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Performing Arts Classes

Sample of performing arts classes offered by Surrey Civic Theatres (Cirque Surrey, children's class, Love to Sing)

Get creative at the Surrey Arts Centre and Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall! Surrey Civic Theatres offers performing arts classes, workshops, and day camps for children, youth, and adults.

We encourage early registration. At least 1 week prior is ideal: use WebReg or call 604-501-5100.

Camps

Single Day Camp

School's Out: Let's Act - Drama MashUp!
In this one-day camp, students without any previous drama experience can dip their toes into a variety of drama activities, storytelling games, try their hand at improv, and laugh heartily all while building confidence, and engaging with their imaginations in a fun and supportive environment.
May 4, 2018 |
9am to 3pm | Ages 7 to 12 | $50
1 Session | Registration #4584318
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Spring Classes

Children

Orsy Szabo
Acting for the Camera

Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: Parents can come to the last class and view their child’s best work from the class! No class May 22.
Apr 17 to Jun 5, 2018 | 4pm to 6pm | Ages 9 to 15 | $140
7 sessions | Registration #4579183
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

participants in Imagination Creations

Imagination Creations
This is an introductory acting class giving children a chance to explore their creativity on stage! Through fun and engaging exercises, children will learn about the basics of theatre, and acting techniques such as creativity, focus, teamwork, and characters. No class May 3 and 24.
Apr 12 to Jun 7, 2018 | 4:30pm to 6pm | Ages 6 to 9 | $105
9 sessions | Registration #4582063
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Youth

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young people participating in Drama Mindcraft
Drama Mindcraft

Are you curious about how to speak with more confidence or connect with people more easily? If you're shy or simply wondered what a drama class might be like but never dared take one before then this is the class for you! Using the building blocks of drama such as theatre games, character creation and scenario development, you will gain confidence and self-knowledge, all while having fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. No class May 23. No experience required. Proudly Sponsored by Envision Financial.
Apr 18 to Jun 13, 2018 | 4:30pm to 6pm | Ages 13 to 18 | Free
8 sessions | Registration #4579186
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Orsy Szabo
Acting for the Camera
Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: Parents can come to the last class and view their child’s best work from the class! No class May 22.
Apr 17 to Jun 5, 2018 | 4pm to 6pm | Ages 9 to 15 | $140
7 sessions | Registration #4579183
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Adults

Laura Drummond
Adults Acting Out
Are you a secret thespian? Do you want to dig deeper to explore the more complex aspects of acting? Laura Drummond will guide you in using scene and monologue work to hone your skills. The class wraps up with a showcase for family and friends. Various experience levels welcome (imagination is a must)! No class May 3 and 24.
Apr 12 to Jun 7, 2018 | 6:30pm to 8:30pm | Ages 19+ | $158
7 Sessions | Registration #4579185
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

instructor and participants in Love to Sing
Love to Sing: Level 1

Discover the secrets of singing and take your voice to new levels with professional recording artist, Rhayne. Learn new techniques and warm ups that get you singing your best, and prevent vocal injury. In this inspiring class, you'll sing songs from many genres including pop, classics, R&B, jazz, rock, blues, and musical theatre. Everyone is welcome!

Apr 18 to Jun 6, 2018 | No class May 23 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | $70
7 sessions | Registration #4579188
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

> Try It!
Apr 11, 2018 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | FREE
1 session | Registration #4579187

Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Love to Sing Vocal Group: Level 2
Learn advanced singing techniques, as you delve further into each singing style in a group setting. You'll explore portraying emotion through voice and subtle movement, and have opportunities to perform for the community outside of class. 
Must have Level 1 or equivalent with instructor permission. Leave a message for instructor at 604-501-5194.
Apr 19 to Jun 7, 2018 | No class May 24 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | $70
7 sessions | Registration #4579189
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

> Try It!
Apr 11, 2018 | 2pm to 4pm | Ages 19+ | FREE
1 session | Registration #4579187

Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Your Story. Your Voice. Flame Workshop
Deborah Williams, award-winning actor, co-creator of Mom's the Word, and co-founder of The Flame in Vancouver and Victoria, hosts a weekend intensive to give you the tools to create and share a truly compelling story. This inclusive and supportive workshop is focused on learning and growth.
Apr 27, 2018 | 6-9pm
Apr 28, 2018 | 10am-4pm
Apr 29, 2018 | 10am-4pm
Apr 29, 2018 | 6-9pm | Presentation
3 sessions plus presentation | Ages 19+ | $199 | Registration #4582047
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Summer Classes

Arts Club's Junior Musical Theatre Intensive
Love to act, sing, and dance? You’ll immerse yourself in the kind of rigorous training typically found only at the post-secondary level. See the Musical Theatre Intensive page to find out what's in it for you, what you need to know to apply (including the application form), about the Program Director, and videos (of students at a previous Intensive, and alumni talking about what the experience meant to them).
Note: For this program you need to apply first.
2 weeks, Tuesday to Saturday: July 3 to 7 and 10 to 14, 2018 | 10am to 4pm
10 sessions | Ages 12 to 17 | $525
 

Do you have ideas for a class that you don’t see listed? Drop our Performing Arts Education Programmer an email and let us know.