September 2019 - June 2020

Acting I

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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)

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Acting II

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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+

Fridays, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall/Dining Room)

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Costumes & Fashion Design

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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+

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm 

Sooke Community Hall (Conference Room)

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Concert Choir

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 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-4

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall)

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Show Choir

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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: 5+

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall)

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Theatre & Event Technical Design

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In this class, students will learn the roles and responsibilities of the technical crew for theatre productions and events. In addition to gaining hands-on experience in sound and lighting design, students will also learn other aspects of stagecraft including special effects, set construction and scenery integration.  Students from this class will also provide the technical support for all productions and performances presented by Amber Academy.


Grades: 8+

Fridays, 3:00 - 4:30

Sooke Community Hall (Upper Hall)

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Art I

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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-4

Wednesdays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Dining Room)

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Art II

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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: 5+

Mondays, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Sooke Community Hall (Dining Room)

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Introduction to Filmmaking

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In this course, students will learn that film isn’t just something you watch, but something you experience. Each class will be filled with different discussions, challenging students to break down different scenes, and how they bring their favourite movies to life! By the end of this course, students will have the skills to create their own short films. Students will participate in a variety of ways, learning organizational and team building skills.


Grades: 8+

Wednesdays, 4:00 - 5:30

Sooke Community Hall (Conference Room)

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