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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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Special Offerings

Band-Aid: Youth Musician Development Workshop
Join music industry mentors for a jam-packed day of workshops for bands, musicians, and singers who want to further their musical careers and dreams. Work, learn, and collaborate with fellow musicians and music professionals throughout the day, chat with our mentors during a Panel Discussion and then end the day with a Jam session to wrap up the night!

Band-Aid is generously sponsored by Envision Financial.

Workshops

  • Stage Presence with Speed Control
  • Refresh your Basics with Sami Ghawi
  • Bass Guitar Clinic with David Spidel
  • Rhythm Guitar with Sami Ghawi
  • Come Together (The Art of the Jam) with Sami Ghawi
  • Beat Making with Nimbus School of Recording & Media
  • Vocal Coaching with Heidi McCurdy
  • Drumming Clinic with Eric Holland from Speed Control
  • Song Writing with Ben Dunnill
  • Music Business Clinic with Kevin Cunningham

Plus a discussion on having a Career in Music with DJ Flipout and the workshop mentors.

See the Band-Aid webpage for more details.

Saturday, September 14 | 9:30am-10pm 
Ages 12 to 22 | Free | Registration #4679458
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre
Note: Band-Aid is open to musicians in Bands, or Solo Artists — All are Welcome!

 

Fall - Children

Weekly

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

Acting for the Camera
Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: Family and Friends are invited to the final class to see some of the students best work!
Tuesdays | 4-6pm |  September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2019.
8 sessions | Ages 9 to 15 | $168 | Registration #4679260
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

Workshops

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

Weekly

Acting for the Camera
Young actors will have a blast as they experience the excitement of acting on camera. Professional actor and filmmaker Orsy Szabo will lead this fast-paced, fun and informative class for students interested in film work. Bonus: Family and Friends are invited to the final class to see some of the students' best work!
Tuesdays | 4-6pm | September 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 2019.
8 sessions | Ages 9 to 15 | $168 | Registration #4679260
Venue: Surrey Arts Centre

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

Weekly

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+ | $50 | 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

Adults Acting Out
Led by theatre professionals, Adults Acting Out offers tailored instruction in the fundamentals of acting for the stage for absolute beginners all the way to experienced actors! Fun while also challenging, this class will refine your acting techniques as well as develop skills that are incredibly useful in your everyday life, from work place presentations, to confidence building and more!  Build you skillset through games, exercises, monologues and scene work with the possibility for future performances for those interested.
Wednesdays | 6:30-8:30pm | September 25, October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, November 6, 13, 2019.
8 sessions | Ages 19+ | $168 | Registration #4679262
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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