Classes (Edmonton): Foote Theatre School – Winter Term Registration Open

Theatre Classes make a Great Gift! Register today!

Theatre Classes make a Great Gift! Register today!

WINTER TERM REGISTRATION – NOW OPEN
CLASSES START JANUARY 10th, 2015

We offer the largest theatre education program in Edmonton and one of the largest in Canada.

The Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton. Since 1966 we have provided year round classes for all ages and experience levels, teaching physical, technical and creative skills in both acting and musical theatre. Over 1,000 students annually are taught by our faculty of 25 local theatre professionals.

OUR CLASSES PROVIDE:

• An excellent instructor-to-student ratio.
• Instruction from experienced theatre professionals and educators.
• A structured and progressive curriculum.
• Potential audition opportunities: Our students have appeared in many Citadel productions including The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, Oliver!, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz.

OUR INSTRUCTORS:

• Work as performers, directors, choreographers, teachers and coaches in Edmonton and beyond!
• Share a passion for arts education.

OUR ALUMNI:

• Are everywhere!
• Many of our former students can be found working as actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians and teachers in Edmonton and beyond.

Click here to view the Foote Theatre School brochure (PDF).

Classes (Edmonton): Singing for Actors – Shannon Boyle

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Actors need to be able to belt, sing an aria or sustain a character voice. Shannon Boyle has been teaching music for over 25 years and knows that we all have the same anatomy and physiology- we just need to learn how to use it.

Shannon currently teaches voice and acting in the BFA Acting program at the University of Alberta, with the Citadel’s Young Companies and in her private studio. She has her MFA (Theatre Voice Pedagogy), BMus and BFA (Acting). Certified in Estill Figures and armed with years of teaching acting, she knows how to marry technique to an expressive performance.

Past students perform all over Canada in productions, bands and at festivals. No experience necessary.

Individual and group lessons are available. Email shansong@shaw.ca for more details or to set up a time. Please click here for further information.

Class (Edmonton): Introduction to Film Acting – Steve Dhillon

INTRODUCTION TO FILM ACTING

The class will go through a beginners approach to tackling a scene and reading for an audience/camera, which should be the goal of any actor regardless of his/her experience. The class will be facilitated by an experienced actor who has worked locally and internationally and has instructed adults at the University level for 8 years.

We will be covering the following subjects in detail over the span of several weeks (depending on avail. of participants)

The ‘Business’ of acting

- General information on what you need to know about the industry
– The advantage of NEVER Giving up your day job
– Why you absolutely CAN succeed in theatre and film being based out of Edmonton, AB
– How independent and studio projects are cast and auditioned
– Skype sessions and advice from actors/directors who are full time in the industry
– The benefits and drawbacks of working as an extra
– How to get an agent
– How to recognize the fakes and snakes that the industry is full of!

The Process

- The real truths and difficulties you may encounter through the auditioning process
– The many different ways to approach analyzing a scene
– The simple and difficult idea of “letting go”
– The difference between theatre and film
– The tedious and nerve racking auditioning process and how to tackle it
– Physical, Emotional and Mental approach to acting and auditioning
– Why you can never get it right, but definitely get it wrong.
– The final project for the class will consist of a mock audition modeled after the real
process with a casting director in the room to give notes and feedback following.

Facilitated by Steve Dhillon, an award nominated actor, full ACTRA and EQUITY Union Member.

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Location TBA but will plan for 3-4 week intro program at 1-2 times a week. For more information about the class and your facilitator, please respond with email to ndnactor@gmail.com. To maximize quality of sessions, we would like to limit class size to maximum 10 participants

Classes (Calgary): Fall Physical Theatre/Acting classes for Adults – Theatre A Go-Go

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WHAT: CHARACTER MASKS – Join us in discovering the world of character masks! Masks guide us back to the roots of our physical presence. Players will explore various Character Masks and choose one to develop. Through exploratory mask work, movement, ensemble and Improvisation games, players will utilize issues of relevance or importance to create a modern day Chorus. The ensemble will play and share their creation at the end of the program.

