spotlight-youth Spotlight – grade 7 to 12

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


Term 1 – September 11 2020 to January 23rd 2021


No classes – October 10th, November 14th, 28th, December 11 to January 8th

Performance to be held at Meridian Centrepointe Theatre Saturday 23rd January




Covid 19 Response – Class update –  We will be closely working under the advisement of Ontario Health for the Fall session following regulations and implementing guidelines to ensure the continued health and safety of our students, staff and SCTS families.


As with many programs Scts moved to an online platform last term with great success, from this experience we have seen how much the students grow and thrive when able to access technique classes, lessons and warm ups online throughout the term. We have also seen wonderful results from the personal coaching and advice.  We will be implementing some of these structures into the program starting Fall 2020, enabling us to open up a whole new training and support network for the students to help them grow and develop on their personal journeys in the world of the Dramatic Arts.


What to expect 

Core classes – Practical classes in drama, dance and singing.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Audition technique and practice
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, theatre dance through choreography.
Musicality classes that encourage students to look at the relationship between music and the process of acting using text, song and dance
Opportunities to focus on solo and small group performance.
Each semester consists of an audition and rehearsal process, culminating in a musical.

The performances offer an opportunity for students to perform both solo and ensemble in front of an audience of parents, family and friends.


Cost per term – Same fees at 2018/19/20 season – $500 + HST $65.00 = $565 

Please see parents guide for fees breakdown and payment options.



When an overworked mother and her teenage daughter magically swap bodies, they have just one day to put things right again. Freaky Friday, a new musical based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers and the hit Disney films, is a heartfelt, comedic, and unexpectedly emotional update on an American classic. By spending a day in each other’s shoes, Katherine and Ellie come to appreciate one another’s struggles, learn self-acceptance, and realize the immeasurable love and mutual respect that bond a mother and daughter.

Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter – the co-executive producer and writer on the beloved TV hits, “Friday Night Lights” and “Parenthood” – and original music and lyrics by Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey – the Pulitzer Prize-winning composers of Next to Normal.

See below for venues and times.


Please note the staggered start & end times this semester, in response to the Covid 19 pandemic and continuing precautions to help keep the Scts family of staff and students safe. 

Friday pm – Glebe 
St Matthews Anglican Church 
217 First Ave, Ottawa, ON
Spotlight             18.00 to 20.00  – group 1               
                              19.00 to 21.00  – group 2



Saturdays PM – Kanata
Glen Cairn United Church
140 Abbeyhill Drive, Ottawa, ON
Spotlight             17.00 to 19.00 – group 1                
                               18.00 to 20.00 – group 2