September 2018 - June 2019

Acting I

Young actors will develop self-confidence through theatre games, grow listening skills through storytelling, and promote coordination through movement. Students will learn about projection, enunciation, articulation, pronunciation, theatre vocabulary terms, exploring different characters and scripts, preparing for an audition, and performing in the spotlight. All students will have the opportunity to participate in three feature performances including a full musical theatre production.


Grades: K-5

Fridays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall/Dining Room)

Acting II

Students will learn to refine their rehearsal and performance skills and develop inner constructs that build confidence and awareness through a variety of vocal & physical techniques, and theatre exercises. Students will explore scenes and monologues, character studies, and script work through a variety of styles such as improv, comic timing, mime, and mask, while experimenting with breath work designed to help connect with and access a range of emotions used for character development in a playful, supportive and team-based environment. All students will have the opportunity to participate in three feature performances including a full musical theatre production.


Grades: 6-12

Fridays, 2:30 – 4:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall/Dining Room)

Costumes & Fashion Design

This class will begin with exploring fabric types and construction methods and familiarizing students with sewing techniques. Each student will create a simple project of their own choice to be featured in a fashion show segment of the Academy’s feature performance at the end of the first term. In the second term, students will work on costume construction and design using a variety of materials and techniques to help create costumes and pieces for the Academy’s major musical theatre production.


Grades: 5-12

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm 

Sooke Community Hall (Conference Room)

Concert Choir

 Concert Choir is for younger students who want to develop their interest and ability in the vocal talents they’ll enjoy throughout their life and makes early experiences of group singing fun and inspiring. Choristers will learn about voice, sound and music through playful exercises as a group, and also learn to read music and understand rhythms. Our goal is to introduce students to multi-part music of many genres. Concert Choir students will deepen their love of singing, develop social skills, and make positive friendships. All students will have the opportunity to participate in three feature performances.


Grades: K-5

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall)

Show Choir

Show Choir is an ensemble that combines the movement of dance and singing to perform songs from a variety of musical composers. Through this program, students will learn proper use of breath support, phrasing, interpretation, postures, stage presence, and the other important musical disciplines and vocal techniques. Students will study and perform vocal and choral music in a variety of styles and learn the art of movement and dance. All students will have the opportunity to participate in three feature performances including a full musical theatre production.


Grades: 6-12

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall)

Stage Sound & Sonics (previously Technical Theatre)

In this class students will learn the aspects of being part of the technical crew for theatre productions and how to master live sound for any venue or show. The first term will focus on managing live sound using elements that include technical problem solving, live mixing, lighting design, and team-building. The second term will introduce students to basic techniques for recording instruments and voices, and how to mix and master music for production. Students from this class will also provide the technical support for all productions and performances presented by Amber Academy.


Grades: 8-12

Fridays, 2:30 - 4:00

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall)

Art I

In this fun and inspiring art class, students will learn to explore self-expression and creativity through freehand drawing, painting, sculpting and model making using a variety of artistic mediums. All creations will be featured at Amber Academy events and at various community art shows throughout the year. Students may also be asked to help create set pieces and props for shows performed by Amber Academy’s performing arts classes.


Grades: K-5

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Dining Room)

Art II

These advanced classes will push artistic boundaries and challenge creative limits. Young artists will intensively develop their skills in drawing, painting, sketching, sculpting and model making. All creations will be featured at Amber Academy events and at various community art shows throughout the year. Students will also be asked to help create set pieces and props for shows performed by Amber Academy’s performing arts classes.


Grades: 6-12

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Dining Room)