Acting classes

Learn to act for film, television, and the stage!


Led by experienced acting coaches, classes listed here teach children all the fundamental and intermediate acting skills to grow their love of the performing arts. Below, find a list of programs specializing in acting training for film, TV, and the stage, followed by a second list of programs with some acting activities integrated into the curriculum. Information on how programs are conducted and what kids gain from these programs is discussed below the listings. Read more

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    Camp Laureate   
    A fun-filled summer camp featuring a blend of STEAM programs and traditional day camp activities including robotics, hiking, photography, painting, archery, sports, and more! Weekly themed special guests. Lunch included.

    Burlington
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $295
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    Glen Bernard Camp   
    A traditional overnight summer camp for girls offering wilderness adventure, sailing, swimming and lifesaving, arts and many other activities!

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $420
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    Studio PAVAS   
    Studio PAVAS day camps are fun filled days of Art, Music, Drama and Dance. Explore and expand your creativity and performing skills while making friends for life. Grow, Inspire, Belong.

    Mississauga
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 14 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $340
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    Great Big Theatre Company   
    Camps in your neighbourhood ! One-week sessions, performances every week. Our experienced, caring staff will introduce your kids to stage performance & guide them toward self-expression. A great confidence-builder !

    Throughout Ontario (12)
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 6 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $225
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    Block 8 Academy   
    Preschool Playfit, Rainbow of Music, French - Camps and Classes for 2.5 to 12 year olds - licensed as daycare so eligible for government subsidies while your kids receive the best in instruction. 2-11 hours per day.

    Port Moody
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $50
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    The Second City Training Centre   
    Second City's comedy camps are perfect for budding comedians & aspiring actors. Our camps will make them belly-laugh. Watch as improv inspires their creativity, builds self-confidence, and helps make lasting friendships!

    Harbourfront, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $190
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    Drayton Entertainment Youth Theatre Programs   
    Drayton Entertainment Youth Academy gives youth a chance to have fun, meet new friends, build life-skills and train in singing, movement & scene work.

    Northern Wellington County; Southern Huron County; Waterloo
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, PA Day
    • from $395
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    Randolph Kids Performing Arts   
    One-of-a-kind performing arts summer camps! Led by industry professionals who inspire creativity, skill building, and fun. Musical Theatre, Dance, Acting, Movies & Media, Singing & Songwriting for all ages and abilities.

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $375
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    Bravo Academy for the Performing Arts   
    Toronto’s leading Performing Arts School producing over 20 musicals annually. Offering in person and online classes in musical theatre, voice, piano, guitar, dance, acting, songwriting, camps and birthday parties!

    East York, Toronto; Lawrence Heights, Toronto
    Arts: Musical Theatre
    • Ages 4 to 21 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $200
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    Young People's Theatre/YPT   
    Led by our experienced faculty of professional artist educators, we’re offering a wide selection of classes for toddlers to teens.

    St Lawrence, Toronto
    Arts: Theatre Arts
    • Ages 4 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program, Virtual Program
    • from $109
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    ARTSies Youth Theatre Programs   
    ARTSies provides musical theatre classes, camps, and exciting performance opportunities for youth ages 5 through teens! There's no experience necessary to join our programs.

    White Haven, Toronto; Markham
    Arts: Musical Theatre
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $40
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    Programs offering acting as an activity
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
    One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.

    Thetis Island; Vancouver
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $350
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    Power of Words Academy   
    Enrichment Writing & Public Speaking Programs offered year round for kids 7-15. Select in-person classes (North York and Mississauga Campuses) or online classes (delivered using the Zoom platform and Google Classroom).

    Don Mills, Toronto; Markham; Mississauga
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 7 to 14 (Coed)
    • Program, Virtual Program
    • from $275
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    YMCA of Oakville   
    YMCA of Oakville Child and Youth Programs and Summer Day Camps are offered at several locations across the community with activities including swimming, day trips and more. Learn more!

