Valley Drama School offers 3 classes in theatre training: Little Apples Theatre Troupe, Junior Acting, and Senior Acting. Please continue reading below for course specific detail, content, and cost. For each class there are scholarships available for low income families; please see the 'Scholarships' page for more information.
WINTER TERM: If your student is enrolled in the Fall term, you do not need to register for 2nd term, as the course is a continuation of the 1st!
Little Apples Theatre Troupe
Grade level: P-5
Section 1: Mondays 4-5:30 (FULL)
Section 2: Thursdays 4:30-6 (FULL)
Wait List Available
Dates: Sept. 14/17- Dec. 14/17, 2020
Jan. 11/14-May 22/25, 2021
Cost: $175 per term
The Little Apples will begin by learning foundational acting skills with a focus on creativity and play, imagination, teamwork, character exploration, and story building. Students will develop their self-confidence and collaborative skills through theatre games & activities and scene creation, while working toward a final performance at the end of the year!
Grade level: 5-8
Section 1: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 (FULL)
Section 2: Mondays 6-8pm (FULL)
Wait List Available
Dates: Sept. 14/15-Dec. 14/15, 2020
Jan. 11/12- May 22/23, 2021 (term 2)
Cost: $210/ term
Students will develop their acting skills through movement and voice training, collective creation, and exploration of various theatre forms. Students will create and perform monologues, scenes, and a final, full-length production at the end of the year. Students will develop a strong sense of teamwork and belonging through artistic collaboration.
Grade level: 9-12
Section 1: Wednesdays 5:30-8 (FULL)
Section 2: Sundays 3-5:30pm
Dates: Sept. 16-Dec. 16, 2020 (term 1)
Jan. 13-May 24, 2021 (term 2)
Students in Senior Acting will begin with foundational training in theatre and participate in voice, movement, improvisation, and characterization exercises, as well as audition preparation if desired. Students will explore cultural and social topics through storytelling theatre, collective creation, scene work, monologues, and a full-length production at the end of the year.
Students will experience drama games and activities, foundational & ensemble work, voice and movement training, improvisation, character development, and story building. Students will also receive master classes with local artists in areas such as music, dance, film, play & song writing.
Each week, through a variety of theatre forms, students will collectively create their own 'mini plays'. Plays will include: (age level depending)
Time Travel Machine Space Ship
Murder Mystery Invent a Country
Teleport Machine Dream World
Magic School Bus Adventure Quest
Super Heroes (create) Utopia/Dystopia
Historical Figure or Event Invention/ Discovery
Ghost Story Fantasy
Spirit Animals Journalist in the Field
World Culture Fair Pantomime
At the Market Tea Party Mingle
Clothes for movement
A journal or notebook
Your sweet smile :)