Year-Long Performance Classes – Ages 9-12
Carousel Theatre for Young People offers full-year courses for some of our advancing and more experienced young actors who are ready to make a deeper commitment and take on new challenges. Acceptance into these performance classes is an exciting opportunity for young actors to commit to the creation of a longer scripted work and experience the challenge of rehearsing and performing a more complex theatre piece.
The Performance Collective – Ages 9-10
Sundays: 12:15 – 2:15 PM (September 24, 2017 – June 24, 2018)
The CTYP Performance Collective is a full-year course for some of our advancing young performers. Over the course of three terms, this course will enable students to explore some new artistic challenges head on, including the creation of a longer scripted work for presentation at the end of the year.
Prerequisite: Students must have a semester of previous training at Carousel Theatre for Young People (or equivalent), receive the recommendation of their instructor, and participate in a faculty interview by appointment.
Full-year Tuition: $915
The Performance Ensemble – Ages 11-12
Saturdays: 12:15 – 2:45 PM (September 23, 2017 – June 24, 2018)
The CTYP Performance Ensemble is a full-year course for some of our more experienced thespians. Spanning three terms, this course will enable students to meet some new artistic challenges head on. Take your process to the next level as we stage and explore a longer scripted piece to be performed at the end of the year.
Prerequisite: Students must have a semester of previous training at Carousel Theatre for Young People (or equivalent), receive the recommendation of their instructor, and audition by appointment including a prepared monologue to be provided.
Full-year Tuition: $1016
The year-long performance classes will present their work at Studio 1398 on June 23rd and 24th, 2018. With these special performances, students experience the satisfaction of developing and sharing their work with an audience. Each student will receive 2 complimentary tickets for the show.
Performance Collective June 23-24, 2018 at 5pm
Performance Ensemble – June 23-24, 2018 at 7:30pm
Students should plan to attend tech and dress rehearsals earlier in the day prior to their performances.
Admissions Interviews and Auditions
Students applying for either performance class are required to complete the Registration Application to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be held on the following dates:
Sunday, May 14, 2017, 12pm to 2pm
Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 4pm to 6pm
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 4pm to 6pm
Saturday, June 10, 2017, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Students will meet with course instructors and the Education Manager at Carousel Theatre for Young People’s studios at 1411 Cartwright Street. Additional interview/audition dates may be scheduled based on demand.
Performance Collective (ages 9-10) students will be asked to talk about their interest in the program and perform improvisation as directed by the instructors.
Performance Ensemble (ages 11-12) students will be asked to prepare and perform a 1-2 minute monologue chosen from the list below. Memorization is preferred but not required. Instructors will also ask the students to talk about their interest in the program.
Carousel Theatre for Young People expects to contact applicants with a decision by the end of July. Parents wishing to enroll their students in Acting Adventures or Drama Explorations for the Fall, Winter, and Spring terms prior to the end of July may do so, and if the student is later accepted into a year-long performance class, transfer the enrollment to a year-long class without administration fee.
Program Guidelines and Commitment
Theatre is a collaborative art requiring teamwork and commitment, and thus Carousel Theatre for Young People expects participants in these special programs, with the support of their families, to commit to full participation. Students should prepare to attend all class meetings, dress rehearsals, and performances, and should not miss more than two classes, barring emergency.
Students and their families will be asked to agree to program guidelines for participation.
If you have any questions about the class or application process, please contact Carousel Theatre for Young People at 604-669-3410 x905 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org