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: Studio 51 prioritizes the health and safety of our students, staff and community. After weeks of careful deliberation and consultation we have made the decision to begin our all of our classes online. We will remain online until at least November. At that time, we will take a close look at how schools have managed transitioning back to in person classes and what the community and province numbers related to Covid-19 are. Upon our revaluation of returning to in person classes we will also rely heavily on the new updated information offered through health officials.
Since our regular stream classes will hopefully resume in person, we have included many safety features to this class. Please contact the studio for our Covid-19 Action Plan which will provide more details pertaining to how we will prioritize health and safety.
Online Only: These classes will take place online for the entire Studio 51 year. Students enrolled will not transition back to in person classes, regardless of how the Covid-19 situation evolves.