Our 2017-2018 class schedule will be coming soon, so stay tuned!
In the meantime, check out the classes we’ll be offering below!
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- The Art of Breathing, Singing and Dancing
- Knowing You Vocal Range
- Choosing The Right Song for Auditions
- Why the Character Sings the Song
- Identifying Your Type
- Understanding the Process of Ensemble
- Professional Musical Theatre
& Big Stars (Grades 2-3)
- Early Childhood Acting Classes. Children Will Learn Beginning Acting Techniques Such As:
- Working As a Team
- Movement for the Stage
- Theatre Voice
- Creative Imagination
& Big Songbirds (Grades 2-3)
- The young voice needs to be treated gently. We have specifically designed these classes with the young musical theatre performer in mind. The class is a fun way for children to safely begin finding their singing voice and start learning aspects of musical theatre performance through creative song and dance techniques.
- Character Study & Development
- Basic Scene Work
- Theatre Voice
- The Five Senses
- Embody the Animal
- More Advanced Character Development
- More Advanced Scene Study
- Vocal Clarity & Projection
- Beginner Dialect
- Auto Drama
- This class incorporates all styles of acting techniques. Learning to be vulnerable. Vulnerability is essential For the “Too Cool for the Room” tweens who really want to be actors. This is a challenging class that helps break down the walls of the pre-teen/teen years.
- This class is a must for seventh graders who plan to audition for performing arts high schools next year!
- Emotional Preparation
- Advanced Scene Study
- Meisner Technique
- Understanding how to work “in the moment”
- Physical warm-up
- Advanced Vocal/Dialect Work
- Private Moments
- Your Body, Your Instrument: Advanced
- This is a beginning class on the practices and technique of songwriting. Melody, lyrics, “hooks,” points of view and song form will be covered. Solo writing as well as the concept of collaboration are introduced. Participants will work individually and in small groups.Your child will learn to execute conventional song structure in various genres (pop, musical theatre, folk, etc.), what makes a song “popular”, the fundamentals of lyrics writing, how to use technology to “fill out” a song, and much more. Taught by Emily Nicholas
- For students who are ready to find out what it takes to exit the wings and hit their mark! Students will gain confidence in front of the camera, learn on-camera audition techniques, and develop the necessary skills to be able to translate their acting technique to the medium of TV/film. The course will culminate in a project that will ask students to use their imaginations in a collaborative setting to devise work, develop concepts, and become screenwriters of their very own short film. Families are invited for an exclusive screening at the end of the course. Taught by John Isgro.
Audition Prep Classes
- Cold reading
- Interview skills
- Trusting yourself in the audition process
- Playing the action
- Physical warm-up – focus, grounding, relaxation
- An ABSOLUTE must for any student preparing to audition for a performing arts high school. This class will help the student realize their full potential by getting them in touch with their voice and body and learning how to get them to work together as one instrument. Through a combination of intense vocal and physical exercise work students will learn what it feels like to really let go of their inhibitions and get in touch with their true feelings and allow them to fuel their monologues fire. We also offer ongoing private audition coaching. Click HERE for more information.
Cold Reading (5th Grade JHS Audition Prep, Sept. through Jan.)
- A cold reading is when a script is given to an actor to look over just minutes before an audition. During this class, your child will learn how to identify the given circumstances: who, what, where, when, and why. They will also develop skills to help them make choices, listen to their partners, and create a character. A good dramatic cold reader is able to communicate and bring out the intent, mood, and characterization of a piece through articulation and body language. Full schedule breakdown for 2016-2017 is HERE.