Read class descriptions below, and click to register, or click here to see classes for other ages: Ages 3-5 | Grades 6+Up
TEST DRIVE: Process Acting
Wonder if your child will enjoy theatre class? Want to try it out before committing to a 10-week semester? These classes are perfect for you!
A chance to meet our instructors, see the classrooms and try out a sample class. Students should come in clothes that allow for free movement—skirts can be tricky for movement games. While the students are in their sample class, our Principal Teaching artist will talk with parents of the class goals and benefits as well as covering everything SCCT has to offer for your child.
These classes are extremely popular and fill-up quickly, so please sign-up only if you really plan to come.
Process Acting | Grades 1-5
Mondays | March 8-May 17 | 4:15-5:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $155
Mondays | March 8-May 17 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Lauren Wilson | $155
Tuesdays | March 9-May 18 | 5:15-6:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $155
VIRTUAL | Tuesdays | March 9-May 18 | 5:15-6:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $155
Wednesdays | March 10-May 19 | 4:15-5:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $155
VIRTUAL | Wednesdays | March 10-May 19 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $155
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.
These classes are especially good for students:
- who have limited acting class experience (rehearsing a final showcase doesn’t allow much time for improving the basics of acting)
- who are most interested in honing acting skills
- who may have many after-school activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home memorization
- who become bored with repetition
- whose parents are very busy people with limited at-home time to drill lines for performance or time to create a costume for the final showcase
Please note: progression through acting classes is different from 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 Intermediate level classes.
Sing!: Disney | Ages K5-3rd Grade
Mondays | March 8-May 17 | 5:15-6:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $155
VIRTUAL | Tuesdays | March 9-May 18 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $155
Wednesdays | March 10-May 19 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Lauren Wilson | $155
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 from favorite Disney movies!
Don’t worry if your child doesn’t already know songs, we’ll teach them and they get to learn new favorites! Some theatre exercises and activities are used each session, but teachers are sensitive to the needs of returning students, so these classes are appropriate to take several times in order to further hone developing skills.
Improv | Grades 1-5
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!
Virtual Voice-Over Acting: Improve Reading and Expression | Grades 3-7
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. And since we’re doing this one virtually, your student will also get to learn a bit about sound editing!
VIRTUAL CLASS STUDENTS should have a space near your computer/tablet with limited distractions that allows room for movement within view of the camera (it’s best to prepare this BEFORE the first class). Every effort should be made to have snack and go to the bathroom BEFORE class time. Parents, please treat this like a regular class. It is most helpful if a parent is close by to help with connection problems if needed.
We will send you any specific supplies your student should have access to during class times (notebook/pencil, coloring materials, etc.) in the reminder email about a week before your class starts.
Musical Theatre: Singing Cats + Dogs | Grades 1-6
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 favorite movies about cats and dogs (Aristocats, Oliver and Company, The Fox and the Hound, Lady and the Tramp). Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place and really allow for each student to “sell the song”.
All Colors of the Spectrum | Grades 4+Up
A class for kids with processing or developmental challenges.
This class is for all of 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. 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.
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.
Please email [email protected] ahead of the first day with info you care to share.
Workday Workshop | Ages K4-5th Grade
So…Mom and Dad don’t have a break even though your school does. Come to SCCT and play with us!
Games and activities are designed to keep students engaged and entertained with exercises used in our regular session classes, exploring group problem solving, being seen and heard in front of an audience, areas of the stage, and character development. This workshop is meant to engage the child in a group environment, but also to allow the parent some guilt-free time to get their own work, appointments or shopping done.
3rd Stage Production Class | K5-Grade 5
Tuesdays – I WALK WITH VANESSA | January 19-May 29 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $250
Thursdays – THE INVISIBLE BOY or GIRL | January 21-May 29 | 5:00-6:30 PM | Traysie Amick | $250
This class is by audition only!
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 due after casting is announced. Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick. 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. They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals”. Everybody learns!