GUEST ARTISTS IN THE CLASSROOM
Electric Moon Theatre Company works with school in YRDSB, YCDSB, TCDSB, Private Schools and more! Plus, we are now a TDSB Program Partner! We will send a professional guest teaching artist to your school to provide customized theatre arts workshops. Whether it is a one-time workshop or an ongoing, multi-week program, we promise to deliver a new and exciting experience for your students. Best of all, our programs are accessible to students no matter what their level of theatre knowledge or know-how. Created to align with the Ontario Curriculum, our workshops cover a vast range of options, starting with:
- Musical Theatre
- Comedy (including improvisation and sketch)
- Stage Combat
- Classical Theatre and Shakespeare
- Dance (hip hop, jazz, musical theatre, contemporary, acro and more!)
- Scene Study
- Audition Technique
- Music & Lyric Writing
- Commedia del Arte
- Singing and Voice
Do you have an idea for a theatre arts workshop that isn’t on our list?
Let us know what you’re looking for and we will find a professional guest artist to fully meet your needs. We can customize any theatre arts program that’s just right for you and your school! Fees are affordable for schools and families, and customized according to program length.
Workshops sessions come in the following time increments:
MULTI WEEK WORKSHOPS
Want a different program length or number of sessions? Just ask and we are happy to price it for you!
Here are detailed descriptions of our most popular guest artist workshops! All programs have the option of a final performance.
Hip Hop or Dance Workshops
Students will learn the foundations of Hip Hop or a dance style of your choice, with a professional choreographer. Following a dance warm-up, students will learn basic hip-hop (dance) moves and skills. They will then apply their skills and learn a full dance number. No previous dance experience is necessary, and our instructor will cater each dance to the abilities of each class. This program is an amazing way to try something new, experience movement and dance in a variety of ways, to build self-esteem and teamwork, and learn some cool new moves! A program designed for even the most hesitant dancer, through these exciting workshops students are giving the opportunity to come out of their shell and become stars! This program satisfies the components of the Ontario Dance Curriculum. Rubrics are available upon request.
Stage Struck Musical Theatre Workshops
These performance-based workshops offer both musical theatre and acting skills. Students learn to tap into their creativity while learning enhanced musical theatre technique and songs and dances to various Broadway shows. Professional theatre facilitators support students in exploring different aspects of acting, ensemble work and movement through the fundamentals of improvisation and related theatre games and activities. In one-time workshops students, will learn a musical theatre song and dance. In an ongoing workshop series, students can work towards a final performance learning in depth a full, show-worthy musical number. Opportunities are available for students to write small scenes or monologues linked to songs to create a mini-musical.
Inspired by the improvisation games of such hit shows such as Who’s Line is It Anyways and the sketch-writing exercises that are used to create the amazing characters and scenes of Saturday Night Live, this workshop is ideal to get students out of their shell, learning how to speak in front of an audience, interact and work together as a team! Students will explore the fundamentals of improvisation, participating in specialized activities that develop strong ensemble and character work. Stage presence, self-confidence, communication skills, respect for others, creative brainstorming, and patience, are just some of the strengths your students will develop, under the guidance of a professional teaching artist.
In this program we begin by using the above foundations and skills of our improvisation program, and then apply these techniques to further develop character, scene building, play structure and genre. Students will work on scenes and/or monologues from already existing age-appropriate plays. In small groups, their teaching artist will serve as their director guiding them towards making strong choices, building their character, listening, communication and speaking voice, empathy and teamwork.