Speech Arts & Drama Group Classes
Composite of images from the May 2015 Speech Arts & Drama Young Shakespeare Company's production, William Shakespeare's STAR WARS.
Group classes are an excellent introduction to the Speech Arts and Drama program and provide a safe, supportive and creative atmosphere which allows both reluctant and eager performers to achieve their best.
Students learn to use their voices: to speak clearly, to be heard, and to speak with expression and energy. Confidence, a love of language and an appreciation for the art of speaking develop as students work in the program.
Our group programs are suited for children new to speech arts and drama, as well as those with experience. Our small class sizes (5-10 children) are designed to suit children of particular age ranges. Children may enter the program at any age, and will find the classes challenging and fun.
New to our Speech Arts & Drama program? Check out our guide to navigating Speech Arts & Drama, with answers to the most frequently asked questions about our classes.
NEW! Dramatic Speakers Tool Kit
Rhymes and Rhythms
NEW! Storybook Series
Act Up, Speak Out!
Public Speaking for Children and Teens
Enhanced speech and drama training and performance classes. An exciting opportunity for students to experience the enriched content of private-lesson study in the dynamic atmosphere of a group class. The achievement of excellence in personal performance goals is the aim of the Speechworks program.
MRU Conservatory Shakespeare Ensembles
Ye Olde Readers Theatre Company
Speech Arts & Drama for Homeschoolers
"We highly recommend the MRU Conservatory Speech Arts & Drama Program. For parents who want to see their child having fun while they develop confidence and the ability to clearly speak and present in front of one or 100 people this program is for you!" — M & W Copeland
"I believe deeply in the value of the Speech Arts & Drama Program at Mount Royal. My siblings and I participated... for 17 years. (We) benefited from the exposure to literature, the development of public speaking skills, and the tangible connection between practice and successful performance... . What wasn't anticipated was the self-assuredness, critical thinking skills, voracious appetite for reading, and the ability for eloquent, extemporaneous spoken expression we gained from our experiences... As diverse as our professional interests are, all of us draw on aspects of our speech education regularly..." — L.G. Field