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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 | 6th-12th
Mondays, Sept 12-Nov 14 | 6:45 – 7:45 PM | Mia Phillips | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
Tuesdays, Sept 13-Nov 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $165 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to the wait list.
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. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every 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 testing for admission into 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.
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.
Write/Direct/Act = Production | 6th-12th
How did we make that play?! Find out through an all-encompassing production-based class! Students will explore writing, directing, and acting by working together to create a one-of-a-kind performance. What do you love most about theatre? Is it the magic of seeing the stories in your imagination come to life? Maybe you like putting the picture together as a whole? Perhaps it is becoming a character and discovering their world? Try on each hat- playwright, director and actor- and see which one is the best fit for you. You won’t know until you try! If your child is “not an actor,” we can accommodate him/her in this class and they can focus on the non-performance elements for the production while still gaining social and collaborative skills.
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 playwriting, design and directing while learning 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.
Intermediate Process Acting | 6th-12th
The INTERMEDIATE LEVEL expands on training concepts presented in Process classes. If your child is really ready for more serious training (which will require reading plays, doing script analysis, researching plays based on historical era, evaluation of the overall themes and messages in plays, participating in class discussion and working independently), this higher-level class may be right for you. Please do NOT rush class progression. Intermediate and Studio level classes are less about having fun performing and more about developing the individual’s artistic voice, learning to peer-coach effectively and working collaboratively as a group. Students should bring a notebook and pencil to every class.
PRETEST required for all NEW students before enrolling — please email [email protected]
Before moving into an Intermediate level class students should be able to: name the parts of the stage, use abbreviations for stage directions and blocking notation, 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 and complete reading assignments in a week. Your current SCCT teacher is always the best reference for whether your child is ready to move up and you should email to them regarding your child’s progression if you have questions. It is helpful to let your Process teachers know that moving into the next level is a goal. This will allow them to offer your student an extra challenge to prepare for advancement. We strongly recommend students attend several semesters of Intermediate BEFORE requesting to test for Studio A. The instructor will be the best judge of WHEN the hopeful Studio A member should try the test.
Improv! – Acting without a Script | 6th-12th
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!
Auditions for SCCT’s Teen Improv Troupe, ADLIBERATION, are August 29 — in the event you can’t participate on Monday nights or aren’t selected for the JV or Varsity teams, this is a good class to prepare for next year!
ADLIBERATION – SCCT’s Teen Improv Troupe | 6th-12th
SCCT ADLIBeration will be made up of strong teen improv performers who will be cast after an audition. Performers who are accepted will be accepted into a Junior Varsity or Varsity team based on assessments they will receive from their audition.
AUDITIONS: Will be Mon, August 29th from 6:45-8:30pm. This troupe is ongoing into the Spring semester—there will be no audition for new members in Spring 2023.
Click here to sign up for an audition.
We will notify you of your acceptance to the group by Sept 9, then you can register (we will send you the link). The class cost is already significantly discounted, so there is no early registration discount.
Both Varsity and Junior Varsity troupes will meet on Monday evenings from 6:45-8:15pm.
Junior Varsity will be featured in a Fall SCCT showcase that is hosted by the Varsity team. They will also participate in a Spring SCCT showcase with the Varsity players.
Varsity players will host and aid in developing the Fall SCCT showcase, perform with the Junior Varsity in the Spring SCCT showcase, and represent SCCT in public performances in the community. All travel will need to be arranged via parents of ADLIBeration members, SCCT will not provide transportation to performances.
There is a participation fee of $60 for the school year – payable AFTER auditions and acceptance into the Troupe. As the group can only improve when team members attendance is consistent, 3 unexcused absences or 5 total absences would result in elimination from the semester’s performance lineup and there will be no refund of the participation fee after payment.
* Due to the already low lost, the Early Enrollment discount does not apply for Adliberation.*
Musical Theatre | 6th-12th
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 music of BROADWAY hits – classic and modern. 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.
Learn how to paint for theatre including spattering, wet blending, dry brushing, wood graining and more!
This hands-on workshop takes place at our scene shop – 127 Industrial Drive (off of Laurens Road) about 15 minutes away from the main theatre building downtown. Students will need to be dropped off and picked up from the scene shop.
Students need to come in clothes that can get dirty (jeans preferred), nothing baggy, no jewelry, long hair should be tied back and they must wear closed-toe shoes.
Intermediate/Advanced Level STUDIO A ENSEMBLE | 6th-12th
Prerequisite = minimum of two years of theatre classes and an entrance exam
Fall Semester – Aug 29-Dec 5 (skip Sept 5)
Multi-age classes for students who are ready and willing to work in an environment where everyone will be expected to share the responsibility for the end-of-session performance. Classes are based on a curriculum that builds a sense of purpose in theatre work, creates a realistic outlook when approaching performance, and provides a challenge for students with experience in front of an audience. Material is designed to evolve with the ensemble as students master specific facets of theatre training. Before enrolling for a Studio Class, the student should have been enrolled in Production or Intermediate classes for at least two years or have the equivalent class experience elsewhere—for questions, please email [email protected]
Due to the reduced tuition cost, Studio A Ensemble members will be required to assist with a lower-level class during the semester, so check the Week-At-A-Glance sheet for classes that will fit your schedule and email me ASAP—first come, first served—ie if you wait someone else will get the class you want—I will only schedule double assistants if the class enrollment # is high and I rarely schedule assistants for classes that have 2 teachers.
Advanced Level STUDIO B ENSEMBLE | 6th-12th
Prerequisite = a summer-long entrance process, only those pre-approved may register for this year-long class
The most advanced SCCT class for only the most focused students. Students are invited to audition only after having demonstrated exceptional dedication and passion to learn all facets of performing and theatre arts. Typically when students can no longer be challenged in other classes, they are invited to apply for admission (self-evaluation paper, pre-test and audition) into the Studio B Ensemble. Curricula are established on a month-to-month basis pending student interest and comprehension. The goal is to create a class that runs continuously through the course of an academic year (taking standard public school breaks). Students may opt to withdraw, but may not re-enter the class within the current academic year. No new students will be admitted mid-year except through majority vote of the class. Students are required to
- maintain class assignments and attendance, being conscious of their own time-management in regards to school work and other responsibilities
- assist with one regular SCCT class per week or do one-hour of approved ‘office hours’ at home to equal the length of the regular SCCT class session
- perform 25 hours of tech work/character visits/other for SCCT over the course of the semester. Students living at some distance from Greenville, may volunteer on a run or build crew at a theatre closer to their home if approved by Instructor
Failure to perform at the expected level or failure to maintain academic work at school will result in the dismissal of the student from Advanced Level for the current academic year.
Due to the reduced tuition cost, Studio B Ensemble members will be required to assist with a lower-level class during the semester, so check the Week-At-A-Glance sheet for classes that will fit your schedule and email me ASAP—first come, first served—ie if you wait someone else will get the class you want—I will only schedule double assistants if the class enrollment # is high.