Private Secondary School - Burlington Royal Arts Academy
Private School, Burlington, Ontario, Charter School, Highschool, Secondary School
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Our academy is committed to becoming a local leader in arts education.  To achieve this goal we will be offering free workshops and master classes for area students to gain additional experiences with arts industry professionals from across the G.T.A. We hope to attract students ages 12 and up to our workshop series, targeting grades 6-8 with the hopes that our first class of Grade 9’s will begin here in September 2019. Students are under no obligations to enrol and can simply attend to take advantage of the workshops being offered. Classes will enhance a student’s portfolio for post-secondary arts programs and allow them exposure to the types of activities we offer at BRAA.

April 4 

If you would like to learn more about our school, we will be offering tours along with a parent information session at 6:30 p.m.

Workshops and Masterclasses will begin at 7 p.m.

Contact Nupi Gokhale at for details.

This class focuses on a mixture of cardio, groove, isolations, musicality, combining steps and performance. The students will learn the basics and breakdown of hip-hop movement and how to work up to multiple tempos and rhythms as well as using different levels and space. They will learn how to interpret music and portray emotion, attitude and style. Click here to register! 

Join Angel Wang for a 1.5 hour violin masterclass.  She will demonstrate techniques for how to best realize your potential as a violinist, including the basics and fundamentals to efficiently and effectively improve your repertoire.  Learn to better understand the connection between your body and technique and the steps needed to master the material. Click here to register!

This 1.5 hour workshop with Alyssa Curto offers students ages 12 and up to focus intensely on technical and interpretive aspects of the voice. The focus will be on coaching students on how to improve the quality of their singing and their performance through different exercises. Duets and Trios are welcome as well! Students of all levels of vocal ability are invited. Click here to register! 

Using the work of contemporary South African artist William Kentridge as a jumping off point participants in the workshop will develop an abstract loose evolutionary animation piece. Combining drawing media, participants will collaborate on a large scale drawing which will be created in stages and photographed to create a stop motion animation. Click here to register!

May 8 Workshops

If you would like to learn more about our school, we will be offering tours along with a parent information session at 6:30 p.m.

Contact Nupi Gokhale at for details.

Meet the BRAA Faculty through a choice of two 45-minute workshops!

1st Class is 7 p.m.

2nd Class is 8 p.m. 

Choose two of the following workshops:

Chris Thornborrow’s masterclass is an introduction to music composition in a group setting. Through a series of activities that include listening, improvisation, and performance, we will develop new sounds together and shape those into an original piece of music, which we will then perform. Bring your instruments, your voice, and your ideas! Whether you’ve written a symphony, or never written a song in your life, all are welcome!

“Did you know that 3.5 million Canadians sing in choir and three times more children under the 18 sing choir than play hockey (Choral Canada Census, 2017)? In an interactive workshop with Elise Naccarato and Myriad, experience what it means to sing in choir and combine many voiced and hearts to sing as one voice.  In this 45 min rehearsal attendees will experience a brief warm-up, learning of a short piece and mini performance.” 

Join Haleigh Eady for her dance performance workshop. Dance with purpose and precision! Working on principal aspects of classical dance technique and contemporary variations of movement and choreography in a creative classroom at BRAA. We will be exploring the use of ballet in contemporary dance and developing your artistic style. The class will be a short sampling of what a dance class at BRAA would be like!

Join Nupi Gokhale for a Creating Character workshop where participants will have the chance to explore elements of creating a character. Using a short script provided to them, students will perform the piece for the class in a variety of different ways. These techniques can then be used for any other characters that students may encounter in their theatre experiences. This class welcomes all levels of dramatic arts students.

Masterclass & Workshop Guest Artists

The BRAA Difference includes opportunities for our students to work with arts industry professionals in a variety of different ways. We will be offering master classes at different times of the year focusing on music, theatre, dance, visual arts and audition preparations. Most of our artists have attended post-secondary institutions in Canada and have a wealth of experience to share with our students. We will also provide guest artist instruction during the day in our regular credit program as well. Below is a sampling of artists who are already working with BRAA to offer our students the most enriching arts education experience possible.

Carlo Aspri
Masterclass Piano Artist
Samuel Bison
Cellist, Adjudicator
Alyssa Curto
Lindsay Croxall
Musical Theatre Master Class Artist
Bailey Dalton
Haleigh Eady
Dance Teacher
Jessica Ford
Master Class Jazz Dance Artist
Charlie Henderson
Tuba, Piano, Guest Artist
Katrina Liddell
Oboe, Guest Artist
Steve Pelletier
Bassist, Percussionist, Teacher
Chris Thornborrow
Music Teacher
Alex Toskov
Master Class Strings Artist
Andres Tucci-Clarke
Master Class Cello Artist
Nathan Walton
Clarinet, Guest Artist
Melissa Panetta
Dakota Stevenson
Talisa Blackman
Angel Wang
Elise Naccarato
Hons. B.Mus,  M.Mus
Alex Thompson
Visual Arts B.F.A Printmaking



2054 Mountainside Dr. Burlington, Ontario L7P 1A8

Phone: 1-289-245-1534

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Calling all Halton area youth aged 12 and up! Join us for our FREE workshops on Thursday, April 4! Parent info sessions begin at 6:30 p.m., all workshops begin at 7 p.m. Click for more info.. ...

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Do you want to learn more about our Hip-Hop Workshop leader, Dakota Stevenson? ⚾️

Dakota attended York University where she double majored in Dance and Concurrent Education in the Intermediate/Senior division, with a second teachable in the Dramatic Arts. During her undergrad at York University, she trained in Modern Dance, Ballet, African Dance, as well as, practised in choreography technique and performance. Dakota was a part of the York Dance Ensemble in 2015-2016 where she created and performed choreography throughout Toronto!

Dakota has been a student teacher at Urban Squash Toronto, Westview Centennial Secondary School, and Weston Collegiate Institute. After graduating from York University Dakota now networks within the dance community, teaching, creating and performing. She is also starting her third season with the Toronto Blue Jays dance team, J Force. ⚾️

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