Courses for Ages 6–12

Kids in this age range thrive when they express themselves creatively. At MTYP, they can learn the art of musical theatre, acting, movie making, stand up comedy, and more.

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Step into a world of shared imagination where you become a part of the story!

Build your acting skills through drama games, character exercises, acting out stories, and improvisation.

We encourage actors to grow in this course over several sessions. With new friends and a variety of age-suitable stories and skills, it’s never the same course twice!

FULL YEAR SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FSSA1

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FULL YEAR SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FSSA3

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FULL YEAR SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FSSA4

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WINTER SESSION/10 weeks
$260

Saturdays 10:15-11:15 a.m.
January 6-March 16
course code: WSSA2

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WINTER SESSION/10 weeks
$260

Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
January 8-March 18
course code: WSSB

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Saturdays 9:00-10:00 a.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SJ1A.1 

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Saturdays 10:15-11:15 a.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SJ1A.2

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Mondays 5:00-6:00 p.m.
April 22-June 17
course code: SJ1A.3

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Spring into the art of acting, as you learn to move and speak in new and imaginative ways! Build your skills through drama games, character exercises, scene work and improvisation.  

We encourage our young actors to grow in this course over several sessions. With new friends and a variety of fun stories, it’s never the same course twice! 

FULL SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 12:45-1:45 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FPMA1

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FULL SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 2:00-3:00 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FPMA2

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FULL SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 3:00-4:00 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FPMA3

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WINTER SESSION/10 weeks
$260

Saturdays 4:45-5:45 p.m.
January 6-March 16
course code: WPMA4

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WINTER SESSION/10 weeks
$260

Wednesdays 6:45-7:45 p.m.
January 10-March 20
course code: WPMD

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SJ2A.1

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Saturdays 2:45-3:45 p.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SJ2A.2

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Mondays 6:15-7:15 p.m.
April 22-June 17
course code: SJ2A.3

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Build your acting skills through drama games, character exercises, acting out scenes and stories, and improvisation.

FULL SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 3:15-4:15 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FAA1

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FULL SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Saturdays 4:15-5:15 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FAA2

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FULL SESSION/20 weeks
$420

Mondays 6:45-7:45 p.m.
September 18-March 18
course code: FAB1

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WINTER SESSION/10 weeks
$260

Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 p.m.
January 10-March 20
course code: WAD1

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WINTER SESSION/10 weeks
$260

Thursdays 6:45-7:45 p.m.
January 11-March 21
course code: WAE1

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Saturdays 4:00-5:00 p.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SJ3A.1

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
$210

Mondays 7:30-8:30 p.m.
April 22-June 17
course code: SJ3B.1 

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SPECIALTY CLASSES FOR AGES 8-12

These classes give the experienced acting student a chance to specialize in a particular format or style of theatre. Find one that suits you and take it once, twice, or try them all!

Find your comedic voice, learn to be a great public speaker, all while preparing your own stand-up set!

SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
Stand-Up Comedy
$210

Ages 10-12
Saturdays 12:45-1:45 p.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SSUA

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Experience the thrill and freedom of creating theatre without a script. This lively and entertaining class is a great way to experience the creative teamwork that makes improvisation happen. No experience is necessary: just an active imagination and a sense of adventure. 

SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
Junior Improv
$255

Ages 10-12
Mondays 5:15-6:30 p.m.
April 22-June 17
course code: SJIB

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Bring your acting skills to the next level, as you train in movement, voice, scene work, and audition monologues. A great course to take after any drama class and a perfect way to add more tools to your actor’s toolkit. 

Please note Actor’s Workshop has a prerequisite: students must have taken 20-weeks of any MTYP courses

SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
Ages 10-12
Actor’s Workshop
$255

Saturdays 3:45-5:00 p.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SAWA1

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Actor, director, or videographer… try on all these hats and see which one fits best! 

In this class, you will work on both sides of the camera and gain hands-on experience, while you create short commercials and sketches. 

Class projects will be posted online so you can share them with your family and watch them any time you like. 

FULL SESSION/20 weeks
Ages 10-12
$500

Saturdays 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FMMA2

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FULL SESSION/20 weeks
Ages 8&9
$500

Saturdays 9:00-10:30 a.m.
September 16-March 16
course code: FMMA1

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
Ages 8&9
$265

Saturdays 9:00-10:30 a.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SMMA.1

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SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
Ages 10-12
$265

Saturdays 10:45-12:15 p.m.
April 20-June 15
course code: SMMA.1

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I Can Pretend!

I Can Pretend! teaches children with autism how to play with peers and form relationships, something that children with autism spectrum disorder typically struggle with.

Created by a seasoned drama educator and parent of a child on the autism spectrum, this program uses best practice teaching for children with autism including modelling, picture activity schedules, familiar routines, repetition, and reward.

Through drama, younger children learn imaginative play skills and how to work in a group while older children hone social skills and performance skills. It is a program that is based on research supporting how children with autism learn.

Children currently enrolled in an intensive intervention program such as ABA, RDI or DIRFloortime will benefit most from this program.

First piloted at Manitoba Theatre for Young People as part of a graduate study in 2009, the program grew considerably and later moved to Tuxedo Community Centre, to Autism Learning Centre, and now, nearly 15 years later, back home again to MTYP!

Let’s make the biggest pizza in the world! Your children will laugh, learn and rejoice in the power of dramatic play. Teacher-led Improvisation, short scenes, story theatre, dress-up, puppets and crafts will nurture creativity and assist children in developing imaginative play and social skills. Listening and sharing will be the main focus of this class.

SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
I Can Pretend!
Ages 5-8
$245

Saturdays 12:30-1:15 p.m.
April 20-June 15
Course code: SICP1

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Let’s go to the moon and watch out for that flying meteor! In addition to the skills covered in our fun-filled I Can Pretend! class (ages 5-8), we will use puppets, dress-up, storytelling and improvised play to challenge our imaginations and problem solve together. This course focuses on cooperation and teamwork.

SPRING SESSION/8 weeks
I Can Pretend Too!
Ages 9-12
$245

Saturdays 1:30-2:15 p.m.
April 20-June 15
Course code: SICP2

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