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Professional Artist Development Workshops

As part of our ongoing dedication to the community of artists who make StoryBook their home, we have programmed workshops designed to support and elevate these artists and continue to push them to their growing edge.   These workshops will provide artists of varying levels of skill sets a chance to hone in on their craft and really work at their artform.

One of the most talked about differences between Calgary and other urban theatre centres is "opportunity".  Unlike cities like Vancouver and Toronto, Calgary has a smaller amount of opportunities for artists to audition repeatedly and get better at doing it.  In fact, most artists in Calgary find themselves auditioned once or twice a year compared to their contemporaries in the larger urban centres who are doing it weekly.

The PAD Workshops give Calgary artists a chance to work on their skillsets between opportunities and allow them to work safely without the pressure of trying to get THE job.

REGISTER FOR ALL 6 WORKSHOPS FOR $100
Have a guaranteed spot in ALL 6 Winter / Spring Workshops and get 2 workshops for FREE!

 

 

 

Single Class Rate: 

$25 per student per workshop. 

Register for individual workshops below.

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LEARN to LOVE DANCE CALLS

with Instructor TBD

Do you hate dance calls? 

 

Let’s change that.

 

Come join us for a mock-dance call where you can practice and learn how to ace your next dance call in a safe and supportive environment. 

CLASS TIME:

Monday, February 27

7:00pm to 9:00pm

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+,

20 participants per group

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CLOWNING

with Aaron Coates

Come find your inner clown in this 2hr clowning workshop! Learn about the power of play and vulnerability and how you can use clowning to enhance all of your artistic work.

Clown noses will be provided. 

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CLASS TIME:

Monday, March 13

7pm to 9pm

PRICE:

$29 per participant

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

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AFRICAN DANCE

with Wunmi Idowu

Improve strength, flexibility, coordination and control while experiencing the interaction between rhythm and motion by getting the whole body moving!

 

This class begins with a series of warm-ups and isolations to familiarize students with dynamic movement and prepare the body for choreography.

 

Participants can expect a variety of lively current African rhythms from Nigeria, Congo, Ghana and Ivory Coast. It's time to dance to the rhythms of the world!

CLASS TIME:

Monday, April 3

7:00pm to 9:00pm

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+,

20 participants per group

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INTRO TO FILM FOR THEATRE ACTORS

with Chantal Perron

 

Learn how to transfer your experience as a theatre actor to acting for film! This workshop will cover the differences between the theatre and film industries, as well as auditions and will include a practical exercise to get participants on their feet and practicing. 

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CLASS TIME:

Monday, May 1

6:00pm to 8:00pm

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

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DIALECT WORKSHOP

with David LeReany

Have you always wanted to switch easily between accents? Or are you an accent aficionado who wants to hone their skills? This is the workshop for you! 

In this workshop, participants will learn how to alter their voice for a variety of dialects and they will leave with a working knowledge of one dialect to take to their next audition. 

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CLASS TIME:

Monday, May 29

7:00pm to 9:00pm

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

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IMPROV TUNE-UP

with Instructor TBD

It's time to tune up those rusty improv skills! Whether it's been a while or you're looking for a place to practice your improv, join us to refine your existing improvisation skills and take away some new ones. 

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CLASS TIME:

Monday, June 12

7:00pm to 9:00pm

AGE & CLASS SIZE:

ages 16+

25 participants

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