Jitterbugs Program for children ages 4 to 6

Jitterbugs is an introduction to the world of music, dance, drama and visual arts for students aged 4-6. The focus of this program is allowing children to explore various aspects of theatre performance at their own pace in a lively kid-friendly environment. Our students learn about the basics of performance while building towards a final show at the end of the session.

Program Director & Drama Instructor - Laura Bottrell

Registration opens June 1

Fall 2019

Fee: $250
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 am 11:15 pm
Dates: September 7 - December 7, 2019
Dress rehearsal: Friday, December 6 (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
Performance date: Saturday, December 7 (10:30 am)  

Spring 2020

Fee: $250
Time: Saturdays, 10:00 am 11:15 pm
Dates: February 1 - May 9, 2020
Dress rehearsal: Friday, May 8 (4:30 - 6:30 pm)
Performance date: Saturday, May 9 (10:30 am)  


Laura Bottrell, Program Director & Drama Instructor

Laura is excited to be the Jitterbugs Program Director for the second year, after joining our youth programming staff over thirteen years ago. She is a Kindergarten teacher with the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Laura holds a Bachelor of Education, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Youth and Children’s Studies and is a Registered Early Childhood Educator. She has worked in almost all of our youth programs over the past twelve years, sharing her love for theatre with the Jitterbugs, Stage 2 Broadway and Skill Builders, and Stage 3 students! As an advocate for the arts in education, Laura loves working on the directing team for Rousseau Elementary School’s recent productions of The Lion King Jr and Mary Poppins Jr. Laura is very involved as a production team member with Theatre Ancaster in roles including Stage Manager, Producer, Youth Coordinator and Front of House Manager. Laura is dedicated to ensuring that every child has a wonderful experience with us and is inspired to continue a childhood enriched by the arts! 

For more information, contact: youthprograms@theatreancaster.com