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Summer Camps

Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy’s Summer Camps give young performers a chance to have fun, meet new friends and gain skills while learning about blockbuster musical theatre shows! Attendees will build on the fundamentals of singing, acting and movement by learning production numbers, solos, scenes and monologues from a different, age-appropriate musical each week throughout the summer. All of that plus improv theatre games, crafts and making new friends who love musical theatre as much as you do!

FAMILY DISCOUNT: 10% discount for each additional member of the immediate family from the same household.
FREQUENCY DISCOUNT: 5% discount on weekly tuition when you register for 3 weeks or more.

Summer Camp

June 27 - July 1

Anne of Green Gables: We’ll explore the world of Anne Shirley, the feisty, orphan who arrives unexpectedly in the farming town of Avonlea and soon captures the hearts and minds of everyone in this small Canadian town.

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Summer Camp

July 4 – 8

Wizard of Oz: We’re off to see the wizard! Come explore this beloved tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home.

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Summer Camp

July 11 - 15

Beauty and the Beast: Step into the enchanted world where the dishes sing and dance! If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end, but if he does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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Summer Camp

July 18 - 22

Shrek: We’ll explore the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure!

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Summer Camp

July 25 - 29

Little Mermaid: Dive under the sea with us to a magical kingdom! The young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, Ariel will need the help of her colorful friends to restore order under the sea.

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Summer Camp

Aug 1 - 5

Willy Wonka: We’ll explore the timeless story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir to run his mysterious chocolate factory

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Summer Camp

Aug 8 - 12

Annie: It’s a hard-knock-life! Join us at the Orphanage and help Annie escape to the wondrous world of NYC! With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts and finds a new home and family in billionaire, Oliver Warbucks.

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Classes Booking as Single Appointments

Private Acting Tutorial

Kids In Person

Students of all levels of experience are welcome to enrol in Private Acting Tutorials. These 30-minute sessions are recommended weekly or bi-weekly. Instructors will help to set goals and choose appropriate material that suits the student’s age and vocal style while building physical and intellectual responses to text. They’ll be guided through a variety of acting techniques that will allow them make clear choices for their characters by analyzing the emotional and intellectual content of the text, and improve confidence as a solo performer.

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Private Vocal Tutorial

Kids In Person

mailStudents of all levels of experience are welcome to enrol in Private Vocal Tutorials. These 30-minute sessions are recommended weekly or bi-weekly. Instructors will help to set goals and choose appropriate material that suits the student’s age and vocal style while analyzing emotion, interpretation and vocal phrasing. They’ll be guided through a variety of vocal techniques including vocal warm-ups, pitch/range, and breath control to build vocal strength and improve confidence as a solo performer.

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Classes Booking Per Term Starting September 2022

All-Access Class

Kids In Person

All bodies and abilities are welcome to enrol in our All-Access Class: Kids. The All-Access Class is designed specifically for people under 18 years old with any disability or special needs. The curriculum, based on authentic self-expression found through movement, music, acting and theatre games will be created to accommodate the needs of the specific students. By celebrating diversity and self-confidence, this class will give students a sense of accomplishment and community.

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Audition Binder 101

Kids In Person

Beginning musical theatre students looking to feel more prepared for future auditions are welcome to enrol in our Audition Binder class. In a small group, students will be given 2 solos and 2 monologues from a level and age appropriate repertoire to workshop one-on-one in a safe, supportive group setting. Instructors will help develop a better understanding of creating believable characters in extraordinary circumstances within an audition setting.

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Audition Binder 201

Kids In Person

Advanced musical theatre students looking to feel more prepared for future auditions are welcome to enrol in our Audition Binder class. In a small group, students will be given 2 solos and 2 monologues from a level and age appropriate repertoire to workshop one-on-one in a safe, supportive group setting. Instructors will help develop a better understanding of creating believable characters in extraordinary circumstances within an audition setting.
*Resume Required

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Group Vocal Technique 101

Kids In Person

Students of a beginner level are welcome to enrol in Group Vocal Technique 101. Instructors will use choral music across multiple genres to guide students through a variety of vocal techniques in a group setting. Students will develop skills including breath support, diction, harmony, sight singing, pitch, and range. By collaborating with a community of like-minded artists, students will improve their confidence for live performance within a safe and supportive environment.

