Welcome to a new approach to education! Sparx Studio is an all-inclusive educational based acting studio that teaches children significant social-emotional skills that are often prioritized below academics in today's schools. Our studio is motivated to make a positive change and help decrease the growing number of youth mental health issues. Our Sparx students learn fundamental coping techniques for how to deal with invaluable life skills, such as how to deal with bullying, anxiety and public safety. Every Sparx program is cleverly designed so that your child will have a ton of fun and not even realize that they are learning! Our programs include: After School & Weekend classes, PA Days, Summer & March Break Camps, Group Programs (such as Girl Guides and Scouts) and In-School Workshops & Programs.
Our goal is to not only teach children, but to inspire them to reach their potential. At Sparx, our acting classes are designed to make each child to feel special and embrace their individual strengths. We thrive on creating a mentoring relationship with each child by using positive reinforcement and encouragement all within a structured and play-based learning environment. We encourage all personality types to sign up!
Sparx expands upon learning objectives used in Ontario's curriculum and integrates it within popular and fun acting activities. The lessons are structured strategically by using similar teaching methods used in today's classrooms. Each class will have specific learning goals for the kids to achieve and the content in each lesson will support that. All children are welcome and no acting experience is necessary. Please take a look through our site to learn more!
Sparx Studio's programs offer a playful, inclusive and enjoyable approach to acting that enhances multiple skills both inside and outside of the classroom. In fact, your child may not even be aware that the course is educational! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell them!)
What is 'Educational Acting'?
Our classes and camps are cleverly designed using a technique called ‘Play-Based Learning' and consists of curricular concepts mixed with fun acting activities! With this dynamic combination, children will explore concepts that dig deeper while learning about social issues such as bullying, anxiety, inclusiveness and public safety. They will also gain classroom skills such as public speaking, teamwork, confidence and social skills such as self-empowerment, flexibility and increased emotional intelligence.
Children will learn how to act out a wide range of characters, improvise, and even write their own play for our Sparx Showcase! In addition, the classes will include popular acting activities and exercises that will help benefit each classroom and social skill listed above.
We invite all friends and family to attend the last class 'Sparx Showcase' to see your child shine!
" We love Sparx Studio! My daughter has participated in two in-person camps as well as a virtual one. Each session had a different instructor all of which were wonderful with the kids (I was amazed they were kept entertained virtually!) I love the important lessons that are being taught in a fun manner. More importantly it is the only camp where she has leapt out of the car so eager to start her day and left the camp begging to be signed up for the next session. :) "
" Sparx taught my 7 year old daughter how how to manage bullying, how to collaborate with a group of children to create a play, and also gave her the confidence to act on stage! She was never bored, and she came out of Sparx with so many valuable skills that I signed her up for several weeks over the summer. It was a really great experience, the staff were kind and understanding. How they got a group of little ones to memorize lines and perform in 5 days is beyond me!!!! "
" Between engaging virtual programming and excellent and imaginative summer camps, my children have greatly benefited from attending Sparx camps. Aside from fostering creativity, Sparx offers great interpersonal skill-building for kids. We are happy to have access to such high-caliber local children's programming. "
-V. Ross - Parent
" Both my kids thoroughly enjoyed their camp experience at Sparx Studio. They were excited to go to camp and loved practicing their scripts. This camp allowed my kids to comfortably come out of their shell and showcase their talents. They finished camp with an overwhelming positive experience. Successful play, friendships and they learned something about themselves. The camp teachers are super energetic, warm and friendly. I just cannot say enough about it but to say...it was the perfect choice for my kids! " -Rita Cabral - Parent
" Sparx was a great choice! My kids before were nervous about performing and now they can't stop talking about acting. The instructors are super warm and friendly and make the kids feel special. I would definitely recommend this to other Moms! " -A.Hamilton -Parent
" Love this program! My son did a summer camp and is still talking about how much he enjoyed it! We signed him up again for some of the after school classes this year. Can’t recommend it enough. " -Michelle Varga -Parent
" My daughter loves it! I was so impressed it had her confident enough to do lines in front of people. This is a progression in her confidence for sure. I liked everything about Sparx. Mainly the sincere care level, her joy in it and the useful tutorials! "
" Sparx is a wonderful program. Our daughter loves going, and always has fun! Sparx is clearly doing more than just showing the children a good time, they are helping our children to develop positive values and self confidence. Our five year old daughter has come home from various classes discussing (amongst other themes) - kindness to other children, and "not going with strangers". It's quite funny to hear these jewels of wisdom from her little mouth. The instructors truly care about understanding each child, and helping them to develop socially, and emotionally. Our kiddo is reserved by nature, and it has been wonderful to see her happily perform in the "Sparx Showcase" that comes at the end of the week. We are delighted by these performances as well! Where else can you see a magic cow drink chocolate milk with Cinderella?! :) "
-Genevieve Giroday -Parent
" As a parent and performing arts teacher I would recommend the Sparx Studio Theatre Camp highly! Alana provided the children with a trusting and inclusive environment where they feel comfortable to truly express and create. My daughters’ really enjoyed their time at camp, and I noticed an incredible improvement with their acting technique and confidence in the showcase performance. They are already looking forward to returning next summer and auditioning for their school play! " - Renata Arquilla
Parent and Secondary School Teacher
(About Virtual Classes:)" I wanted to thank Sparx for a wonderful class. My daughter has been increasingly uncomfortable with online socializing, but was immediately engaged in and excited about her Sparx classes upon being so warmly welcomed. We're glad to have come across this fantastic program and its thoughtful, knowledgeable educators! "