HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORKS
OCT LIVE ONLINE
Acting Classes for Children and Youth, Ages 4 - 18
WHETHER WE ARE LIVE ON ONLINE, WE TEACH SKILLS THAT LAST A LIFETIME.
Because this is new for all of us, there are a few things we’d like you to know about our online studios. We are trying, as best as possible, to re-create the teaching/learning experience as if we were all together in a physical space. With that in mind here are some of the things we are doing and a few things we are asking families to do if possible:
When you register, we send you a page of tips for how to se up your home studio, so that you can best prepare your space for your child's class.
SAFETY: Our instructors have been teaching theatre on Zoom and other video conferencing platforms since April, and we have been developing our best practices. When you register, we send you a document of OCT Guidelines for Working Digitally. These guidelines concern privacy, photos and recording.
IN THE STUDIO: We encourage the students to be prepared to use all their actor’s tools (Mind, Body, Voice, Ensemble). Just as in an on site studio class, students should wear comfortable, but appropriate clothing, as with any class. No gum chewing is allowed during class times, and students will be asked to turn off all cell phones (unless they are using one to take the class!). There is sometimes a short break halfway through class students may want to have access to a small snack and a water bottle.
WAITING ROOM FEATURE: Instructors are using the waiting room feature that is available on zoom. This means if you show up to a zoom class early you will not see your instructor right away. You may have to wait several minutes before the instructor admits you into the class. Think of it as waiting out in the hall until the room is ready.
We may be online, but we are doing everything we can to ensure that your child's experience is as similar as possible to a regular drama class. Please feel free to ask us any questions.
The Ottawa Children's Theatre is the area representative for Trinity College, London, and our students have been recognized internationally for their achievements.