Martin Lowe, Author at The Stage New Westminster

Announcing our 2017 Nearly Free Classes!

Nearly Free Dance Class!

Join us for our second annual Nearly Free Dance Class! Join Miss Erin and Learn a dance or two to some upbeat holiday songs in preparation for New Westminster’s Santa Claus Parade*!

  • 10 classes
  • Sep 10 to Nov 26, 2017
  • Sundays 12:45pm-2:15pm
  • $20.00
  • Location: Lorne Street Studio

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Nearly Free Singing Lessons!

This year we are proud to introduce a brand new addition to our Nearly Free series! Join Miss Janelle an learn a set of holiday favourites (and maybe a couple others) while we prepare a carolling entry for the Santa Claus Parade*! Students will enjoy a choir style class that will encourage proper singing technique and ear training. This class is perfect for any child who loves to sing and is looking for a supportive environment to share their voice!

  • 10 classes
  • 60 minutes each
  • Sep 9 to Nov 25, 2017
  • Saturdays 9:15-10:15am
  • $20.00
  • Location: River Market Studio

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*We are currently researching other opportunities for The Nearly Free Series to perform their numbers. As these dates, times, locations, become available we will be informing parents of other great opportunities to share what we’ve learned in the class! Stay tuned!

New Circus Camp!

This summer, for the first time ever, The Stage New West will be partnering with the Vancouver Circus School for a specialty camp running July 24-28, 2017.

This camp will include singing, dancing, acting, costumes, aerial silks, trampoline, juggling props and much more! Throughout the camp students learn and develop skills rehearsing for the Big Show at the end of the week.

Parents, family and friends are invited to share in the achievements of all their little artists as they showcase their week of fun and adventure at this performing arts camp.

Join The Stage New West as they team up with the Vancouver Circus School for the ultimate camp experience!

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James & the Giant Peach/The Jungle Book productions coming in June!

We are very pleased to announce that tickets are now on sale for our year end productions of James & The Giant Peach (performed by our Junior Musical Theatre 1 company) and The Jungle Book (performed by our Junior Musical Theatre 2 company)

General admission is $10 for one show and $15 for both in one evening. Both shows run about an hour and are recommended for 5+. Partial proceeds from the ticket sales will be given directly to LA Matheson Secondary School for all of their support during the production.

Get your tickets here!

We look forward to seeing you at the Junior Musical Theatre Festival this June!

Summer Camps Registration is Open!

If belting out tunes and putting on performances are some of your kid’s favourite things to do, then they will love spending their summer days at our Musical Theatre Day Camps. Each week, students will participate in creating a musical theatre production; classes include singing, dancing, and acting, as well as costumes, set and props design and production.

The Junior Day Camps are designed for kids aged 6 – 9 to try out theatre. They’ll learn the ins and outs of creating a production and have a ton of fun in the process! Our small class sizes ensure that your kiddo is supported through the process. It’s a great way for kids to develop self-esteem and self-confidence!

The Intermediate Day Camps are made for kids aged 10 – 13. They follow the same programming as the Junior Day Camps, but the intermediate program offers a longer script plus kids will enjoy a level of dance and music better suited to the older age group.

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Are you opinionated?! We want YOU!

The Stage New Westminster is looking for feedback on some new program offerings. We have created two short surveys (and yes, we do mean short) that could win you $50 or $100 off your next class!

Young Artist Series

The Stage is looking to broaden it’s artistic scope by offering a day time program for ages 3-5. An all encompassing arts program with an incredible amount of potential for young artists.

Young Artist Series Survey

Summer Session

September 2017 is too far away! Fill in this survey and join us for a shorter summer series of our popular baby, toddler & preschool programs! This is a great opportunity for returning families to continue their classes in the summer months; it also offers new families a chance to see what we’re all about before signing up for the fall session.


Spring Break Camps 2017

Musical Theatre Day Camps at The Stage are an exciting and engaging activity for your child during Spring Break. Each week, students will participate in creating a musical theatre production; classes include singing, dancing and acting, as well as costume, set and props design and production.

Our Day Camps are a great way for children to try out theatre without having to commit to a longer course. If your child loves playing dress up and make believe, creates skits for Grandma and Grandpa to watch in the living room, or is simply looking for a new experience, this course is for you! Because we believe in small class sizes and quality instruction, scripts are tailor-made for each class to best suit the individual needs of students, whether this is their first time on stage or they’re experienced thespians.

For more info, click on the following dates:

New class for adults!

Spandex optional!

Thursday Night Fever!

  • Ages: 18+
  • Tuition: $100
  • Length of class: 60 minutes
  • Instructor: Erin Michell

We have been hearing all too often “If only I had had this opportunity when I was younger” or “I wish there was something like this for adults”. Whether you were excited to click this link or rolled your eyes with “oh, what’s this all about” in your mind, this class is for you!

We are pleased to be introducing our very first adults only Musical Theatre class. And we’ll say it right away, there’s NO SINGING (unless you really want to in which case go for it!). All you need is a willingness to try something new, some comfortable clothes and a sense of humour. This class will lead the group (we’re talking to you, you two left feet advocates) through fun choreography with popular musical theatre tunes. Over the course of 10 weeks the class will learn a routine to a song while challenging the notions of “Oh I could never do that”, “I can’t dance”, “I’m too shy” and the like. Join this spirited, supportive and incredibly fun group! Do you have performance anxiety? No problem, this class is just for fun! No experience (literally none) required, everyone 18+ is welcome to join!

Come on out and meet other parents in our ever growing Stage family. 


  • Comfortable clothing
  • Indoor shoes (clean as a whistle), dance shoes (only if you happen to have a pair) or bare feet
  • Water bottle
  • Sense of Humour!


  • Thursdays 8:00-9:00pm | Oct 6, 2016 to Dec 8, 2016

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Have you read our studio policy?

Introducing the Stage Door Bursary Fund

The Stage New Westminster is proud to announce the Stage Door Bursary Fund. This program will see 2 eligible students receive full semester’s tuition covered for any of the following programs:

  • Baby Music Discoverers
  • Toddler Music Explorers
  • Preschool Music Adventurers
  • Primary Music Trailblazers
  • Ballet/Tap Combo I & II

It is our hope that we create an opportunity for families that may not otherwise have access to vitally important arts education due to financial barriers.

To nominate a family or student you must submit an email to with the subject “Stage Door Bursary Nomination” outlining why you feel the recipient is deserving of assistance. You must include your contact information and the nominee’s contact information.

<p”>Nominations will be reviewed by a panel consisting of Stage Administration and Educators and chosen recipients will be notified via email.

Deadline for submissions is December 15 and recipients will be notified by December 31st, 2016.

Recipients will have one calendar year (January 1, 2017 – January 1, 2018) to use their bursary funds. Class spot availability cannot be guaranteed but recipients will be given first tier priority for registration. 

Pro-D Classes!

We’re excited to announce our new series of Pro-D classes: Play in a Day.

A Pro-D Camp like no other! Participate in action packed theatrical mayhem as we try to pull off a musical in a day! That’s right! One day! A song, a dance, a script await, costumes and set building await you in this brand new program. Can we do it! Join us and find out! Fast paced, high fun environment! Blink and you’ll miss it!

Students will work for the day to put together a “mini-musical” to perform for family at 5pm the in the evening.

Parents will need to provide snacks, lunch for the day (Peanut free please) and APPLAUSE!

Time: 8:30am – 5pm

Age  6-10 years old

Cost: $59

Play in a Day Schedule:

  • October 21
  • November 14
  • December 20 (Christmas Edition)
  • February 24, 2017
  • April 24, 2017
  • May 19, 2017

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