Winter Classes 2022 – Elementary

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COVID PROTOCOLS as of August 17, 2021

SCCT is committed to the health and safety of our patrons, casts, crews, students and staff. The CDC and DHEC currently recommend universal indoor masking when students age 2 and older are present. In accordance with these recommendations, we at SCCT feel it necessary to make the following updates to our COVID protocols in our efforts to keep everyone safe within our premises.

  • Students will be required to wear masks whenever indoors at SCCT.
  • SCCT teaching artists will be required to wear masks while teaching classes at SCCT.
  • Any parent/guardian (or sibling over the age of 2) of one of our students who opts to come into the building will be required to wear a mask to enter and while inside the building.

In addition to the mask requirements, five bipolar ionization units have been installed into all of our HVAC air handlers to ensure that everyone in our facility has access to the cleanest, safest, and healthiest air possible. Surface disinfection will happen between performances. Our theatre is sanitized with an electrostatic sprayer using an EPA-approved, food safe biocide designed to kill coronavirus on surfaces within minutes. Hand sanitizer stations are placed throughout the facility.

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 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. 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.

**We DO meet when Greenville County Schools are off for Teacher Workdays or Holidays.**

Process Acting – Frozen Adventures | 1st-5th

Mondays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80
Tuesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Molly Grey Davis | $80

Do you want to build a snowman? Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from Disney’s very popular FROZEN movies. Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Sven & Kristoff are waiting to make friends and have new adventures with you!  All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Frozen/Arendelle in an interactive environment.

**We DO meet when Greenville County Schools are off for Teacher Workdays or Holidays.**

Process Acting – Narnia Adventures | 1st-5th

Tuesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Lexie West | $80
Wednesdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 5:45 – 6:45 PM | Nathan Pittack |$80
Saturdays, Jan 15-Feb 19 | 11:00 AM – Noon | Lexie West | $80

Can you imagine finding a snowy landscape inside your closet? Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from CS Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia (especially The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe). Maybe have tea with Mr. Tumnus, travel with Mr. & Mrs. Beaver or fight a great battle alongside Aslan. All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will be primarily exploring the world of Narnia in an interactive environment.

Process Acting – Hogwarts Holiday & a Visit to Hogsmeade | 1st-5th

Mondays, Jan 10-Feb 14 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $80
Thursdays, Jan 13-Feb 17 | 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $80

Your invitation to Hogwarts has arrived! Develop acting skills while exploring characters and themes from J. K. Rowling’s wildly popular HARRY POTTER books.  Learn to wield a wand, pick teams for Quidditch, avoid Boggarts and Dementors while exploring the world of Hogwarts and Hogsmeade.  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. Students are invited to wear their robes. We will make practice paper wands on the first day of class.

**We DO meet when Greenville County Schools are off for Teacher Workdays or Holidays.**

Process Acting – Acting & Audition Prep | 1st-5th

Wednesdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80

A chance to understand the audition process in a classroom setting so you can be prepared for what directors seek.  All the standard acting exercises will be used so performance skills are honed, but the students will also be working on memorizing short poems or monologues that can be used for auditions and learning to present with confidence.

Voice-Over Acting – Improve Reading & Expression | 3rd-6th

Tuesdays, Jan 11-Feb 15 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80

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, characterization and reading skills overall, but your child will have fun while doing it and no lines to memorize!

Improv! – Acting without a Script | 2nd-6th

Wednesdays, Jan 12-Feb 16 | 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $80

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 storytelling skills, improve character development, practice collaboration, 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!

Musical Theatre – Songs from FROZEN 1 & 2 | 1st-6th

Thursdays, Jan 13-Feb 17 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Chelsea LaCourse & Jessica Smith | $80

Musical theatre training for performance—you don’t have to read music, but should enjoy singing and simple dance. Learning very basic music terminology and basic movement/staging for a song, will help young performers feel more comfortable at a musical audition. The class will focus on ensemble musical theatre material taking our inspiration from the Disney phenomenon, FROZEN & FROZEN 2. Due to social distancing guidelines, the choreography will be done primarily in place which allows each student to “sell the song”.

All Colors of the Spectrum – a Winter & Spring Semester class | 2nd-5th

Tuesdays, Jan 11-April 19 | 4:15 – 5:15 PM | Traysie Amick | $160 (register by January 7 to receive the early enrollment discount)

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.  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.

This class meets for 12 weeks, but there ARE breaks.  (Traysie is performing THE CAT IN THE HAT in our MainStage production and so we’re taking the regular class break between Winter & Spring to allow her to get that show open—then we will also take the Greenville Country Schools Spring Break week off.)

We meet Jan 11, Jan 18, Jan 15, Feb 1, Feb 8 & Feb 15 (skip Feb 22 & March 1), meet again March 8 & 15 (skip March 22) and finish up March 29, April 5, April 12 & April 19.

We will record the end-of-semester “sharing” for this class and send parent’s the video link.

3rd Stage – a Winter & Spring Semester Production class | K5-5th

Wednesdays, Jan 12-May 28 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Lexie West | $250
Thursdays, Jan 13-May 28 | 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Traysie Amick & Lexie West | $250

For anyone who is not a veteran parent of 3rd Stage, please email [email protected]. You will be sent a link to an Informational Video that you need to watch BEFORE the audition to determine if 3rd Stage is right for your child and to explain the commitment expectations and goals of the class. The instructor will also review what students can expect in the audition and how to fill out the audition form that you need to bring TO the audition on either Wednesday, January 5 or Thursday, January 6 from 5-6:30pm, as well as the tech week (May 22-26) and performance expectations (May 27 & 28).

