Classes @ the Old Opera House Arts Centre
Acting, Dancing, & Voice
Educating children in the performing arts is at the center of the Old Opera House's mission. The Old Opera House Dance Studio offers classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and Broadway style dance for dancers from ages 3 to 18. The Old Opera House Acting Studio offers classes for young theatre performers from ages 8 to 18. And the Old Opera House Voice Studio trains young vocalists in the proper techniques to get the most out of their voices helping them to sing with strength and clarity.
These intimate performing arts studios are run by experienced, dedicated instructors who have a strong desire to develop each performer to his or her full potential. In each of these studios, young performers develop a respect for themselves, their fellow performers, and the performing arts.
OOH Summer Theatre and Dance CAMPS!
Registration deadlines are noted for each camp. Summer Camp tuition is due with registration. We reserve the right to cancel camps due to insufficient enrollment.
*Students will be in camps according to their age as of June 1, 2019.
Summer Theatre Camp
Ages 8-11 | June 17-21 | 9am-12pm
Ages 12-18 | June 24-28 | 9am-12pm
Features exercises in improvisation, makeup, stagecraft, dancing, costuming, special effects, and more. This is a high-energy, participation camp! Wear close-toed shoes. T-shirt included. Registration deadline: June 7
FAME!: Musical Theatre Camp
Ages 7-11 | June 24-28 | 4:30-6pm
Ages 12-18 | June 24-28| 6-7:30pm
Designed for the actor/dancer who loves Broadway! Students learn fundamentals of musical theatre while exploring different Broadway dance styles and choreography, such as in Hamilton, Newsies, or Annie. Wear close-toed shoes (jazz shoes preferred). T-shirt included. Registration deadline: June 7
Express Yourself: Jazz, Lyrical & Contemporary
Ages 6-10 | July 8-12 | 4:45-6:15pm
Ages 11-18 | July 8-12 | 6:15-7:45pm
Dancers learn jazz dance techniques while focusing on rhythm, strong lines, and combinations. Dancers will be introduced to contemporary dance movements, with a focus on song lyrics to create expressive dancers. Students should wear jazz shoes, “dance paws,” or dance barefoot. Registration deadline: June 28
Feel the Beat: Hip Hop & Tap
Ages 6-10 | July 15-19 | 4:30-6pm
Ages 11-18 | July 15-19 | 6-7:30pm
Dancers will be taught the importance of rhythm and sound, to hear and catch beats with the music, and to find their groove! Never done tap or hip hop before? Not a problem! Instructors will introduce steps while building the knowledge of experienced dancers. Dancers should wear comfortable clothes and tennis shoes. Students who already have tap shoes should bring them, but they are not required. Registration deadline: July 5
Nutcracker Ballet Camp
Ballet I & II | July 29-Aug 2 | 4:30-6pm
Ballet III, IV & V | July 29-Aug 2 | 6-7:30pm
Class will focus on barre and center work and choreography, for both new and current students. Registration deadline: July 19
Keep It Up!: Summer Ballet
Ballet VI-Advanced | June 8, 15, July 6, 13 | 9am-12pm
These Saturday morning ballet classes keep dancer’s muscles warmed up and ready for dance in the fall! Join one or more Saturday mornings before going into the Ballet Intensives later in the summer. Registration deadline: May 29
Ballet V & VI | August 5-9 and/or August 12-16 | 10am-1:30pm
Ballet VII & Adv | August 5-9 and/or August 12-16 | 10am-3:30pm
Ballet Intensives are incredibly important to the conditioning, strengthening, and development of upper level dancers. They help dancers get back into a routine and re-train their muscles for a successful dance season. Intensives include ballet, pointe, conditioning, and modern dance, with variations and rehearsals for Ballet VII & Advanced. Bring ballet slippers, pointe shoes if you already have them (do not purchase pointe shoes), water bottles, and a packed lunch. Registration deadline: July 26, August 2, respectively
The Old Opera House Acting Studio (OOHAS), offers small classes that are designed to give students a wide range of acting, performance and theatrical experiences.
The Old Opera House Dance Studio (OOHDS), is an intimate dance studio with experienced, dedicated instructors. Classes are offered in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and Broadway style dance.
The Old Opera House Voice Studio (OOHVS) offers both group and private voice lessons, available for students age 8 to 18.