Stage 2 Programs
For youth in grades 2-8
Stage 2 Skill Builders and Stage 2 Junior Broadway are perfect complements! They are designed to work together to give students a well-rounded and full music theatre learning experience. They can certainly be taken separately, but we encourage parents to consider both Stage 2 programs in tandem! Skill Builders focuses on building talented and prepared performers, ready for any theatrical challenge, while Broadway focuses on giving students the chance to engage with a full Broadway Junior show on Theatre Ancaster's main stage, putting those talents and skills learned to work.
COVID-19 UPDATE December 7, 2020
Stage 2: Skillbuilders and Jr. Broadway: The programs are cancelled for the Spring 2021 session.
Stage 2: Skill Builders
Skill Builders is a program that seeks to build up students in grades 2-8 in several different aspects of performance, no matter their skill or training level. A strong focus on building students up as singers, actors, and dancers helps prepare for a performance at the end of the session. The focus in this program is individual skill work to help our students grow as strong performers.
Fall Session 2020 - CANCELLED
Spring 2021 - CANCELLED
Time: Saturdays, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dates: February 6 - May 8, 2021
Dress rehearsal: Friday, May 7 (6:30 - 8:30 pm)
Performance date: Saturday, May 8 (1:00 pm and 4:00 pm)
If a student needs to withdraw from the program for any reason, 100% of the registration fee will be refunded before the beginning of the program. 75% of the registration fee will be refunded after the first week of classes. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded after the second week of classes. No refunds will be issued after 4 weeks of classes. All refunds are subject to a $20 administration fee.
Danielle Viola, Program Director
Danielle is excited to be leading our Skill Builders team this year as the program continues to grow! She has been directing children’s productions for 9 years and loves every minute. She competitively danced for 15 years in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Musical Theatre, completing exams in both Jazz and Tap. She has studied in voice, piano and theory with completed Royal Conservatory exams for voice. She has performed in multiple productions within the GTA recently Guards Guards (Ancaster) Cabaret (Burlington) and The Wiz (Ancaster). She choreographed Once on this Island Jr. and 13 The Musical. Recently Danielle was the musical director and choreographer for the production of Little Shop of Horrors and Director for The Who’s: Tommy for the Brock University Musical Theatre, as well as Co-Directing and Vocal Director for Annie JR. Currently she teaches voice and piano at her own private studio and owns her own theatre company, Curtain Call Performing Arts in the Binbrook/Stoney Creek area.
Stage 2: Junior Broadway
A program for students in grades 5-8, Junior Broadway’s focus is helping students learn and grow, while building a full Broadway Junior musical that is performed on the Theatre Ancaster main stage. This program’s focus is allowing students an opportunity to enjoy showing off what they have learned with their friends in a larger performance.
Due to a high number of registrations, admittance to the Stage 2 Junior Broadway program is by application.
Theresa Noon-Hunter, Program Director
Theresa is thrilled to be our Director of the Stage 2: Junior Broadway Program! Having years of educational theatre behind her, such as touring with 2PEP and Playful Notions, Theresa has also worked as an Artist in the Classroom with the Hamilton Catholic District School Board. She is the Artistic Director and Founder of There's A Production. Holding her B.F.A Special Honours in Acting from York University, she has appeared on stage and screen across North America and Europe.
Meet some more of our amazing Youth Program Staff - they are all stars in our eyes!