Spring – Stage 2: GLEE
Grades 5 – 8
The Stage 2: GLEE Pop-Rock Show Choir is an explosive NEW Concert Program for our young performers Grades 5-8. Expanding beyond Theatre Ancaster’s musical theatre roots – GLEE offers performers the opportunity to take centre stage in a concert setting, singing some familiar and favourite pop hits! Participants will be taught intricate harmonies and fun, dynamic choreography and will gain endurance, versatility and confidence in themselves as they work as a team to perform at a high-calibre level. This new addition to our season picks up right after Junior Broadway ends and is a perfect compliment to help round out your young performer’s skill set. Stage 2 GLEE is sure to have you singing along and dancing in the aisles – it’s going to be a firecracker!
Admittance to Stage 2: GLEE is through audition.
$450 (Plus Handling Fee)
Grades 5 – 8
Dates and Times:
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
February 4 – May 21, 2023
May 19, 20 at 7:00 pm
May 20, 21 at 2:00 pm
Ancaster Memorial Arts Centre
357 Wilson St. E
Ancaster, ON, L9G 2C1
Program Director and Choreographer
Angela has worked in the entertainment industry both professionally and at the community level for some 20+ years. Over the years, Angela has played an integral role in many areas of Theatre Ancaster, from Performer to Choreographer, Director to Stage Manager, BOD Member to current Creative Committee Chair. She is thrilled to add Program Director for our new Stage 2: GLEE program to that list. Angela is excited about the abundance of talented youth in this community and the surrounding area. Stage 2: GLEE is a firecracker of a program and will give these young performers the opportunity to step up and take their turn to shine in the spotlight!
What training and qualifications do your staff hold?
Our staff is made up of qualified and experienced educators, both in formal education settings and in the arts industry. Our staff have extensive training not only in their field of expertise but on child-development, safety, and effective teaching. All staff members hold their Level C First Aid/CPR training certificates and have a Vulnerable Sector Records Check.
How do auditions work?
Students registering for Stage 2: GLEE will need to audition to be accepted into the program. After registering for the program, you will be contacted to set up an audition date and time. Students will be asked to sing two sings, one of their choosing, and one from a set list that they will be given when setting up the audition time.
Does my child require prior experience to participate in GLEE?
Prior experience is not required to audition for GLEE, but it is definitely an asset! The audition and show rehearsal process could seem overwhelming for students who have not been part of a live performance before, but growing through that is also part of the confidence taught and gained at GLEE.
What kind of commitment is required for this program?
GLEE relies on the cooperative work of many students working together with our staff to create a show. There is an expectation that students will put in the time needed, both in rehearsal and at home, to learn the show material assigned to them. Missing rehearsals, especially in MAy, makes it extremely difficult for cast members to keep up.
Can my child participate in a combination of Stage 2 programs (Skill Builders, Junior Broadway, GLEE)?
Yes! This is a great way to build the skills of a well-rounded performer, provided your student is old enough to register in Junior Broadway and GLEE (Grades 5-8).
How long are the final performances? How many are there?
Performances take place towards the end of May and are typically an hour and a half to two hours long. Our students perform the show four times for an audience. There is one parent preview performance during the final dress rehearsal, one matinee performance for Hamilton elementary schools, and three public performances over the weekend. All performances are mandatory for all cast members.
What is your refund policy?
If a student needs to withdraw from the program for any reason, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded before the beginning of the program. 75% of the registration fee will be refunded after the first week of classes. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded after the second week of classes. No refunds will be issued after 4 weeks of classes. All refunds at the student or parent’s request will be subject to a $20 administration fee.