Spring Acting Classes for ages 13-17

Spring Acting/Theatre Arts Classes in Calgary for Teens ages 13-17

Dear Drama Queens, Kings and Royal Families,

In response to schools and Community Centres closing and the continuation of COVID-19 spread, it is with a heavy heart that I am cancelling the Spring Drama/Acting Classes. This load is lightened only to know that I am doing my part towards reducing the risk of exposure throughout the community, city and beyond.

These are uncertain and trying times and I remain hopeful that some change may be positive. While we take this brief pause at Theatre A Go-Go, take the time to imagine, explore, express and play. I look forward to the days when we can gather together again to experience and celebrate the Theatre arts.

Please stay connected by joining our email list HERE. There, I will continue to monitor the situation and communicate any changes that may impact Programs.

In the meantime, take care of each other with much Love, Light n Laughter.

Artistically yours, Tanya 

And spring arose on the garden fair,
Like the Spirit of Love felt everywhere;
and each flower and herb on Earth’s dark breast
rose from the dreams of its wintry rest. ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley

As each season sets the stage for the next; nature is very skilled and accepting of the “what is” and using it to unfold the “what can be.”

As the earth reawakens from her slumber, and explodes with new life, our lives transform to ideas of rejuvenation, renewal, and regrowth. As spring is the time of growth it can be symbolic of starting new projects, sewing new seeds and coming forth with new ideas.         

Theatre A Go-Go offers the tools to write the chapter of new beginnings as active participants express themselves with confidence through Acting Classes. As we transition in to this season of “What can be", register your loved one(s) and be refreshed as they meet new friends and have fun while gaining confidence in physical, emotional and verbal literacy!

This spring at Theatre A Go-Go, it’s all about the new beginnings, believing in yourself, and the world of The Commedia dell’Arte. Whether your loved one/s want to expand their expressive powers, or explore the Theatrical world of The Commedia, we have the Acting Classes to suit your fancy!     

Register today and fling into spring with Theatre A Go-Go’s Acting Classes; where the Early Birds get the discount! Early Bird discount ends on Wednesday Mar. 18 @ 6:00pm. Save $$ by registering today.


WHO: Ages 13-17

WHAT: THE ART OF THE COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE - Imagine the market places of Italy in the 1520’s where Zanni characters wearing half masks improvised and dominated European Theatre. The Commedia dell’Arte has been and always will be the first of the arts of the theatre. Nowadays we draw from its history to maintain its presence in modern Physical Theatre and Improvisation. Players will explore the basic techniques actors use in creating Commedia dell’ Arte: Improvisation, Slapstick Comedy, status, and Masked Characterization. Discover the walks, gestures and voices of 6 of the stock characters. Expressing one of the characters and using a plot outline, players will improvise a Scenario with a partner. Discover why Commedia dell’Arte is one of the most important sources of storytelling, Comedy and Physical Theatre styles. Understand why physical humour is such an important tool for communication, for either on or offstage. On the last day of Classes, players will present their Commedia Scenario for friends, family and anyone who would like to see how we play.

WHEN: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm from Apr. 1 - June 17, 2020 (No Class Apr. 8 & from 5:30-9:00pm on June 17)

INVESTMENT: Discount= $260/player if registered by March 18 and for members of the same family

Regular = $290/player

Investment includes: 11 classes x 2 hours/class plus 1.5 hours for dress rehearsal and performance at the end of the program = 23.5 hours. (Costumes, Masks, props and set supplied by Theatre A Go-Go)

Payment: Payment information located on registration form. *Please note that if you pay with Credit Card, you will be charged an extra $10 service fee, per registration.*

Registration closes Friday March 27, 2020.

WHERE: At the Parkdale Community Centre (3512 - 5 Ave. N.W.)

WHY: To Give the Gift of new learning experiences that incite laughter and an eagerness to grow.


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Acting Classes for Youth and Teens in Calgary

Commedia dell' Arte - a physical style of improvised theatre with masked Characters.