CLASSES FOR AGES 5 to 12 (as listed)
OUR 2016-2017 THEATRE SCHOOL SESSION!
ACTING & IMPROV
A fun-filled introduction to theatre for the novice actor! Theatre games and improvisation exercises increase performance skills, awaken creativity, and encourage students to work with others to accomplish common goals
18 weeks - $575
CHILDREN'S THEATRE ON TOUR
The Children’s Theatre On Tour Company rehearses a full one-hour musical that tours to schools, libraries, community centers, and other local organizations. The class is filled by audition only. Completion of Creative Drama I or II is a prerequisite to audition. SOLD OUT
24 weeks - $695
CREATIVE DRAMA I
Students participate in theatre games, improvisation and scene studies that encourage creativity, self-expression, and self-confidence. In the spring, they perform a play that incorporates the skills learned and introduces elements of scenery and costumes.
20 weeks - $675
CREATIVE DRAMA II
Self-discovery for the actor continues in scenes, songs and more advanced acting exercises. Students also perform a scripted play or musical with costumes and scenery.
20 weeks - $685
INTRO TO ACTING
Students use role-playing and basic creative drama exercises to bring scenes and stories to life. Children should have reading skills. A great opportunity to make new friends while developing self-confidence.
18 weeks - $485
MASTER CLASS SAMPLER
Mix it up with a sampling of two-hour theatre and dance master classes offered on Monday evenings. Explore “Agents & Auditioning” in September, “Tap Dance Essentials” in October, “Musical Theatre Auditioning” in November, “Principles of Sketch Comedy” in January, “Stage Make-Up Essentials” in February and “Broadway Choreography” in March. Classes are grouped by age. Master class dates are listed on the registration form.
1 master class - $100
6 master class package - $540 (buy all and save 10%)
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
Musical theatre performance is more than a pretty voice; it’s acting through a song. Students explore how to interpret and connect to the lyrics to tell the story in the song. Selection of appropriate material for auditions and performance will be stressed, along with basic vocal technique and breath control. Staged musical numbers will also be introduced.
18 weeks - $595 (includes accompanist fee)
FOR AGES 6-8:
FOR AGES 9-11:
PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS
Individual attention helps students learn breath control and vocal placement in a nurturing one-to-one environment. Exercises are used to strengthen and protect the voice and both popular and theatre songs are rehearsed. Lessons are 30 minutes each.
18 weeks - $900
Students will learn the step by step process of putting on a production from casting to the final presentation. They will learn the importance of characterization, rehearsals and working together as an ensemble.
18 weeks - $495
A wonderful introduction to the world of theatre for the imaginative child, the class brings favorite fairly tales and characters to life through music, movement, and pretend play.
18 weeks - $485
THEATRE FOR EVERYONE
In collaboration with VSA-NJ, an organization which provides a wide array of arts programming for children & adults with all types of disabilities, this class will include theatre improvisation, storytelling, music, movement, and some visual art. The series will creatively address and include diverse learning styles and modes of communication. When applicable, a student's attendant, who may be a parent, caregiver, nurse, personal aide, or sign interpreter, is welcome to stay for the class. The course will end with a fun sharing for family and friends. Typical siblings are welcome at no extra cost.