Here is a sampling of our many classes. For a full program list please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMING ARTS ACADEMY
Students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of performing arts classes including acting for film/tv stage combat, improvisation, singing, voiceovers, special effect makeup and technical theatre. Students will have fun, expand creativity and learn about the careers available both in front of and behind the scenes. Students will hear from working professionals about their experience and learn about careers available in the performing arts. The class will end with a performance by the students. Includes a professional performance assembly and all materials.
Learn the fundamentals of acting through exercises in basic improvisation skills, scene study and monologues. Explore and develop all the actor's artistic tools: body, voice and imagination. Students will learn to be both quicker on their feet and freer with their minds. Character monologues will be chosen and analyzed to stretch and develop the student's natural gifts of expression. This class is designed for full group participation as well as carefully tailored one-on-one work. The atmosphere is friendly, highly supportive, stimulating and fun.
CHORAL MUSIC ENSEMBLE
This course teaches the basics of good choral singing and basic musicianship. Students will learn harmonies, different music styles, and have the opportunity to perform solo and duets. Course will end in a live performance.
Students will learn breath support, vocal technique, how to learn a song, how to perform a song, and song selection. Students will work on songs from selected repertoire and perform them in a class setting.
MUSICAL THEATRE WORKSHOP
In this 2 hour workshop, students have a fun time exploring the music of Broadway! Includes Leonard Bernstein’s “I Feel Like I’m Not Out of Bed Yet” to work on breath control, yawning, and warming up high and low notes. “Summer Lovin’”is an exercise that teaches the student to ask and answer questions in songs, to look for the deeper meaning in the lyric. In the last half of the class we will teach and choreograph, “Come Follow the Band” by Michael Stewart, and Cy Coleman. The class will perform the piece at the end. Our core philosophy is “less talking, more singing!”
STAND UP COMEDY
Taught by stand up comedy pro Michael Vinton, this course will cover warm up techniques and improv exercises to ready the body and mind to work creatively. Students will gain confidence as they learn how to turn personal experiences into comedic material from the notion that comedy can come out of drama. From writing to performance, the course will cover different aspects of good storytelling and guide the students in creating a two-minute stand up set by the end of the course. ‘Set up and punch’ joke writing will also be covered at a beginner’s level.
SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSTARS!
Want to have your own YouTube show or be a social media influencer? This course begins with the fundamentals of safe practices for social media and pit falls to avoid. It also covers the impact social media carries and the extent to which it influences consumers. How to define, establish and expand a personal brand through multiple social platforms will be discussed. The students will learn several methods to expand their social media awareness in a positive way, including but not limited to creating a YouTube channel, crowdsourcing and IGTV.