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Process Acting | 6th-12th
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.
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!
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.
Musical Theatre – Best of Broadway 2 | 4th-10th
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. We’ll be working on different material from the class we offered last Fall.
Tech – LX & Audio | Grades 5-12
Learn from SCCT’s own Technical Director, Genesis Garza, how the lights and sound for a production work! This hands-on class will not only delve into design and how lights and sound support the overall production, but also create much of the most memorable “magic” of theatre. Students will get to go up to the grid and follow-spot catwalk, learn how to safely operate a follow-spot as well as learning how to run a computerized lighting console in our state-of-the-art theatre space. AND they’ll learn how to build a sound design on a computer and how to run it. A GREAT class if working behind the scenes on a show might appeal to you! We’re always looking for crew and, in our theatre, many of our crew members are young people who come through our classes. Maybe your involved with your school theatre program and want to have a class that focuses on the behind-the-scenes elements and prepares you to operate lights or sound at your school. If performing is your focus, this class will teach you what you should know about the technical elements that impact a performance (all performers should be well-rounded and have an understanding and respect for the technical and design elements in a show).
Students must wear closed-toe shoes for safety.
Musical Theatre – Singing Solos | 4th-10th
Want to really nail your next audition? This class will help. More than a simple audition prep class, this class will help students understand the choices, preparation, and performance that go into shining at an audition and on through closing night or even preparation for talent shows. Learn to think like the character and how to select material that will help you really “sell” the song. Students should bring sheet music for a song or two they’d like to sing/hone to the first class (or the karaoke track for the song).
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. Attendance is important at this level, please bring a list of any expected absences to the first class.
PRETEST required for all NEW students before enrolling in INTERMEDIATE PROCESS ACTING — 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.
All Colors of the Spectrum | 2nd-12th
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.