The largest global franchise drama school of its kind enters the Ontario market!



TORONTO, Jan. 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Helen O'Grady Drama Academy operating in over 30 Countries in a dramatic move announced today their ambitious Canadian expansion plan and launches drama classes in Ontario - classes are located within Loblaws / RCSS / Zehrs community rooms near you!

The Drama Academy offers a self-development programme for children designed to build their confidence and self-esteem through a carefully constructed drama programme. It can also provide a fun way to teach English as a foreign language!

The curriculum, which has been developed over 30 years internationally, is constantly revised and updated. Classes include warm up activities, speech work, mimes to music, short scripted pieces and creative improvisations.  Each age group has specially-written targeted material, so every child is challenged. The lessons are great fun!

Eleanor Reynolds - CEO, Helen O'Grady Drama Academy of Canada Inc, "It is wonderful our drama classes are now in easy reach! We have a fantastic curriculum and I know that each and every student will be nurtured in our child-centred, friendly program, we are offering an opportunity to students of a Free Trial - sign up now at as spaces are limited... Our unique programme aims to develop confidence, self-esteem, verbal communication skills and creativity, through a highly developed and extensive drama curriculum. All students attend a one-hour lesson each week.  In the summer term all the students begin rehearsing a scripted play, devised for their particular age-group, which is performed to an invited audience."

"In this fast-moving world, many children are learning to communicate by text, email and social networking and, because of this, they may lack the essential verbal skills necessary for them to speak up with confidence and have something worthwhile to say and interesting to listen to - we can change that and build their confidence."

Success in later life is often dependent on our development as a child.  Building sound verbal communication skills in the early years is paramount to unlocking the world in which we live. Realising a child's creative and expressive potential through drama is a key to a child's healthy development." Eleanor Reynolds - CEO Helen O'Grady Drama Academy of Canada Inc.

The Academy's specialist drama teachers, undergo extensive training in the Helen O'Grady teaching methods. They ensure each student is encouraged in a warm, positive learning environment, where mutual respect is a high priority.

Young people between the ages of 5 - 17 can enroll for these affordable classes which develop confidence and communication skills.

Call now for your FREE DRAMA trial lesson today... spaces limited..

For more information contact: 416-457-1814 -


The Helen O'Grady Drama Academy is the only organisation of its kind globally. In 1979, Helen O'Grady, a trained teacher, drama teacher and actress, hired a hall in a Perth suburb and commenced after school drama classes for children. Her aims were to provide a self-development through drama programme for children, to encourage:

  • Enthusiasm, energy and a positive approach to life

  • Ongoing confidence

  • Self esteem

  • Skill in verbal communication

  • Effective social interaction

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For further information:

To find out more about this unique programme or if you are interested in owning a franchise contact:

Eleanor Reynolds - CEO

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy of Canada Inc.

Tel: 416-845-9900 - -

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