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This is a fun and exciting program for young students. It features drama games, creative movement, storytelling, and dramatic role-play. Stories and characters will be explored with the instructor joining the performance at times as ‘teacher in role’. Students develop dramatic skills and expression, imagination, creative thinking, and the ability to cooperate with others.

WINTER SESSION

  • January 27 – March 17 (8 Weeks)
  • Saturdays: 11am to 12pm
  • Instructor: Erica Petty
  • $145.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 7 – June 16 (10 Weeks)
  • Saturdays: 11am – 12pm
  • Instructor: Erica Petty
  • $179.00

These classes help build confidence, expression and collaborative skills. Young drama students will enjoy this combined creative drama and beginning level acting class. The teacher, incorporating movement, voice, improvisation, cooperative dramatic development, and stage awareness exercises will help build students understanding of theatre and of their own expression and skills. The emphasis of the class is on skill development and dramatic play, but a part of the session will focus on a simple performance reflecting some of their class work. This will be performed at the end of the session for a small in-studio audience. Attendance is important for continuity. Students are encouraged to join for more than one term as the class will work together to create a different presentation at the end of each session.



WINTER SESSION

  • January 17 – March 14 (9 Weeks)
  • Wednesdays: 4pm – 5pm
  • Instructor: Monica Ogden
  • $159.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 4 – June 13 (10 Weeks)
  • Wednesdays: 4pm – 5pm 
  • Instructor: TBD
  • $169.00
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This is a class for drama students who are keen, focused and ready to take the next level of theatrical schooling. It is not necessary to have prior dramatic training but they need to have proficient reading skills and be able to work well with others. Students will continue to expand and develop basic theatrical skills in movement, voice, acting techniques, improvisation, stage presence and awareness. Script work may be used depending on the Instructor’s discretion. Dramatic games and material are adapted to match their maturity and ability. They will also work on observation skills, team-building and performance skills, to perform their creative work at the end of the term before an in-studio audience. Group participation and commitment is crucial to the building of a working ensemble of students, therefore attendance is important and expected. Students are encouraged to join for more than one term as the class will work together to create a different presentation at the end of each session.

The classes will culminate in a sharing of student’s work before an in-studio audience in the Winter and a Showcase at the Metro Studio Theatre in June.

WINTER SESSION

  • January 18 – March 15 (9 Weeks)
  • Thursday 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Instructor: Sarah Wilson
  • $229.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 5 – June 14 (11 Weeks)
  • Thursdays: 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Instructor: Sarah Wilson
  • $268.00

Young aspiring filmmakers and actors, will have the opportunity to learn the basics of on camera acting work and how to shoot a small film sequence together. Students will learn about both sides of the camera and what it takes to act in and shoot a scene, mini commercial or audition monologue. Each student’s area of interest in film and tv will also be considered so that the course can offer a number of ways for each student to engage with the material.  The training will help develop confidence and communication skills and allows students to explore their potential in a safe and encouraging atmosphere. Attendance is very important for continuity and for preparation by all.

At the end of the term, there will be a sharing of their camera work for a small in- studio audience of parents and family members.

WINTER SESSION

  • January 16 – March 13 (9 Weeks)                  
  • Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 5pm                        
  • Instructor: Tony Adams                        
  • $229.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 3 – June 11 (10 Weeks)
  • Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 5pm
  • Instructor: TBD
  • $268.00

In this class, students will learn the basic skills of improvisational theatre through games and simple scene work. Skills they will be working on include how to give and receive ideas from their scene partner, the basics of character work, as well as problem solving and learning how to tell simple stories, all while working together. Students will be expanding on basic improv skills learned and challenged on their ability to listen to their scene partner(s), and provide strong offers through more advanced scene work, and games. They will learn how to explore themes, tell more enriched stories, create unique characters with more depth. Different improv formats, such as Tap Out and the Domino will be taught and developed. This class can be taken a number of times to develop the requisite skills to move to the next level. A performance will take place on the last day of class.

The classes will culminate in a sharing of student’s work before an in-studio audience in the Winter and a Showcase at the Metro Studio Theatre in June.

WINTER SESSION

  • January 15 – March 12 (8 Weeks)
  • **Holiday February 19th
  • Mondays 4:30pm – 6pm
  • Instructor: Monica Ogden
  • $215.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 10th – June 11th (10 Weeks)
  • **Holiday May 21
  • Mondays 4:30 – 6pm
  • Instructor: TBD
  • $268.00

For the makers who may not want to perform on stage and performers who just can’t get enough Theatre! Stage Craft is a chance to explore the behind-the-scenes world of theatre. Learn about sets, lights, sound, makeup and costumes from professional artists and guest speakers who work in the professional theatre community. This class is HANDS ON and students will get crafty. In the Winter/Spring term, the challenge will be to design for specific plays that other classes are working on. All crafting supplies will be provided at the studio. Final costume, set, lighting and sound projects will be showcased in the school’s Spring Showcase.

Classes will culminate in a sharing of student’s work in-studio and the Spring  Showcase in June.

FULL TERM

  • January 27 – May 19 (15 Weeks)
  • **Holidays March 24 and 31st
  • Saturdays: 1pm – 3:00pm.
  • Instructor: Erica Petty
  • $535.00
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“Welcome to my channel!” and welcome to YouTube for Teens. In this class, students will learn to create, responsibly manage, and post media content to their own Youtube channel. YouTube is an accessible media platform that has garnered worldwide media attention. Led by Monica Ogden, actor, improviser, and content creator of “Fistful of Feminism”, students will learn to navigate YouTube, harness their unique creativity, and make videos ranging from vlogs, parody, musical covers, activism, lip dubs, viral videos and more. We will discuss the YouTube culture and community, online ethics, and critical media analysis, with an emphasis on awareness, safety and responsibility.

