HomeLifestyle

Kids get dramatic at STC

By: Jenny Jelen - Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 03, 2013 - 1:39 PM |
Sudbury Theatre Centre is once again offering drama classes for kids and youth. The sessions begin Jan. 5 at STC. For more information, call the Theatre Centre. Supplied photo.

Sudbury Theatre Centre is once again offering drama classes for kids and youth. The sessions begin Jan. 5 at STC. For more information, call the Theatre Centre. Supplied photo.

Drama classes aren't meant to produce tomorrow's Broadway stars — instead, they are meant to be a fun way for kids to spend a Saturday, while building confidence and developing their theatrical creativity.

For more than 30 years, Sudbury Theatre Centre has been hosting weekly classes for kids and teens interested in the art form. Judi Straughan, education co-ordinator at STC, said classes are about to get underway again. While filling up quickly, there is still room in both the eight-to-11 program and the 12-to-17 class.

“Essentially, our No. 1 priority is everyone who comes through our program has fun,” Straughan said.

Youth do have the opportunity to put on a recital for parents at the end of the 10-week session, but it's only a small part of what the course is about.

“It's about fun, growth and learning about theatre,” Straughan said. “(Youth) aren't here to put on a play.”

For the last two years, lead instructor Chelsea Papineau has been joined by Laurentian University students learning to be teachers, majoring or minoring in theatre. The assistants often bring new ideas to the program, keeping it new and fresh.

“The course is always adding new elements,” Straughan said.

Youth interested in participating for the first time or again are welcome to contact the STC to reserve a spot. Classes begin Jan. 5, but late registries are accepted. The kids group runs from 10-11:30 a.m., and the teen class is from noon to 1:30 p.m.

For more information call 705-674-8381 ext. 21.

Reader's Feedback

NorthernLife.ca may contain content submitted by readers, usually in the form of article comments. All reader comments and any opinions, advice, statements or other information contained in any messages posted or transmitted by any third party are the responsibility of the author of that message and not of NorthernLife.ca. The fact that a particular message is posted on or transmitted using this web site does not mean that NorthernLife.ca has endorsed that message in any way or verified the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message. We encourage visitors to NorthernLife.ca to report any objectionable content by using the "report abuse" link found in the comments section of this web site. Comment Guidelines


comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular

Local Business Directory