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Courses and Camps

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Pre-K

To register for Pre-K courses, please click here: REGISTER HERE  

Parent and Me Musical Theatre (MT)
Are you looking for a fun activity for you and your future star? Look no further. This class is designed to build a love of performing and strengthen the bond between generations.

Thursday 9-10am, September 14 – December 12, $300
Thursday 9-10am, January 11 – April 18, $300
Saturday 9-10am, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 9-10am, January 11 – April 18, $300

  

Intro to Dance (D)
In this class designed for pre-schoolers, dancers will learn basic steps and terminology in ballet and tap and explore their own creative movement styles through the use of imaginative music and games in a safe, positive environment.

Saturday 10-11am, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 10-11am, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Let Me Entertain You (MT)
Do you have a little one who was just born for the stage? In this beginning musical theatre class, young performers will prepare for a life in show business. Focusing on the areas of singing, dancing, and acting, students will begin learning what it takes to put on a show!

Saturday 11am-12pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 11am-12pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

K-1 Grade

To register for Grades K-1 courses, please click here: REGISTER HERE  

Exploration of Movie Musicals: The Wonderful World of Disney (MT)
In this fun and exciting course, students will focus on the music of popular Disney movie musicals such as Mary Poppins Returns, Moana, Frozen II, and
The Little Mermaid. Each session will focus on a specific title and create a showcase featuring music, scenes, and imagination!

Monday 5-6pm, September 14 – April 18, $150 per session or $550 for a full year

Mary Poppins Returns
September 14 – October 25
Moana
October 26 – December 12
Frozen II
January 11 – February 21
The Little Mermaid
February 22 – April 18

 

Storybook Theatre: Creating a World (A)
This fun introduction to theatre is a hands-on learning experience where students will explore various elements of theatre arts by acting out their favorite storybooks and fairytales. Students will engage in imaginative and creative play acting through the use of storytelling and theatrical narrations. This class will culminate with a showcase at the end of the term using the student’s creations.

Monday 6-7pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Monday 6-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Puppet Building (E)
This class begins with the basics of hand puppet building. Participants will learn how to build a finished professional hand puppet. Students will learn how to trace, cut, sew, glue, and more!

Tuesday 5-6pm, September 14 – October 11, $100
Tuesday 5-6pm, January 11 – February 7, $100

 

Puppetry 101 (E)
Participants will learn the basics of hand puppet manipulation, including lip sync and eye focus. Each participant will be given a simple hand/rod puppet to use throughout the class, or use the puppet they built if they attended the previous Puppet Building Class, and explore ways to bring a character to life.

Tuesday 5-6pm, October 12 – December 12, $200
Tuesday 5-6pm, February – April 12, $200

 

Comic Book Creation (E)
This course introduces kids to the basics of comic creation. Simple facial expressions, speech bubbles, understanding characters, storytelling, drawing one-panel comics, and finally creating their own mini-comic book. Fun activities throughout the course contribute to a SUPER experience!

Tuesday 7-8pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Tuesday 7-8pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Musical Theatre Exploration (MT)
This group voice class focuses on bringing the nuances of musical theatre songs to light, building in concepts of stage performing and musical theatre interpretation. Students will continue to explore how to interpret, understand, and perform songs with greater character complexity.

Rodgers & Hammerstein
Wednesday 5-6pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Frozen & Frozen II
Wednesday 5-6pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Spring into Musicals
Wednesday 5-6pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Showstoppers
Wednesday 5-6pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

  

Tap/Ballet Combo (D)
This class focuses on basic movement and dance skills to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing, and flexibility. Beginning ballet and tap technique is also introduced in this class and students are taught proper technique and basic vocabulary and even do some introductory barre work.