What you need: any camera or iPhone and access to simple editing software (i-movie, final cut pro).

By the end of term, students will have participated in the creation of their own personalized channels. Favourite videos to be selected for our final presentation date.

WINTER SESSION

  • January  27 – March 17 (8 Weeks)
  • Saturdays: 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Monica Ogden
  • $215.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 7 – June 16 (10 Weeks)
  • Saturdays: 4pm – 5:30pm
  • Instructor: Monica Ogden
  • $268.00

Entry into the YouTube for Teens by interview only.

The next round of interviews for YouTube for Teens  are to be held in December 2017

Please email kathleen@skam.ca or call 250.386.7526 if you are interested in attending.

A scene is like a good mystery; learn how to analyze clues, ask the right questions, and delve deep into what’s actually going on under the text. Students will learn the essential steps and process to approaching any scene or monologue, even an entire play. Collaborate with others to discover the beating hearts of characters in order to bring them to life. This is a great class for teens are looking to develop their audition and performance skills using published plays.

Students will perform their final scenes at the Spring Showcase at the Metro Studio Theatre in June.

WINTER SESSION

  • January 18 – March 15 (9 Weeks)
  • Thursdays: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Instructor: Sarah Wilson
  • $229.00

SPRING SESSION

  • April 5 – June 14 (10 Weeks)
  • Thursdays: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Instructor: Sarah Wilson
  • $268.00

This is a popular program for youth who are keen about theatre and are looking for a challenge in their training. The Winter/Spring term will have a skill development component along with a performance component. Students develop a mini travelling festival of their own creation to be presented in Theatre SKAM’s Pop-Up theatre at local Markets and Festivals in early May. These performances are non-negotiable and part of the commitment to the program. Collaboration and commitment to the ensemble is a crucial part of the learning and it gives students an amazing opportunity to develop street theatre and overall performance skills.

Each student will be supported and encouraged to grow in their dramatic skill development and confidence. Theatre skill level, maturity, commitment and ability to work well with others are all important components that are considered when a student applies for this class.

*Some volunteering will be asked of parents (ie carpooling or driving to venues, help with selling tickets at the door, etc. We do our best to keep the time commitment down for these jobs but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated.

*Admission to venues the students may be performing at is not included in the class fee. Ticket prices help defray the cost of renting professional venue spaces.

WINTER/SPRING  2018

  • January 23 – May 20 (15 weeks)
  • ** Holiday Spring Break March 19 – April 3rd)
  • Performances:  Pop-up Performance in Community venues in May 16 – 20 and Spring Showcase Performances in June.
  • Tuesdays: 5pm – 7pm (2 hours)
  • Instructor: Erica Petty
  • $535.00

Monthly Payment Plans Available

Auditions

Entry into the Youth Performance Company (YPC) by audition/interview only.

The next round of auditions for the Youth Performance Company are to be held in DECEMBER 2017

Please email kathleen@skam.ca or call 250.386.7526 if you are interested in auditioning. Students who wish to return to the company must schedule a follow-up interview.

For young people who are ready for growth and challenge, this program offers fantastic opportunities. Theatre students build their dramatic skill set intensively through opportunities to perform their work at professional theatrical venues in Victoria. The emphasis is on student – centred learning and group ensemble development.  The Advance Actors Company members learn to create together and develop an artistic discipline and work ethic.

This highly regarded and popular program is now entering its 22nd year. Students study movement, voice, improvisation and acting techniques and engage in self-evaluation, group discussion and collaboration. This course also provides the opportunity to study specific methodologies with guest instructors from Victoria’s professional theatre community. In the spring, the program culminates in devising, writing and presenting their own work to the community in a professional theatre setting. From beginning to end, from development, to read through, to rehearsal, to memorization, and to the final performance with set, sound, lights and costumes, these students have the opportunity to learn what a professional does. These performances are non-negotiable and part of the commitment to the program. Collaboration and commitment to the ensemble is a crucial part of the learning as well as giving the students an amazing opportunity to develop overall performance skills.

*There will be some volunteer help asked of parents for the large production in May (i.e.: help with selling tickets at the door, concession, help with set painting, sponsorship in programs, etc). We do our best to keep the time commitment down for these jobs but as theatre is a labour intensive art, some help is gratefully appreciated.

*Admission fees to the production are not included in the class fee. The production costs which include rental of venue, costumes, sets, technician, publicity, etc is totally covered by ticket sales. The course fee covers hours of instruction and rehearsal hours. The production is open to the general public and students are encouraged to bring as many of their friends and relatives as they can to support them in this wonderful achievement.

WINTER/SPRING  2018

  • January 31 – May 20 (15 weeks)
  • ** Holiday Spring Break March 19 – April 3rd
  • Performances:  Professional Performance May 10 – 13 and Spring Showcase in early June
  • Wednesdays: 5pm – 7:30pm (2.5 hours)
  • Instructor: Kathleen Greenfield
  • $669.00 

Monthly Payment Plans Available

Auditions

Entry into the Advanced Acting Company (AAC) by audition/interview only.

The next round of auditions for AAC  are to be held in December 2017

Please email kathleen@skam.ca or call 250.386.7526 if you are interested in auditioning. Students who wish to return to the company must schedule a follow-up interview.

HOW TO REGISTER

1. Pay with credit card here:

2. Email kathleen@skam.ca or call the SKAM hotline 250.386.7526 to register via e-transfer or cheque.

IMPORTANT NOTICES:

  • Early Bird Pricing - $10 off until if registered before Nov. 30th, 2017
  • There is a 15% off discount if you register for two or more classes. If you are eligible please email email kathleen@skam.ca to register for all classes.