• A group of children singing and dancing.
    Act Up, Speak Out
    For ages 6 - 9

2021 Fall Semester Update

In-person delivery of MRU Conservatory Speech and Drama group classes is paused due to concerns related to COVID-19. 

Our fall semester classes will begin as scheduled, online.

In light of the escalating number of COVID-19 cases in our community and our desire to protect the health and safety of our students, we have made the decision to launch our fall semester online.  We are committed to resuming in-person instruction as soon as possible and anticipate that this is a temporary measure.  We appreciate the feedback provided by parents and share your concerns. 

The relaunch of in-person classes will be reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the semester, with Thanksgiving as our first target.  We will not make a return to campus until we can do so with confidence.


Children have fun, build confidence, and discover the power of the voice and the pleasure of language and literature in the creative, dynamic atmosphere of our Act Up Speak Out program.

Imagination and creativity take centre stage as students explore a variety of contemporary and classic literature through creative drama, improvisation, storytelling, and group performance. The collaborative, encouraging atmosphere is great for reluctant children and soon-to-be stars alike!

Act Up Speak Out classes are offered for 6-7-year-olds and 8-9-year-olds in one-hour weekly lessons.

Students enrolling in the fall semester are encouraged to develop their skills in the winter semester — we offer priority registration to continuing students. New students are welcome to enroll in the winter semester, space permitting.

This course has 14 classes in fall semester, 12 classes in winter semester

Instructors: Becky Richards, Cheryl VandergraafElizabet RajchelArlene IrwinRegistration for returning students begins May 24th.  For students new to the Speech Arts program registration opens June 7th.


Course CRN Instructor Day Date  Time Room Fee
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 90494 Arlene Saturday Sep. 25 - Jan. 22 9 - 10 a.m. EA1070 $335
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 90495 Becky Sunday Sep. 26 - Jan. 23 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. EA1064 $335
Act Up Speak Out (6-7) 90497 Elizabet Thursday Sep. 30 - Jan. 20 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. EA1068 $335
Act Up Speak Out (6-7) 90499 Becky Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. EA1068 $335
Act Up Speak Out (8-9 yrs) 90498 Arlene Wednesday Oct. 6 - Jan. 19 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. EA1070 $335



For new students, you will need create a log in ID and PIN

For existing students, you can log in directly through the "Register Now" button. 


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