Saturday 11am-12pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 11am-12pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Musical Theatre Hip Hop (D)
Musical Theatre Hip Hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking, with the world of Broadway. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Saturday 12-1pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 12-1pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

2-4 Grades

To register for Grades 2-4 courses, please click here: REGISTER HERE  

Musical Theatre Intensive (MT) – (3rd-6th Grade)*
Work your way through our musical theatre program and you may be hand selected for this specialized intermediate level class! Students will be challenged in acting, dance, and voice technique to better prepare them for auditions and onstage performance.

Monday 6-7:30pm, September 14 – April 18, $300 per session | $550 for full year

 

Act it Out: Bringing the Page to Life (A)
In this beginning acting course, students will learn stage directions, demonstrate spatial awareness, and understand how actors use the three tools of an actor: face, body, and voice to prepare them to audition for major productions. Each class will culminate in a reader’s theatre workshop performance for family and friends.

Monday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $100
Monday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $100

 

All That Jazz (D)
All That Jazz class will focus on learning proper dance techniques such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street, and Modern/Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer.

Tuesday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Tuesday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Acting for TV and Film (A)
Do you have a future star of the screen? This is an introductory course for 8-12 year olds who have an interest in learning how to act on TV and Film. This class will provide a fun experience and get your kids on camera each week.

Tuesday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 26, $200
Tuesday 6-7pm, January 11 – March 14, $200

 

Video Audition Submission Coaching (E)
In this online class, an industry professional will show you how to prepare, shoot, and submit theatre, film, and TV auditions using your cellphone, tablet, or laptop!

Tuesday 6-7pm, November 2 – December 13, $100
Tuesday 6-7pm, March 15 – April 18, $100

 

Ballet & Tap (D)
This class focuses on the movement and dance skills necessary to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing, and flexibility in the areas of ballet and tap. Beginning ballet and tap technique is also reviewed in this class and students are taught proper technique, vocabulary, and barre work.

Wednesday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Street Jazz (D)
This class infuses foundations of house, hip hop, contemporary, and aspects of Voguing/Wacking designed to challenge every dancer to enjoy the love of movement. Working across the floor, students will work on lines and rhythm to bring out their true essence for dance composition.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Hip Hop (D)
Hip hop is a dance form that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Wednesday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Musical Theatre Exploration (MT)
This group voice class focuses on bringing the nuances of musical theatre songs to light, building in concepts of stage performing and musical theatre interpretation. Students will continue to explore how to interpret, understand, and perform songs with greater character complexity.

Rodgers & Hammerstein
Wednesday 5-6pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Newsies
Wednesday 5-6pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Spring into Musicals
Wednesday 5-6pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Showstoppers
Wednesday 5-6pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Group Voice (MT)
Through engaging singing games and music making, students train their ears and voices as they begin their path to fine musicianship. Learning to sing in tune and learning musical concepts through singing establishes deep musical understanding and confidence in a budding musician.

Saturday 9-10am, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 9-10am, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Puppet Building (E)
This class begins with the basics of hand puppet building. Participants will learn how to build a finished professional hand puppet. Students will learn how to trace, cut, sew, glue, and more!

Saturday 12-1pm, September 14 – October 11, $100
Saturday 12-1pm, January 11 – February 7, $100

 

Puppetry 101 (E)
Participants will learn the basics of hand puppet manipulation, including lip sync and eye focus. Each participant will be given a simple hand/rod puppet to use throughout the class, or use the puppet they built if they attended the previous Puppet Building Class, and explore ways to bring a character to life.

Saturday 12-1pm, October 12 – December 12, $200
Saturday 12-1pm, February 8 – April 12, $200

 

Comic Book Creation (E)
This course introduces kids to the basics of comic creation. Simple facial expressions, speech bubbles, understanding characters, storytelling, drawing one-panel comics, and finally creating their own mini-comic book. Fun activities throughout the course contribute to a SUPER experience!

Saturday 9-10am, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 9-10am, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

5-6 Grades

To register for Grades 5-6 courses, please click here: REGISTER HERE  

Musical Theatre Intensive (MT) – (3rd-6th Grade)*
Work your way through our musical theatre program and you may be hand selected for this specialized intermediate level class! Students will be challenged in acting, dance, and voice technique to better prepare them for auditions and onstage performance.

