h  IMPROV for Grades 1st-5th  

The objective is for the actor to become comfortable in acting without a script.  Benefits for the beginning, intermediate, new and returning student actors are:

  • Working as an independent actor, exploring all areas of acting without a script
  • Working in groups and learning how to “think on your feet” and perform without self-judgment.

A good class for those who want to further their scene study skills, character development skills, and stretch and explore their imagination and creativity.  Improvisation training improves performance skills– allowing students to receive all information around them before making choices of their own.  Be prepared to laugh and to laugh at yourself too!

1st-5th Level – No scripts to memorize and creating your own blocking is part of the fun as actors explore developing characters through some of their favorite improv games. Take a vacation with your wacky family, ride on a bus where everyone acts just like you until a new rider boards, be part of a television that keeps changing channels, make weird machines, and make a mad dash to create as many characters as possible.

Instructor: Mia Phillips

h  IMPROV for Grades 6th-12th   

The objective is for the actor to become comfortable in acting without a script.  Benefits for the beginning, intermediate, new and returning student actors are:

  • Working as an independent actor, exploring all areas of acting without a script
  • Working in groups and learning how to “think on your feet” and perform without self-judgment.

A good class for those who want to further their scene study skills, character development skills, and stretch and explore their imagination and creativity.  Improvisation training improves performance skills– allowing students to receive all information around them before making choices of their own.  Be prepared to laugh and to laugh at yourself too!

6th 12th Level –Some actors love the energy created from having to make up scenes on the spot.  Improv games, scenes, and more will get the actors thinking and moving on their feet.  Taking suggestions from the class we will act out characters in crazy situations and under odd circumstances. 

Instructor – Mia Phillips

h  MUSICAL THEATRE – THE GREATEST SHOWMAN for Grades 1st-6th  

A great class for students who are new to the musical theatre. Students don’t have to be able to read music, but should enjoy the idea of singing and moving.  Learning very basic music terminology and basic movement/staging a song, will help youngsters feel more comfortable at a musical audition.  This semester we will be working on material from THE GREATEST SHOWMAN.  Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

g  PROCESS ACTING CLASSES for Grades 1st -5th

Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required.  Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression.  Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles.

These classes are especially good for students

  • who have limited acting class experience  (rehearsing a final showcase doesn’t allow much time for improving the basics of acting)
  • who are most interested in honing acting skills
  • who may have many after-school activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home memorization
  • who become bored with repetition
  • whose parents are very busy people with limited at-home time to drill lines for performance or time to create a costume for the final showcase

Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

Please note: progression through acting classes is not like progressing through grade levels of school.  Many children simply enjoy the kinesthetic learning and team building aspects of drama class. Your child should be enthusiastic about their participation and should only move to a higher-level class when they have mastered core components and are seeking further challenge. In general we suggest a minimum of two full semesters of Process level classes before moving to Intermediate level classes.  Students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for stage directions, be able to define basic theatrical terms, understand CROoWw, be familiar with Lessac energies and Laban qualities as well as wanting to be given more responsibilities/homework and be willing to repeat material weekly for rehearsal. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them or talk to them at the final day sharing regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.

 

c  SING!  for K5-3rd & K3-1st

Group musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and moving.  The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material.  Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

All students must be able to use the bathroom as needed.  SCCT Teachers/Assistants will not change diapers. If your child is still in diapers, a parent/guardian must remain in the lobby during class times.

The MONDAY CLASS (K5-3rd) will focus on favorite songs from Disney movies. Instructor: Lauren Wilson

The TUESDAY CLASS (K5-3rd) will focus on familiar songs from Musicals. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t already know songs from musicals, we’ll teach them and they get to learn something new! ANNIE, OLIVER and other kid friendly musicals will be our inspiration! Instructor: Lauren Wilson

The WEDNESDAY CLASS (K3-1st) will focus on silly songs like “Baby Shark” and “I’m a Coconut,” all while exploring different styles of movement and choreography, playing silly instruments like kazoos and having plenty of dance parties! Instructor: Lauren Wilson

b STORY DRAMA CLASSES for K3-K5

Great preparation for literacy and problem solving, this class allows the students to explore themes, characters and environments of a different children’s book each week.  Students act-out and perform creatively through the world of the book, but the focus is more on understanding the parts of the book and overcoming obstacles creatively within a group rather than in simple individual performance.  Fantastic for group interaction and socialization while keeping students engaged at solving the conflict presented in the literature.  Students begin to learn literary concepts and are called upon to summarize (in group discussion) the main idea and details from the source material.  They will explore the central idea, narration, distinguish between fact and opinion, use of repetition, dialogue, imagery and how pictures support the text and give us clues to words, then draw conclusions for solving the problem.  Great fun and great foundation work for reading. Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

All students must be able to use the bathroom as needed.  SCCT Teachers/Assistants will not change diapers. If your child is still in diapers, a parent/guardian must remain in the waiting area during class times.

