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
WHO ARE YOU?
THE OVATION PROMISE
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! Members are children, teens, and adults who are at the beginner, intermediate, advanced, pre-professional or professional stage of their training or careers.
•Some of our Members are in elementary school and just know they enjoy the arts and may want to audition for an arts elementary school like Baythorn P.S., or for one of the arts-focused high schools in our region.
•Some of our Members are in high school, preparing for college and university entrance auditions.
• Some of our Members have graduated high school or college/university and are embarking on their arts career.
•Some of our Members are establishing themselves in the arts and are continuing their training with us.
•Some of our Members are bankers, realtors, high-tech gurus, and moms or dads who have a ‘real’ day-job and want to rekindle their childhood passion for the arts or who are performing with some of the great York Region community arts organizations.
What all of our Members have in common is an interest in, a love for, and a desire to learn more about their chosen art forms/disciplines. They know that technical prowess doesn’t guarantee a great performance. So they want to go further, do more, and achieve their personal best as a performer.
They want Ovation-calibre training!
They want to go from memorizing to mesmerizing!
Why do you want to perform?
What are your goals as a performer?
Helping you meet your goals, is our goal!
We encourage all of our members to determine their own goals for their training and performance opportunities. Here are some questions and ideas you might want to consider. You can copy this info below and paste it into a word doc so you can think and plan and revise as you go along:
•Is your performance at its peak?
•Are you able to harness all of your technique training and focus your mind every time you step onto the stage?
•Do you feel you create memorable ‘explosive’ moments for audience members?
•In sports, everyone talks about achieving their “personal best” ~ it’s the moment when they get into the “zone” and everything they’ve worked towards comes together at the precise moment when they have to “perform”. Are you there? Consistently?
•I learn best when..........
•My perception of myself is..........
•I measure my own ‘success’ in these terms..........
•My training goals are..........
•My performance goals are:
•My career aspirations are..........
•I am a leader?
•I am a follower?
•I can be both a leader and a follower?
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.
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