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Group Vocal Technique 201

Kids In Person

Students of an advanced level are welcome to enrol in Group Vocal Technique 201. Instructors will use choral music across multiple genres to guide students through a variety of vocal techniques in a group setting. Students will develop skills including the continued exploration of breath support, diction, harmony, sight singing, pitch and range with an added focus of anatomy and vocal health, simple melodic embellishment, flexibility, control, and stamina. By collaborating with a community of like-minded artists, students will improve their confidence for live performance within a safe and supportive environment.
*Resume Required

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Improv 101

Kids In Person

“Yes, and….!” Beginner students will explore acting through improvisation, non-scripted storytelling, and drama-based games, all while learning through play, imagination, and spontaneity. Students will learn to create characters from a place of instinct and physicality in a safe, collaborative space.

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Improv 201

Kids In Person

“Yes, and….!” Advanced students will explore acting through improvisation, non-scripted storytelling, and drama-based games, all while learning through play, imagination, and spontaneity. Students will practice being present in the moment, taking risks, creating trust, and finding agreement in a safe, collaborative space. *Resume Required

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Musical Theatre Ensemble 101

Kids In Person

Musical Theatre Ensemble is for anyone who loves to sing, dance and act! This is our introductory triple threat class. Students will work as an ensemble to learn music and choreography to a wide range of age-appropriate musical production numbers from Broadway shows. Building on the fundamentals of singing, dancing, and acting, students will develop an understanding of choreography, reading sheet music, vocal production, and creating dynamic characters within the ensemble.

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Musical Theatre Ensemble 201

Kids In Person

Musical Theatre Ensemble is for anyone who loves to sing, dance and act! This is our advanced triple threat class. Students will work as an ensemble to learn music and choreography to a wide range of age-appropriate musical production numbers from Broadway shows. Building on the fundamentals of singing, dancing, and acting, students will develop an understanding of choreography, reading sheet music, vocal production, and creating dynamic characters within the ensemble.
*Resume Required

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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New Work, New Work

Kids In Person

Students looking to bring their imagination to life on stage are welcome to enrol in our Writing New Work class. Through improvisation, writing prompts, structure study, and other techniques, students will collaborate with the Instructor and each other to write and create new, devised works. Students will create and present new poetry, monologues, scenes, lists, rants, letters, memoirs, and more, and exchange feedback in a supportive environment.

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Scripted Acting 101

Kids In Person

Beginning acting students are welcome to enrol in Scripted Acting. Students will explore character development through text analysis techniques using age and level appropriate monologues from a wide range of published plays. Instructors will help students build physical and intellectual responses to this text, and improve confidence for live performance.

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Scripted Acting 201

Kids In Person

Advanced acting students are welcome to enrol in Scripted Acting. Students will explore character development through text analysis techniques using age and level appropriate monologues and scenes from a wide range of published plays. Instructors will help students learn to break down clues within the script, and how those clues influence the way their character walks, talks, feels, and interacts with other actors in the play.
*Resume Required

This class will participate in the end of term Friends and Family Showcase.

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Testimonials

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This environment is free of judgment and full of love. Thank you for always pushing us and reminding us how important, valued and powerful we all are.

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I can’t thank you enough for the courage, independence and kindness you help to instil in my kids.

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Although my Dad never spoke of it to Evan or me, he was a little hesitant with the dance stuff and then theatre stuff… but then he came out of the Panto that Evan was in crying, so happy that Evan had found a place where he felt like he belonged.

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As parents we got to ride this high with our son. We got to see him, for the first time, totally come into himself, for the first time, pure happiness. Something changed, he has changed….thank you.

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This was the most amazing theatre experience I’ve had to date, and I’ve had a LOT! It’s the first time I’ve felt like I really belonged because you made such an inclusive environment.

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Thank you! She walked away with more confidence about body image, an even deeper love of everything “theatre” and huge love and respect for her community!

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The patience David shows to the children is perfect! As a teacher I recognize that this man was made to work with kids!! The way he speaks to kids makes them believe they can do anything!!!

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This is where I want to be. I get to learn from Broadway performers who are performing at a theatre right next door but more importantly, I’ve made lifelong friends. Even the audition process is awesome. Drayton has helped me grow not only as a performer, but as a person.

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My son has done lots of programs and I think he felt the most at home here. The children and staff were the most inclusive of any I’ve encountered.

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Each and every day he arrived at Huron Country Playhouse, he knew he was stepping into a place where his passions and dreams were going to be honoured, respected and encouraged.

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The staff involved had an incredible ability to push the kids outside of their comfort zones to try new things and take risks. Most of all, they were able to teach kids to embrace differences and that it’s okay to be different.