Teachers are aware of returning students and change the stories accordingly.

Instructor – Andee Atkins

b EXPLORATION CLASSES for K3-K5

Channel your child’s endless creative energy into directed dramatic play! Games, stories, music and poetry inspire character exploration, teamwork and imagination. This low-pressure environment will ease a child into comfortably being in front of people and expressing ideas to a group. Parents will be invited to observe a portion of one or two classes during the course of the session.

All students must be able to use the bathroom as needed.  SCCT Teachers/Assistants will not change diapers. If your child is still in diapers, a parent/guardian must remain in the lobby during class times.

Some theatre exercises & activities are used each session, but teachers are sensitive to the needs of returning students, so these classes are appropriate to take several times to further hone developing skills.

Monday 4pm class – Lauren Wilson

Wednesday 5:30pm class – Lauren Wilson

Thursday 5:00pm class – Lauren Wilson

Saturday 9:00am class -Nathan Pittack

If you’re new and might like to try a class out before enrolling for the full 10-weeks, be sure to check out our FREE Test Drive classes!  You’ll still be able to enroll after the Test Drive and receive the Early Enrollment Discount IF space is still available in the semester class you want to take.

*  Process Acting Test Drive for 1st-5th grade students

Wonder if your child will enjoy theatre class?  Want to try it out before committing to a 10-week semester?  These classes are perfect for you.  A chance to meet our instructors, see the classrooms and try out a sample class.  Students should come in clothes that allow for free movement—skirts can be tricky for movement games.  The teacher will also allow the last ten minutes of class for discussion with parents of the class goals and benefits as well as covering everything SCCT has to offer for your child.  The early enrollment discount will still apply if you register for a semester class (pending availability) the evening after your test drive.

These classes are extremely popular and fill-up quickly, however we have had a problem in the past with a large number of no-shows on class day which means that other children who might have come to the class were prevented by people who took a class space and then didn’t attend—please sign-up only if you really plan to come.

*  Exploration/Story Drama Test Drive for K3-K5 students

Wonder if your child will enjoy theatre class?  Want to try it out before committing to a 10-week semester?  These classes are perfect for you.  A chance to meet our instructors, see the classrooms and try out a sample class.  Students should come in clothes that allow for free movement—skirts can be tricky for movement games.  The teacher will also allow the last ten minutes of class for discussion with parents of the class goals and benefits as well as covering everything SCCT has to offer for your child.  The early enrollment discount will still apply if you register for a semester class (pending availability) the evening after your test drive.

These classes are extremely popular and fill-up quickly, however we have had a problem in the past with a large number of no-shows on class day which means that other children who might have come to the class were prevented by people who took a class space and then didn’t attend—please sign-up only if you really plan to come.

g PROCESS ACTING CLASSES for Grades 6th-12th

Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities with very limited memorization required.  Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and expression.  Every class will include a variety of dramatic activities and training styles. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting.

These classes are especially good for students

  • who have limited acting class experience  (rehearsing a final showcase doesn’t allow much time for improving the basics of acting)
  • who are most interested in honing acting skills
  • who may have many after-school activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home memorization
  • who become bored with repetition
  • whose parents are very busy people with limited at-home time to drill lines for performance or time to create a costume for the final showcase

Parents will be invited to observe the final portion of the final class.

If you have a 5th grader with at least a year’s previous acting class experience, you may contact Jill Wolf    [email protected]    regarding the ages of the other students enrolled in the class.  If the majority of the class is in the 6th-8th grade range, she will let you know and you may register for this class.

Please note: progression through acting classes is not like progressing through grade levels of school.  Many children simply enjoy the kinesthetic learning and team building aspects of drama class. Your child should be enthusiastic about their participation and should only move to a higher-level class when they have mastered core components and are seeking further challenge. In general we suggest a minimum of two full semesters of Process level classes before moving to the Production level or Pre-Intermediate level classes.  Students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for areas of the stage, be able to define basic theatrical terms, understand CROoWw, be familiar with Lessac energies and Laban qualities as well as wanting to be given more responsibilities/homework and be willing to repeat material weekly for rehearsal. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them or talk to them at the final day sharing regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.

Monday Class – Instructor: Mia Phillips

Tuesday Class – Instructor: Molly Grey Davis