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

2021 Fall Semester Update

Winter Semester 2022 Update

In-person delivery of MRU Conservatory Speech and Drama group classes resumes February 1!

We are committed to our students' health and safety and have numerous protocols, including distancing, masking, sanitizing, temperature checks, and modifications to our activities, in place for our group classes.  Current protocols at MRU include mandatory masking and proof of vaccination.   Please visit MRU Conservatory Covid Updates and Resources for current information. We are grateful for the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our students and their parents! 

Your dedication allowed us to conquer the challenges of the last two years – we couldn’t have done it without you, and we can’t wait so see you in person in February!



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 Irwin

Winter Semester registration for returning students begins November 22, 2021.

Public registration for the Winter Semester opens Monday, December 6, 2021.


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 (6-7yrs) 90497 Elizabet Thursday Sep. 30-Jan. 20 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. EA1068 $335
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 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
Act Up Speak Out (8-9 yrs) 30024 Arlene  Wednesdays  Feb. 2 - May 4 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. EA1070 $290
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 30033 Becky  Wednesdays  Feb. 2 - May 11 6:30 - 7:30 p.m EA1064 $290
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 30004 Elizabet Thursday Feb. 3 - May 12 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. EA1068 $290
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 30029 Arlene  Saturday Feb. 5 - May 14 9 - 10 a.m. EA1070 $290
Act Up Speak Out (6-7 yrs) 30485 Becky Sunday Feb. 6 - May 15 3:15 - 4:15 p.m. EA1064 $290



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


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