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Performing Arts Classes

Sample of performing arts classes offered by Surrey Civic Theatres (Cirque Surrey, children's class, Love to Sing)

Get creative at the Surrey Arts Centre and Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall! Surrey Civic Theatres offers performing arts classes, workshops, and day camps for children, youth, and adults.

We encourage early registration. At least 1 week prior is ideal: use WebReg or call 604-501-5100.

Winter 2018 Classes and Camps

Children

children making art during Paint at the Play
Paint at the Play

Let your kids have fun and get their hands dirty with a variety of creative art projects while you have some time to yourself. Scheduled to coincide with afternoon performances of Arts Club Theatre Company productions. Paint at the Play is free with the purchase of a theatre ticket.
Pre-registration is required.

January 13, 2018 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm | Ages 6 to 11 | $24 (if no theatre ticket is purchased). Show is Misery.
1 session | Registration #4572218
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

February 24, 2018 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm | Ages 6 to 11 | $24 (if no theatre ticket is purchased). Show is Onegin.
1 session | Registration #4572220
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Orsy Szabo
Acting for the Camera

Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker, Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun, and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: students will have the opportunity to take home a sample of their best work!
Jan 23 to Mar 13, 2018 | 4pm to 6pm | Ages 8 to 12 | $150
8 sessions | Registration #4564051
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Imagination Creations
This is an introductory acting class giving children a chance to explore their creativity on stage! Through fun and engaging exercises, children will learn about the basics of theatre, and acting techniques such as creativity, focus, teamwork, and characters.
Jan 13 to Mar 17, 2018 | 10:30am to 12pm | Ages 6 to 9 | $135
9 sessions | Registration #4572238
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Youth

 

 

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young person juggling during Cirque Surrey
Cirque Surrey: Youth Circus

Ever dream of running away and joining the circus? Cirque Surrey is an exciting opportunity for youth to learn circus skills including character development, costume design, and roving performance. Circus instruction will focus on juggling, stilt-walking, diabolo, devil sticks, plate spinning, and more. All experience levels welcome. Performance opportunities also available!
Jan 9 to Mar 6, 2018 | 6:30pm to 8pm | Ages 12 to 19 | FREE!
8 sessions | Registration #4572273
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

young people participating in Drama Mindcraft
Drama Mindcraft

Are you curious about how to speak with more confidence or connect with people more easily? If you're shy or simply wondered what a drama class might be like but never dared take one before then this is the class for you! Using the building blocks of drama such as theatre games, character creation and scenario development, you will gain confidence and self-knowledge, all while having fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. No experience required.
Jan 17 to Mar 14, 2018 | 4:30pm to 6pm | Ages 13 to 18 | $135
9 sessions | Registration #4572269
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Orsy Szabo
Acting for the Camera for Teens
Actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun, and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: students will have the opportunity to take home a sample of their best work!
Jan 23 to Mar 13, 2018 | 6pm to 8pm | Ages 13 to 18 | $150
8 sessions | Registration #4572264
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Adults

Laura Drummond
Adults Acting Out: Level 1

Are you a secret thespian? Step into the limelight with other 'adults acting out'. This fun and engaging class, led by theatre professionals, explores fundamental skills for the stage through games, exercises, monologues, and scene work. No experience necessary (but imagination is a must)!
Jan 17 to Mar 14, 2018 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Ages 19+ | $179
9 sessions | Registration #4569107
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Adults Acting Out: Level 2
Have some previous experience with drama classes, and want to dig deeper to explore the more complex aspects of acting? In level 2 you'll use scene and monologue work to hone your skills. The class wraps up with a showcase in the Studio Theatre. Some previous performance experience required.
Jan 18 to Mar 15, 2018 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Ages 19+ | $179
8 Sessions | Registration #4572259
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

instructor and participants in Love to Sing
Love to Sing

Discover the secrets of singing and take your voice to new levels with professional recording artist, Rhayne. Learn new techniques and warm ups that get you singing your best, and prevent vocal injury. In this inspiring class, you'll sing songs from many genres including pop, classics, R&B, jazz, rock, blues, and musical theatre. Everyone is welcome!
> Try It!
Jan 17, 2018 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | FREE
1 session | Registration #4564053
> Level 1
Jan 24 to Mar 14, 2018 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | $80
8 sessions | Registration #4564054
> Level 2 (with permission of instructor)
Jan 25 to Mar 15, 2018 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | $80
8 sessions | Registration #4564055
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Camps

young performers in Preteen Acting Extreme
Preteen Acting Extreme

Ready to break a leg? Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of bringing a play to life in a week. Families and friends are invited to the fun and inspired final performance!
Mar 19 to Mar 23, 2018 | 9am to 3pm | Ages 8 to 12 | $199
5 sessions | Registration #4572169
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

young performers in The Shakespeare Playground
The Shakespeare Playground: A Midsummer Night's Dream
'Lord, what fools these mortals be!' Come explore one of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies during a week of storytelling, improv, theatre games, music, movement, clowning, stage combat, costumes and props culminating in a showcase on the last day. Participants also learn about the power of language, conflict resolution, and mindfulness. No previous experience necessary.
Mar 26 to Mar 29, 2018 | 9am to 3pm | Ages 8 to 13 | $159
4 Sessions | Registration #4574928
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Combo Camp: School's Out, Let's Rock!
Bang to the beat on a Cajon drum with professionals from Rhythm Resource for half of the day, and spend the other half being inspired by the rhythm while you explore music and movement in the visual arts! Must register by January 15, 2018.
Feb 16, 2018 | 9am to 3pm | Ages 5 to 10 | $47.50
4 Sessions | Registration #4574931
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Do you have ideas for a class that you don’t see listed? Drop our Performing Arts Education Programmer an email and let us know.