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Classes (Cochrane) Acting & Musical Theatre for Ages 5-17 and Adults – Sleeping Giants Theatre Society

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Classes (Cochrane) Acting & Musical Theatre for Ages 5-17 and Adults – Sleeping Giants Theatre Society

Welcome to Cochrane’s NEW Performing Arts School!

We are dedicated to providing quality acting training to the people of Cochrane and surrounding areas.

Classes begin this week! Head on over to to learn more and to register!

Check out our full line up of fall classes below:

Ages 8-10, 11-13, 14-17 and Daytime Class for Ages 9-13
Drama classes are designed to give students an introduction to acting, voice and movement techniques, all while exploring the art of creating theatre. These classes will help your child gain confidence, collaboration skills, and creativity, while giving them the opportunity to meet like-minded people in the community! Each class will explore a variety of theatre creation exercises, improv games, and acting exercises, all while creating their own original piece of theatre to be presented at the end of the semester.

Ages 12-17
This class is designed with the aspiring actor in mind! We will do a deep dive into character development, text analysis, scene work and monologues. We will explore a variety of acting techniques to develop body awareness and emotional connection to the material. We will apply learnings to scene work and monologues from contemporary and classical plays, which we will present in a showcase at the end of the semester. Prior acting experience highly encouraged.

Ages 12-17
In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn how to act for the screen, working with scenes from movies and television shows. We will explore the differences between stage and screen acting, dive into emotional connection to the material and acting techniques, and practice prepping for film & tv auditions. Scene work will be recorded in class, and students will have the opportunity to see themselves perform, and receive a copy of their recordings at the end of the term.

Ages 5-8, 9-12, 13-17
Triple Threats rejoice as we learn how to combine acting, singing and dancing! Ages 5-8 will enjoy working on ensemble musical theatre pieces, exploring strong character choices within musical numbers and foundational skills in singing and dancing. Ages 9-12 and 13-17 will explore ensemble pieces as well as learning solo pieces to be performed at the end of the semester. In addition to musical theatre style dance, we will explore singing techniques and learn the art of storytelling through song. We will also practice musical theatre audition techniques in the older classes to prepare students for future auditions!

Ages 12-17 & Adult
Improv class is guaranteed to be great fun, while also playing a key role in development of creativity, quick thinking skills, and teamwork! Students will play improv games, perform in improvised scenes, and learn improvisation techniques that will serve them well in and out of the theatre. No acting experience is necessary to join this class, but participants must be willing to learn by failing and rejoice in saying “yes!”

Ages 12-17
In this class, we will explore classical acting techniques and apply them to Shakespearian monologues to be performed at the end of the semester. Students are sure to walk away with a deeper understanding and appreciation for Shakespeare, and acting skills that will serve them well in any genre of theatre. We will work on text analysis, understanding how to use iambic pentameter to inform acting choices, vocalization, and physical techniques to bring the words on the page to life.

This class is for anyone who is looking for a safe space to learn how to act, explore characters and emotions, and meet like-minded people! Whether you used to act in high school, you’ve never acted before, or you’re looking to break into the industry, this class is for you! Instructors will tailor the level of instruction to each individual in the group, so you are sure to progress in your technique no matter what level you’re at. We will explore scenes, monologues, and audition techniques to set you up for success in your acting journey!

If you’d like to chat through which class would be the best fit for you or your child, please feel free to email us at

We look forward to seeing you in class!

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