BrightLights - School Years - The Stage Musical Theatre Academy

BrightLights – School Years

Overview
Daily Schedule
Annual Schedule
Walking Map
Tuition
Overview

Accepting REGISTRATION for 2021/2022

If you are interested in REGISTERING for a program please go to the Tuition tab and find out which places are available.

Accepting Expression of Interest 

If you would be interested in taking a place part way through the year, or if you are interested in a space for the 2022/2023 school year please fill in the expression of interest form.

If you have filled out a form in the past you don't need to fill it in again, you will be contacted for registration. If you don't remember if you filled one out you can go ahead and do it again and we'll remove your previous entry.

expression of interest form

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 school year round program that offers classes 5 days a week with convenient walking pick up from Qayqayt Elementary during the school year. Each class offers education in music, movement and dance, musical theatre, acting, art, creative centres and outdoor play. You can choose between 3, 4 or 5* classes a week.

Rise and Shine! **On Hold Until Further Notice**

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.

An Artsy Afternoon

Afternoon classes will include outdoor play, a creative class in a variety of different performing and visual arts subjects, as well as provide opportunities for quiet activities for those students who may need to decompress after 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.

*Priority is given to families who desire 5 Days a week. 

 


Interested? We're currently accepting expressions of interest for future contact. Submitting your form will provide early opportunity to claim a spot in this program.

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

Daily Schedule

Accepting REGISTRATION for 2021/2022

If you are interested in REGISTERING for a program please go to the Tuition tab and find out which places are available.

Accepting Expression of Interest 

If you would be interested in taking a place part way through the year, or if you are interested in a space for the 2022/2023 school year please fill in the expression of interest form.

If you have filled out a form in the past you don't need to fill it in again, you will be contacted for registration. If you don't remember if you filled one out you can go ahead and do it again and we'll remove your previous entry.

expression of interest form

 

 

 

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.
 
Please be sure to check out the Special Considerations at the bottom of this page. 
 
Daily Schedule
3:00 - Dismissal Bell
3:00-3:30 - Pick Up & Walk Back
3:30-3:45 - Wash Hands & Snack (parent provided)
3:45 - 4:35 - Group 1: Performing Arts Class | Group 2: Art/Project Finishing/Recital Prep
4:35 - 5:25 - Group 2: Performing Arts Class | Group 1: Art/Project Finishing/Recital Prep
5:30-6:00 - Clean up go home/Pick Up Time
 
Performing Arts/Art Schedule
 
Monday - Mindfulness & Yoga
Tuesday - Music
Wednesday - Dance
Thursday - Drama
Friday - Arts & Culture Explorers
 

Special Considerations (or What Makes Us Special)

 
Our program, as described in the Daily Schedule, has been assessed and cleared by our local Childcare Licensing officer.
 
As an Arts Immersion program we are offering classes that take place during after school hours. We are not offering child care in a traditional sense and should not be considered as such. Classes must meet minimum enrolment numbers in order to run.
 
Regarding pick up times, students in the later group should plan to be picked up after their class is over versus at the earliest available pick up time for parents. This way they don't miss out on parts of their performing arts class. We encourage parents to enjoy a few extra minutes of quiet time while they allow their child to finish their class.
 
At this time the government does not recognize programs like ours to be eligible for subsidy. We recognize that this undermine's our program and our services and we encourage you to reach out to our local MLA and rally support around the changes we need in government to help reputable, reliable and capable businesses to become a support system for families in our area. You can email our MLA by clicking here.

 


Interested?

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

Annual Schedule

Accepting REGISTRATION for 2021/2022

If you are interested in REGISTERING for a program please go to the Tuition tab and find out which places are available.

Accepting Expression of Interest 

If you would be interested in taking a place part way through the year, or if you are interested in a space for the 2022/2023 school year please fill in the expression of interest form.

If you have filled out a form in the past you don't need to fill it in again, you will be contacted for registration. If you don't remember if you filled one out you can go ahead and do it again and we'll remove your previous entry.

expression of interest form

Annual Schedule

Please note that because our schedule forecasts 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.

