Year-Long Intensives

Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music Intensives
About the Program

Be a part of something special. Year-Long Theatre Intensive students share a commitment to the art and craft of theatre, film, music, and performance—and they take the skills they learn with them, wherever they go.

Specific skills-development takes a greater priority in our Year-Long Intensives. At-home preparation and regular attendance is required, especially for students considering further study in the Pre-Professional Theatre program.

Classes run from September to June and students train with industry professionals among like-minded peers. Intensive Programs will prepare young artists for further study in the field, including the Arts Umbrella Pre-Professional Theatre Program.

Public Performances

The health and safety of our students, staff, and families is important to us. We will determine the viability of all public performances in accordance with recommendations from the Province of British Columbia and the BC Centre for Disease Control. Whenever possible, alternatives will be explored if public performances are limited. 

 

 

Ages 9-12

Youth Musical Theatre Intensive

Granville Island

Young performers work on group and solo pieces from the musical theatre canon with a director/choreographer and accompanist. Students explore the intersection of dance, song, and acting, while vocal and acting techniques are brought into focus.

Prospective students must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Youth Acting Intensive

Granville Island

Begin to trust your actor instincts. This class will improve your rehearsal and performance skills through a variety of theatre exercises, character studies, and script work. Touch on varied acting techniques and styles including Laban, improv, film and character creation. Learn to experiment with emotional and physical character portrayals—all while collaborating with a class of like-minded young performers.

Prospective students must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Ages 11-16

Musical Theatre Intensive

Granville Island

Act, sing, dance… and learn to command the stage! Young performers discover how to match pitch, blend, and harmonize, while also exploring choreography, resonators, and breath work. Vocal techniques and the voice’s tonal quality are also a focus of this program. As levels progress and the study of musical theatre intensifies, students get more comfortable on stage—refining their skills to better express lyrics musically and dramatically.

Prospective students must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Theatre Intensive

Granville Island

Places, please! Begin to trust your theatre instincts and improve your rehearsal and performance skills through a variety of theatre exercises, character studies, and script work. Students explore a variety of techniques and styles such as Laban, mime, and mask, while experimenting with breath work to help connect to and access different emotions. Young actors are empowered to make bold emotional and physical character choices. And as levels progress, you will be able to grow a wealth of tactics to use in your portrayals.

Prospective students must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

Film Acting Intensive

Granville Island
South Surrey

Create it and film it! Students collaborate to make an original short film to be screened at public showcases. A class of like-minded young actors collaborates to take their acting to the next level. The class explores techniques on how to be in the moment, how to surprise yourself in your work, and how to audition for film and TV. Make interesting choices on camera, all while gaining the confidence to take risks.

Prospective students must have completed at least two Sessions of Arts Umbrella Theatre training, or equivalent.

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