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Drama Services offered through DramaWay

Registration is now open for DramaWay's Fall Arts Programs

Enrollment is limited. Register today! Register by August 6 to receive a $25 discount for enrolling in two programs or receive a $75 discount for enrolling in three or more programs.  

DramaWay's upcoming online inclusive Fall arts programs are available to youth and adults of all abilities with special needs. Beyond the usual creative arts offering, the newly revised programming
continues to meet the rising social and physical needs facing the community at this time.
 
Fall registration also includes two FREE programs at no additional cost; Move and Online Social for all those who enroll in at least one or more programs.
 
Key program benefits of Move & Online Social include:
Builds creativity
Develops social interaction
Encourages independence
Teaches life skills
Enhances self-esteem
Promotes physical activity

Join our friends at DramaWay for some summer arts fun - Register today!

(Day & Early Evening options are available)

2021 Online Summer Arts Program (Ages 14+)  

Online Wellness Program - FREE!

New 7-Week Wellness Program includes yoga, meditation, self-care, breath work and movement.

Dates: July 9, 16, 23, 30 & August 13, 20, 27, 2021 (August 6 off)

Day and Time: Fridays at 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

FREE upon registration to one or more of our Summer programs.

Online Shakespeare Evening Program

Actors will enjoy developing a performance piece in the course of 7-weeks, inspired by the works of Shakespeare to be showcased during the final week.

Dates: July 6, 13, 20, 27 & August 10, 17 & 24, 2021 (August 3 off)

Day and Time: Tuesdays at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $280 (+HST)

Online Multi-Arts Evening Program

Participants will enjoy exploring music, art, theatre and dance over 7-weeks. Emphasis will be placed on storytelling and developing personal pieces to showcase in the final week.

Dates: July 8, 15, 22, 29 & August 12, 19 & 26, 2021 (August 5 off)

Day and Time: Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $280 (+HST)

Online Theatre Evening Program

Performers will have the opportunity to focus and develop their acting skills over the course of 7-weeks. Emphasis will be placed on exploring different acting styles and techniques.

Dates: July 7, 14, 21, 28 & A ugust 11, 18 & 2 5, 2021 (August 4 off)

Day and Time: Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$280 (+HST)

Online Movement & Music Program - NEW!

Our brand new 4-Week Program explores how music moves us a nd how we move to music for 2 hours every Friday. Enjoy learning different styles of dance from tap to ballet, while also

singing and creating different styles of music from musical theatre to jazz.

Dates: August 6, 13 & 20 & 27, 2021

Day and Time: Fridays at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $160 (+HST)

Online Social Skills & Independent Living Program - NEW!

This new 4-Week Program focuses on the development of social skills w hile working towards independent living skills.

Dates: August 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2021

Day and Time: Mondays, 4:00p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $160 (+HST)

Online Multi Arts Day Program

Available during 3 separate weeks, this 5-Day Arts Program offers fun creative expression through theatre, dance and art activities that build communication skills, encourages the development of social skills and enhances self-esteem.

Dates: July 12-16, 2021, July 19-23, 2021, July 26-30, 2021

Access Online: ZOOM link to be forwarded upon registration.

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Cost: $235 (+HST) per week *Enrol in all 3 Day Programs to receive $50 Discount.

Daily Schedule (including Breaks): 10:00-11:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., 1:15-2:15 p.m., 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Attendees must be able to participate in a group setting, follow directions and attend to task. A short pre-group video assessment to determine suitability for the program may be required.

All dates are subject to change. Early Bird Registration discount of $25 if enrolled before May 1st. Registration discount of $25 if enrolled in two or more programs. DSAT community members may be eligible to receive a one-time discount of 21% of the fees up to a maximum of

$100. [Contact DSAT directly for details]

Space is limited.

Drama helps children make sense of their lives and offers a safe medium through which they can explore their emotions. Drama can be used to

  • reinforce safety concepts
  • develop social skills
  • improve communication
  • increase self-esteem

As a complementary service, drama supports the achievement of measureable goals as identified by the client and the therapy team. Drama is delivered exclusively in a group setting on a fee-for-service basis. Group sessions include scripted activities, improvisation and role plays in order to meet the needs of an individual client. The Drama Facilitator may be available to co-lead therapy groups with speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, behaviour consultants and music therapists. 

All Drama Services are offered by DramaWay. View this video from DramaWay about the ErinoakKids Drama Program. 

There are two streams within our Drama Program here at ErinoakKids; Theatre Arts & DramaWorks Mississauga Group (previously ErinoakKids Players).

The Theatre Arts Group is process oriented program that typically runs during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms. Our Theatre Arts Group is geared and modified for all abilities for clients ages 8 to 18.  Those enrolled in our Theatre Arts Group will engage in a wide range of introductory drama activities and theatre exercises culminating in a small Open Class presentation for family and friends at the end of the term.  Those enrolled in our DramaWorks Mississauga Group (previously ErinoakKids Players), take part in a year-long program from September to spring which focuses on taking part in a full-length production which is showcased in the spring term.

Referrals

Children may be referred for Drama Services if:

  • their age is within the age range mandate of their specific service stream
  • their therapeutic goals can be addressed through a drama program, and
  • they are unable to participate in community drama programs

Drama is offered to children in order to support development related to:

  • Expressive and receptive language skills
  • Life skills
  • Self confidence
  • Expression of feelings
  • Comfort in a group setting
  • Social skills

A child/youth must be receiving at least one service through ErinoakKids in order to access this program.

Check out these videos on YouTube about drama and music at ErinoakKids: