TNB Theatre School Fall/Winter Programs

At TNB Theatre School we pride ourselves on offering our students a safe, fun and supportive environment where they can learn and develop their theatre skills.

With Covid-19 restrictions in place, we are working hard to make sure we maintain our standards of communication with our students and parents. Our current plan is to go ahead with our fall/winter programs while adjusting to follow current health and safety guidelines. As these are updated on a regular basis, we reserve the right to make updates as well. This could mean anything from adjusting class sizes, mandating masks, or moving classes online.

In the case of a second outbreak of COVID-19 across the province that forces us to close, we are prepared to move all classes online. We will adapt our theatre school rehearsal hall into a live-stream studio for instructors’ use. Class time will be made up of a combination of live instruction, pre-recorded lessons, and additional student-led follow-up activities. In any event of a change in our plans, parents and students will be contacted directly.

Junior Acting

Grades 3 - 5
Thursdays: 5:30 – 7:30 PM

Students receive introductory training in acting while embarking on a story creation process that focuses on scene development, character creation, improvisation and collaboration. Through games and exercises, students will work to find characters and stories that will be refined into a final script. The story created by the Junior Acting students will be filmed and sent home for friends and family to enjoy.

Fall 2020
September 24 - December 10 | Cost $265

Junior Musical Theatre 1

Grades 3 - 5
Saturdays: 10:00 – 1:00 PM

Students receive introductory training in dance and acting through games, exercises, and bringing to life popular musical theatre scenes and choreography. Students will learn about character development, and storytelling through music, movement, dance, and scene work as they get to explore several different roles, styles and genres of musical theatre. Students will choose their favourite material explored through the semester to be filmed and sent home and to share with friends and family.

Fall 2020
September 19 – December 12 | Cost $330

*Please note: JMT1 and JMT2 will not jointly present a final production at the end of their programs.

Junior Musical Theatre 2

Grades 3 - 5
Wednesdays: 1:00 – 4 PM

Students receive introductory training in dance and acting through games, exercises, and bringing to life popular musical theatre scenes and choreography. Students will learn about character development, and storytelling through music, movement, dance, and scene work as they get to explore several different roles, styles and genres of musical theatre. Students will choose their favourite material explored through the semester to be filmed and sent home and to share with friends and family.

Fall 2020
September 23 - December 16 | Cost $330

*Please note: JMT1 and JMT2 will not jointly present a final production at the end of their programs.

Intermediate Musical Theatre

Grades 6 - 8
Tuesdays: 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Students study intermediate acting, dance, and vocal technique under the guidance of a professional director, choreographer as they explore different styles and genres of musical theatre through scene studies, character development, and learning and creating choreography. Through the skills and material explored in the first semester, students will spend the second semester creating a musical theatre review show under a theme of their choosing that will be filmed and shared online with friends and family. Audition required.

Full year program.
September 22 - December 15, 2020 | February 3 - April 28, 2021 | Cost $660

Intermediate Acting

Grades 6-8
Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30 PM

Students study acting theory, movement and voice as well as different forms of performance and storytelling through various workshops and plays. In the second semester, students will learn about different aspects of bringing a production to life, as they create an original final performance based on the tools and stories explored in the first semester. This final performance will be filmed and shared online with friends and family. Audition required.

Instructor: Sharisse LeBrun

Full year program.
September 23 - December 16, 2020 | February 3 – April 28, 2021 | Cost $660

Senior Musical Theatre

Grades 9 - 12
Mondays: 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Audition Required

Our senior students will dig deep into acting technique, movement, and musical theatre dance, as well as learning about and exploring musical theatre history, different styles and genres of musical theatre, audition technique and preparation, as well as tools and techniques for creating their own material and choreography. In the second semester, students will work together to create a final performance piece of their choosing that adheres to public health restrictions. Students will also be assigned design teams, and have the chance to learn and design the costumes, lighting, sound or set elements of their performance.

Full year program.
September 21 - December 14, 2020 | February 1 - May 10, 2021 | Cost $660+HST

Senior Acting

Grades 9-12
Wednesdays: 5:30-8:30 PM
Audition Required

This year’s Senior Acting program will focus on devised theatre or, “collective creation.” Alongside studying advanced acting technique, movement, and voice, students will develop skills such as improvisation, writing, collaboration, and production and design elements of theatre, to create and bring to life an original script and performance.Students will also be assigned design teams, and have the chance to learn and design the costumes, lighting, sound or set elements of their performance. As they create their final piece, students will explore various means of creating and sharing performance under current public health restrictions. This will determine how students choose to create and share their final piece.

Instructor: Jean-Michel Cliche

Full year program.
September 23 - December 16, 2020 | February 3 - April 28, 2021 | Cost $660+HST

Musical Theatre Dance

Grades 6-12
Thursdays: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

This class is designed for students with dance experience looking for a more challenging approach to musical theatre dance. The class explores multiple genres as well as dance technique, conditioning, and flexibility training. All students will gain expertise and confidence in dancing in musicals while learning in a fun, encouraging and safe environment.

Instructor: Courtney Arsenault.

Full year program.
September 24 – December 10, 2020 | February 4 - April 29, 2021 | Cost $440+HST

Young Playwrights

Grades 6 – 12
Thursdays: 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: The Ville, 241 Canada Street

Playwriting students will discover their own writing voice while learning about the fundamentals of playwriting. Through writing exercises, students will learn various elements of playwriting, and explore different styles and formats of theatre storytelling. During the second semester, students will go through the process of creating their own play which will be shared through a fully produced podcast recording of each play at the end of the semester.