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $200
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    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life-changing Christian summer camp for kids 6-16. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water activities and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $625
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    Brick Works Academy   
    The Best Technology summer camp in the region! Your children and friends are super excited about our Lego Robotics, Minecraft Computer Camp, Pokemon Designer, and YouTube camps! In-person and virtual programs available

    Throughout Ontario (11)
    Education: STEAM
    • Ages 5 to 13 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $199
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    Sidney Ledson Institute   
    Trad./Innovative: AM- Math, English, STEM (entrepreneurship, financial literacy, coding, python, web)/ PM- 2-week workshops:Art & Architecture, Animals & Archeology, Ancient Civilizations & Astronomy, and Magic & Mystery

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 2.5 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $435
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    YMCA of Southwestern Ontario Overnight Camps   
    The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario offers two amazing overnight camps for campers aged 5-16 - YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth (CQE) in Georgian Bay Islands National Park and YMCA Camp Henry in Point Pelee National Park.

    Leamington; London; Port Severn
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $600
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    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, Camp Nominingue offers the ultimate outdoor experience: living in a tent with the opportunity of going on wilderness canoe trips. It is the place where your son's summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1,134
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    Camp Qwanoes   
    Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.

    Vancouver Island
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $693
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patience & empathy. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,950
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    Appleby College Summer Programs   
    Located on our beautiful 60-acre lakeside campus in southwest Oakville, Appleby Summer Programs offer day camp, overnight (NEW) enrichment, leadership and credit program options for campers and students ages 4-17.

    Oakville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $550
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    YMCA Wanakita   
    A co-ed camp offering Overnight Kids Camp, Day Camp and year-round Family Camps. We offer leadership development, a wide range of activities, tripping, a sense of belonging and fun. Come have the time of your life!

    Haliburton Highlands
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $940
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    Gracefield Christian Camp   
    Come to camp at Gracefield! We offer exciting overnight camp programs for youth ages 7 to 17. Each week campers participate in a variety of activities and games suited to their age and interests.

    Gracefield
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $475
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    Camp Cherith - Lanark   
    A co-ed, interdenominational, skills-based Christian camp that promotes discovering Christ within the context of His creation and develops young leaders.

    Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 4 to 19 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp
    • from $139
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    Campfire Circle   
    Campfire Circle brings healing through happiness to kids and families affected by childhood cancer or serious illness through our in-hospital, community, and overnight camp programs, at no cost to families.

    Downtown West, Toronto; Parry Sound; Southern Niagara Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 1 to 18 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $1
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    Kandalore   
    Kandalore is one of the finest overnight camps in Canada, providing the best of both canoe tripping and in-camp activities. For over 75 years, Kandalore has given campers the chance to get to know and be themselves.

    Leslieville, Toronto; Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,595
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    Ross Creek Centre for the Arts   
    SummerArts combines the best of camp with the best of the arts! We offer great food, a full rec schedule, campfire, and a core of incredible arts programming, all set on a beautiful campus overlooking the Bay of Fundy.

    Canning
    Arts (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Overnight Camp, Program
    • from $345
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    Trio Danceworks   
    We offer recreational and intensive Summer Dance Camps at our Kanata dance studio. These camps are the best way to join our studio.

    Kanata
    Arts: Dance (multi)
    • Ages 2 to 99 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $178
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    Out to Play   
    Learning and connecting through play! A Forest and Nature School offering outdoor arts, storytelling, daily hikes and play in forests and meadows. Experienced educators. Easily accessed from downtown Ottawa and Kanata.

    Ottawa
    Adventure (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $360
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    COC Summer Music Camp   
    Create, Compose, Design, Perform! Explore music and the performing arts through our innovative and engaging Summer Music Camps held at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts!

    Bay Street Corridor, Toronto; East York, Toronto
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 6 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $395
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    Neighbour Note Music Camps & Lessons   
    Toronto's premier camps run by University Professors, TDSB Teachers, and extraordinary Musicians! (PhD, DMA). Our Rock Band camp instructor performed for over 10 000 people when his band opened for KISS in Mexico City!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 18 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $425
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    YMCA Camp Pine Crest   
    With 100+ years of overnight camping excellence, we provide programming for campers who want to gain independence, interact with nature, make friends , and develop leadership skills. Overnight canoe trips are a staple!

