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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    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 4 to 14 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $98
    daycampprogramclasscoed 98 4-14 1The Elms, TorontoYork Mills, TorontoBurlingtonGuelphHamiltonLondonMississaugaOakvilleRichmond HillWaterlooWhitbyOntarioEtobicoke, North-York
    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 $350
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    Camp Can-Aqua   
    A traditional camp with diverse programming & exceptional instruction, we believe in teaching kids compromise, patients & empathy. Fun is a given. Through thoughtful & individualized programming, our campers thrive here.

    Haliburton Highlands; Oakville; Ottawa
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $2,565
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    Shepherd Private Coaching   
    Fall Classes in Performing Arts: structured training in drama, voice, and dance. Participants will explore, learn, and grow as performers in our group classes, and experience attention to detail in our private lessons.

    Burlington
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 99 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $20
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    Studio PAVAS   
    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 $295
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    CBY Music & Performing Arts   
    CBY Music & Performing Arts is Waterdown's number 1 performing arts academy, with programs running 7 days a week across multiple disciplines that seek to enrich, inspire and encourage young people from ages 4-17.

    Hamilton
    Arts: Performing Arts (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $120
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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 $285
    overnightcampcoedallgirls2857-182Thetis IslandVancouverBritish Columbia
    Camp Nominingue   
    An English boys' camp in Quebec, 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 summer adventure begins!

    Mont-Tremblant
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 7 to 16 ( Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $975
    overnightcampallboys9757-163Mont-TremblantOnlineQuebec
    InterVarsity Circle Square Ranch Big Clear Lake   
    Circle Square Ranch is a life changing Christian summer camp for youth ages 6-17. We offer a wide range of activities including horseback riding, water sports and climbing. Your summer adventure with friends starts here!

    Hamilton; Huntsville; Land O' Lakes Tourist Region
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 17 (Coed, Girls)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $599
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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
    overnightcampcoed6005-167LeamingtonLondonPort SevernOntario
    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 $175
    programclassvirtualprogramcoed1757-148Don Mills, TorontoMarkhamMississaugaOnlineOntarioNorth-York
    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
    daycampovernightcampcoed9407-169Haliburton HighlandsOntario
    Queen’s University Enrichment Studies Unit   
    Queen's ESU delivers industry-leading virtual and in-person academic University Experience programs for Elementary and Secondary school students.

    Kingston
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 10 to 17 (Coed)
    • Virtual Program
    • from $219
    virtualprogramcoed21910-1711KingstonOnlineOntario
    Code-it Hacks   
    Blend of 5 flavors in our Kids Coding & Robotics Camp in Toronto! Learn to Code, Learn to build: Robotics & Circuits, Outdoor play:Logic Games & a field trip to a tech company! Never a dull moment in our camps & programs

    Bloor West Village, Toronto; High Park, Toronto
    Computer (multi)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp
    • from $250
    daycampcoed2505-1713Bloor West Village, TorontoHigh Park, TorontoOnlineOntarioWest-End
    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 $250
    virtualprogramcoed2505-1314Forest Hill, TorontoKingsway Park, TorontoLansing , TorontoCambridgeGuelphHamiltonKitchenerLondonWaterlooOnlineOntarioEtobicoke, Midtown, North-York
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario   
    InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Ontario is a Christian Summer Camp and Outdoor Education & Retreat Centre located in Ontario, offering programs for children, youth, and students.

    Huntsville
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 5 to 17 (Coed, Girls, Boys)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $495
    overnightcampcoedallgirlsallboys4955-1715HuntsvilleOntario
    Canadian Contemporary School of Art   
    A contemporary art school that teaches skills and methods to inspire artistic expression for all ages. We offer painting, fashion design, filmmaking, animation, sculpting, architecture and more!

    Leaside, Toronto
    Arts: Visual Arts (multi)
    • Ages 1 to 17 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Virtual Program, Program
    • from $40
    daycampvirtualprogramprogramclasscoed401-1716Leaside, TorontoOnlineOntarioEast-York
    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.

    Minden
    Traditional (multi activity)
    • Ages 6 to 16 (Coed)
    • Overnight Camp
    • from $3,290
    overnightcampcoed32906-1617MindenOnlineOntario
    Oxford Learning High Park   
    Oxford means a personalized learning experience for your child. Veriety of programs for the students of all ages. Learning takes a fun turn. Our students are excited to learn!

    Bloor West Village, Toronto
    Education (multi)
    • Ages 4 to 12 (Coed)
    • Day Camp, Program
    • from $100
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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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