Classes Spring Semester 2019

Here are our class offerings for the Spring semester – week of January 6th through week of March 3rd.  Classes meet at First Christian Church 910 North Indiana Avenue in Auburn.  Each class is 50 minutes long and meets for 9 weeks.  All classes (except private voice lessons) are $140.  Registration is a once per semester charge of $35 regardless of the number of classes taken.  Click on the registration form at the bottom of this page to enroll your student now.

Studio of Stage Movement

Beginning Improv – for students 8-13 years old*.                           Instructor Alicia Smith.    Classes meet 5:40-6:30 Wednesdays.

Learning to improvise and express movement and emotion based on spontaneously cued mood, style, tempo, position, level and texture.  Instructor will work with each student based on their skill set.

Intermediate Improv – for students 14-22 years old*.                      Instructor Alicia Smith  Classes meet 6:40-7:30 Wednesdays.

Learning to improvise and express movement and emotion based on spontaneously cued mood, style, tempo, position, level and texture. Instructor will work with each student based on their skill set.

Studio for Drama

Theater 101 – for students 8 – 10 years old*.                              Instructor – Mary Kay Clark    Classes meet 4:30 – 5:20 Tuesdays

Designed for kids rather new to the stage. Learn stage calls, theater games, beginning script reading, basic character development and stage pictures.

Next Step Theater – for students 10-12 years old*.                   Instructor – Mary Kay Clark  Classes meet 5:30-6:20 Tuesdays

For kids with some stage experience.  Learn script reading, characterization through dialogue, blocking, scene study and improv.  Develop confidence on stage.

Who Am I? –Approaching Your Character –  13-18 years old*.  Instructor Kent Johnson  Classes meet 6:00-6:50 Tuesdays

How to actively be involved in the theater process.  Deciding your characters Super Objective and Objectives.  Understanding that your character began before the story and continues after the story and why that’s important.  Using theater games and activities to bring your character to life.

Making Choices and Taking Chances – for 15 – 22 years old*.     Instructor Kent Johnson  Classes meet 6:00-6:50 Thursdays

Deciding how you are going to build a three dimensional character.  How to make sure you are creating and not reacting.  Understanding that there are dozens of ways to develop a character and trying new approaches in a non-judgmental setting.  Use of body language, props, facial expressions and emotions to enhance the scene.

Studio for Voice

The Great American Songbook #1  for Ages 8 – 12*.  Instructor Jennifer VanAntwerp     Classes meet 5:40-6:30 Thursdays

Students will get introduced to Musical Theater Composers from the 1940’s through the 1960’s with songs composed by some of America’s best.  George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart and Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner & Lowe to just name a few.  Students will choose songs to learn and perform for others in their studio.

The Great American Songbook #1  Ages 15 – 22*.    Instructor Jennifer VanAntwerp      Classes meet 6:40-7:30 Thursdays

Students will get further in depth on America’s early Broadway composers and learn why they are as important today as ever.  Explore why they were groundbreaking in their day and how they still influence musical theater.  Students will select songs to learn and perform to others in their studio.

Intermediate Voice – ages 14 – 22  Instructors – Shelley Johnson, Nick Maloy, Colleen McNabb or Jennifer VanAntwerp

Individual instruction for those students who wish to develop their singing voice and gain confidence performing for others.  Must audition and be pre-approved.

Advanced Voice – ages 14 – 22  Instructors – Shelley Johnson, Nick Maloy, Colleen McNabb or Jennifer VanAntwerp

Individual instruction for those students who wish to develop their singing voice further and gain confidence performing for others.  Must audition and be pre-approved.

*All ages are approximate.  Some older students may be more comfortable in classes that are listed as younger than their age.  As well, instructors may choose to place younger students in a more advanced class.

Registration Form Spring 2019

Spring 2019 Class Syllibus

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