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Winter Exploration: Furry Animals! | Ages 3-5
Mondays | January 11-February 15 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80
Wednesdays | January 13-February 17 | 3:00-4:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80
Saturdays | January 16-February 20 | 9:00-10:00 AM | Mia Phillips | $80
Channel your child’s endless creative energy into directed dramatic play! Games, stories, music and poetry inspire character exploration, teamwork and imagination. This low-pressure environment will ease a child into comfortably being in front of people and expressing ideas to a group.
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.
Story Drama: Winter Stories | Ages 3-5
Great preparation for literacy and problem solving, this class allows the students to explore themes, characters and environments of a different children’s book each week. Students act-out and perform creatively through the world of the book, but the focus is more on understanding the parts of the book and 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. Students begin to learn literary concepts and are called upon to summarize (in group discussion) the main idea and details from the source material. They will explore the central idea, narration, distinguish between fact and opinion, use of repetition, dialogue, imagery and how pictures support the text and give us clues to words, then draw conclusions for solving the problem. Great fun and great foundation work for reading. Some theatre exercises & activities are used each session, but teachers are sensitive to the needs of returning students, so these classes are appropriate to take several times to further hone developing skills.
SING! Frozen and Other Disney Favorites | Ages Vary (see below)
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, in particular FROZEN 1 and 2!
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.
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!
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.