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New West Theatre Education for Youth

and NEW! this year – Theatre education for adults!

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ABOUT US

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.

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.

subsidy is EASY!

We want all students to have affordable access to our programs – There are many options available to you. Let us help!

EDUCATION REGISTRATION

IS NOW OPEN

Registration is now open for the 2023 – 2024 school year.

Spaces are limited.

camps & classes

NEW! intermediate improv for adults

DATE: February 21, 2024 – March 27, 2024

INSTRUCTOR: David Gabert

TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 pm, every Wednesday

LOCATION: CASA, Meeting Room

ADDRESS: 230 8 St S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 5H2

COST: $250.00

DESCRIPTION: 

NEW! Now offering Intermediate Improv for Adults. This course will introduce you to the intermediate stage skills and further applications of improv in your everyday life, whether in business interactions, social situations and more!

February 21, 2024   6PM – 8.30PM   

February 28, 2024  6PM – 8.30PM   

March 6, 2024    6PM – 8.30PM   

March 20, 2024  6PM – 8.30PM  

March 27, 2024  6PM – 9.00 PM  

PD DAY CAMPs

2023-2024

DATE: April 2023 – June 2024 

CALENDARS: (2022 -2023)  (2023-2024)

TIME: 8:30 – 4:00 pm

LOCATION: YMCA – Cor Van Raay

COST: $50/day

DESCRIPTION: 

Not sure what to do for childcare when your child’s school is out for a PD Day, winter break or reading week? We have you covered! Day camp activities include arts & crafts, puppetry, acting and blocking, skits, videos/infomercials and so much more!

All PD Day Camps qualify for a childcare receipt for income tax purposes.

Fall classes

DATE: October 2 – December 7, 2023

DAYS: Musical Theatre – Tuesdays

               Theatre Class – Thursdays

TIME: 5:15 – 6:15 pm, ages 6 -8

               6:30 – 7:30 pm, ages 9 -12

               7:45 – 9:00 pm, ages 13 -18

LOCATION: YMCA – Cor Van Raay

COST: Ages 6-8 – $120

               Ages   9+ – $150

DESCRIPTION: 

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

Winter classes

DATE: February 5 – April 12, 2024

DAYS: Musical Theatre – Tuesdays

               Theatre Class – Thursdays

TIME: 5:15 – 6:15 pm, ages 6 -8

               6:30 – 7:30 pm, ages 9 -12

               7:45 – 9:00 pm, ages 13 -18

LOCATION: YMCA – Cor Van Raay

COST: Ages 6-8 – $120

               Ages   9+ – $150

DESCRIPTION: 

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

SUMMER CAMP

We are going to kick off the season with our weeklong themed Summer Drama Camp Programs for ages 6 to 18 years old, starting July 3 and running all the way till August 25!

 5 full days of Theatre Camps located at the YMCA Cor Van Raay, with plenty of options to accommodate all interests and ages.

DATE:

July 3 – 7 – Musical Theatre Camp (Ages 6-8)

July 10 – 14 – Musical Theatre Camp (Ages 9-12)

July 17 – 21 – Disney Theatre Camp (Ages 6-8)

July 24 – 28 – Murder Mystery Camp (Ages 9-12)

July 31 – Aug 4 – Musical Theatre Camp (Ages 13-18)

Aug 7 – 11 – Intro to Improv (Ages 13-18)

Aug 14 – 18 – Intro to Improv (Ages 9-12)

Aug 21 – 25 – Musical Theatre Camp (Ages 6-8)

 

AVAILABLE SUBSIDY

CITY OF LETHBRIDGE FEE ASSISTANCE

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.

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Sometimes, families need financial assistance to get their kids into a sport or physical activity. We’re committed to helping all families access a range of activities, from boxing to bowling and skating to skiing, and more.

MEET THE Education TEAM

 

ANASTASIA SICEAC

Education Coordinator/Educator

Anastasia Siceac is a graduate from the University of Lethbridge with a BFA in Dramatic Arts.
She started her drama degree back in Moldova before moving to Lethbridge in 2016 to complete
her education and collaborate with many incredible artists and creators. Her passions include theatre, collaborative creation, dance, film, and clowning. Anastasia has had the opportunity to act, direct, and stage manage a variety of shows within the Lethbridge community, and currently works as New West Theatre’s Education Coordinator and theatre classes teacher. She loves watching young talents grow and helping them discover the beautiful theatre world!

Danielle bernardin

Educator – Musical Theatre

Danielle Bernardin was born and raised in Calgary, AB and has been involved with the theatre community for most of her life. She is a graduate of the Randolph College of Performing Arts and holds a diploma in Musical Theatre Triple Threat Performance. She is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Fine Arts- Dramatic Arts and Bachelor of Education-Drama Education program at the University of Lethbridge working towards a career that balances her two passions: theatre and education. Danielle has been fortunate enough to perform and direct theatre productions across many provinces and has spent the last two years as the Musical Theatre Instructor and a Summer Camp Leader for New West Theatre. Danielle is thrilled to be creating meaningful and intentional art with the wonderful youth of Lethbridge and beyond! When she isn’t teaching, you can find her curled up with a good book and cuddling with her two cats, Almond and Walnut.

 

ALEX DODD

Educator 

 

DAVID GABERT

Educator – Improv

David Gabert is a Lethbridge based improviser, performer, mental health advocate and father. Begining with his first improv show in Lethbridge with the Univeristy of Lethbridge Improv Club in 2006, David has been honing his craft ever since, through nearly two decades of shows, murder mysteries, workshops and classes. Currently overseeing ImpromptOu, the improv wing of Theatre Outré, David organizes and performs in many of their shows, including Drunk Improv, Gomorrah, and his personal favorite, No Way Out. He has also had the pleasure of performing with Dirty Laundry (Calgary), Playgoers (Lethbridge) and the Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society. He believes that improv is not only a performance skills, but one that can be used in our daily lives, both to thrive in the fast paced world that we live in, and take some of the stress off at the same time.

Sheri Becker

Executive Director

After graduating with a diploma in Business Administration in Calgary, Sheri Becker developed a keen interest in the Arts. She ventured into various fields such as entrepreneurship, photography, financial planning, business advising, and establishing administration processes and structures for artists and business owners. Her love for the Arts has only intensified over time, and she currently serves as the Executive Director for New West Theatre.

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