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Youth Theatre

CLASSES FOR AGES 12 to 16 (as listed)

OUR 2015 THEATRE SCHOOL MINI-SESSION IS NOW OPEN FOR ENROLLMENT!

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CLASS LIST


ACTING & IMPROV

(ages 12 to 15)

This class is a complete theatre experience for teens that includes warm-up theatre games, improvisation, and acting exercises. With an emphasis on building collaborative and communication skills, the class culminates in an open house performance with work created by the students.

6 weeks - $180

Wednesday 5:00 pm - 6:00pm

ADVANCED ACTING TECHNIQUES

(ages 14 to 16)

A course for serious acting students interested in developing their technique. Exercises focus on spontaneous behavior and psychologically realistic acting approaches from predominant acting theories. Taught by Dan Yates of the Yates Theatre Company.

6 weeks - $200

Saturday 10:00am - 11:15am

AUDITION TECHNIQUES

(ages 12 to 15)

Find out what it takes to land that dream role. Topics covered include resume prep, choosing the right headshot, wardrobe etiquette, cold readings or musical selection, and dealing with audition nerves.

6 weeks - $180

Monday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

DANCE FOR AUDITIONS

(ages 12 to 15)

The dance portion of an audition is just as important as the song you choose to sing. This workshop style class is designed to help each student become more comfortable when asked to dance at an audition.

6 weeks - $180

Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

DANCE….JUST FOR BOYS

(ages 9 to 11)

This class will explore the basics of musical theatre dance for boys. The focus will be on technique, rhythm and performance skills in a non-competitive environment. Students will learn original choreography as well as exercises to build strength and creativity.

6 weeks - $180

Fridays 5:00pm - 6:00pm (10-13)

MINI-SESSION SAMPLER

(ages 12 to 15)

Acting! Singing! Dancing! It takes all three to become a “Triple Threat” in show business today. Students work on vocal performance, acting techniques and movement while working toward a mini-showcase at the end of the session.

6 weeks - $200

Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:00pm

MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP

(ages 12-15)

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. Students will enhance their stage presence and increase their comfort level when singing in front of an audience. Staged musical numbers will also be introduced.

6 weeks - $235 (includes accompanist fee)

Tuesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm

PRIVATE ACTING COACHING

(ages 12 and up)

Individual coaching sessions for the actor wanting to enrich his or her personal process for plays, performances, auditions and other artistic goals. Lessons are 30 minutes each.

4 weeks - $200

Thursday 30 mins. between 4:00pm - 9:00pm

PRIVATE VOICE LESSONS

(ages 12 to 15)

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.

6 weeks - $300

Monday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday 9:30am - 12:30pm

SCENES & SONGS

(ages 11 to 14)

Students will work with scenes and songs from contemporary and classic Musical Theatre pieces. Development of characters is stressed as well as “acting through a song” to tell the story.

6 weeks - $200

Monday 6:15pm - 7:15pm

SKETCH COMEDY

(ages 11 to 14)

Students study various styles of comedy. After a quick introduction to joke formulas, students are shown how to write using their own experiences and observations as inspiration. Performance technique is then incorporated. Rehearsals follow culminating in a mini showcase of student performance.

6 weeks - $180

Tuesday 6:30pm - 7:30pm

THEATRE FOR EVERYONE AutismRibbonwhlchr p

(ages 7 to 18)

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.

6 weeks - $145

Saturday 10:00am - 11:00am