Monday 6-7:30pm, September 14 – April 18, $300 per session | $550 for full year

 

Jazz (D)
Jazz will focus on learning proper dance technique such as isolations of the body, improving performance quality, and developing complex rhythms and patterns. Students will be exposed to various styles of jazz such as Broadway, Street, and Contemporary to help develop a well rounded dancer.

Tuesday 6-7 pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Tuesday 6-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Acting for Stage (A)
Through individual and group exercises, improvisations, monologues, and scene studies this class, eclectic in method, helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their skills in interpreting scripts. Previous theatre study is not required.

Tuesday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Tuesday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Acting the Song (MT)
This course will focus on acting through song. Course work will include training in finding clues provided in the music and lyrics of a song to interpret material, then teaches acting techniques and methods for turning that interpretation into an authentic, meaningful, and vital performance.

Tuesday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Tuesday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Acting for TV and Film (A)
This eight-week on-camera course focuses on film and television scripts and specific tools used in the medium. This workshop highlights quick and powerful ways to make your performance more natural and spontaneous. Limited class size allows for significant feedback and on-camera work. Students will review taped work at the end of every class – no videotapes or links will be given out.

Tuesday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 26, $200
Tuesday 6-7pm, January 11 – March 14, $200

 

Video Audition Submission Coaching (E)
The follow-up to Acting for TV and Film, this class focuses on prepared and cold reading on-camera audition techniques. Students will get experience auditioning for lead, guest star, and under-5 roles, using film and television scripts. Students will review taped work at the end of every class.

Tuesday 6-7pm, November 2 – December 13, $100
Tuesday 6-7pm, March 15 – April 18, $100

 

Ballet & Tap (D)
This class focuses on the movement and dance skills necessary to develop coordination, balance, musicality, timing, and flexibility in the areas of ballet and tap. Beginning ballet and tap technique is also reviewed in this class and students are taught proper technique, vocabulary, and barre work.

Wednesday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Improv 101 (A)
Students will learn the basic improv concept of “Yes, and” and discover how a scene can be created through agreement. They will also learn important basic improv skills like: creating characters, establishing relationships, and exploring scenes with objects and environment work. Students will then combine these skills to create fully improvised scenes with a partner.

Wednesday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Musical Theatre Exploration (MT)
This group voice class focuses on bringing the nuances of musical theatre songs to light, building in concepts of stage performing and musical theatre interpretation. Students will continue to explore how to interpret, understand, and perform songs with greater character complexity.

Rodgers & Hammerstein
Wednesday 5-6pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Shrek
Wednesday 5-6pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Hairspray
Wednesday 5-6pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Showstoppers
Wednesday 5-6pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Street Jazz (D)
This high energy class infuses foundations of house, hip hop, contemporary, and aspects of Voguing/Wacking designed to challenge every dancer to enjoy the love of movement. Class begins with a warm up to develop the student’s stamina, body awareness, execution, and technique. Working across the floor, students will work on lines and rhythm to bring out their true essence for dance composition.

Thursday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Thursday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Hip Hop (D)
Hip hop is a high-energy class that infuses the latest styles of street dancing, breaking, popping, and locking. Classes will encourage students to step outside of the box by bringing their own individual style and personality to the movements.

Thursday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Thursday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Playwriting 101 (E)
Introduction to Playwriting is dedicated to process. Students learn to write plays by writing plays. The primary goal of the course is to encourage students to write quickly, fluidly, and fearlessly. The course will introduce the traditional approach to theatre which is rooted in character and narrative structure, with emphasis on a play’s arc through its beginning, turning point, and ending. Each week’s assignment will introduce another element of craft, including high and low context dialogue, revealing action, the power of the unspoken word, disrupted ritual, etc.

