Mite Classes

Dartmouth Players and The Crichton Centre are pleased and honoured to have MITE (Meaningful, Intelligent Theatrical Entertainment) offering youth and adult classes this fall. Director of MITE, Janice Cruddas, has taught theatre to youth since 2004; her goals since that time have been to provide meaningful, joyful and financially accessible experiences for her participants.

Dartmouth Players and The Crichton Centre are pleased to have MITE Theatre offering youth and adult classes in the studio again this fall!  Registration is on now and space is limited.  For more information, check the MITE site: sites.google.com/site/mitetheatrens/home

IN OUR 2021/2022 SEASON…

Come join our community of learners as we develop focus, flexibility, confidence, creativity, critical thinking, memorization, musicality, teamwork and social skills while having FUN!

Here’s what’s in store for youth aged 6 and up AND adults on Mondays, Tuesdays AND Saturdays…
(full class descriptions below)

MONDAY MITE
September 27th – December 6th
(10 weeks, no class on October 11th)
NIGHT MITE
(Tuesday evening classes for adults)
September 28th – December 7th
(10 weeks)
SET THE STAGE SATURDAYS
September 25th – December 4th
(10 weeks, no class on October 9th)
MITE Ignite: Games, Stories and Movement  
(ages 6-9)
9:55 – 10:40 a.m.

(7.5 hrs total)
$75
 MITE Lite

6:45 – 7:55 p.m.
$75
  MITE Stage Right: Theatre Games and Scenes
(ages 9-12) 
10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
(12.5 hrs. total)
$115
*recorded showcase (see below)*
MITE Stage Right: Theatre Games
and Scenes
(ages 9-12)
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (12.5 hrs total)
$110

*recorded showcase (see below)*
MITE Spotlight 4 Adults!
8:00 – 9:15 p.m.
$90
Movement MITE: Physical Theatre with Sherry Lee
(ages 7 – 12)
12:50 – 1:50 p.m. 
(10 hrs. total) 
$100
Movement MITE: Physical Theatre with Sherry Lee
(ages 7 – 12)
12:50 – 1:50 p.m. 

(10 hrs. total) 
$100
MITE Spotlight: Be Seen in Scenes
(ages 12 and up)
2:00 – 3:30
(15 hrs. total)
$135
*recorded showcase (see below)*
Made-Up MITE: Theatre Games
and Improv
(ages 12 and up)
2:00 – 3:00

(10 hrs. total)
$90

 
MITE Spotlight: Be Seen in Scenes
(ages 12 and up)
3:10 – 4:10
(10 hrs. total)
$95
*recorded showcase (see below)*
  
Take 2 classes,
$10 off each class
(excluding Movement MITE)
Take BOTH adult classes and pay $150Take 2 classes,
$10 off each class
(excluding Movement MITE)

For all classes, there is a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 10 participants, with the exception of MITE Ignite, ages 6-9 (see below)

Participants in showcase groups must come regularly, respect the team by coming to classes prepared with lines, and be attentive during meetings.

All virtual classes will be offered via the Zoom platform.

** For the Showcase groups, participants will perform together during their final class. This class will be recorded for either family or group viewing, depending on what the group decides.**

MITE follows provincial health guidelines and recommendations for COVID-19 safety. Depending on those guidelines, masking, physical distancing, and hand sanitizing will likely be required in our studio and waiting areas. MITE reserves the right to take classes online if guidelines change or if our instructors are feeling the need to do so for their health or for the health of the group.


MITE IGNITE!

Have fun with faces,  feelings and physicalization!
*for the virtual class only: minimum 6 participants, maximum 8


MITE Stage Right!

Zip, zap, zop your way through cool characters and stories!
*Showcase Class!


Made-Up MITE!

Do we love improv? Yes, and you will, too!
This class is just for fun, so come hang out with the team!


Movement MITE: Physical Theatre with Sherry Lee!

Join the wonderful Sherry Lee Hunter for mime, movement, and merriment!


MITE Spotlight!

Silly and serious scenes need actors to bring them to life.
BE that actor!
*Showcase class!


MITE Lite! (for adults)

Build your confidence, memory, and skill set through the wonder of structured theatre games, movement, and short scene creation! Joy and laughter await!

(FYI: though we may throw in a little improv every now and then, this is not an improv class!)


MITE Spotlight 4 Adults

https://sites.google.com/site/mitetheatrens/classes/miteatnightforadults/Spot%204.jpg

We had a BLAST in the fall of 2019, creating and touring our swing music radio show. This season’s mission, should you choose to accept it: to bring scenes from theatre classics like Arsenic and Old Lace, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Monty Python (eek!) to life!


GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT MITE’S PROGRAMS:

MITE’s performance based groups incorporate acting, movement, and/or singing.

To be a part of these groups, participants must come regularly, respect the team by coming to classes prepared with lines and lyrics, and be attentive during meetings.

If your child is not comfortable with rehearsing/at home practice/performing, OR if your schedule is such that your child will miss classes, please consider our Made-Up MITE group instead.

Auditions are NOT a part of MITE’s recreational programs; parts are assigned through a combination of observation of participants through the year and participants’ input about their comfort levels
with the various components of performance.

Sorry, if we don’t hear or see you in class, we can’t provide a refund.


Looking forward to another MITE-Y year!