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2018 Fall Theatre Academy

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Fall Session – Saturdays, September 15 to November 17, 2018
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THEATRE

Imagine THAT! Harold and the Purple Crayon 
Ages 3 – 5
Saturday 9:30 – 10:15 a.m. 
Tuition: $150.00

Students will color their own world using dramatic play, storytelling and imagination while exploring the story of “Harold and the Purple Crayon.”  This class will foster cognitive development while they bring elements of the story to life through fun and interactive activities. Sing, dance, draw, and walk in the moonlight of creativity at Weathervane! 

Introduction to Acting I : Little Red Riding Hood
Ages 5 – 8
Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. 
Tuition: $175.00

Bring stories to life and learn theatre skills through creative play! Students will study story structure, explore character development, and work as a group while gaining self-confidence through the popular fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. This introductory class is a great place to learn the basics of theatre and performing on the stage. This class is meant to be repeated.

Introduction to Acting II: Take the Stage
Ages 8 – 11
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Tuition: $175.00

Empower and challenge your child to take the stage. This class is designed for beginning actors, teaching them how to create the actor’s tool box. Students will learn skills in movement, vocal color, script interpretation, and improvisation. Watch as your student gains confidence, self-esteem and a new creative outlet!

Introduction to Acting III: Find your Voice
Ages 11 – 15
Saturday 11:30 – 12:45 p.m. 
Tuition: $180.00

This class is designed as an introduction to theatre. Students will tackle improvisation and scripted work in this fun and interactive class. The instructor will lead the students to discover how to portray a character with voice and movement while learning how to interpret the playwright’s textual clues. Join in the fun and learn through theatrical play!

Improv: Part I
Ages 8 – 11 
Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tuition: $175.00

Explore the elements of improvisation and experience the power of play with our improv workshop.  Students will focus on various games and exercises that encourage trust, communication, active listening, character development and team work.  Join us on the last day as our class puts on a show.  You never know what will happen…that’s why it’s improv!

Improv: Part II
Ages 11 – 17 
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuition: $175.00

Continue to learn, grow, and build upon your Improv Skills in this next level class! Students will continue to explore the building blocks of improv, making clear character choices, and working as an ensemble to development strong story lines. 

Intermediate Acting
Ages 7 – 15
Saturday 11:00 – 12:15 p.m. 
Tuition: $180.00

This class is designed for the child who has attended The Introduction to Acting Class and was recommended to continue to the Intermediate Acting Class, or has equivalent experience on stage. Students will be encouraged to expand on their performance skills to create characters with depth and motivation, work as an ensemble and individually, and use their basic knowledge of theatre vocabulary to interpret the essentials of a scene.  Each student will leave the class with new skills and ready to take on their next performance!

MUSIC

Musical Theatre, Act One
Ages 5 – 7
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 
Tuition: $185.00

Develop skills in singing, dancing, and acting in Musical Theatre, Act One! Sing and dance your way through some Broadway standards. Students will work on musical theatre skills through group singing, creative and choreographed movement, rhythm notation, and sight reading. Our Musical Theatre, Act One class takes our entire core curriculum and puts it to music with an experienced Instructor and Accompanist. Move over Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison, here comes the next Broadway star!

Musical Theatre, Act Two
Ages 8 – 12
Saturday 11:30 – 12:30 p.m. 
Tuition: $185.00

Sing, dance and perform in Musical Theatre, Act Two. Designed with the same objectives as musical Theatre, Act One, but for older students, this class challenges experienced students through more complex choreography and solo singing. Learn and explore in this class designed to inspire young actors taught by an experienced Instructor and Accompanist. You will be flapping, pirouetting and box-stepping your way onto center stage!

JUMP Start Music
Ages 3 – 5 
Monday 5:00 – 5:45 p.m. (September 17 to November 19)
Tuition: $150.00

Back again this Fall! Fun while learning is the main objective. Students explore the basic concepts of pitch and rhythm using games, eurhythmics, and tone poems to introduce the basics of reading music and ear training. Each session ends with a class demonstration, including a song with choreographed movements. Join us as we hop, skip, and jumpstart our way into the world of music.

DANCE

Tiny Dancers
Ages 3 – 5
Saturday 10:30 – 11:30 p.m. 
Tuition: $150.00

It’s back for Fall! Our tiny dancers will explore and express themselves through this high energy creative movement class! Students will learn musicality, basic movement techniques, and body awareness while getting to show off their personality and style. Join us and let’s get moving! 

Introduction to Broadway Dance Styles
Ages 5 – 8
Saturday 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Tuition: $175.00

Learn the basics of Tap and Jazz techniques, vocabulary, and styles used in your favorite Broadway shows in this beginner level class. This class will allow each student to grow as a dancer and bring them one step and tap forward to becoming a triple threat. Jazz and Tap shoes required.

Broadway Dance Styles I
Ages 7 – 15
Saturday 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Tuition: $175.00

Weathervane’s Broadway dance classes are designed with the actor in mind. Students can continue to build on their dance technique, performance skills, and knowledge of different dance styles outside the traditraditional studio setting. In this class, students will focus on Jazz and Tap techniques and styles used in popular Broadway shows. From Fosse to Tune, we are going to move! Jazz and Tap shoes required.

DESIGN

ART of Theatre: Costume Design 
Ages 10-17
Saturday 11:30-12:30 p.m.
Tuition: $175.00

Explore the art of theatre through costume design! Students will work with Weathervane’s resident costume designer to explore design techniques, theory, and learn about the building blocks of costume design. 

Sewing for Stage Parents
Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuition is FREE if your child is registered for a Fall class

Become the ultimate stage parent! Work with Weathervane’s Resident Costume Designer to learn the basics of sewing and hemming by hand and machine, putting on buttons, and basic alterations while your child is in class! No experience necessary, just a willingness to learn.

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