The Annual Program:
This program is designed for students ages 5-18. This popular 10 month program runs along the school year from September- June. Classes are capped at small sizes to ensure optimal individualized attention. All new students are required to complete an interview before admission is granted into this exclusive program. Interviews will determine appropriate placement of students. All classes are built in a customised fashion to cater to the needs of all students enrolled, and are designed to promote every child’s success.
Studio 51’s philosophy is to utilize drama as a vehicle to educate students how to be proficient with communication. The engaging and fun spirit of drama can entice the most disinterested student into learning. We believe that public speaking cannot be taught through a text book, and through engaging with speech skills in an entertaining and practical way, the results are much more profound and have proven to resonate within the student long term. Each class students will engage with improvisation, play creation, scene study, theatre games, puppetry, poetry, storytelling and much more! Through the facilitated group activities and individualized coaching, students will practice fundamental speech skills such as: projection, eye contact, gesture, physical stance, facial expression, clarity etc. Through working on both individual and group projects, students will develop a new found sense of confidence and presentation pizzazz!
Students will also have several opportunities during our studio year to get on stage and showcase their skills! Students of Studio 51 participate annually in local Speech Arts Festivals and also partake in the prestigious Trinity College of London Speech and Drama Exams.
Due to Covid-19 we will be offering this class in two ways: Regular Stream and Online Only.
Regular Stream: We take the safety of our community extremely seriously and have made sure to put a thoughtful Action Plan into place to navigate the potential challenges that may await us in the fall. While we hope to and intend to return to in person classes this fall, the current situation regarding Covid-19 is fluid and out of our control. Should we not be able to return to in person sessions safely we have an excellent online contingency that we will put into place until we can resume in person sessions. Students who enroll in our Regular Stream Annual Programs share our desire to be back in person, but agree that safety is number one. Those who are part of the Regular Stream Programs understand that online classes may be involved for part or all of the year, if necessary. They are also ready and willing to attend in person classes if it is deemed safe and are happy to abide by any and all safety measures that Studio 51 will put into place for the safety of the entire Studio and local community. It is also possible that Regular Stream students will move back and forth between an in person and online model, pending on how the situation with Covid-19 unfolds.
Since our Regular Stream classes will hopefully resume in person, we have included many safety features to this class. Please contact the Studio for a copy of our Covid-19 Action Plan which will provide more details pertaining to how we will prioritize health and safety.
Online Only: Online Only classes will remain online for the duration of the academic year.