z Advanced-level “STUDIO B ENSEMBLE” for 8th-12th

Continuing from Fall Semester–no new students are admitted for the Winter/Spring semester.

Only for pre-approved students who have tested and auditioned for the class. This class runs Sept-May

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.

Prerequisite = a summer-long entrance process, only those pre-approved may register for this year-long class

 

Instructor: Betsy Bisson

Adult Acting

For those of you who are interested, we provide free acting workshops for adults—college-age and up.  Offered at no cost, but if you have time to put up posters, count fliers, organize costumes for us, etc—just do those things as you can — We’ll send out emails announcing our need, and if you can help, please do.

It’s a chance for beginners to seasoned actors to get together to learn more about acting, auditioning, the rehearsal process, monologue preparation and whatever the student has questions about.  Betsy Bisson is the Artistic/Education Director at SCCT and has 30 + years experience teaching acting.

The first three classes new students must attend in order to be assigned material to work on for the rest of the semester.  If you try to join the class mid-semester you will only be able to observe and critique as scenes & monologues will have already been assigned —the bulk of the formal teaching occurs in the beginning of the semester, later classes mainly consist of rehearsing material and performing for class for critique. We DO have an informal performance at the end of the semester (voluntary participation—you can elect not to perform), and friends and family are welcome to attend.  You are also welcome to just come and listen to lecture or participate in game/exercises and not perform, but the only way to learn to act is to actually go through the process (selecting material, doing the background character work, experimenting with physical and vocal characteristics, memorizing, developing intentions/obstacles, refining performance technique, receiving critiques, etc.)

We call it AA (cause no one can give you grief for going to an AA meeting) and it meets on Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:15ish pm.  The scheduling is dependent on building availability and the teacher’s schedule.

Class are held at SCCT Temporary Headquarters – 1200 Pendleton St, Greenville, SC 29611

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NEW STUDENTS — please register! — there are a limited number of spaces open for new students.  In order to be assigned a monologue, you need to attend all of the first 3 foundation classes or secure a note-taker for any absences and get the info from them before the next class

SORRY-THE SPRING SEMESTER IS SOLD-OUT FOR NEW STUDENTS. We will take new students again for the Fall 2020 semester. As it is a free class, it enrolls very quickly!

RETURNING STUDENTS – please email Betsy to let her know you’re coming back—don’t sign up thru this webpage, it’s so I can gather info about new students and if you sign-up here, you’ll reduce the # of spots open for them.

 

Winter/Spring 2020 Class Schedule—

Jan 12 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Jan 19 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Jan 26 – new students required attendance – foundation material covered

Feb 2 – add returning students who have completed one or more semesters of classes

Feb 9 – material assigned

Feb 16 – material assigned

Feb 23 – working material with peers

March 1 – working material with peers

March 8 – working material & perform for class

March 15 – working material & perform for class

March 22 – working material & perform for class

March 29 – working material & perform for class

April 5 – Class at regular time and 7pm Class Sharing – an informal performance of material

Frozen Adventures – Exploring the Characters through ACTING for K3-1st or 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. Since there’s no play to rehearse, every class is fresh and exciting.

This semester we’ll be exploring the characters from FROZEN! – Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Sven & Olaf too!

Instructor: Lauren Wilson

If you’re child’s interest is in singing, check out…

SING SILLY SONGS for K3-K5 – Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 with Lauren Wilson, Jan 15-Feb 19

SING! FROZEN & OTHER DISNEY for K5-3rd – Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm with Lauren Wilson, Jan 13-Feb 17

MUSICAL THEATRE – SING FROZEN for 1st-6thThursdays from 4:15-5:15pm with Lauren & Chelsea, Jan 16-Feb 20

MUSICAL THEATRE — SING FROZEN for 1st-6thThursdays from 5:30-6:30pm with Lauren & Chelsea,  Jan 16-Feb 20

Hogwarts Semester Abroad for 1st-5th

Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express for a quick journey to Hogwarts before we head off to visit Ilvermorny and several other schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Students will explore different schools as they learn about the schools specialties and try their hand at some of those specialties.  Wandless magic, transfiguration, local experiences and more will broaden our Hogwarts students horizons.