Thursday 5-6pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Thursday 5-6pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Creative Drama (A)
Creative Drama is an integrative process that develops imaginative thought and creative expression in children. Through the use of movement, pantomime, improvisation, story dramatization, and group discussion, children acquire language and communication skills, social awareness, problem-solving abilities, self-concept enhancement, and an understanding of theatre.

Thursday 5-6pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Thursday 5-6pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Puppet Building (E)
This class begins with the basics of hand puppet building. Participants will learn how to build a finished professional hand puppet. Students will learn how to trace, cut, sew, glue, and more!

Saturday 9-10am, September 14 – October 11, $100
Saturday 9-10am, January 11 – February 7, $100

 

Puppetry 101 (E)
Participants will learn the basics of hand puppet manipulation, including lip sync and eye focus. Each participant will be given a simple hand/rod puppet to use throughout the class, or use the puppet they built if they attended the previous Puppet Building Class, and explore ways to bring a character to life.

Saturday 9-10am, October 12 – December 12, $200
Saturday 9-10am, February 8 – April 12, $200

 

Comic Book Creation (E)
This course introduces kids to the basics of comic creation. Simple facial expressions, speech bubbles, understanding characters, storytelling, drawing one-panel comics, and finally creating their own mini-comic book. Fun activities throughout the course contribute to a SUPER experience!

Saturday 10-11am, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 10-11am, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

7-8 Grades

To register for Grades 7-8 courses, please click here: REGISTER HERE  

Musical Theatre Intensive (MT) – (7th-12th)*
Work your way through our musical theatre program and you may be hand selected for this specialized intermediate level class! Students will be challenged in acting, dance, and voice technique to better prepare them for auditions and onstage performance.

Monday 6-7:30pm, September 14 – April 18, $300 per session | $550 for full year

 

Beginner Jazz (D)
This class is for students to develop a strong dance foundation with a focus on jazz dance technique, while learning dance vocabulary and proper body placement.

Monday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Monday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Intermediate Jazz (D)
After achieving the basic requirements, students can move forward expanding upon their jazz dance technique.

Monday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Monday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Advanced Jazz (D)
This Intermediate/Advanced level class is for students to further their jazz form and technique, and will also place an in depth focus on dance vocabulary and history.

Monday 5-6:30pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Monday 5-6:30pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Musical Theatre Exploration (MT)
This group voice class focuses on bringing the nuances of musical theatre songs to light, building in concepts of stage performing and musical theatre interpretation. Students will continue to explore how to interpret, understand, and perform songs with greater character complexity.

Rodgers & Hammerstein
Tuesday 7-8pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Beetlejuice
Tuesday 7-8pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Dear Evan Hansen
Tuesday 7-8pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Showstoppers
Tuesday 7-8pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Intermediate to Advanced Acting (A)*
An advanced scene study class that focuses on developing a process for performing non-realistic, “heightened” acting texts. Students will encounter plays that present unique challenges for actors in terms of language, physicality, characterization, style, content, and text analysis.

Tuesday 7-8pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Tuesday 7-8pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Ballet (D)
Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Tap (D)
Learn to shuffle off to Buffalo in this fun and challenging class. Students will learn steps and technique and will be introduced to choreography from some of Broadway’s biggest tap musicals.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Acting Studio: (A)

Shakespeare
This course is an intensive study of Shakespeare’s dramatic works from the point of view of the actor. It is important to remember that Shakespeare’s verse dramas were written to be performed and that only when they are approached this way as playable, theatrical texts do they have their maximum impact.

Wednesday 7-8, September 14 – December 12, $300

Noël Coward
Delve into elements of high farce, satire, heightened language, and timeless social commentary as you examine and play characters from the works of Noël Coward, one of the greatest British playwrights of the 20th century. Using the specifics of language, action, subtext, circumstance, and relationships the goal is to connect with the work at the deepest most personal level.

Wednesday 7-8, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Beginner Acting (A)
This course is a basic introduction to acting technique for the stage. It is designed to develop the ability to play dramatic action honestly and believably, using realistic/naturalistic material as well as self-scripted autobiographical writing. Course work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional life. Work in preparation of the monologue will be introduced.