MANDATORY Auditions EITHER Wednesday, January 5 or Thursday, January 6 from 5-6:30pm. Bring your completed paperwork to the audition. Select a date below to sign up for your audition:

Wednesday, January 5th
Thursday, January 6th

The class will meet on either Wednesdays or Thursdays (pending casting) from 5-6:30pm each week, Jan 12th or 13th up to our tech week before performances the weekend of May 27th & 28th. (Performers will perform in mask and inside on our 2nd Stage. Audience members will also be required to wear a mask and will be assigned seats for the performance.)

Audition Info The audition will consist of a short test drive type class in which students will be guided through introductory acting exercises that will include following directions, stage areas, vocal projection and characterization. No reading is involved for this audition.  All auditionees will need to bring a non-returnable photo, and fill out an audition form with schedule conflicts noted – just like a regular MainStage audition. You will indicate on the audition form your preference for class day of week (Wednesday or Thursday or Either).  This less stressful way of auditioning gives the director and crew a better understanding of how actors work together and take direction.  Actors who are ready will then be invited to take the class as a pre-cast participant.

Cast list will be announced by Sunday, January 9 and those students who are not cast can still enroll in a Winter class.

Class Info 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 $250– payable after casting is announced.  Students embark on the rehearsal process creating characters and making acting choices guided by the director, Traysie Amick and the assistant director, Lexie West. 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 and workload.  They become familiar with new theatre jargon and get an inside look at the demands and expectations of “tech rehearsals.”  Everybody learns!

We ask that students have completed at least 3 classes of theatre instruction.  At least one of these needs to be Exploration or Process Acting from SCCT. Students who are cast will need to attend class consistently—absences and tardies are strongly discouraged as it impacts the whole class! We may even connect students who are absent virtually via Zoom if needed so they don’t miss rehearsal time.

WEDNESDAY ENSEMBLE – meets every Wednesday Jan 12-May 18 (skip days on March 2 and March 23)
THURSDAY ENSEMBLE– meets every Thursday Jan 13-May 19 (skip days on March 3 and March 24)
*THE FOLLOWING DATES/TIMES ARE MANDATORY FOR MEMBERS OF BOTH ENSEMBLES*
SATURDAY, May 21           2:30-5:30 PM                             TECH Mandatory Attendance
MONDAY,   May 23           4:45-6:45 PM                              TECH Mandatory Attendance
TUESDAY,   May 24           4:45-6:45 PM                             TECH Mandatory Attendance
WEDNESDAY, May 25       4:45-6:45 PM                            TECH Mandatory Attendance
THURSDAY, May 26          4:45-6:45 PM                             TECH Mandatory Attendance
FRIDAY, May 27                4:45PM & 5:30 PM SHOW
SATURDAY, May 28           10:15 AM- Late Afternoon         11 AM, 1 PM, 2:30 PM SHOWS

Workshops

Winter Break Workshops | K4-5th

Mon-Wed, December 20, 21 & 22 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $135 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to wait list.
Mon-Wed, December 27, 28 & 29 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $135 Sold Out! Email Jill to be added to wait list.

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 and activities 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, etc.  These classes are meant to engage the child in a group environment, but are also to allow the parent some guilt free time to get their own work/appointments or shopping 😉 done. These classes are more general and aren’t themed per day, but will allow for a range of ages/interests and may also include craft time. Designed to keep excited kids active and having fun the week between school and big holidays. There will be no “sharing” for parents, just a bunch of socialization and interaction for the younger set.

**Please provide a nut-free snack and beverage as well as a packed lunch for your child.

Teacher Workday Workshops | K5-5th

Monday, January 17 – MLK Day | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Lexie West | $45
Monday, February 21 – President’s Day | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Lexie West | $45

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 and activities 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, etc.  These classes are meant to engage the child in a group environment, but are also to allow the parent some guilt free time to get their own work/appointments done. Workday Workshops are more general and aren’t themed per day, but will allow for a range of ages/interests and may also include craft time. There will be no “sharing” for parents, just a bunch of socialization and interaction for the younger set.

**Please provide a nut-free snack and beverage as well as a packed lunch for your child.

Kid’s Night Out! | K5-7th

AMERICAN GIRL VALENTINE’S PARTY Friday, February 11 | 6:00 – 10:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $25

If you’re in need of a date night downtown or maybe just some grown-up time to stream your own movie or get uninterrupted work done, just drop the kids off at the South Carolina Children’s Theatre and let them enjoy a fun evening of their own! We’ll start the night with an array of drama activities for a wide range of ages and experience levels. Then, we’ll make crafts, enjoy a snack of milk and cookies* and snuggle down for the evening to watch a movie. Pajamas that allow for movement are welcome attire (Please send them in shoes that stay securely on their feet to easily participate in some activities). Make sure they have their favorite blankets and pillows-we hope to have them in sleepy-mode by the time you pick them up.

*Standard supermarket cookies and regular milk will be provided.  Please supply your own snack if food allergies are a concern.

Saturday Morning Mania | K5-5th

JEDI ACADEMY Saturday, February 12 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $25

These one-day classes are meant to engage the child in a group environment, but are also to allow the parent some guilt free time to get their own work/appointments done. There will be no “sharing” for parents, just a bunch of socialization and interaction for the younger set.

We’ll start the morning with drama activities for a wide range of ages and experience levels, and then we’ll create something appropriate to the theme, have a picnic lunch and maybe even watch part of a movie.

**Please provide a nut-free snack and beverage as well as a packed lunch for your child.