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Native Drums


From Stage to Screen - Youth Summer Program

Location: Block 8 Academy 

110 Moody St, Port Moody, BC V3H 2B2

Led by Sidney Quesnelle

This class caters to individuals with diverse needs and abilities ages 7 to 17.

The participants will be tasked appropriately according to their age and learn to collaborate together.

July 16 - August 27, 2022 (7 classes)

Every Saturday

10:00am - 1:00pm

$300 for the 7 classes

Only 15 spots are available 

If you would like to attend the classes and are facing a financial barrier, please email


In this 7-week intensive, students will have the opportunity to work both on the stage and on the screen! Every day will start with improvisational theatre games and finish with collaborating on a short film from concept to creation. Throughout it all they will learn character development, set lingo, acting skills, working as a team, and just what to do when the director yells "Action!". At the end of the 7-weeks, students will have a screening of their original short films starring them.

Get to Know the Instructor!

Sidney Quesnelle is an actor and director based in Vancouver BC with over a decade of experience. They have attended multiple full time acting conservatories at New Image College of Fine Arts and Story Institute, after graduating they continued their education with multiple acting coaches from Vancouver, New York, and Los Angeles. Sidney has trained and performed with many improv troupes across BC and as far as Shanghai, China. 


They have spent the last few years on the stage and your screens ranging from Shakespearean comedies to Lifetime TV dramas, and have turned to private coaching with a focus on youth with exceptionalities. Sidney believes in making theatre and all performance arts as accessible as possible. 


If you have any additional barriers please email the instructor directly and they would be more than happy to work with you to accommodate your needs. 

Photos from our recent workshops:
Presence in Relationship: Acting Workshop
Choral Class
Dangerous Curves Burlesque (in partnership with Virago Nation and the Talking Stick Festival)

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