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Student Workshops & Mentorship Programs

Continue the conversation that starts in the theatre and enhance the student engagement with 4 FREE student workshops.

All workshops are available after the performance and conducted in your school. No need for extra busing expenses.

All workshops are:

FREE with minimum purchase of 25 seats to corresponding show
Available in your school, no added bus costs
Limited in availability and subject to change

Creative Movement Workshop (Grades 6-8 and 9-12)

October 2018 – FREE with purchase of “Opus Cactus” tickets.

Get your students up and active! Explore dynamic movement styles that illustrate body awareness, shapes/pathways and direction. Facilitated by Form  Contemporary Dance Theatre.

Leadership & Empowerment Workshop (Grades 5-8)

February 2019 – FREE with purchase of “The Unauthorized Biography” tickets.

Take the inspiration found in Shaun Boothe’s lyrics and shape it into a positive construct for your students to understand inclusivity & identity in a multicultural society.

Teen Mental Health & Anti-Bullying Workshop (Grades 7-8, 9-12)

March 2019 – FREE with purchase of “Outside” tickets.

Examine the struggles teens face daily with mental health and delve into the connections between bullying and healthy relationships.

Idigenous Culture Workshop (Grades 2-4)

April 2019 – FREE with purchase of “Mary Jane Mosquito” tickets.

Explore more of the rich and varied culture of the Indigenous peoples through interactive storytelling and/or crafts.

Art DAZE! All Day! All Arts!

Performance & Visual Arts Integrated Arts Package

Dec 6, 2018 – A Very Electric Christmas at 10:00 am + Visual Arts Workshop (Grades 4-6)

Mar 21, 2019 – Visual Arts Workshop at 10:00 am + Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium (Grade 4-5)

This full-day arts experience combines the best of the theatre and gallery worlds. It includes a live theatre experience as well as a tour of the Art Gallery of Burlington (just 2 blocks away), a bring-your-own lunch and a visual arts workshop based on the themes of the performance. An additional $13/student workshop fee will apply. Availability is limited.

*Student workshops are subject to cancellation or change at any time and restrictions may apply.

Theatre Industry Mentorship Program

The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is dedicated to supporting our next generation of theatre industry professionals. Our Theatre Industry Mentorship Program is specially designed to offer secondary students opportunities to explore the various careers in the theatre industry. This program is an excellent Experiential Learning and Reach Ahead opportunity for Arts & Culture SHSM students. Many of the following opportunities can be considered Advanced Training and be applied towards SHSM Certification.

Co-operative Placement: Technical Production

Offered 1st & 2nd Semester

A hands-on experience for students interested in working back stage in Technical Production. BPAC’s Technical Staff will mentor the successful candidate and provide training the areas of staging, rigging, lighting and sound.

Theatre Industry Career Day Fair

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 ǀ Cost: $20.00 per student ǀ 9:30 – 1:30 pm

Through interactive workshops and demonstrations, students explore the many diverse careers available in the theatre industry. Our popular Post-Secondary Marketplace provides extended access to various colleges and universities offering theatre performance and production courses. This much anticipated event is a fantastic Reach Ahead opportunity for students looking for a career in theatre.

Technical Workshop: Art and Science of Sound Design

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 ǀ Cost: $15.00 per student ǀ 2.5 hours

An in-depth experiential learning workshop that deconstructs the elements of sound in a theatrical scene by exploring microphone types, sound cues, effects and mixing. Certificate of completion is provided and the workshop can be applied towards an Arts & Culture SHSM certification for Advanced Training with an industry sector professional.

Technical Workshop: Art and Science of Lighting Design

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 ǀ Cost: $15.00 per student ǀ 2.5 hours

An experiential learning opportunity for students interested in learning more about the functions of stage lighting, composition, colour theory and lighting fixtures. Certificate of completion is provided and the workshop can be applied towards an Arts & Culture SHSM certification for Advanced Training by an industry sector professional.

Behind the Scenes Access

Date Upon Request ǀ Cost: $5.00 per student ǀ Minimum of 8 students per tour

Not your everyday tour…this is an exceptional opportunity to experience everything from the bowels of the orchestra pit to the heights of the fly tower and all the rigging, lights and sound switches in between. Technical Services Staff will escort students throughout the venue and provide a rare glimpse into the backstage, technical world of a working theatre.

Shadow a Professional

Various Selected Dates ǀ Cost: No Charge ǀ 1 Student per selected show

Book your student an opportunity to shadow one of our Technicians as they load-in, set-up, sound check, rehearse and start a professional performance. This immersive experience could be a chance of a lifetime that in turn sparks a lifetime passion for the theatre industry.

For more information on school performances, education, student workshops and events contact Joanne Churchill, Education & Outreach Manager.

905-681-2551 x 6311

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