    Torrance
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $375
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    Oscar Peterson School of Music   
    The Oscar Peterson School of Music has March Break and Summer day camps for ages 4 to 18! Our camps include exploration musicals and singing, piano, band, and rock band, and a summer vocal program for teens!

    South Annex, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $500
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    Allegro Academy of Music   
    This Thornhill summer music camp offers daily music classes : MYC, Drama, Singing. Yoga and music kids games.

    Don Mills, Toronto
    Arts: Music (multi)
    • Ages 3 to 100 (Coed)
    • Program
    • from $25
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    Radiant Girls   
    All-Girls Leadership & Wellness events led by professional coaches, school teachers, & female leaders. Camps featuring Adventure, Arts, Horses, Spa, Fitness, Leadership, Business, Friendship & Emotional Intelligence

    Burlington; Guelph; King
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 8 to 16 ( Girls)
    • Overnight Camp, Day Camp, PA Day
    • from $179
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    Sparrow Lake Camp   
    Since 1912! Sparrow Lake Camp is a traditional Co-Ed Summer Camp where all are welcome, all are valued, and all belong. Overnight camps for kids 6-16, as well as our friends and family 'Holiday Camp' for all ages!

    Orillia
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $890
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    Three R's Academics   
    Boost your child's Mathematics, Reading and Writing skills. Programs are designed to engage children in a fun and active way through instruction, play and collaboration. One-t0-one support may also be available.

    Oakville
    Education: Academic/Tutoring (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 10 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $140
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    What do children learn in acting classes?

    Children of all ages and skill levels are welcomed in acting programs. Novice actors focus on the basics of performance, learning vocal techniques, stage or set movement, and the essentials of characterization. In more intermediate classes, kids are trained in improvisation, and audition preparation.

    General acting programs are available, but kids can also enroll in programs focused on comedy training, voice acting, and musical theatre (which combines acting with singing and dancing). All acting programs include final performances at sessions’ end—a stage play, musical or short film, depending on the program. In these, children audition for roles, given one that suits them.

    Children also have opportunities to explore jobs such as lighting, sounds, or prop and set design. Starting at $25 per class, acting programs are typically inexpensive, although more intensive, and more immersive, professional-oriented classes can rise above $500. Programs are coeducational and are offered both online and in-person.

    About advanced acting programs

    Children explore all possibilities of acting at advanced programs, as they learn how to act for film, television, and the stage. Programs may have students create recorded demo reels at the end of camp. In fact, some advanced acting programs include audition training and preparation in their curriculum.

    Advanced acting classes may also require auditions before enrollment. Children must prepare and deliver a scene or monologue in front of class instructors to gain placement in a program. Specific details are listed in the programs above, and you can sort through each program to find the right level for your child.

    Why enroll in acting class?

    Acting class gives young performers the opportunity to test their love of performance. Aside from learning to act, there are other benefits children find in these programs, including:

    • Enhance emotional intelligence. Through characterization work, children learn to recognize how an individual’s expressions, posture, and words reveal things about their feelings. Children gain empathy and enhance their emotional intelligence.
    • Boosted self-confidence. Emboldened by time on the stage at acting class, kids grow more confident in public speaking and in interpersonal skills.
    • Explore multiple genres. Kids aren’t limited to one specific genre of acting in programs, as they perform dramas, comedies, and musicals. Children flex their acting range and find their niche.
    • Work with professional equipment. Whether on stage or in front of the screen, kids work with professional-level costumes, set pieces, cameras, and more.
    • Choice between competitive and non-competitive acting programs is available for children. Competitive programs require auditions before enrollment and often take acting troupes to drama competitions. Non-competitive programs focus on acting for fun.
    • Age-appropriate instruction. Children work with age-appropriate scripts, costumes, and blocking on stage to prevent discomfort amongst drama teams.


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