CLASSES and CAMPS

At Neptune Theatre School we pride ourselves on process based learning, with programs focused on building skills rather than simply “putting on a show”. Learning from qualified instructors, (who also happen to be professional actors and leaders in Halifax’s artistic community), students will obtain the best theatre training in the city.
Neptune Theatre School is a safe learning environment, with focus on creativity and growth for each individual student. Our Saturday Seasonal Classes cater to youth ages 18 months-18yrs. With an array of classes in Drama, Musical Theatre and Improv there is something for everyone!
We believe in building opportunities for our students at Neptune Theatre School, encouraging those who attend our Seasonal Classes to later go on to audition for our Boot Camps, Young Company (YAC and YPCo), Prep Program and Main Stage Productions.

 

SPRING CLASSES

Classes run for 6 weeks on Saturdays from April 7 to May 12, 2018 in the Neptune studios. Note: All classes will culminate with a small “open class presentation” for friends and family (May 12) Click Here to Register. See below for more information on the types of classes available. If you have any questions, please call 902-429-7300.

Ages 18-36 months

Theatre Tots (a Mommy/Daddy and Me-style theatre class)

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax

Saturdays, 9 - 9:45am

Fee: $85

This is perfect learning opportunity for your young family! We will use sing-alongs, movement exploration and drama games to provide a unique environment to introduce the joys of theatre to your and your “tiny tot.” This class will help develop cognitive and social skills, allow you to make new friends all while preparing you for a future in the theatre school and other group classes.

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Ages 4-6

Centre Stage (Drama)

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax

Saturdays, 9:45 - 10:45am

Fee: $112

Are you a youngster who loves to be the centre of attention? Or someone who needs to break out of their shell? Students will engage different movement games, songs and dramatic exercises allowing them to explore their creative selves. Students will learn to “take centre stage” with confidence while also learning the importance of working in a group.

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Ages 7-9

ACTion (Drama)

Saturdays: 10:45am - noon

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax
Camp Fee: $192

Tiny Triple Threat (Musical Theatre)

Saturdays: 10 - 11:30am

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax
Camp Fee: $145

A play is all about actions while also creating the world where those actions take place.  Using theatre games to understand elements of story such as character, setting, plot and theme, students will explore the art of storytelling. What if we were swimming deep in the ocean? An astronaut in space? The possibilities are endless in the world of theatre!

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Do you love to sing? Always putting on plays? Enjoy the thrill of dancing? Here is a chance to put them all together. Students will work on different group numbers from the musical theatre repertoire. Learning routine games and warm-ups, students will build their confidence and explore the joys of musical theatre performance. Working with new material while also familiarizing yourself with old favourites will mean there is something for everyone.

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Ages 10-12

Theatre Skills (Drama)

Saturdays: 12 - 1:30pm

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax
Camp Fee: $145

Musical Theatre Skills (Musical Theatre)

Saturdays: 11:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax
Camp Fee: $169

This course allows young actors to focus their creative skills. We will explore character creation, setting and plot devices as well as learning the ins and outs of the rehearsal process.  What are some of the best ways to work on a script? How can we create a character using our voice, body and imagination? How can you speak clearly and with selected movements? Take your acting to the next level.

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Musical Theatre is about more than just singing and dancing. In this high-energy class students will learn vocal production, basic musical skills, choreography and the art of acting through song. This is a great course for anyone who loves Broadway and wants to know what it takes to be a musical theatre star. And some fun along the way!

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Improve Your Improv

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax

Saturdays, 1:30 - 3pm

Fee: $145

For those who enjoy improv and scene work, this is a chance to learn how best to work with your scene partner. How can you set the scene? What amazing characters can you create? How will you get out of the funniest of situations? Ideal for anyone who has taken improv or acting with us before, this class will make you laugh, think and definitely have fun!

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Ages 13-18

The Way to Broadway

Saturdays: 1:30 - 3:30pm

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax
Camp Fee: $169

Scene Exploration

Saturdays: 3:30 - 5pm

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax
Camp Fee: $145

Students will have the opportunity to learn music from the Broadway Songbook and understand the challenges of working in Musical Theatre. Working on a variety of songs, students will expand their repertoire while also gaining some basic audition and pre-professional rehearsal skills.
Note: It is recommended that students attend this class before auditioning for our YPCo Boot Camps or Prep Program.

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A great actor is a great scene partner. Students will be assigned different scenes and learn the art of breaking down a scene, building relationships, rehearsal techniques and character development.
Note: It is recommended that students attend this class before auditioning for our YAC Boot Camps or Prep Program.

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Improv For Actors

Location: Neptune Theatre classrooms, 1593 Argyle Street (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax

Saturdays, 3 - 5pm

Fee: $169

Here is your chance to combine your Improv skills and your love for acting. Improvisation is a great conduit for creating characters, exploring environment and setting, developing relationships in a scene and for allowing spontaneity in a performance. Using improv games, theatre sports and some basic scripts we will see how improv can give you the confidence to become a better actor.

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Introducing! (Ages 4-12)

 

"Play-in-a-Day" PD Day Camp (NEW!)

Location: Neptune Theatre School, 1593 Argyle St. (Scotiabank Stage entrance), Halifax

Fee: $55
Pre-care (8-9am) and post-care (4-5pm) available for $5 each slot.

What do you do on a PD Day? Watch Netflix? Build a pillow fort? NO! Join us at Neptune for our “Play-in-a-Day” PD Day Camp. Students will join in drama games, songs and activities culminating create their very own last minute play! What sort of drama will ensue? Who knows?! But you won’t want to miss this fantastic day of theatre adventures.

Register 4-6 | Register 7-9 | Register 10-12

Neptune Theatre is NUT FREE.

Neptune Theatre subscribers and sponsors are entitled to a 20% discount of the camp fee. If you do not know your subscription or access number please contact Neptune Theatre at 902-429-7300 for assistance prior to registration. All refunds are subject to a $35 administration fee; there are no refunds once the camp has begun.

Drop off/pick up for Neptune Theatre School is located at 1593 Argyle St, the Scotiabank Stage Theatre entrance (one entrance down from the main box office).
Please note: There is NO PARKING on Argyle Street near the theatre.
Students 13+ may sign a “permission to leave” form in order to enter and exit the building without being signed in/out.

*If after registration you do not receive a confirmation eReceipt, please check your spam/junk folder

2017/18 Bonus Features

Makayla Lynn (Jan 18-21)

Port Cities (Feb 16-17)

Echos of Time (Apr 20-21)

A moving interpretation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s final night

A reimagining of Dr. King's final hours as he confronts his destiny and legacy.

February 27 -
March 18, 2018

The Musical Event of the Year!

April 10 - June 3

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January 30 - February 18, 2018

A mother. A daughter. Three possible Dads.

Dance along to the music of ABBA in this ultimate feel-good show, seen by over 60 million dancing fans in more than 40 countries!

Begins April 10, 2018!