Advice to Parents...
Theatre does not need to cost a lot or at all
Keep your child well rounded - ensure child has opportunity for sport, play, music, travel, school, and chores
Insist on professionalism, time management skills and a consist rehearsal schedule. Long or many rehearsals do not make better actors.
What is the Artistic director's vision? Everything comes down from the top. What are the principles behind the teaching methods employed in the studio? What are the goals of the studio? As the Creative Director, Marcia Arpin has spent 25 years as a registered Early Childhood Educator. Her rehearsals are designed to capture the individual needs of each actor while teaching theatre skills.
In partnership with her team, the goal of All the DAZE Productions is to help youth develop a love for theatre and a self-confidence that lasts them for a lifetime.
The overall environment of a studio is key to your child's success. The rehearsal and performance space should be warm and inviting, as well as the staff. The studio should be clean and well-maintained. Children should be welcomed into a safe, well-ventilated space. Your child should be provided with adequate space and easy access to washroom facilities. Our rehearsal space is a bright and a spacious place to learn. Our studio also offers viewing times for parents and there is a comfortable waiting area which is used by parents and young siblings during class times. There are also plenty of off-street parking spaces.
Any production should be a satisfying, informative and a fun experience for the child and the families. For all children a chance to perform can be an important and exhilarating experience. Our productions are presented to an audience each season, giving our students the opportunity to perform publicly with family, friends and the community present. All aspects of the production are arranged by All the DAZE Productions with minimal parent volunteerism required
How are classes divided--by age or technical ability? Division by age means that the class is composed of students with different degrees of ability. If the class has fewer students in it each child will receive more personalized attention, learn more and have more fun. With younger students it is easier for a teacher to maintain control over the class and make sure each student understands the concepts and instructions. We know class size is extremely important. Our classes are divided by both age and technical ability. Our smaller class sizes make sure that no fundamental concepts are being missed. Our smaller class size also allows teachers to ensure that students are not developing bad habits or improper technique, but rather getting the attention they require
Every rehearsal should be organized, encouraging, and nurturing. Just as all studios are not alike, neither are all instructors. Your choice of instructor is crucial to your child's future success. Bad habits learned at a young age are extremely hard to break. Make a point to check the instructor’s qualifications and experience with children.