Stage 2 Saturdays
Geared to Youth Ages 7-13
Stage 2 Skill Builders and Stage 2 Broadway are perfect complements! They are designed to work together to give students a well-rounded and full music theatre learning experience. They can certainly be taken separately, but we encourage parents to consider both Stage 2 programs in tandem! Skill Builders focuses on building talented and prepared performers, ready for any theatrical challenge, while Broadway focuses on giving students the chance to engage with a full Broadway Junior show on Theatre Ancaster's mainstage, putting those talents and skills learned to work.
Skill Builders Program (for youth in grades 2-8):
Skill Builders gives children from grades 2-8 the opportunity to learn from qualified instructors who are practicing in the musical theatre industry. It is a training program that focuses on all aspects of musical theatre (singing, dancing, and acting) that seeks to teach students focused skills and techniques to help them become fully rounded and prepared performers. Children will be placed by their skill level for each discipline to encourage challenge and growth. It is a great compliment to Stage 2 Broadway program for specific training experience. It is a fun and safe environment that prepares students for the next level!
Program Coordinator - Danielle Viola
Danielle is excited to be leading our Skill Builders team this year as the program grows and changes! She is studying Drama and Education in the Concurrent Ed Program at Brock University and has been teaching the arts to youth for 6 years. Danielle has trained competitively in many forms of dance, completed exams in voice and piano, and has been involved in multiple theatre productions both on and off stage. She has recently Assistant Directed Theatre Ancasters Peter Pan Jr, Directed The Little Mermaid Jr, Vocal Directed Brock Musical Theatre's Little Shop of Horrors and Stage Managed ArtSMART's production of The Wizard of Oz. She currently has her own private voice students, and teaches song and dance and musical theatre at Broadway Bound Dance studio in Binbrook. She has always had a passion for the arts and is excited to share it with our students!
Fall Session 2017
Dates: September 16, 2017 - December 9, 2017
Time: Saturdays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dress rehearsal: Friday, December 8 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
Performance date: Saturday, December 9 (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)
Spring Session 2018
Registration opens November 1, 2017
Dates: February 3- May 12, 2018
Time: Saturdays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dress rehearsal: Friday, May 11 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
Performance date: Saturday, May 12 (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)
Stage 2: Broadway 2017-2018 (for youth in grades 5-8)
For those ready for the next step, the Broadway Program puts on a full musical with lights, costumes, sound and sets. This year's musical is Elf Jr.
Theresa Noon-Hunter is thrilled to be joining Theatre Ancaster as the Director of the Junior Broadway Youth Program! Having years of Educational theatre behind her, such as touring with 2PEP and Playful Notions. Theresa has also worked as an Artist in the Classroom with the Hamilton Catholic District School Board. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of There's A Production. Holding her B.F.A Special Honours in Acting from York University, she has appeared on stage and screen across North America and Europe. Finally, she is an Associate Producer and Resident Director at Vanier College Productions, a teaching theatre on York University's Toronto Campus.
Dates: September 16, 2017 - February 24, 2018
Time: Saturdays, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tentative Additional Rehearsal Dates:
January 27, 28, 30 31
Parent Preview – February 1
Public Performances – February 2, 3
Student Matinee Dates TBA
This year we present ...
This is a juried application - not all applicants will be selected.
All students must APPLY if they wish to participate in the program. Successful candidates will be selected based on previous training and experience in the areas of singing, dancing and acting.
Please be aware that by submitting this form you are not guaranteed a spot in the program. All final decisions will be made by our Program Director.
Applications for the 2017/2018 season are due on Friday, June 16th, 2017. All successful applicants will be contacted about a spot in the program by Friday, June 23rd. Once all spots have been filled, a wait list will be created in order of suitability for the program.