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Performing Arts Classes

Sample of performing arts classes offered by Surrey Civic Theatres (Cirque Surrey, children's class, Love to Sing)

Get creative at the Surrey Arts Centre (plus some opportunities at Centre Stage at Surrey City Hall). Surrey Civic Theatres offers performing arts classes, workshops, and day camps for children, youth, and adults.

How to Register

We encourage early registration. At least 1 week prior is ideal.

1. Register online
2. By phone: 604-501-5100

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Fall - Children


Imagination Creations
Imagination Creations is an introductory acting class giving children a chance to explore their creativity on stage! Through fun and engaging exercises, children will learn about the basics of theatre, and acting techniques such as creativity, focus, teamwork, and characters.
Thursdays | 4:30-6pm |  September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 2019
7 sessions | Ages 6 to 9 | $110.25 | Registration #4679291
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre


Paint at the Play
Let your kids have fun and get their hands dirty with a variety of creative art projects while you have some time to yourself. Scheduled to coincide with a matinee performance of the Arts Club On Tour series of entertaining, live professional theatre. Paint at the Play is free with the purchase of a theatre ticket. 
1 session | 3:30-6:30pm |  October 12, 2019
 Ages 6 to 11 | $24 | Registration #4679460
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

School's Out: Art MashUp — Monster Mash
Nights are getting longer...spend half the day exploring your spooky side with monster-themed artwork and the other half doing a variety of drama activities and storytelling games inspired by Halloween. Surrey Arts Centre instructors are experienced art educators and practicing artists.
1 session | 9am-3pm |  October 25, 2019
Ages 5 to 10 | $47.50 | Registration #4683614
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

School's Out: Art MashUp — Circus Circus!
Clowning around is the name of the game! Spend half the day learning circus skills and creating your own clown character and spend the other half making artworks that will make your sides split! Surrey Arts Centre instructors are experienced art educators and practicing artists.
1 session | 9am-3pm |  November 8, 2019
Ages 5 to 10 | $47.50 | Registration #4683521
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Fall - Youth


Drama Mindcraft
Are you curious about how to speak with more confidence or connect with people more easily? If you’re shy or simply wondered what a drama class might be like but never dared take one before then this is the class for you! Using the building blocks of drama such as theatre games, character creation and scenario development, you will gain confidence and self-knowledge, all while having fun in a relaxed and supportive environment. No experience required.
Wednesdays | 4:30-6pm | September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 2019.
8 sessions | Ages 13 to 18 | $168 | Registration #4679263
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Fall - Adults


Really Uncoordinated Dancers
Want the joy of dancing without the pressure of being any good? Are you brand new to dance or want to return to the basics? Then this class is for you! A professional dance instructor guides the lead-of-foot but joyful-of-heart through a musical theatre/jazz class, breaking everything down to its simplest components. A typical class involves a warm-up, technique, choreography, and a cool-down.
Tuesdays | 5:30-7pm | September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019 | No class Oct 8.
9 sessions | Ages 16+ | $90 | Registration #4679292
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Love to Sing - Level 1
Treat yourself to a professional singing class with recording artist Rhayne.  Learn the secrets of singing through the “Rhayne Method,” that teaches professional singing warm-ups and safe vocal techniques that develop your voice to its best.  Enjoy singing songs from pop, R&B, jazz, blues, classics, musical theatre, and others, taught in a fun, friendly, and inspiring class setting. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesdays | 2-4pm | September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019.
10 sessions | Ages 19+ | $100 | Registration #4679303
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Try It for Free!
Wednesday, September 18 | 2-4pm | 1 session | Ages 19+ | Free | Registration #4679302

Love to Sing Vocal Group - Level 2
Learn more advanced vocal styles and techniques from recording artist Rhayne, as we sing songs from pop, jazz, blues, R&B, classics, musical theatre, and other genres. You will have opportunities to perform for the community with this friendly and welcoming group. Must have completed Level 1 or have equivalent training, with instructor's permission by leaving a message at 604-592-6984.  (*All previous level 2 students are welcome to join this class.)
Thursdays | 2-4pm | September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2019.
10 sessions | Ages 19+ | $100 | Registration #4679304
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Special Offerings

Arts Club's Junior Musical Theatre Intensive (application required)
Does your exuberance for singing, dancing, or acting know no bounds? In this Intensive for ages 12 to 17, you'll be guided by industry professionals in the kind of rigorous training typically found only at the post-secondary level. It's so much more than song and dance.

See the Musical Theatre Intensive page to find out all about it and how to apply.

Now accepting applications for the 2020 Intensive.

Do you have ideas for a class that you don’t see listed? Drop our Performing Arts Education Programmer an email and let us know.

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