Camps & Classes

 

Our Mission

Our teaching philosophy is geared towards instilling growth mindsets in our students. A growth mindset encourages effort, progress, hard work, and persistence rather than talent or perfection. There are no solo-superstars in our classrooms! We believe that the process of creating something together is rich with opportunities for growth.

 

Making an Impact

Our instructors are committed to connect, create, and grow with our students! We are committed to continuing classes in accordance with provincial health and safety guidelines which means that we are ready to facilitate these classes either in person or online.

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City of Lethbridge Fee Assistance Program

Launched in November 2015, the City of Lethbridge offers a Fee Assistance program for residents who face financial barriers to participating in recreational and cultural opportunities.

Those living in Lethbridge may qualify for the City of Lethbridge Fee Assistance Program.

All camps and classes are located at the Cor Van Raay YMCA, West.

PD Day Camps!

 

New this year! New West Theatre is proud to offer theatre day camps to students – Our day camps are a fun and reasonably priced childcare option. Spend over $260 and receive 10% when you book multiple day camps or programs with us! (Discount code: nwtmulti223)

Available dates are coordinated with the School Division 51 approved 2022-2023 school calendar, which can be found HERE.

Location: YMCA, Cor Van Raay

Camp time: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm, every day

Suitable for Grades 1 – 6

2022

November 14, 2022

 

2023

January 1-6, 2023 – Christmas Break

February 20 – 24, 2023 – Winter Break

March 16, 2023

March 17, 2023

April 7 – 17, 2023 – Spring Break

May 22, 2023

May 23, 2023

June 29, 2023

June 30, 2023

 

Fall Classes: October 3, 2022 – December 8, 2022

 

Musical Theatre Class – Tuesdays

The focus of this class is for youth to connect with peers in a way that builds confidence and encourages personal expression.

We focus on the three components of musical theatre which are voice, movement, and acting through high-energy games and activities. Every week our instructor and vocal coach will introduce the group to different performance skills and components of musical theatre.

No experience is required!

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Ages 6 – 8 

7:15pm – 8:30pm – Ages 13 – 18

 

Theatre Class – Thursdays

This group is all about providing space for youth to connect, create, and grow together. We develop friendships, play crazy games, learn about acting, create our own play, and so much more!

Something that makes our class unique is that the kids are in the driver’s seat. They get to decide what characters they want to play and then THEY build their stories and write their own scenes.

Our theatre class is a ton of fun!

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Ages 6 – 8

7:15pm – 8:30pm – Ages 9 – 13 

Winter Classes: February 6, 2023 – April 14, 2023

Musical Theatre Class – Tuesdays

The focus of this class is for youth to connect with peers in a way that builds confidence and encourages personal expression.

We focus on the three components of musical theatre which are voice, movement, and acting through high-energy games and activities. Every week our instructor and vocal coach will introduce the group to different performance skills and components of musical theatre.

No experience is required!

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Ages 6 – 8

7:15pm – 8:30pm – Ages 13 – 18

 

Theatre Class – Thursdays

This group is all about providing space for youth to connect, create, and grow together. We develop friendships, play crazy games, learn about acting, create our own play, and so much more!

Something that makes our class unique is that the kids are in the driver’s seat. They get to decide what characters they want to play and then THEY build their stories and write their own scenes.

Our theatre class is a ton of fun!

6:00pm – 7:00pm – Ages 6 – 8

7:15pm – 8:30pm – Ages 9 – 12

from the kids

reviews

When I was a child I attended three different New West Theatre camps over the years. Acting has always been a passion of mine since I was young and so my grandmother signed me up for the camps when we could. While in these camps, I learned many acting skills such as timing, line delivery, communication, quick thinking and creativity (from improv), and how to put on a production with a team.

Being apart of these camps was incredibly beneficial as I’ve always wanted to pursue acting and I’ve since been accepted to the university of Lethbridge for fine arts performance. However, I believe that attending these camps would be beneficial to everyone, not just those with acting aspirations, as it helps build self confidence and the ability to work with others as a team. I am very grateful for the opportunities New West Theatre has provided for me along my acting journey and career.

Being involved with New West Theatre helped me build stronger connections with kids who share similar interests. Having pre-existing relationships with other children helped me pursue friendships with these same children later on, because we were able to draw upon our experiences at camp together.

 

New West Theatre camps also helped me to be creative. No idea was too big in these camps. Everyone’s voice was heard and listened to, and I was encouraged to be myself and try new things. These camps motivate everyone to be a little silly, and embrace who they are and the way they think. Being myself and letting my creativity guide me is something I still strive for as an artist. Letting children think for themselves and follow their unique imaginations is absolutely fundamental for their journey into trusting their work as an artist, and more generally as a person.

I was very impressed with all that you were able to do given the circumstasnces surrounding COVID. I felt very confident sending my child to camp every day. They loved their experience. Thank you so much!

My child didn’t want to come home, she loved it so much!

My child loved the variety of the camp. She enjoyed the crafts and making scenes and creating their own plays and getting to choose who you can be as a character.

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1002 – 4 Ave South
Lethbridge, AB
(403) 381-9378

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