Team Improv

Taught by David Lee Rock, these 90 minute weekly courses teach students short form improv comedy in a fun, friendly and safe environment. Designed for 3rd graders and up, these workshops give a foundation in improvisational theatre. Improv I introduces basic techniques for maintaining focus and mental agility. Improv II expands on techniques to include characterization and maintaining storyline. Each workshop culminates in a live performance. Upon completion of Improv III, students, fully prepared, compete with the Improv Performance Team. Learning Improv helps to improve self-esteem, confidence under pressure, collaboration, problem solving, IMAGINATION and much more.

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Dates and Times

Classes begin Sept. 8, 12-1:30pm

Final Performance Oct. 27 at 5pm (call 4pm)

We hold this class at TBA


Students must take classes in sequential order.


$150 per child per workshop2

Hours of Instruction - 12.5hrs

Total Workshop Time - 10.5hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 2hrs

Students will learn...

  • Heightened listening, focus, commitment, and teamwork skills
  • Mime and space work
  • Storytelling and public speaking

Extra Expenses

Family and friends are invited to participate in the Final Performance for $10.00 per admission.

Creative Dramatics

Taught by Guinevere PH Dethlefson, this fun and stimulating class is sure to build confidence and support cognitive development all the while teaching theatre fundamentals. With weekly themes, props & costumes and favorite stories come to life, this class is the perfect introduction to the theatre.

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Dates and Times

Class begins when enrollment exceeds four students.

One hour each week.

Final Performance



We hold class at The Empty Space.


No auditions take place in this class.

Total Workshop Time - 6hrs 30mins

Hours of Instruction - 6hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 30min

Students will learn...

  • Proper theatre behavior
  • Successful listening skills
  • Theatre Games

Extra Expenses

Family and friends are invited to attend the final performance for a flat admission price of $5.


$125 per child2

After School Theatre Workshop

With Fall and Spring Workshops available, these classes meet after school allowing students to improve their acting craft and expand their creative horizon! Through the use of exercises in pantomime, improvisation, voice/diction work, scene work, character analysis, students gain a solid foundation of theatre fundamentals.

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Dates and Times

Class begins Oct. 16

Class meets at 4pm-6pm T and TH through Dec. 20 and 4pm - 6pm

There will be no class during Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks

Tech Week Schedule: 4pm - 6:30pm, M - F, Jan. 7 - 18

Additional fight choreography rehearsals will also be offered over the course of the workshop

    Final Performances
  • Saturday Jan. 19 at 7pm
  • Sunday Jan. 20 at 1pm


We hold Tuesday classes at The Empty Space1

We hold Thursday classes at Mesh Cowork1 Ste. 5


All students will audition for all roles.



Total Workshop Time - 56hrs

Hours of Instruction - 56hrs

Performance Time (incl. call) - 10hrs

Students will learn...

  • Voice work and proper diction
  • Audition and acting techniques
  • Stage combat and fight choreography
  • Character and script analysis

Extra Expenses

Family and friends are invited to attend final performances at The Empty Space.1

Admission price is $15 for adults and $5 for children under 18. Each enrolled student will receive one (1) complimentary adult admission.

*15% sibling discount and scholarships available.

Please make a deposit to hold your student's spot!

  1. Workshop and Performance venue subject to change.
  2. Sibling discount is automatically calculated when adding duplicate items to your cart.
  3. At Tonicism we believe theatre is a discipline: a craft brought forth with hard work and passion. In order to learn and have the most fun while in class and on-stage, it is imperative that students practice techniques and assignments learned in class at home every day. There will be homework after every class.  In general, homework should take around 10 - 30 minutes to complete. We want every actor to shine onstage and always know that they have put their best into every performance!
  4. Adult complimentary admission not available for opening night or closing performances.