BrightLights - School Years - The Stage Musical Theatre Academy

BrightLights – School Years

Overview
Daily Schedule
Annual Schedule
Walking Map
Tuition
Overview

BrightLights: School Years

Welcome to BrightLights School Years; arts based classes for your school aged child that help busy families find convenient solutions for those early mornings and late afternoons!

BrightLights is a year round program that offers classes 5 days a week with convenient walking drop off and pick up from Qayqayt Elementary during the school year and summer camp programs in July and August. Each class offers focuses in music, movement and dance, musical theatre, acting, art, creative and outdoor play. You can choose between 2, 3, 4 or 5 classes with morning classes and afternoon classes available.

Our early morning classes will give students a chance to start their day in a relaxed, comfortable environment. Students will explore meditation and mindfulness practice to help everyone get their day off on the right foot. With mindfulness guiding their day students will walk 15 minutes to Qayqayt with their teachers for a breath of fresh air before settling in to school. Afternoon classes will include outdoor play, a creative class in a variety of different arts subjects, as well as provide opportunities for quiet activities for those students who may need to decompress before their class.

Instructors are experienced educators in early childhood and school aged programming with a deep understanding of the importance of arts exposure in a child’s life. They are excited to deliver thoughtful classes that will benefit your child for years to come as well as provide a supportive learning environment in your child’s classes

We are also committed to building a community of parents and students and look forward to sharing different holiday and special events with you throughout the year.

We are currently seeking expressions of interests from Qayqayt families. Please explore the tabs and if these classes sound like a good fit for you please submit your information. Please note that submitting a form is not a registration nor does it guarantee a space at this time. We will be contacting families as more information becomes available so please be sure to submit an accurate email so that you can be made aware when important updates are available. 

 


Interested? We're currently accepting expressions of interest for September 2020.

If you're interested in this program, please fill out our expression of interest form.

Daily Schedule

Daily Schedule

Please note that this schedule is subject to change as the year progresses. Families will be given as much notice as possible of changes.
 
Monday - Friday Morning Class Schedule
6:45-7:30am - Read, Quiet Play
7:30-8:00 - Yoga/Meditation
8:00-8:15 - Get Ready
8:15-8:45* - Walk to school 
8:55 - Bell rings
 
*The walk to and from the school is not 30 minutes. This window allows for time delays (last minute bathroom trips, missing shoes, where's my umbrella? those kinds of things 🙂 )
 
Monday
2:55 - Dismissal Bell
3:00-3:45 - Outdoor play & snack at QayQayt - During nice weather
3:45-4:15 - Walk Back
4:15 - 4:30 - Snack & Settle In
4:30-5:30 - Art Class
5:30-6:00 - Clean up go home
 
Tuesday
2:55 - Dismissal Bell
2:55-3:20 - Walk Back
3:20-3:45 - Snack
3:45-4:45 - Performing Arts Class (TBA)
4:45 - 5:15 - Break
5:15 - 5:45 - Creative Centres
5:45 - 6:00 - Clean Up Go home
 
Wednesday 
2:55 - Dismissal Bell
2:55-3:20 - Walk Back
3:20-3:45 - Snack
3:45-4:45 - Performing Arts Class (TBA)
4:45 - 5:15 - Break
5:15 - 5:45 - Creative Centres
5:45 - 6:00 - Clean Up Go home
 
Thursday
2:55 - Dismissal Bell
2:55-3:20 - Walk Back
3:20-3:45 - Snack
3:45-4:45 - Performing Arts Class (TBA)
4:45 - 5:15 - Break
5:15 - 5:45 - Creative Centres
5:45 - 6:00 - Clean Up Go home
 
Friday
2:55 - Dismissal Bell
3:00-3:45 - Outdoor play & snack at QayQayt - During nice weather
3:45-4:15 - Walk Back
4:15 - 4:30 - Snack & Settle In
4:30-5:30 - Film Fest Friday or Creative Centres
5:30-6:00 - Clean up go home

 


Interested?

If you're interested in this program, please fill out our expression of interest form.

Annual Schedule

Annual Schedule

Please note that because our schedule forecasts more than a year in advance that it will be subject to change. Students and families will be given as much notice as possible when changes are made.

January 2020

4 - Studio Open House for BrightLights School Years
6 - Official first day of first week

February

14 - Pro - D
17 - Family Day Holiday - Closed

March

16-20 - Spring Break 1
23-27 - Spring Break 2

April

9 - Pro D
10 - Good Friday Holiday - No class
13 - Easter Monday - No class
28 - Early Dismissal 12:18 - No additional charges
29 - Early Dismissal 12:18 - No additional charges

May

15 - Pro D
18 - Victoria Day

June

25 - Last Day of School Early Dismissal 2:00pm - No additional charges
26 - Official Summer Start
29 - No additional fees
30 - No additional fees

July

1- Canada Day - No class
July 2 - First Day of Summer Tuition

August

3- BC Day - No Class
27 - Family Picnic BBQ

September

8 - First Day Back
Pro - D TBA

October

12 - Thanksgiving - No Class
Pro - D TBA

November

11 - Remembrance Day - No Class
Pro-D TBA

December

17 - Bright Lights Winter Recital
21-23 Full Day
24-1 - No Classes

January 2021

4 - First Day Back

 


Interested?

If you're interested in this program, please fill out our expression of interest form.

Walking Map

  • The walk from our studio to Qayqayt is 900 meters.
  • Our walk includes a trip up Lorne Street around a cul-de-sac near Douglas College and up a stair case to Agnes.
  • Agnes will take us to 6th street where we will cross at a crosswalk.  
  • Continuing down Agnes we cross another crosswalk at 4th street. 
  • From there it is a straight shot to Ecole Qayqayt Elementary School on Merivale.

It is worth noting that our schedule allows for a 30 minute walk to and from the school. We have timed the walk ourselves and it usually takes 15 minutes. We've allowed extra time so that we aren't late to class or forced to feel rushed after our mindful morning.


Interested?

If you're interested in this program, please fill out our expression of interest form.

Tuition

Tuition

All prices are subject to GST

  • $550 - 5 Days AM* & PM
  • $475 - 4 Days AM* & PM
  • $375 - 3 Days AM* & PM
  • $275  - 2 Days AM* & PM
*Please note that AM session is included in the cost for each class day. The fee remains the same whether or not students attend the morning classes.
 
All payments are made on the 1st of each month. Payments can be made using postdated cheques or enrolling in AutoPay. No payments are being taken at this time. The deposit payment for January fees will be made mid November and are non-refundable. 
 
We are unable to accept subsidy payments for these classes and apologize for the inconvenience.
 
Tuition Spring Break & Pro-D Camps
Usual Monthly fee plus $25/Day +GST
 
Tuition for Winter Break
No increase for Winter Break classes
 
Tuition for Summer Break July & August

$825/Month +GST

 


Interested?

If you're interested in this program, please fill out our expression of interest form.