WHEN: Sundays Oct. 19 – Dec. 7 @ 1:00-3:00pm
OR Mondays Oct. 20 – Dec. 8 @ 7:30-9:00pm (8 classes)

INVESTMENT: Discount = $134/player, for registration by Oct. 6 or members of: University/college, Parkdale Community, Morpheus Theatre, or Calgary Acts
Regular = $184/player

WHERE: All classes take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 5 Ave. N.W.)

Register now and give yourself the gift to imagine and express through the Physical Theatre Arts!
For more information or to register,
contact Tanya @ theatreagogo@telus.net or
http://www.theatreagogo.ca/actingclassesforadultscalgary.html
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!

Classes (Calgary/Edmonton): Learn Voice Over for Commercials, Narrations, Audio Books, Animation and More! – VoiceSpot WCS

VoiceSPOT-Comm-Inc-black-backgroundNew Fall Classes Available for the Beginner and Get Better-er!

You will learn the basics of Voice Over from a Professional Working Voice Artist and Coach.

  • How to bring your personality to your performances
  • How to get over your fear and be a confident performer
  • What are the studios looking for in Voice Artists
  • The different types of Voice Over Performances
  • Work in a real recording Studio
  • How to interpret scripts.
  • What is needed on your Demo

If you are an ACTRA member call your branch rep to find out how you can get big subsidies.
call 780 628 2930 Edmonton or $03 277 6767 Calgary email voices@voicespotwcs.com

Classes (Calgary): Drama/Theatre classes for ages 7-17 – Theatre A Go-Go

IMG_8714This Fall, it’s all Greek to us at and we’re proud to present our exciting line up of Drama/Theatre classes.
Register by Sept. 22 and receive a $50 discount.

WHO: Ages 7-12
WHAT: GREEK THEATRE

WHO: Ages 13-17
WHAT: COMMEDIA DELL’ ARTE

WHO: Ages 8-13
WHAT: GREEK THEATRE

WHO: Ages 13-17
WHAT: PAGE TO STAGE with guest artist Kirk R. Miles

ACCOLADES:

•  “My overall impression of the programs is that they are very child focused, with the goal of character development as well as self-discovery and confidence, as well as exploring dramatic skills and techniques. My child developed in all of these areas. Thank you!!!” – Parent
•  “The program is a good chance first and foremost to learn about collaboration. And for kids to make some friends; a good introduction to what working in the theatre is all about; learning that a character is the whole picture: inner thoughts and feelings, physical presence and mannerisms etc. and getting to experience putting on a show!” – Parent
•  “Well organized Language Arts based fun!” – Youth player

Register today and invest in your loved ones by providing them with a rich Theatre Arts experience that engages body, emotions, and senses in dynamic learning!

Contact: Tanya for more information
EM: theatreagogo@telus.net or PH: 403.283.4622
or go to: http://www.theatreagogo.ca
T.A.G.G.–You’re it!

Classes (Edmonton): Foote Theatre School Fall/Winter 2014/15 – Citadel Theatre

Foote Theatre School – We Have A Class For YOU!Fall-Winter-2014-15

Registration for our Fall/Winter 2014/15 Classes on now. Classes available for ages 4 and up! Visit our website and download our brochure and find the class that’s perfect for you or your child!

http://www.citadeltheatre.com/academy/foote-theatre-school/

The Foote Theatre School (FTS) is the oldest and largest theatre school in Edmonton. Since 1966 we have provided year round classes for all ages and experience levels, teaching physical, technical and creative skills in both acting and musical theatre. Over 1,000 students annually are taught by our faculty of 25 local theatre professionals.

OUR CLASSES PROVIDE:

• An excellent instructor-to-student ratio.
• Instruction from experienced theatre professionals and educators.
• A structured and progressive curriculum.
• Potential audition opportunities: Our students have appeared in many Citadel productions including The Three Musketeers, A Christmas Carol, Oliver!, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and The Wizard of Oz.

OUR INSTRUCTORS:

• Work as performers, directors, choreographers, teachers and coaches in Edmonton and beyond!
• Share a passion for arts education.

OUR ALUMNI:

• Are everywhere!
• Many of our former students can be found working as actors, directors, designers, stage managers, technicians and teachers in Edmonton and beyond.

