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Enrollment in SCCT classes is open to children ages 3 through 12th grade. Registrants ages 3-5 must be fully potty-trained. If you have any questions or needs regarding SCCT classes, you can contact SCCT Registrar Jill Wolf at 864.235.2885 x105 or by email at [email protected].
Register by February 16 and receive $25 off each class (discount reflected in price).
About SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory
Established in 1992, SCCT’s Theatre Arts Conservatory is a year-round program for students ages 3-18. The curriculum is sequential and provides for the development of knowledge and skills in increasing levels of competence. Areas of study include creative drama, acting, improvisation, scene and monologue study, audition techniques, rehearsal methods, character analysis, script analysis, theatre history, stage management, directing, technical theatre (scenery, painting, costumes, props), and musical theatre. Progress is best seen through consistent and continuing work.
Drama is a fundamental tool in developing an understanding of the ideas, attitudes, beliefs, and feelings of people in different circumstances, cultures, and times. As such, it is essential to the education of all children. The emphasis on developmental processes and activity-oriented methods develop powerful modes of learning that apply to all areas of academic curriculum. The study of drama is fundamental in educating the emotions for controlled use, strengthening the imagination for creative self-expression, disciplining the voice and body for purposeful use, and providing an understanding and critical appreciation for theatre arts.
We believe that theatre arts training is like any other form of training – the more you do it, the better you get. Just as a dancer takes class after class or an athlete trains year after year with a team, theatre arts training is most effective when the student is repeatedly exposed to vocabulary, theories, and exercises. At SCCT, we hope to provide a variety of creative opportunities that encourage creative thinking, expression, and collaboration, develop verbal and social skills, and bolster confidence and self-esteem. Skills needed for any job, not just acting. In the past year, 2,200 students participated in our training classes and camps.
This program has been made possible, in part, by BMW Manufacturing Company LLC in partnership with the Metropolitan Arts Council.