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A chance to introduce young children to the wonderful, imaginative world of theatre. The children will spend their time in active, directed play, embodying imagined characters and building worlds. Incorporating movement, visual arts, and music these classes engage your child's personality and physicality. Plus, it will be a ton of fun!!
Ages 4 to 7
March 20- 24, 2017
Half Day: 9 am - noon, Full Day: 9 am - 3 pm
Location: Valleyview Community Centre
$250 plus GST, $125 plus GST (half day)
Get ready to have some fun and break out your creativity! This upbeat class will have you learning the fundamentals of the stage through improvisation, movement and plenty of theatre games! Children will explore character, storytelling, emotions and tons of group interaction while building their confidence and theatrical abilities.
Ages 8 to 12
March 27 to 31, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: The Old Courthouse
$250 plus GST
Ages 13 to 19
March 20 to 24, 2017
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: The Old Courthouse
$250 plus GST
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• Prior completion of a WCT Stage One Class is mandatory to take the Performance Class.
• Attendance is mandatory for all Performance classes/rehearsals
• An additional cost may be incurred for production-related expenses (such as costumes)
• The Performance Class will have additional rehearsals during the month of May
*Performances: May 18, 19 (7pm) and 20 (2pm), 2017*
This is the beginning of May Long weekend
January 16 to May 20, 2017 (Mondays)
3:30pm - 5:00 pm (with a day-long rehearsal on April 8)
Location: The Yacht Club
$400 plus GST
January 18 to May 20, 2017 (Wednesdays)
3:30pm - 5:00 pm (with a day-long rehearsal on April 9)
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Allison started her Stage One journey as a student. Several years later, she is very excited not only to be an instructor, but also a part of Stage One’s Musical Theatre Production class and the Summer 2015 production of Seussical JR. Allison recently graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and also has her ATCL certificate in Speech Arts through Trinity Guildhall. Allison’s experience in theatre includes acting, directing, stage management, and various other technical elements. Currently, Allison is going into her final year of TRU’s Bachelor of Education program and is looking forward to completing her final practicum at Beattie Elementary School. Recent Stage One credits include I Hate Shakespeare, Cinderella: The Untold Story, The Adventures of Mr. Toad, 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play, Sleeping Beauty, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and more.
Andrew Cooper is a graduate of Thompson Rivers University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts and English. He has been teaching dance for over seven years and currently teaches at both Sistas Love to Dance Studio and the Academy of Dance here in Kamloops. Last year, he received the award for Outstanding Choreography from both the Vibe Dance Competition and The Great Canadian Dance Challenge. Other choreography credits include: The Good Soul of Szechuan, The Beaux’ Stratagem, The Best of Everything (Thompson Rivers University), The Untold Tales of the Brothers Grimm (Chimera Theatre), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown and The Shakespeare Show (Project X Theatre). Stage One Credits: Seussical Jr., Cinderella: The Untold Story, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, Sleeping Beauty, The Seussification of Romeo & Juliet.
Christina Cuglietta-Braun graduated from the Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA) and holds her Royal Conservatory of Music Grade Ten certificates in piano and violin. She works as an actor, musician, instructor and musical director throughout Canada. Kamloops performance and direction credits include: Peter and the Starcatcher (Western Canada Theatre) You're a Good Man Charlie Brown (Project X), Fantastic Mr. Fox (Project X), James and the Giant Peach (Project X), Romeo and Juliet(Project X), My Fair Lady (Western Canada Theatre) Select Other Credits: Hercules (Sum Theatre) The Out Vigil (Twenty Something Theatre) The Buddy Holly Story (Theatre North West) The Forbidden Phoenix (Gateway Theatre) Upcoming : Miss Caledonia (Western Canada Theatre). Christina is a member of Vancouver Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and enjoys spending time with her cat whilst knitting or painting by numbers. To the parents of our Stage One students - Thank you for enrolling your kids in the thoughtfully developed programs at Western Canada Theatre. It is a pleasure and a joy to spend time with them!
Jennifer Jones has worked with Western Canada Theatre in a number of capacities for the past eight years. Further to Stage One involvement, she currently writes the educational study guides that accompany WCT's mainstage productions. She loves the fun and creative atmosphere of WCT's Theatre School and the amazing students that enroll each year.
Terri is a graduate of TRU, co-founder of Saucy Fops Theatre Company, and is currently Facilities Manager & Education Coordinator with Western Canada Theatre. She has been teaching the stage one program for several years and is so excited for another season with the fantastic kids!
Carling Ryan is excited for her first year teaching the Stage One
Theatre School. Being a past student of the school, she is looking
forward to seeing young students “catch the bug”. Carling is a recent
graduate of the Thompson Rivers University Education program and is now a
teacher on call within School District 73 and working as a Guest
Services Director at Western Canada Theatre. She also is the director of
Mini Rugby for the Kamloops Rugby Club. Carling is an avid supporter of
local artists and theatre. Some of her favourite plays include WCT’s Where the Blood Mixes, Noises Off and Wit, in addition to the classic pieces of Macbeth and Twelfth Night.
Melissa Thomas holds an MFA in Directing from the University of Calgary and a BA in Drama from Thompson Rivers University. Melissa is passionate about the development of confidence, courage, and compassion through the use of theatre. She has directed several shows with Stage One, including Seussical JR., The Untold Tale of Cinderella, Rhyming Captain Hook, The Adventures of Mr. Toad, The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Charlotte’s Web. She has also directed several shows for Project X Theatre, most recently including: The Shakespeare Show, Alice in Wonderland, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and James and the Giant Peach. In March of 2014, she became the Co-Artistic Producer of Project X Theatre. Melissa would like to thank her amazing team of instructors who make the Stage One experience so efficient, educational, and enjoyable.
The training and development of young artists has been a priority for Western Canada Theatre since its inception in the 1960’s. Originally, as Western Canada Youth Theatre, founding artistic director, Tom Kerr, toured with students as far away as the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
In its current form, our goals have been a little closer to home, offering classes in a variety specific theatre disciplines based on the skills of visiting and/or resident artists. Classes can include introductory acting classes, advanced performance classes, and musical theatre classes for, primarily, children and youth aged 4 – 18.
Over the past twenty years, the program has grown from weekly evening classes and occasional workshops to year-round offerings, including a production courses where the students build, produce and perform a full production for a public audience! We have watched a generation of young people grow in confidence, creativity and expression as they experience the benefits of exposure to and involvement in the performing arts. Whether they develop into professional artists – and some do – or they simply develop a deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them, the students benefit greatly from the classes. They will be the creative thinkers of the future.
Because we live, work and play in a small city, WCT offers a tangible opportunity for young people, not only from Kamloops but from our region. We are recognized nationally for producing award-winning artists. The Stage One school is where it all begins…
Henry Vandenberghe Memorial Bursary - Western Canada Theatre
Deadline: December 15, 2016 for Winter 2017 classes
Funding for WCT's Stage One Theatre School is available through the Henry Vandenberghe Memorial Bursary. Bursaries are awarded to young people interested in participating in the Stage One Theatre School Classes, but who are not able to because of demonstrated financial need. This bursary is intended to cover registration costs for Stage One Theatre School, and may not be used for any other application.
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Boogie Cultural Fund - City of Kamloops
Deadlines: Mar 15, Aug 14, & Dec 15
This fund is intended to facilitate cultural growth of children and youth between the ages 5 to 18 years who are in financial need. Funds will be awarded based on needs and merit, annual awards up to $250 per child.
> Link to City of Kamloops page
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