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.
Experienced students ages 13-17 are encouraged to audition for the annual Teen Shakespeare Program in January. Click here to learn more.
The Performance Collective – Ages 9-10
September 25, 2016 – June 25, 2017 | Sundays: 12:15-2:15pm | $882.25
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 (see below).
The Performance Ensemble – Ages 11-12
September 24, 2016 – June 24, 2016 | Saturdays: 12:15-2:45pm | $980
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 memorized monologue to be provided (see below).
The year-long performance classes will present their work at a Showcase on June 24-25, 2017 at Studio 1398 at 1398 Cartwright Street. With these special performances, students experience the satisfaction of developing and sharing their work with an audience. Each student will receive 2 complimentary tickets with additional tickets available for purchase at $10 each. Bursaries for additional tickets are available.
Performance Collective – June 24-25 at 5:30pm
Performance Ensemble – June 24-25 at 7:30pm
Students should plan to attend dress rehearsals earlier in the day prior to their Showcases.
Admissions Interviews and Auditions
Students applying for either performance class should contact Carousel Theatre for Young People at 604-669-3410 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Appointments will be held on the following dates:
Thursday, June 23, 2016 – 4:30-6:30PM
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 – 5:00-7:00PM
Saturday, July 23, 2016 – 10:00AM-12:00PM
NEW DATE! Saturday, September 10, 2016 — 11:00AM-1:00PM
Students will meet with course instructors and the Education Manager at Carousel Theatre for Young People’s studios at 1411 Cartwright Street.
Performance Collective students will be asked to talk about their interest in the program and perform improvisation as directed by the instructors.
Performance Ensemble students will be asked to prepare and perform a 1-2 minute monologue chosen from a provided 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.