Theatre Arts Education
“My daughter Absolutely loved her time here during spring break. Being a former Kaleidoscope student myself in the early 90s, I can say that it’s a family tradition because it’s one of my best childhood memories.”
“These guys are passionate about theatre. The teachers bring great energy to the classes and performances, helping lead by example and shaping the end product, though encouraging participation from veterans and newcomers alike.”
“My son is in the musical theatre program here. It is a great program and has done wonders for his confidence and overall well-being. I highly recommend it.”
Welcome to Kaleidoscope’s Performing Arts Studio.
Kaleidoscope’s programs nurture young performers’ creativity and build skills that benefit them on the stage and in everyday life. We see how dance steps foster teamwork, how learning to project your voice builds self-confidence, how imagination is freed when exploring a story, and how leadership is shaped in the director’s chair.
Our faculty are respected industry artists with expertise in a wide range of performing styles, from musical theatre to ensemble creation. The curriculum—from our Foundations level classes to our Pre-Professional Young Company program —explores collaborative and solo exercises, as well as introduces the technical aspects of live theatre, like sound, costume and set design.
Be dramatic, be bold, and be yourself—all while growing a love of theatre that will last a lifetime.
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DISCOVER OUR WEEKLY CLASSES
- Mini Adventures | 3 yrs to 4 yrsJan 22 – March 12, 2022 | SA, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM | $150
It’s never too early to introduce kids to the magical world of theatre! Mini-Adventures is a fun program for both parents and their kids! This energetic class will delight young ones and parents alike with playful songs, movement and stories designed specifically for the youngest theatre lovers. This program is a perfect way for parents to play with their children while exploring the wonderful world of theatre. Limit of 1 parent per child in the classroom.
- Dynamic Drama | 5 yrs to 8 yrsJanuary 22- May 7, 2022 | SA, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | $280
Dynamic Drama is a fun and encouraging introduction to theatre and drama. Students will develop their imaginations and explore their creativity through engaging drama games, storytelling, and role playing. Dynamic Drama is a great class for anyone who loves to make believe!
- Intro to Musical Theatre | 5 yrs to 7 yrsJanuary 22 – May 7, 2022 | SA, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM | $280
Sing and Dance your way through this introduction to the wonderful world of Musical Theatre. Young performers will be introduced to foundational skills in acting, singing, dancing, and storytelling through song while exploring the world of musical theatre. This class will focus on working as a team and building confidence in performance skills so children can boldly step into their spotlight!
- Junior Musical Theatre | 6 yrs to 8 yrsJanuary 22 – May 7, 2022 | SA, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | $280
This program is for younger students who have previous experience in a theatre class or who have taken Musical Theatre Foundations. In Junior Musical Theatre students will continue to develop fundamental skills in singing, acting, dancing and storytelling through song while working with more complex musical theatre pieces. This level encourages young artists to refine their performance skills, explore memory work and text, and work together as a creative team. The Junior level assists students in overcoming fears related to performing for an audience and is a step-up from the Foundations level and provides more challenging material.
- Junior Acting | 8 yrs to 11 yrsJanuary 19 – May 4, 2022 | W, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | $280This program provides an introductory training in acting while embarking on a story creation process that focuses on scene development, character creation, improvisation and collaboration. Junior Acting focuses on how to create an engaging and dynamic character for the stage. Through the use of improvisation games, observation and acting techniques, students will begin to explore how to transform into any character you can imagine! This class also introduces students to working with short scripts and dives into the basics of text work.
- Intermediate Musical Theatre | 9 yrs to 12 yrsJanuary 18 – May 3, 2022 | TU, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | $399
In this intermediate class students will explore musical theatre pieces in small groups, introducing solo work and individual characters within an ensemble framework. Young Performers will continue to develop their skills with challenging repertoire, including an introduction to a character’s transition from speaking to singing. An emphasis will be on combining all three disciplines of acting, singing and dancing to create storytelling through the art form of musical theatre. Students will learn how to apply their triple threat skills with new found confidence.
- Intermediate Acting | 9 yrs to 12 yrsJanuary 19 – May 4, 2022 | W, 5:45 PM – 7:15 PM | $399
In this intermediate class students will continue to refine their acting techniques and performance skills through work with a variety of texts, scripts, and short scenes. Students continue to grow as performers and learn to take risks while maintaining simplicity and spontaneity in their acting choices. Students engage in improvisation and other methods of freeing the imagination to create bold characters while having fun in a safe and supportive environment. The perfect class for young artists who want to take their theatre training to the next level.
- Improvisation and Sketch Comedy | 12 yrs to 15 yrsJanuary 20 – May 5, 2022 | TH, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM | $399
Designed to enhance range, imagination and physical choices, students master basic improvisational skills that focus on facing performance anxiety, developing creativity, listening on stage, learning to trust oneself and one’s partner and supporting other performers on stage.
- Teen Musical Theatre Ensemble | 13 yrs to 17 yrsJanuary 18 – May 3, 2022 | TU, 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM | $532
Building upon the framework set in our Foundations, Junior and Intermediate musical theatre programs, our Senior class is further challenged to explore making choices through acting, singing, movement, choreography, and creating a character through a collection of solos, small group pieces and large ensemble numbers. Repertoire for this class is chosen from a variety of styles and time periods with an emphasis on performance practices. Performers will learn about characterization, vocal styles, and expand their repertoire with individualized feedback while working on developing their sense of identity as a performer in a supportive environment. Audition techniques will be explored, preparing students for further opportunities. The final showcase will highlight the talents and progress of the ensemble.
- Teen Acting Ensemble | 13 yrs to 17 yrsJanuary 20 – May 5, 2022 | TH, 6:15 PM – 8:15 PM | $532
Our Senior students will have the opportunity to explore different styles of acting and a variety of texts, from Shakespeare to contemporary plays. Performers will continue to develop their skills in physicalization, voice work and emotional connection and will apply these acting skills to small scenes, ensemble work, and monologues. Material will be individualized according to the young actor, introducing repertoire research and the exciting range of characters and worlds available in theatre. This class will also help prepare performers for auditions by working on text analysis and helpful techniques. Students showcase a final performance that is built upon a foundation of these skill sets.
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PLAYS & EVENTS
We acknowledge with respect the Lekwungen peoples on whose traditional territory Kaleidoscope works and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.