Wednesday 7-8pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 7-8pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Lyrical (D)
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, with expressive motions that tell a story. Students will learn lyrical technique along with how to express emotion through movement.

Thursday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Thursday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Modern (D)
This class blends elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance, and contraction/release. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern and Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.

Thursday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Thursday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Stagecraft & Design 101 (E)
Stagecraft introduces students to a practical approach to technical and production aspects. Students learn the skills needed to construct scenery, hang and focus lighting instruments, and implement a sound system. The final project is the selection and analysis of a play and the design of a scale model.

Thursday 7-8pm, September 14 – November 8, $200
Thursday 7-8, January 11 – March 14, $200

 

Musical Theatre Vocal Styles (MT)
Today’s musical theatre singer has to be able to do it all and know how to “Shift those Gears” into different styles. This class will be a fun exploration of the many different singing styles needed to perform Broadway genres that have spanned the ages. Each week will feature a different show/style and utilize a popular song to experiment with technique. Throughout the course of the program vocal styles such as Golden Age Belt, B’way Legit, Modern Mix, Rock Musicals, and so much more will be covered.

Pre Golden Era/Golden Era (1920-1960)
Thursday 7-8pm, September 14 – October 25, $150

Changing Times (1960-1980)
Thursday 7-8pm, October 26 – December 12, $150

Second Century (1980-2005)
Thursday 7-8pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

Contemporary (2005-Present)
Thursday 7-8pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Acting for Stage (A)
This class, eclectic in method, helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their skills in interpreting scripts. Previous theatre study is not required.

Saturday 12-1pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Saturday 12-1pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Acting the Song (MT)
This course will focus on acting through song. Course work will include training in finding clues provided in the music and lyrics of a song to interpret material, then teaching acting techniques and methods for turning that interpretation into an authentic, meaningful, and vital performance.

Saturday 12-1pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Saturday 12-1pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

 

9-12 Grades

To register for Grades 9-12 courses, please click here: REGISTER HERE  

Musical Theatre Intensive (MT) – (7th-12th)*
Work your way through our musical theatre program and you may be hand selected for this specialized intermediate level class! Students will be challenged in acting, dance, and voice technique to better prepare them for auditions and onstage performance.

Monday 6-7:30pm, September 14 – April 18, $300 per session | $550 for full year

 

Acting for Stage (A)
This class, eclectic in method, helps students develop their acting potential and sharpen their skills in interpreting scripts. Previous theatre study is not required.

Monday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Monday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Acting the Song (MT)
This course will focus on acting through song. Course work will include training in finding clues provided in the music and lyrics of a song to interpret material, then teaching acting techniques and methods for turning that interpretation into an authentic, meaningful, and vital performance.

Monday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Monday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Improv for Beginners (A)
A six-week course in the study of improv comedy that is perfect for beginners. The class will cover the following: Skills that will make you more confident, creative, and help you think quicker on your feet and make you better at public speaking and social situations.

Monday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Monday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Monday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Monday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Intermediate to Advanced Improv (A)
So you’ve learned how to start scenes from nothing, be comfortable on stage and perform a simple piece. Now what? This six week class will focus on the study and practice of more intermediate/advanced improv comedy techniques that will cover the following: Creating original, creative characters that stretch beyond the ones you currently play, improv games, using different editing techniques to enrich your scenes, the different improv scene types that exist, and how to recognize and play each of them, and so much more!

Monday 7-8pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Monday 7-8pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Monday 7-8pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Monday 7-8pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Musical Theatre Exploration (MT)
This group voice class focuses on bringing the nuances of musical theatre songs to light, building in concepts of stage performing and musical theatre interpretation. Students will continue to explore how to interpret, understand, and perform songs with greater character complexity.

