Ages 6-8, 9-12, 12-16
Be curious, be bold, and be yourself. Students will explore a variety of age-appropriate acting tools and techniques such as the relationship between the physical body and character. Arts Umbrella Acting classes are a perfect way to develop imagination, creativity, self-confidence, and empathy in a fun and expressive way.
Challenge your theatrical creativity and tell your story from a new perspective in this online directing class. Learn to build collaborative partnerships and inspire an artistic team to activate your vision on stage.
Ages 6-8, 9-12, 12-19
Here, students find their voice, and make the connection between their body, music, and storytelling. This class features ensemble pieces, vocal training, choreography, and physical improvisation. Participants also collaborate on ensemble pieces, learning to work as a team on stage.
Musical Theatre: Guest Artist Series
Ages 12+, prior musical theatre experience strongly recommended
Students gain valuable insight on the inner workings of musical theatre performance from professional guest musical theatre artists. Students learn audition and performance techniques to make the most of their solo material and ensemble performances. Students may be asked to prepare material in advance of the class and should be prepared to rehearse outside of class time.
Musical Theatre for Home Learners
Ages 8-12 , 12-19
Students work on group and solo pieces from the musical theatre canon to find their voice, and make the connection between their body, music, and storytelling. This class features ensemble pieces, vocal training, acting and choreography. As students progress, the intersection of dance, song, and acting, while vocal and acting techniques are brought into focus in both ensemble and solo performance.
Advanced Musical Theatre for Home Learners
Ages 8-12, 12-19, prior musical theatre experience strongly recommended.
Students fortify their connections between their body, music, and storytelling by working on group and solo pieces from the musical theatre canon. This class features ensemble pieces, vocal training, acting and choreography with a strong emphasis on individual choices to support the story. As students progress, advanced concepts in all three disciplines are introduced and explored.
From Pinocchio to Sesame Street, puppets have an innate ability to nurture and inspire creativity. In this new class, students will create their own puppet characters from the ground up and explore an artform that encourages curiosity, empathy, and imagination that will last a lifetime.
Sketch Comedy and Improv
Ages 9-12, 13-16
Improv teaches students valuable tools for life, like problem-solving, team building, and communication. This class is a group experience that allows students of all abilities to express themselves while also developing individual skills in creativity. Participants should be ready to play, explore, and share new ideas.
Songs, movement, and stories bring music to life in this fun, interactive way to introduce children to music fundamentals. In person participants are encouraged to bring hand-held percussion instruments (or everyday objects to use as instruments) from home.
Private Voice Lessons
Experienced students will receive advanced 1-on-1 coaching from our professional voice teachers. Students will experience a balance of technique and performance coaching designed to stretch their abilities and enhance their performance. Private lessons are ideal for those preparing for post-secondary auditions, but are open to anyone looking to develop with individual attention.
Voice Lessons: Beginner
Ages 6-8, 9-12, 12-19
In small groups of up to four, students get specific coaching on the mechanics of great singing with a qualified voice teacher. Emphasis will be placed on anatomy, breath and release work, singing technique, and basic song interpretation.
Voice Lessons: Intermediate
Ages 9-12, 12-19
In small groups of up to four, students get specific coaching on the mechanics of great singing with a qualified voice teacher. Emphasis will be placed on anatomy, breath and release work, singing technique, and basic song interpretation. Students enrolled in intermediate classes require previous voice lessons experience.
Acting for the Camera
Ages 6-8, 9-12
Develop on-camera acting skills through exercises, readings, and improvisation. Young actors build confidence and self-awareness both on- and off-camera. Students also learn how to prepare as an actor and tackle creative projects like how to develop a dynamic character.
From cartoons to commercials and radio to video games, voice-over is an integral part of an actor’s tool belt. In this class, students learn microphone technique and studio etiquette, and play with character voices as they explore the world of voice acting, and see how to bring a script to life.
Film: Audition Techniques
Auditioning is fact of life for an actor and a good audition comes down to craft. In this on camera acting class, students will focus on how to make strong, consistent choices, sharpen their instincts on camera, and how to craft their performance to get the most of the audition process.
Film: Commercial Acting
From fast food to family cars, commercials are an industry to themselves. In this fun on camera acting class, students will discover the world of commercial acting where they will learn to create the character and tell the story in ta short 30-second ad spot.
Ages 9-12, 13-19
Students discover the world of comedy writing and create their own work. Special attention is placed on how to establish premise and how to develop a unique voice for parody, satire, and caricature. Students have weekly in-class writing activities based on the form of comedy studied that day.
Writing for Film and Theatre
Ages 9-12, 13-16
Discover the world of scriptwriting and learn how to create your own work. In this fun online class, students will explore the difference between writing for theatre and film, with a focus on story and style. Participants will uncover how to open up their creativity through writing and play by crafting their own scenes or monologues to bring their ideas to life on the page.