WE ALSO OFFER:

• A ticket discount to all Citadel performances for Foote Theatre School students.
• A convenient payment plan (full year registrations only).
• A Scholarship program:

Download our FTS brochure
Download our Scholarship Application form
For more information call 780-428-2120.

Classes (Edmonton): Singing with Adrianne Salmon

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Adrianne Salmon

Improve and expand your singing abilities this year!

Adrianne is an emerging singer, songwriter, actor, and instructor based in the Edmonton area. She has studied voice since age 7 and completed the Theatre Arts course at MacEwan as well as her MA in Musical Theatre Performance from The Royal Scottish Conservatoire in Glasgow.

She has experience in teaching and performing classical, musical theatre, pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country vocal techniques.

Using a unique blend of Italian and Estill methodologies, she has helped past students learn proper breath support, increase their range, negotiate vocal breaks, improve tone, develop their ear, and gain understanding of their voice- allowing them to sing in a wider variety of genres with confidence.

Adrianne teaches out of her west end studio. For more information on pricing, studio policies, and available time slots, please contact her at adriannesalmon88@hotmail.com.

Education (Calgary): Youth 9-14 for RUDDIGORE – Morpheus Theatre’s G&S Jr.

RuddigoreG&S Junior Theatre School Returns for Gilbert & Sullivan’s SPOOKIEST Operetta,
RUDDIGORE !

***Only a few spots left!***

Who: 9-14 youth who wish to expand acting skills & challenge themselves with the lyrics and patter of Gilbert & Sullivan

What: Professional instruction in acting and singing, culminating with a performance on the set of our main-stage G&S production.

When: Saturdays, 10:00-11:30am from October 18 to April 18 (performance Apr 21 at 7:00)

Where: Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 5 Avenue NW)

Worth: $350 for 23 weeks

For more information, or to register, please contact 403-246-2999 or visit www.morpheustheatre.ca

Participant & Family comments:
“It is incredible! If you’re not here, you’re missing out!”
“We are like family, and you can learn so much!”
“It’s a great theatre school and you should try it out.”
“It is really fun!”
“It is a family, not a class.”
“My daughter connected with the instructors. They inspired her, built her self-esteem, challenged her in a very positive way.”
“Attending the dress rehearsal was another highlight for my child, meeting everyone & having their support… very inspiring!!”

Class (Edmonton) : Intro Film Acting – Freedom Tech Production

STEP INTO FILM / SCENE STUDY

Starts: FRIDAY SEPT. 26 2014 (10 WEEKS EVERY FRIDAY)
TIME: 6-8PM
COST: $500 GST INCLUDED

“HURRY UP AND WAIT” will be one of the things you will learn from this class, at the end of the session you will walk away knowing how to:

- Effectively camera slate.
– Effectively audition for a commercial.
– Explore iconic characters via the monologue.
– Explore crew positions.
– Explore production values. Smoke, foley, special FX’s and sets, “Oh my!”

We will also look at:
– Developing a character
– Two shots
– Group shots

Classes (Calgary): Master Class Program – Company of Rogues

Master-Class-1415Master Class Program is a one-year full-time acting program. The program is intended to provide the student actor with an intense level of training under the highest caliber of professional instruction. Master Class consists of four primary streams of study: Scene Study, Meisner Technique, Acting for Film &Television, and Voice & Movement for the Actor.

Located on Calgary’s funky and exciting 17th Avenue Strip, Company of Rogues is deeply immersed in the vibrant theatre and film communities in both, Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver, B.C. Our actors are sought after by local/regional casting directors, filmmakers and theatre companies alike. Furthermore, at Rogues all our instructors are working professionals who offer the highest quality of instruction and mentorship; providing career counseling and guidance even beyond the term of the program. Our Studio Director, Joe-Norman Shaw is available to provide you with more detailed information through a Master Class Interview.

Actors interested in applying for the Master Class Program should contact the Studio to arrange an interview and to set up an audition. Our full-time program runs from early September to the end of June. Students are accepted into the program through the interview/audition process during the previous spring and early summer months (April-July). However, if enrollment permits we occasionally admit students at a later date.