Rodgers & Hammerstein
Tuesday 7-8pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
The Prom
Tuesday 7-8pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Hadestown
Tuesday 7-8pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Showstoppers
Tuesday 7-8pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Jazz: Fosse Technique (D)
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to do some serious jazz hands! We challenge our students with many different forms of Jazz and Bob Fosse’s signature style is no exception. Fosse is best known for his isolations, finger snaps, smooth hip rolls, and specific, detailed movements. Students will be taught these techniques through Fosse’s original choreography. Previous ballet and jazz training is required.

Wednesday 7-8pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Wednesday 7-8pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Acting Studio: (A)

Shakespeare
This course is an intensive study of Shakespeare’s dramatic works from the point of view of the actor. It is important to remember that Shakespeare’s verse dramas were written to be performed and that only when they are approached this way as playable, theatrical texts do they have their maximum impact.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – December 12, $300

Noël Coward
Delve into elements of high farce, satire, heightened language, and timeless social commentary as you examine and play characters from the works of Noël Coward, one of the greatest British playwrights of the 20th century. Using the specifics of language, action, subtext, circumstance, and relationships the goal is to connect with the work at the deepest most personal level.

Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Beginning Acting (A)
This course is a basic introduction to acting technique for the stage. It is designed to develop the ability to play dramatic action honestly and believably, using realistic/naturalistic material as well as self-scripted autobiographical writing. Course work includes exercises and improvisations exploring awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional life.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Intermediate to Advanced Acting (A)
An advanced scene study class that focuses on developing a process for performing non-realistic, “heightened” acting texts. Students will encounter plays that present unique challenges for actors in terms of language, physicality, characterization, style, content, and text analysis. The class will structurally fuse the traditionally separate disciplines of acting, voice, and movement into a comprehensive unit by approaching the text simultaneously from these three perspectives.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Wednesday 6-7pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Beginner Jazz (D)
This class is for students to develop a strong dance foundation with a focus on jazz dance technique, while learning dance vocabulary and proper body placement.

Thursday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Thursday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Intermediate Jazz (D)
After achieving the basic requirements, students can move forward expanding upon their jazz dance technique in this more advanced class. Students will continue their work on body placement and technique while expanding their vocabulary and delving deeper into the jazz style with more challenging material.

Thursday 5-6pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Thursday 5-6pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Advanced Jazz (D)
This Intermediate/Advanced level class is for students to further their jazz technique and physical conditioning, and will also place an in depth focus on dance vocabulary and history.

Thursday 5-6:30pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Thursday 5-6:30pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Musical Theatre Vocal Styles (MT)
Today’s musical theatre singer has to be able to do it all and know how to “Shift those Gears” into different styles. This class will be a fun exploration of the many different singing styles needed to perform Broadway genres that have spanned the ages. Each week will feature a different show/style and utilize a popular song to experiment with technique. Throughout the course of the program vocal styles such as Golden Age Belt, B’way Legit, Modern Mix, Rock Musicals, and so much more will be covered.

Pre Golden Era/Golden Era (1920-1960)
Thursday 7-8pm, September 14 – October 25, $150
Changing Times (1960-1980)
Thursday 7-8pm, October 26 – December 12, $150
Second Century (1980-2005)
Thursday 7-8pm, January 11 – February 21, $150
Contemporary (2005-Present)
Thursday 7-8pm, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Lyrical (D)
Lyrical is a fusion of ballet and jazz, with expressive motions that tell a story. Students will learn lyrical technique along with how to express emotion through movement.

Saturday 9-10am, September 14 – October 25, $150
Saturday 9-10am, January 11 – February 21, $150

 

Modern (D)
This class blends elements of Contemporary and Modern dance, such as freedom of expression, interpretation of music, principles of fall and recovery, control, breathing, balance, and contraction/release. Teachers incorporate an eclectic blend of contemporary and post-modern movement into their classes. Modern and Contemporary Dance forms allow students to explore their individual dance style outside of the structure of traditional ballet and jazz classes.

