download a registration form.

What do I wear? While you don’t need to wear specific dance clothing, you should dress comfortably – a leotard or fitted T–shirt with a pair of sweat pants is ideal. You will also need a pair of black jazz slippers or dance sneakers. Jeans, oversized clothing, and street shoes are not to be worn in class. Hair must be tied back off the face and neck, and jewellery removed. You will be given a folder in class to keep your music and scripts in, please make sure you bring it with you to each class. If you lose it, you are responsible for replacing it, as scripts and music will not be handed out to any student without a suitable folder. And don’t forget to bring a water bottle – this is a jam packed class, you’ll need it!

When is the class? Click here to see a class schedule.

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