Please submit either a headshot and resume or a photo with an accompanying letter of interest (detailing any previous experience) via e-mail or in person to the Studio (info@corogues.com). Please include the subject heading “Master Class Audition/Interview”. Upon receipt of your application we will arrange for an audition and interview with our studio director.

For more information: 403.228.5526 | info@corogues.com | www.corogues.com


Belarus Free Theatre
The Citadel Theatre | Edmonton
July 2-6: Learn the unique play creation method of “one of the most powerful underground theatre companies on the planet” (*New York Times) in an exclusive master class opportunity. 

Classes (Calgary): Summer Drama Camps (Ages 7-15) – Theatre A Go-Go

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Register today and invest in your loved ones by providing them with a rich Theatre Arts experience that engages body, emotions, and senses in dynamic learning!

WHO: Ages 7-12 & 12-15
WHAT: ADVENTURES IN SHERWOOD FOREST
WHEN: Monday July 14 – Friday July 18 OR Monday Aug. 18 – Friday Aug. 22

WHO: Ages 7-12 & 12-15
WHAT: ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
WHEN: Monday Aug. 25 – Friday Aug. 29

For more information or to register, go to:
http://www.theatreagogo.ca/summerdramacampscalgary.html
Or contact Tanya, EM: theatreagogo@telus.net or PH: 403.283.4622

T.A.G.G.–You’re it!
Register now to receive a discount to give the gift of imagination and expression through the Theatre Arts! You’ll be glad you did!

 


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The Citadel Theatre | Edmonton
July 2-6: A Master Class for designers, technicians, and directors interested in integrating media and interactive technology to create immersive theatrical environments, with New York’s 3-Legged Dog Theater + Media Group. 

Class (Calgary): Essentials of Film & TV – Company of Rogues

rogues_logoEssentials of Film & TV: The fundamentals of on-camera technique are introduced through scene work and an exploration of the audition process. The actor works on new sides (scenes) each week, with the emphasis on crafting an authentic performance for the camera. This six-week class culminates in a simulated audition. Includes discussion on the business of acting and related topics 6 weeks.
Prerequisite: Essentials of Acting
Instructor: Joe-Norman Shaw
May 13 – June 17 | 6 weeks | 6:30 – 10:00pm | $380+GST
For more information, or to register, contact Company of Rogues Actors’ Studio 403.228.5526 | info@corogues.com located on the 2nd floor, 1232 17 AVE SW in Calgary


Belarus Free Theatre
The Citadel Theatre | Edmonton
July 2-6: Learn the unique play creation method of “one of the most powerful underground theatre companies on the planet” (*New York Times) in an exclusive master class opportunity. 

Classes (Calgary): Career Hacks for Actors – Company of Rogues:

rogues_logoCareer Hacks for Actors: Do you want to know how to make a living as an actor? Hint: it’s not waiting for the phone to ring.
This workshop will define the elements of a career that are in your control and teach you the steps to create the life you want. We’ll cover things like getting an agent, resumes and promotion, auditioning, creating your own work, resources for actors, keeping up your acting chops and industry knowledge, networking, and tips and tricks to make you enticing to potential employers.
By the end of the course, you will have a specific plan of action for your career and a wealth of valuable information available for your future reference.
Instructor: Aaron Coates
May 20 – June 24 | 6 weeks | 6:30 – 8:30pm | $250+GST

Classes (Calgary): Spring Extra Schedule – Company of Rogues

Registration is now open for our Spring Extra Schedule. Visit www.corogues.com/schedule for more information! To register, call 403.228.5526/info@corogues.com

Career Hacks for Actors:
Do you want to know how to make a living as an actor? Hint: it’s not waiting for the phone to ring.
This workshop will define the elements of a career that are in your control and teach you the steps to create the life you want. We’ll cover things like getting an agent, resumes and promotion, auditioning, creating your own work, resources for actors, keeping up your acting chops and industry knowledge, networking, and tips and tricks to make you enticing to potential employers.
By the end of the course, you will have a specific plan of action for your career and a wealth of valuable information available for your future reference.
Instructor: Aaron Coates
Tuesdays | May 20 – June 24 | 6 weeks | 6:30 – 8:30pm | $250+GST

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