About Valley Drama School
Our mandate is to foster a supportive environment where children can feel safe to explore their creativity. We believe that drama is a unique and powerful way to learn about culture, society, and the world. While children engage their imaginations and build their self confidence and self-reflective skills, they also in drama step into the shoes of another and deepen their understanding of empathy and responsibility. Students not only have a wonderful opportunity to develop their leadership and teamwork skills, but they will also form meaningful connections and friendships through theatre. At Valley Drama School we believe every child should have the opportunity to discover their creativity; please scroll down for more information about our scholarship program.
Children are our number one priority- safety is most important. All of our instructors have criminal record, vulnerable sector, and child abuse registry checks, as well as First Aid training.
Code of Conduct
Valley Drama School has a zero tolerance policy regarding harassment, bullying, or discrimination of any kind.
All students will uphold our values of support and respect for each other, themselves, and our community.
Tuition is due on September 1st and January 4th. For each term there is a 3-week grace period, and if the student decides to withdraw from the program, a 50% refund will be given.
Attendance & Cancellations
Attendance to classes/ rehearsals is very important for the whole troupe. Please let the instructor know if a student will not be in class.
Notice of class cancellation due to inclement weather will be given (by e-mail) no later than 3 hours in advance of start time.
Emily Burton, Acting Program Instructor,
is a local actor and educator. Emily has a Bachelor of Education from Acadia University with an endorsation in Drama, a NS Teacher Certification, and First Aid certificate. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Brunswick and completed Theatre UNB's Drama Production program. She was also a student of Theatre NB's Theatre School. Before university Emily lived on a sheep farm in the Highlands of Scotland for many years where she was a nanny to five young children. She is now happy to call Nova Scotia home and is very involved in local community theatre, including productions with CentreStage and the Wolfville Theatre Collective.
Valley Drama School believes all children should have equal access to arts education. We are working to provide as many scholarships as possible to be available to low income families. If you are in need of financial assistance please complete the application form and (Jr. & Sr. Acting only) send a letter from the student expressing why they wish to be a part of Valley Drama School. We look forward to hearing from you!