We are reintroducing this popular program for those youth who are keen about theatre and are looking for more of a challenge in their training. Students need experience in the performing arts to enrol and have the ability to work well with others. The year is broken into two parts, one in the fall and the other over the winter and spring. Students can take one or both. Each term will have a skill development component along with a performance component. 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 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 car pooling 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. Ensemble development, movement, vocal and acting techniques are part of each class, with the students developing and rehearsing and performing a multi-layered performance piece with monologues, scenes and interesting characters at the end of the session.