These first-tier acting classes focus on developing students’ ever- growing imaginations. Classes are divided into two stages. Fall semester focuses on training the voice and expanding student creativity via sensory exercises and warm ups that build mental stamina. Novice level group acting scenes are rehearsed in the spring semester leading to an end-of-the-year ensemble performance. Level 1: Ages 6-8, 9:00-10:00 am; Level 2: Ages 9-11, 10:00-11:00 am
Musical Theater Exposure
These first-tier musical theater classes build the skill of storytelling through the combined arts of Voice, Dance, and Theater. The emphasis is on training students to nurture their imaginations through the use of their voices, bodies, and minds, while gaining an understanding and appreciation of the intersecting nature of the various performing arts disciplines. Make the lyrics and notes of a song, the choreography of a dance number, and the dramatic conflict of a scene spring to life! Level 1: Ages 6-8, 11:00 am-12:00 pm; Level 2: Ages 9-11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Peel back the curtain and discover the other side of theater. What are all of the different elements that go into making a show happen? Learn how to be a world builder by creating props, costumes and set pieces. Help set the stage for one of the end-of-year Theater Arts Department productions!
Ages 10 and older, 12:00-1:00 pm
This intermediate level class incorporates improvisation, character building, scene study, and exercises that strengthen body and sensory awareness. Various highly physical genres and styles of theater such as, Commedia dell’ Arte, Pantomime, and Farce are also introduced and explored. Theater Fundamentals puts the ACTion in ACTing! Ages 10-13, 1:00- 2:00 pm
Dramatic and Sketch Comedy Writing
Put pen to paper and create new works for the theater. This is where young writers come to share and develop their creative voices in a safe environment. Monologues, poems, and scenes will be born, nurtured and potentially performed by other students in the Theater Arts Department. This is the place to be for the playwrights of the future. Ages 12 and older, 1:00- 2:00 pm