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10 REASONS YOUR CHILD SHOULD TAKE IMPROVISATION CLASSES

1.They’ll become more self-confident. 2.They’ll wake up with a SMILE each SATURDAY morning. 3.They’ll be able to ‘hold their own’ with humourous comments when the school bully comes along. 4.They’ll get off their screens! 5.They’ll learn about saying “YES’ or ‘YES-ING’ ideas that come from others when they get out into the world. 6.Laughter can be…

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7-9 & 10-12 YEARS+ Our younger Pint-Size Players (PSP) start Creative Drama classes at age 7 years. Our unique approach engages the children in creating meaningful and original characters in a GROUP ensemble. Our last PSP group worked on characters in two small towns with a bridge linking everyone; with a ‘thing’ lurking beneath the…

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YTV Award for Comedy….

Yup. We won it when nobody thought kids and teens could be funny and entertaining. The sketch comedy that the young PLAYERS performed on stage at Second City back in the start of YSP’s first years as a theatre school gave rise to a great number of young people using their sense of humour and…

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Toronto’s Premiere Children & Teens Theatre School

The Yonge Street Players welcomes children and teens ages 6-17 years to our first trial class on Sat Sept 25th, 2010. Try one of our workshops and see if the pace and the chemistry…and the teaching is a good fit for your child or teen. Call Lisa to reserve a spot for this week or…

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Toronto children and teens theatre school shines

in their new T-shirts! Every Player will be able to feel great in their new YSP  T-shirt on the first day of classes. This year we decided that we’d hand out T-shirts and ask only one thing of our Players: To wear them with a smile! A smile will serve them well at school, at…

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The Buzz about YSP….

I just got off the phone with a parent who said that her daughter may want to try YSP because she was not eager to go back to her old theatre school from last year. ‘How sad’…I thought to myself and then said it out loud unexpectedly – “Why? What do you think happened to…

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Comedy, Acting, Drama – the stuff of politics

I will try NOT to get political in today’s POST and focus on the 23rd season of YSP classes that are fast approaching. But  will I say one thing…politicians running for Mayoral posts need to be aware and absolutely dead honest when it comes to caring about the ‘details’ when it comes to pontificating about providing a…

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At least injuries don’t come with Improv

So sorry to hear about the elbow injury of young baseball phenom Strasberg in the papers today. He deserves kudos for taking it on the chin and being positive about his recovery. I wish him all the best in his career. Makes me think about the liabilities surrounding Improvisation, Comedy and Acting classes like ours….there…

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Our Testimonials say it all!

I’m not one to brag. Hence , when asked to print some of our testimonials I naturaly feel a sense of unabashed pride with a dose of humility. Pride because I love doing what I do and I’m happy that my teaching style resonates with both Pint size and teen Players…And humility because I never take the…

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