All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Harry Potter in an interactive environment.  There are 7 schools for Witchcraft and Wizardry around the world, and for this Winter mini-mester, Hogwarts students will study abroad, visiting a new school each week!

OPTIONAL – Students can bring a wand and a robe if they already own one. No need to purchase just for this class.

Instructor (Headmistress): Mia Phillips

This theme is also available for the older crowd

HOGWARTS ABROAD/ILVERMORNY for 5th-12th – Mondays from 5:15-6:15pm with Mia Phillips, Jan 13-Feb 17

y Intermediate/Advanced Level “STUDIO A ENSEMBLE” for 6th-12th

This class is ongoing from the Winter semester–no new students may enroll for Spring 2020. New students will be admitted in the Fall Semester 2020.

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.

Prerequisite = minimum of two years of theatre classes and an entrance exam

 

Instructors: Traysie Amick & Betsy Bisson

Sing! for K3-K5 or K5-3rd

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 waiting area during class times.

The MONDAY CLASS (K5-3rd) will focus on favorite songs from Frozen and other Disney movies.

The TUESDAY CLASS (K5-3rd) will focus on familiar songs from Kids Movie Musicals.

The WEDNESDAY CLASS (K3-K5) will focus on Silly Songs including Baby Shark.

Instructor: Lauren Wilson

Hogwarts Study Abroad for 5th-12th

Hop aboard the Hogwarts Express for a quick journey to Hogwarts before we head off to visit Ilvermorny and several other schools of Witchcraft and Wizardry.  Students will explore different schools as they learn about the schools specialties and try their hand at some of those specialties.  Wandless magic, transfiguration, local experiences and more will broaden our Hogwarts students horizons.

All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Harry Potter in an interactive environment.  There are 7 schools for Witchcraft and Wizardry around the world, and for this Winter mini-mester, Hogwarts students will study abroad, visiting a new school each week!

OPTIONAL – Students can bring a wand and a robe if they already own one. No need to purchase just for this class.

Instructor (Headmistress): Mia Phillips

This theme is also available for the younger crowd
HOGWARTS ABROAD for 1st-5th – Mondays from 4:00-5:00pm with Mia Phillips – Jan 13-Feb 17

Storybots – Explore with Beep, Bing, Bang, Boop & Bo for K3-K5

This is a fun-oriented class offering students the opportunity to experience movement and drama, while exploring the imagination and creative freedom.  Each class will explore a variety of activities that focus on movement, drama, games and creative play.  Exploration, discovery and cooperative play are the focus.  Students will begin to develop the skills needed for group activities and begin to develop self-expression skills.  This type of class may be taken for several sessions as the material selection will differ each time, and even repeated exercises are useful for developing confidence, memory and the layered learning process.  This low-pressure environment will ease a child into comfortably being in front of people and expressing ideas to a group.

Instructor: Lauren Wilson

Winter Story Drama for K3-K5

Great preparation for literacy and problem solving, this class applies community-building, problem-solving and choice-making skills to solve a problem as presented in a different children’s book each day. The Story Drama teachers take on whatever problem the character(s) in the story are having and then set up the situation so that the students understand it is their job to help solve the problem.  Eventually, after working together and overcoming obstacles, the students assist the leader in solving the problem.

Students act-out and perform creatively through the world of the book, but the focus is more on 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. Great fun and great foundation work for reading

Our youngest students will explore winter stories through movement, acting, and more.  Cats, Mice and other characters, snowballs and winter games will be part of the fun!

Tuesday Instructor: Mia Phillips

Saturday Instructor: Nathan Pittack (with a substitute on Jan 25 & Feb 1 as Mr. Nathan will be onstage performing in THE LION, THE WITCH & THE WARDROBE at the Gunter Theatre as Mr. Tumnus!)

Character Voice-Over Acting – Improve Reading & Expression for 3rd- 7th   

Every cartoon or animated feature you’ve ever seen and almost every commercial has a voice-over performer!  And reading out loud is a skill every child needs to hone for book reports and class presentations.  Fear of public speaking is the number one phobia for adults.  Let’s fix that now! A great class to improve verbal expression and reading skills overall, but your child will have fun while doing it and no lines to memorize!

This semester we’ll focus on animation, audiobook, & video game characters!

Instructor: Lauren Wilson