Full year program.
September 24 – December 10, 2020 | February 4 - April 29, 2021 | Cost $500+HST

*Young Playwrights class takes place at The Ville in The Gathering Place 241, 241 Canada St, Fredericton, NB E3A 4A1

Intermediate/Senior Filmmaking

Grades 6 – 12
Thursdays 7:30-9:00 PM

Students will study the many aspects and roles involved in filmmaking with the award winning filmmakers of Strike Pictures, including acting for the camera, directing, screenwriting, art direction, cinematography, and editing. As a class, students and the Strike Pictures team will go through the process of creating, shooting, and editing an original short film.

September 24 - December 10 | $220+HST

Adult Musical Theatre Dance

Ages 19 and Up.
Thursdays 7:15-8:45 PM

Musical Theatre Dance Technique offers performers tools to enhance their dance skills through stylized choreography, as well as dance technique through some of Broadway’s hottest hits. Gain confidence dancing in musicals while learning in a fun, encouraging and safe environment.

8 week program.

September 24- November 12 | $150+HST

Registrations for all Junior level programs at the TNB Theatre School open August 27.

Registration Form:

CLICK HERE to download the registration form for Playtime, Junior Acting & Junior Musical Theatre.

CLICK HERE to download the registration form for Musical Theatre Dance, Young Playwrights, Intermediate/Senior Filmmaking and Musical Theatre Dance for Adults.

Instructions:


1. Download Form
2. Complete the form (including credit card information)
3. Save As= Registration Form_Student Name
4. Email the form to theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca
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Registration is based on a first-come-first-served basis.
Auditions will be booked on a first-come-first-served basis.
Class size is limited.

Payments

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is included in the tuition price, and required to hold a spot in the class. Full tuition payment is due by the first class for 12 and 8 week programs. TNB accepts VISA, Mastercard and American Express, cheque or cash.
We do not accept Visa Debit or Mastercard Debit.

HST is applicable for all students aged 15 and up and is not included in the fees.

Full-year Intermediate and Senior Programs - payment will be processed in two installments at the beginning of each term: September 21, 2020 & February 1, 2021. We will not be collecting payment for the full year in September – it will be split in two payments.

Students registering for programs that require an audition are required to complete the registration form and payment information at the audition.

Two payments via a valid credit card or post-dated cheques must be given at the time of registration.

Auditions

Auditions are required for: Intermediate Musical Theatre, Intermediate Acting, Senior Acting & Senior Musical Theatre.

Auditions are booked on a first come, first served basis.
Auditions are booked in 5 minute time slots. Students are asked to arrive early to complete the registration form.
Auditions days are based on class, please note the schedule when requesting an audition time.

2020 Audition Dates

Monday, September 14, 5:30-8:30 PM – Senior Musical Theatre
Tuesday, September 15, 5:30-8:30 PM – Intermediate Musical Theatre
Wednesday, September 16, 5:30-8:30 PM – Intermediate Acting & Senior Acting

Audition Requirements: Students are asked to prepare one monologue (1 min max).

Please arrive early to complete the registration form.

Auditions will be held at the TNB Theatre School, 55 Whiting Road.
Email: theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca to book an audition.

Please arrive early to fill complete a registration form before your audition.

Class Sizes and Wait Lists


To ensure the highest quality teaching, each class has a strictly enforced class size. We believe these sizes ensure optimal focus and productivity, equal learning and performance opportunities, as well as allow for students to receive personalized programming and guidance from their instructors.

Due to current Public Health guidelines, class sizes will be determined by program and range from ten to fifteen (max) students to ensure we can safely follow social distancing guidelines in the rehearsal hall.

Due to demand for program spots, wait lists typically exist for all program levels. Students will be advised if they have been placed on wait lists. Wait-listed students could be called for enrolment until the third class of the program. A second class may be added if the waitlist for a class becomes long enough to allow us to run a second class.

Refund Policy

Single Semester Programs (fall to winter/winter to spring): TNB offers a two-week grace period at the beginning of each program. Students withdrawing during these two weeks will receive a full refund less the $50 non-refundable deposit. After this grace period no refunds will be given.

Full Year Programs (fall to spring): In the case of full-year programs where payments are made in two installments at the beginning of each term, any student withdrawing from the program prior to the commencement of the second term will not be required to pay for the second term. Notice must be given two weeks in advance before the start of the second semester. If a student withdraws following the commencement of the second term no refunds will be given.

In rare circumstances (serious illness or injury, death in the family, etc.), full or partial credit may be issued at the discretion of the Theatre School Director. Refunds will not be given in the case of students expelled for behaviour or excluded because of repeated absence.

*Should the Government of New Brunswick require us to close our facility due to COVID-19, classes will switch immediately to online learning. Refunds will not be issued due to government closure.

TNB Theatre School Policies


We encourage all potential and current TNB Theatre School families to familiarize themselves with our TNB Theatre School policies. A limited number of TNB Foundation bursaries are available for eligible students. To apply for our bursary program, please email theatreschool@tnb.nb.ca to request an application.

Student bursaries for our 2020-2021 season are supported in part through a grant from the Fredericton Community Foundation and the Jackson Wright Youth Fund.