Saturday 9-10am, October 26 – December 12, $150
Saturday 9-10am, February 22 – April 18, $150

 

Tap (D)
Learn to shuffle off to Buffalo in this fun and challenging class. Students will learn steps and technique and will be introduced to choreography from some of Broadway’s biggest tap musicals.

Saturday 11am-12pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 11am-12pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Ballet (D)
Students will focus on building the strength, flexibility, and control needed to execute ballet moves. Each class will emphasize barre exercises and may also include a combination of center floor work and across-the-floor combinations.

Saturday 12-1pm, September 14 – December 12, $300
Saturday 12-1pm, January 11 – April 18, $300

 

Access the Arts & Inclusive Programming

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Movement & Dance (D)
This inclusive Movement and Dance class is a great way for students to get involved in an extracurricular activity while improving motor skills, confidence, and socialization. Dance can also be a unique and effective way to reach students with special needs because it is nonverbal. Through simple patterns, sequencing, and repetition, students will learn the basics of movement, rhythm, and jazz dance. Some creative movement and yoga are incorporated into class, too.

Saturday 12-1pm, September 14 – December 12, $220
Saturday 12-1pm, January 11 – April 18, $220

 

Acting the Musical (MT)
This is an amazing opportunity for budding and well-seasoned performers to become involved in an inclusive musical theatre performance workshop. Students will use song, movement and acting as a means to develop performance skills, confidence, teamwork, communication, voice, creativity and socialization in a comfortable and friendly environment. This class will culminate in a Mini Musical Performance.

Saturday 11am-12pm, September 14 – April 18, $400

 

Troupe Broadway (MT)
Troupe Broadway was developed to provide a serious performance outlet for interested students. This inclusive group rehearses weekly and performs throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area at special events as well as performing in a culminating Musical Theatre Production. Call the Academy to schedule an audition.

Saturday 1-2:30pm, September 14 – April 18, $400

 

Adult Classes

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I am a Theatre Parent… Now What? (E)
Are you the proud parent of a theatre performer and not sure where to start? We are here to help you. From audition cuts to resume building and everything in between, we will coach you n being the best theatre parent you can be!

Monday 7-8pm, September 14 – October 25, Complimentary
Monday 7-8pm, February 22 – April 18, Complimentary

 

My Student is Auditioning for College Programs (E)
As students prepare for college auditions, do you know how to help them? We will walk you through all you need to know from material to headshots. With guest speakers from local university programs, you will be more than ready to help you student get prepared for those auditions.

Monday 7-8pm, October 26 – December 12, Complimentary
Monday 7-8pm, January 11 – February 21, Complimentary

 

Adult Acting Studio: (A)

Shakespeare
This course is an intensive study of Shakespeare’s dramatic works from the point of view of the actor. It is important to remember that Shakespeare’s verse dramas were written to be performed and that only when they are approached this way as playable, theatrical texts do they have their maximum impact.

Wednesday 6-7pm, September 14 – December 12, $250

Noël Coward
Delve into elements of high farce, satire, heightened language, and timeless social commentary as you examine and play characters from the works of Noël Coward, one of the greatest British playwrights of the 20th century. Using the specifics of language, action, subtext, circumstance, and relationships the goal is to connect with the work at the deepest most personal level.

Wednesday 6-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $250

 

Adult New and Classic Works Reading (A)
Join us as we delve into new and classic theatre works. Each week, the class will read a different work and discuss elements such as structure, writing, impact, etc. This is perfect for those looking to become more versed in theatre arts.

Thursday 5-7pm, September 14 – December 12, $25 per class
Thursday 5-7pm, January 11 – April 18, $25 per class

 

Adult Open Dance (D)
A “drop-in” class is an individual class that you can sign up for on the same day the class is scheduled to happen. You do not need to pay a long-term tuition fee or schedule the class in advance. You simply need to show up to the studio the day the class is happening and pay for the single class you’d like to take.

Saturday 10-11am, September 14 – April 18, $25 per class