Ovation! ~ proudly serving students from York Region, Toronto and surrounding areas including: Aurora, Markham, Newmarket, Oshawa, Richmond Hill, Scarborough, Thornhill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.
THE ART OF PERFORMANCE
VALUES & PHILOSOPHY
THE OVATION PROMISE
THE ART OF PERFORMANCE VIDEO
Natural talent + technique training + focus + intent + emotional investment
= a MESMERIZING performance that IMPACTS your audience
Truly amazing performers show up for every performance ready to perform. They're always 100% prepared for what they're about to do. They have the confidence to deliver their 'personal best' performance every time they're on stage, in the recording studio, or in front of a camera.
Performers are just like athletes. We all work on technique. But what makes one athlete win a race over an equally-qualified competitor? It's their PERFORMANCE training. Coaches spend just as much time harnessing the athlete's strength, energy, breath and mind, as they do on pure technique training, so they can focus and deliver their 'personal best' performances every time they compete.
But how do you do it?
The key elements of PERFORMANCE TRAINING:
•Honing your strengths (psychological and physical) so you can direct 100% of your talent, technique, and artistry, into confident, focused, and wholly creative performances.
•Learning how to put more of your self into your performance.
•Learning how to engage with your audience and give them a truly memorable experience.
•Developing your sense of "the moments" in your performance ~ learning how to move into a moment, create and live the moment to its fullest, and then how to transition out of that moment into your next moment.
•Identifying and examining your performance habits (both good and not-so-good!) so your strengths work with you, not against you.
•Learning the ropes ~ how to maintain your grace and dignity on and off the stage or screen.
•Performing ~ nothing beats performing in front of an audience. That experience is priceless, and at Ovation! we get you Out-Performing in and around York Region.
It's assumed that you have the desire and the commitment to learn and train. But none of the training we do can matter if you don't know why you want to do this and what you're working towards. Take a moment to think about your goals!
Ovation! fosters the intrinsic value of artistic expression and personal growth within all members, in a vibrant and professional creative environment encompassed by the Canadian performing arts industry.
To maintain Ovation! as a premier training academy for kids, teens, and adults to pursue personal, creative and artistic excellence in their chosen discipline(s), through classes, workshops, performance opportunities and professional networking/connections and mentoring opportunities.
To accomplish our vision and mission, our goals are to:
•Provide a ‘home’ for York Region’s performing artists to train, perform, and share knowledge and experience
•Operate in an exemplary creative, positive, supportive, and collaborative environment for all members in all disciplines working at all levels of accomplishment/interest
•Help students become life-long learners, practitioners, and appreciators of the performing arts, which in turn infuses their lives with imagination, artistry, and creativity.
•Foster/develop frequent performance opportunities for our members in a celebratory and non-competitive environment
•Engage faculty who are extraordinary instructors and who practice and excel in their chosen field(s), thereby offering The Professional Advantage to our members.
•Engage our faculty and members in advisory capacities to help shape Ovation’s current and future operation
•Pursue excellence in customer/client service
•Operate as a Character Business, embracing all positive attributes associated with good, strong, and moral character
•Recognize that fiscal responsibility is essential for sustainability and long-term growth and viability of the Academy
Ovation! values artistic expression, creativity, and arts appreciation as integral to the meaningful growth and sustainability of humanity.
Our members who pursue the performing arts as their chosen career path or not, deserve exemplary training, support, and guidance, because all creative individuals and imaginative thinkers provide valuable soul-fulfilling sustenance to all of our lives.
Dreams are essential and nothing is impossible - if you really want it, you can achieve it.
Ovation! is a recognized CHARACTER BUSINESS
As a Character Business, Ovation! incorporates character attributes and values into our culture to enhance social responsibility and sustainability. We support a collaborative community in which our members and faculty can work, live, learn and play with character.
We believe that if everyone around the world was encouraged and allowed to develop their creative/artistic self and was also exposed to the arts on a participatory level, the world would simply be a better place ~ humanity would be thriving and violence would be eradicated.
•We believe that we are all artists and creative in our own way.
•We believe that the Art of Performance is not just about technical prowess.
•We believe that developing confidence from within is critical to achieving artistic expression.
•We believe that ‘letting-go’ sparks an emotional connection to any audience.
•We believe that everyone has the capability to find and develop their individual it-factor.
•We believe that we can all learn how to shine on all of the stages of our lives.
Ovation! promises our company members that they can count on us for exemplary performance training delivered in a professional, supportive, positive way, by acclaimed arts professionals and recognized instructors. Ovation! also promises to create exciting and innovative showcase performance opportunities for our company members, in a variety of locations and creative environments, which utilize and expose our members to arts industry networking relationships.
Make a difference ~ create a positive impact on the world!