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**We DO meet when Greenville County Schools are off for Teacher Workdays or Holidays.**
Masks are OPTIONAL for everyone – students & teachers alike. We will fully support anyone’s choice to wear a mask. Everyone washes hands upon arrival. We will continue to monitor the COVID situation in our area and reserve the right to make adjustments to safety protocols accordingly.
Due to limited space for audiences in our classrooms, we will record the end-of-semester “sharing” for all classes (except 3rd Stage) and send parent’s the video link allowing each family to celebrate their child’s performance at a time convenient for everyone in the family and making it possible to easily share with distant family members. The student is also able to see their performance on screen! And you can opt to download the video directly from the link provided to keep forever.
Our “sharings” are informal performances. Our goal is to engage the students in preparing for the low-pressure performance, without causing undo anxiety and also not spending every minute of class time solely repeating rehearsals. The “sharings” will not be highly polished and will be very low tech as our primary goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable class experience, filled with group interaction and fun.
Process Acting | 1st-5th
Mondays, Sept 12-Nov 14 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $165
Mondays, Sept 12-Nov 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Tuesdays, Sept 13-Nov 15 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Lexie West | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Tuesdays, Sept 13-Nov 15 | 5:15 – 6:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $165 Almost sold out!
Wednesdays, Sept 14-Nov 16 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Saturdays, Sept 17-Nov 19 | 11:00 AM – Noon | Lexie West | $165
Get a taste of stardom and explore the process of theatre training through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities. Create characters, explore dramatic interpretation of classic stories, learn lingo and challenge your imagination and hone projection and articulation skills while engaging the body in purposeful physical expression. Some at home memorization required.
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 Production or 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 them regarding your child’s progression if you have questions.
Improv! – Acting without a Script | 2nd-6th
Be bold! This class is focused on improvisation training and performance. 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!
Musical Theatre – Movie Musical | 1st-6th
Thursdays, Sept 15-Nov 17 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $180 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and basic dance. Learning very basic music terminology and basic movement/staging for a song, will help youngsters feel more comfortable at a musical audition. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material taking our inspiration from the MOVIE musicals. Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place and really allow for each student to “sell the song.” All selected material will be appropriate for this age group.
Sing! | K5-3rd
Mondays, Sept 12-Nov 14 | 5:15 – 6:15 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Wednesdays, Sept 14-Nov 16 | 5:30 – 6:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Is your child always singing and dancing around your home? Let’s channel that creative energy with SING! We will learn the music and fun choreography to some of our favorites. No reading required, but a love of performing is a must! The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material.
All Colors of the Spectrum | 2nd & up
A class for kids with processing or developmental challenges.
This class is for all those creative minds out there who may feel unsure that performance arts class is a good fit for their needs. Though activities that are modified to allow for processing and developmental challenges we will explore many aspects of theatre arts. A small class size ensures a setting for students to get more individual attention. This also allows us to challenge each student on an individual level and utilize their strengths in our artistic collaboration. Instructors encourage parents and caregivers to provide information about behaviors, interests, and language that is commonly used in the home to create a safe and productive learning environment for each participant. Please email [email protected] ahead of the first day with info you care to share.
We begin with a focus on storytelling and collaboration. This will allow us to devise original short sketches that will ultimately be performed by the end of the session. Those who are comfortable with the idea of performing will be cast in leading roles. Those who may need more time to warm up to being in front of an audience will have opportunities in supporting ensemble roles and technical theatre aspects so that we all work together to create an experience for an audience of family and friends to enjoy at the end of our classes.
Production | 2nd-6th
How did we make that play?! Find out through an all-encompassing production-based class! Students will work together to produce a short play. What do you love most about theatre? Is it the magic of seeing the stories come to life? Maybe you like putting the picture together as a whole? Perhaps it is becoming a character and discovering their world?
Students who come into this class should already have experience with basic theatre concepts and terminology. This will allow the group to hone performance skills through high-energy theatre games, improvisation, and challenging activities without having to start at the beginning. But we’ll also explore what goes into producing a play. Absenteeism is strongly discouraged as the work depends on the group being present to work together. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every class.
3rd Stage Production | K5-5th
Wednesdays, Aug 31-Dec 17 (skip Oct 26 & Nov 23) | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Anna Bowman | $250
Thursdays, Sept 1-Dec 17 (skip Oct 27 & Nov 24) | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Molly Grey Davis | $250
For anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage, please watch this Informational Video BEFORE signing up to audition to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to understand the commitment expectations and goals of the class. It also reviews what students can expect in the audition and how to fill out the audition form that you need to bring TO the audition on either Wednesday, August 24 or Thursday, August 25 from 5-6:30pm, as well as what tech week entails (Dec 12-15) and performance expectations (Dec 16 & 17).
MANDATORY Auditions for ALL please select one
You must click the link above to sign up online to receive an audition spot, please also bring a non-returnable photo to the audition and be prepared to list all conflicts with the class schedule (listed below).
The audition will consist of a short test-drive type class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition. All auditionees will need to bring a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition. You will indicate on the audition form your preference for class day of week (Wednesday or Thursday or Either). This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction. Actors who are ready will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.
Cast list will be announced by Tuesday, August 30 and those students who are not cast will still be able to enroll in another Fall class with an Early Enrollment Discount code.
Class Info 3rd Stage is an opportunity for experienced younger actors to realize the hard work that goes into being “up there.” Stories are adapted for a fully produced weekend run. The age range allows elementary aged students to tackle character roles while younger actors create an ensemble experience. Tuition is $250– payable after casting is announced. Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick and the assistant director, either Anna Bowman or Molly Grey Davis. In addition, they will see young artists (3rd Stage Mentors) take on backstage and production roles, discover techniques and activities that are useful during “down-time” at rehearsal, and build a group of kindred partners with one objective: tell a great story!
Parents also have the opportunity to see how a child handles a heavier schedule and workload. They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.” Everybody learns!
We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction. At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged as it impacts the whole class! We may even connect students who are absent virtually via Zoom if needed so they don’t miss rehearsal time. It is wise to check with leaders of other extra-curricular activities and in-school groups to make sure that they can share possible conflicts with you before the audition and are also aware of the dates and times of this commitment. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every class.
WEDNESDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Wednesday Aug 31-Dec 17 (skip days on Oct 26 & Nov 23)
THURSDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Thursday Sept 1-Dec 17 (skip days on Oct 27 & Nov 24)
*THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES ARE MANDATORY FOR MEMBERS OF BOTH ENSEMBLES – NO CONFLICTS ARE EXCUSED*
|SATURDAY, Dec 10||9:30 AM-12:30 PM||TECH Mandatory Attendance|
|MONDAY, Dec 12||4:45-6:45 PM||TECH Mandatory Attendance|
|TUESDAY, Dec 13||4:45-6:45 PM||TECH Mandatory Attendance|
|WEDNESDAY, Dec 14||4:45-6:45 PM||TECH Mandatory Attendance|
|THURSDAY, Dec 15||4:45-6:45 PM||TECH Mandatory Attendance|
|FRIDAY, Dec 16||4:45PM||5:30 PM SHOW|
|SATURDAY, Dec 17||10:15 AM- Late Afternoon||11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM SHOWS|