We have a new and very exciting program at EJS School of Fine Arts called ‘BRIGHT STARS"
So many children of Surrey, due to financial need, will never be exposed or have the opportunity to receive training in the theatre arts and all the benefits associated with exposure to the Arts. This project will make sure kids are given an opportunity that they would otherwise not receive. Our program is open to kids of all ethnicities, cultures and backgrounds. Exposure to the arts in this forum not only gives students training in acting, singing and dancing but the classes themselves have a profound effect in the building self esteem, self confidence, self discipline and give the students and strong sense of self worth. This program is about building kids up through the arts and giving them a creative outlet to inspire and create a positive influence in their lives and in the community.
BRIGHT STARS is designed to give under privileged children between the ages of 6-18 years the opportunity to participate in musical theatre classes, Visual Art Classes and Dance. Students have the opportuntiy perform in a full stage, musical theatre production. These classes are unique to our school. Students receive three hours of training in three separate theatre disciplines (acting, singing & dancing) on a weekly basis. A production performance is held at a Surrey theatre at the end of each term providing an opportunity for them to showcase their accomplishments.
Applications are available April 1st of the year and must be returned on or before July 15. Each application must include a copy of the parent's or guardians current tax assessment to verify financial need. Also, a letter of recommendation from supporting professional source that can verfiy and support this application. Applicants will be contacted by August 15 of the given year to confirm the status of their application.
All accepted applicants are required in the full school year (whether in full or on an instalment basis) to pay the $25 registration fee and the $20 cost of a school T-shirt.
If you have a student or know of a student who would like to apply for a space in the BRIGHT STARS Program, please contact our office via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone @ 604-596-4883 for more information.
We would also like to thank the following businesses and organizations for their partnership and support of this program:
The City of Surrey - Cultural Grants
Surrey School District #36
#150 5620 152 Street
#302 2626 Croydon Drive