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Hogwarts Holiday: A Visit to Hogsmeade | Grades 1-5
Mondays | January 11-February 15 | 4:15-5:15 PM | Mia Phillips | $80
VIRTUAL | Wednesdays | January 13-February 17 | 4:15-5:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $80
Thursdays | January 14-February 18 | 4:00-5:00 PM | Mia Phillips | $80
Saturdays | January 16-February 20 | 10:15-11:15 AM | Mia Phillips | $80
Explore the magical world of Harry Potter through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities, complete with a trip to Hogsmeade! With very limited memorization required, students will create characters, explore dramatic interpretations, learn lingo and challenge their 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!
Frozen Adventures: Acting | Grades 1-5
Mondays | January 11-February 15 | 6:30-7:30 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80
VIRTUAL | Tuesdays | January 12-February 16 | 5:15-6:00 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80
Wednesdays | January 13-February 17 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Lauren Wilson | $80
Channel your inner Elsa, Sven, Anna, Kristoff – and even Olaf! Experience the magic of Frozen through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities! With very limited memorization required, students will create characters, explore dramatic interpretations, learn lingo and challenge their 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!
Acting and Audition Prep | Grades 1-5
Get ready for your next role through high-energy theatre games, improvisation and activities! With very limited memorization required, students will learn how to sharpen their acting and audition skills by creating characters, exploring dramatic interpretations of classic stories, learning lingo and by challenging their 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!
IMPROV: Acting without a Script | Grades 1-5
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)
- are most interested in honing acting skills
- may have many after-school activities to balance and don’t have time for a lot of at-home memorization
- become bored with repetition
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.
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. The link to join the class and any supply lists will be emailed to each student prior to the first class.
Musical Theatre: Songs from FROZEN 1 & 2 | 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 Disney phenomenon, FROZEN 1 & 2. 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. 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.
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.