Saturday Drama Classesfor ages 7-12
Join us for our NEW Saturday Drama Classes! At Carousel Players, we believe all children can benefit from drama education. We are excited to be bringing the benefits of drama to children ages 7 to 12 at our Arts Education Centre in downtown St Catharines!
What is it?
An 8-week series of classes where students will explore and strengthen their drama techniques like acting, improvisation, story telling, embodiment of character, clowning, and more.
When is it?
The program runs every Saturday once a week for 8 weeks. Intermediate classes for (7-9 year olds) run from 9:30-10:30am and Senior classes (for 10-12 year olds) run from 11am-12:30pm.
Where is it?
The program is run at Carousel Players’ Arts Education Centre at 366 St Paul Street, St Catharines.
*Please note classes will be held virtually if public health restrictions require.*
Niagara’s ProKids program supports the participation of eligible children and youth 0 to 17 in the sport, recreational or cultural activity of their choice. ProKids can assist in covering some or all the cost of recreational/cultural programs.
For more information and eligibility, visit their website here.
After School Drama Pilot Program
Carousel Players’ 2018/19 After School Drama Program Pilot was created through a Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Carousel Players’ After School Drama Program was conceived to fill the need for affordable, accessible arts education in the Niagara Region. The Niagara Region’s population includes 66,760 children under 14 and yet when program began, there were only eight private companies offering drama classes. Complicating the problem of access is the fact that the poverty rate for children in the Niagara Region is over 15%. In some municipalities, such as Niagara Falls and St. Catharines, the child poverty rate increases to over 20%. These statistics imply the cost of professionally-lead arts education programs is often higher than many families can afford.
A survey was conducted by Carousel Players to assess the local community’s perspective on arts education which found that 80% agreed there is a need for drama education in Niagara and more than 50% agreed that cost is the biggest barrier to accessing drama programs in the Niagara Region. Carousel Players’ After School Drama Program was created with these needs in mind.
Learn about the After School Drama Program Pilot: Read the full report here