We’re feeling the love….HONESTLY, we are!

Over the past few weeks, we have had some adventures at RTC!  Bring nearly 50 kids and their directors and volunteers together each Saturday, and of course you have some excitement!

Here’s just a little bit of us feeling the RTC love – such as the day that we surprised Kerri with a housewarming party for her new apartment!

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Who else is getting loved on?  Why, the JUNIORS, of course!  Gearing up for their production of A Salute to Peanuts next week, they got a little help in EMOTING from their “adoptive” parents in the Senior group, and had some time to work with them for some of their music, as well.  And every week, without fail, their directors are there guiding them through their play and helping them get it stage-ready!

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And then there was this weekend.  Now, I recognise that you may look at these pictures and feel a little dubious.

Are these kids just monkeying around?

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Well, yes, and no. They’re certainly learning and enjoying something one of our guest instructors, Cassidy, called the “Baby Monkey Carry,” along with a variety of lifts, carries, and moves. Cassidy is a fourth year drama student from the University of Windsor who came in to teach Stage Contact to our students on December 5th. The kids LOVE their workshop Saturdays, and this one was no different.  Baby Monkey Carries, Zombie falls, carries, flips, barrel rolls and more – learning to move, and to work with each other safely and effectively for dynamic and dramatic movement is something that’s going to come into play a lot with Aladdin and the Arabian Nights.

While Cassidy was working with one group, fellow drama student Kathleen was working with them on stage combat.  Now, as much as our students love each other, they really loved beating each other up!  But it’s all okay, because as Kathleen told them, “Actors don’t bleed!”  They’re getting better and better at faking it, though, and having a riot with it!

Huge thanks to Cassidy and Kathleen for joining us this past weekend to teach so much with so much energy and spirit!

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