August 2021

29 - Meet and Greet! (Details TBD)

September 2021

7 - First Official Day of BrightLights: School Years

   - Happy New Year Camp 1*

   - Half Day for Grade 1-5

8 - Happy New Year Camp 2*

9 - Happy New Year Camp 3*

10 - Happy New Year Camp 4*

21- Half Day 12:25 Pick Up at Qayqayt

27 - Pro-D/Non Instructional Day

October 2021

11 - Thanksgiving - No Classes

22 - Pro-D/Non Instructional Day

November 2021

3 - Half Day 12:25 Pick Up at Qayqayt

4 - Half Day 12:25 Pick Up at Qayqayt

December 2021

20 - 31 - Holiday Break - No Classes

January 2022

3 - No class New Year’s Day Stat

4 - First Day Back

February 2022

21 - Family Day No Class

22 - Pro-D/Non Instructional Day

March 2022

14-25 - Spring Break No Class

April 2022

14 - Pro-D/Non Instructional Day

15 - Good Friday - No Class

18 - Easter Monday - No Class

27 - Half Day 12:25 Pick Up at Qayqayt

28 - Half Day 12:25 Pick Up at Qayqayt

May 2022

3 - Half Day 12:25 Pick Up at Qayqayt

20 - Pro-D/Non Instructional Day

23 - Victoria Day Holiday - No Class

June 2022

29 - Early dismissal 2:00 Pick Up at Qayqayt

30 - Last Day of Classes

 


Interested?

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

Walking Map

Accepting REGISTRATION for 2021/2022

If you are interested in REGISTERING for a program please go to the Tuition tab and find out which places are available.

Accepting Expression of Interest 

If you would be interested in taking a place part way through the year, or if you are interested in a space for the 2022/2023 school year please fill in the expression of interest form.

If you have filled out a form in the past you don't need to fill it in again, you will be contacted for registration. If you don't remember if you filled one out you can go ahead and do it again and we'll remove your previous entry.

expression of interest form

  • The walk from Qayqayt to our studio is 900 meters.
  • Our walk includes a trip down Merrivale to Agnes where we will utilize the brand new greenway for safe walking.
  • After crossing 4th and 6th Street using controlled crosswalks we will reach a staircase at the end of Agnes near Douglas College.
  • The staircase will take us to Lorne Street and from there we're a short walk down the hill to the studio parking lot.

It is worth noting that our schedule allows for a 25 minute walk 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 feeling rushed after our school day.


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 - 1 space available - Includes Pro-D and Half Day Classes
  • $475 - 4 Days - 1 space available - Includes Pro-D and Half Day Classes
  • $400 - 3 Days - Not currently registering - does not include Pro-D and Half Day Classes
  • $300 - 2 Days - Not currently registering - does not include Pro-D and Half Day Classes
  • $150 - 1 day     - Not currently registering - does not include Pro-D and Half Day Classes

REGISTER HERE

Expression of Interest

If you are looking to register later in the year and/or for placement in the classes for the for the 2022/2023 school year please submit your expression of interest.

EXPRESSION OF INTEREST HERE

Tuition Inclusions

As per the Qayqayt School Calendar your tuition includes:
  • After school classes for all instructional days 
  • Full day classes for Pro-D and Non-Instructional Days (For 4 and 5 day class sets only)
  • Half day classes for early dismissal days (For 4 & 5 day class sets only)
  • VIP registration access to Spring and Summer Break camps* 

*These classes are a separate charge not included in your BrightLights: School Years tuition

Tuition Considerations

  • Tuition is based on the number of instructional days in a school year as provided by the Qayqayt Elementary annual calendar.
  • Tuition payments are divided equally over 10 months
  • The payment remains the same each month regardless of the number of holidays or stats as this is what is easiest for families to budget with. You are not paying for holidays or stats.
  • Tuition remains the same regardless of whether or not you choose to utilize the Pro-D/Non-Instructional Day and/or Early Dismissal/Half Day options.

Payment Requirements

  • You must be enrolled in our AutoPay system so that we can charge your card on the 15th of each month.
  • We do not accept payments for these classes via cheque or cash.
  • You may make the first payment via e-transfer but after that every payment is required to be done via credit card through our AutoPay system.
  • Credit card fees have been removed but your credit card provider may still have its own applicable fees.

Payment Schedule

At Registration - First payment required | Non refundable
First Payment - August 15th
Last Payment - May 15th
 
We are unable to accept subsidy payments for these classes and apologize for the inconvenience.