Spotlight – grade 9 to 18yrs
For the ambitious, aspiring young performer or those with a passion for the Performing Arts! Are you looking to be challenged and encouraged by highly qualified, inspirational staff, whilst surrounded by likeminded, creative students? Our masterclass program is divided equally between training and practical experience, with classes in each of the separate disciplines of dancing, singing and acting.
“Don’t tell me not to fly I’ve simply got to”
– Funny Girl
Classes Available 2017/2018 – Spotlight Youth
Term 1 – Spotlight – Registration Opens May 15th 2017
September 9th/10th 2017 to January 20th 2018 Performance – 15 weeks
No classes – October 7/8, November 11/12, December 23 to January 7th.
Performance, Matilda – Saturday January 20th, 2018, Centrepointe theatre
more information to follow on the Parents Guide under recital in October
Cost per term – $500 + HST
Please see parents guide for fees breakdown and payment options.
About the musical –
The story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny.
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is the captivating masterpiece from the Royal Shakespeare Company that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda has won 47 international awards and continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages around the world.
Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!
What to expect
Core classes – Practical classes in drama, dance and singing.
Music classes developing ensemble singing and music theory skills
Acting classes that explore approaches to text and character
Dance Classes cover the basics of ballet, broadway jazz and theatre dance.
Musicality classes that encourage students to look at the relationship between music and the process of acting using text, song and dance
This first semester finishes with a performance that further develops the above skills by putting them into practice
1st performance – Matilda
Core classes continue to develop voice, movement and acting skills
Singing classes continue to develop ensemble skills, whilst focusing more on solo and small group performance.
In semester 2 acting classes focus on the demands of working with musical text
This second semester consists of an audition and rehearsal process, culminating in a musical showcase.
The Showcase offers an opportunity for students to perform both solo and ensemble in front of an audience of parents, family and friends.
2nd performance – tbd
Saturdays PM – Kanata –
Glen Cairn United Church
140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa, ON
Course times – 17.00 to 19.15
Sundays PM – Ottawa –
St Matthews Anglican Church
217 First Ave, Ottawa, ON
Course times – 17.00 to 19.15