Musical Theatre: Learn How to Sing, Act, and Dance!
Study and Perform at the Most Stunning Location in the Toronto Beaches
Elite Music Academy’s Music Theatre classes are the only ones of their kind in Toronto’s East End. Located at the stunning Beaches United Church at 140 Wineva Ave off Queen St E., these classes are easy to travel to and there is plenty of parking as well as a TTC stops just steps away. The church is a bright, spacious rehearsal space with a state-of-the-art stage, professional lights, and a gorgeous grand piano.
Musical Theatre Program Details
Starting this fall, the musical theatre program will have two components – our fall semester will teach students all they need to know about singing, acting, and dancing! This opportunity is great for students that attended our musical theatre summer camp to expand upon what they’ve already learned. In the spring, our students will get to apply all of their skills in a full-scale musical production!
Each week’s class will focus on a particular area or skill set of musical theatre. The curriculum will include instruction in areas such as improvisation, dance, stage combat, clowning, and voice work. Students will also work on fusing dance, drama, and music together by working on transitioning scenes into songs and combining choreography and vocals.
Our dynamic curriculum structure will keep our young performers engaged and excited, ensuring that no two classes are the same and allowing students to experience every facet of the musical theatre world. Some classes will even feature incredible guest teachers who are professionals in their fields! All of our participant’s hard work will culminate in a performance at the Elite Music Winter Recital, where they’ll showcase selections of music, drama, and dance that they’ve learned throughout the semester.
It’s showtime! Now that our young performers have all of the skills necessary to be true triple threats, it’s time to put it all together in an actual musical! We will work with our students during our second semester in a rehearsal setting, first o auditions to determine which characters they will be playing, and then spending the next few months learning the music, script, and choreography of the show.
A Typical Day
Though each class will be as unique as our performers, every week will begin with a warm up – a combination of vocal exercises, drama games, and movement activities, followed by a section of instruction in drama and a section in music, led by our world-class teachers Sarah Caraher and Colin Frotten. Of course, our students will also get plenty of time to learn different dance styles as we bring in guest instructors with specialties in movement and choreography.
This class is a fantastic opportunity for any young people who are looking for performance training or considering a career in the arts. Because it incorporates many of the same aspects as leading college and university theatre programs, it is a fantastic way to prepare for an arts high school or post-secondary performance studies. However, this isn’t just for those hoping to make performing a career option. The Elite Music Academy Musical Theatre Program is also an incredible way to build confidence, develop team building skills, and discover a new hobby! Students will be able to create lasting friendships with their classmates as they learn and grow as performers.
Participants will have the opportunity to work on their own, in small groups, and as an ensemble. Due to our small class sizes, each student will receive individual attention from our top-notch instructors. This will allow our emerging stars to discover their individual strengths and style as they develop their performance skills and create their own characters!
Star in Annie Jr. this Spring 2018!
This Spring, be a part of the musical Annie Jr! The classic story of everyone’s favourite spunky, red-haired orphan girl is specially arranged in this junior version for performers ages 17 and under. The group will perform at Shooting Stars Studio, 30 Bertram Ave at 7:00 pm on Friday, June 23rd, and 2pm on Saturday, June 24. TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!
Register CLOSED for Winter 2018!
Register for Summer Camp 2018
All Ages (up to 17)
Wednesdays, 5:00pm – 6:30pm
Semester 1: Sept 20 – Dec 20, 2017
Semester 2: Jan 24 – Jun 20, 2018.
$42 per class plus $45 annual registration fee
Based on “Little Orphan Annie”® . By permission of The Tribune Content Agency, LLC. Annie Jr is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
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There’s a Musical Theatre Summer Camp Too!
In the summer we run a weekly Musical Theatre Camp for kids and teens as part of our Toronto Music Camp program. Using the same space at Beach United church, students get to rehearse and perform in their incredible grand hall! Register in early Spring to secure your child’s spot!