Education

Check out our education program for the fall of 2015!

REGISTRATION FORMS COMING SOON

 

Class Title:                  Voice for Actors: Strong, Healthy & Free
Instructor:                  Vanessa Dinning
Ages:                            12-adult
Class Time:                 Mondays 6:00 p.m.-
Dates:                          September 28-November 9 (No class Oct 12)

Class Description:
Imagine trying to play a piano if you can’t read music… or a guitar, if the strings are out of tune and you don’t know where to put your fingers. The actor’s voice needs just as much attention.  A strong, healthy and free voice is essential to act. Vanessa has successfully taught classes and led workshops at drama schools in the UK and with various young actors’ programs and community theaters in San Diego.  She has worked with professional actors, TV presenters and within businesses to help develop strong and healthy voices, communication skills, projection and confidence. With Vanessa, you’ll work on freeing the voice and the body, on breathing, posture and emotional connection.

Cost of Class:

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Class Title:                    Introduction to Movement (for the Non-Dancing Actor)
Instructor:                    Patrick Mayuyu
Ages:                              13-Adult
Class Time:                   9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dates:                            Saturday, November 7

Class Description:
Ever feel awkward during the dance call portion of a musical theatre audition? That stops now! Build confidence! Become more spatially conscious and physically aware of the potential dancer inside of you! Get rid of that mental block! You can express yourself through movement! You CAN dance! All shapes, sizes, ages and skill levels welcome!

Cost of Class:               $30

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Class Title:                  Monologue Development and Scene Work
Instructor:                  Frank Remiatte
Ages:                            13-18
Class Time:                 3 weeks, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Dates:                           September 29-30, October 6-7, 13-14

Class Description:
Should I walk over here? Should I say this line this way? Should I just stand here?? All good questions. This class will teach you the basics of preparing for an audition. Selecting the appropriate monologue and walking you through the process of presenting the monologue/scene.

Cost of Class:               $120

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Class Title:                  Little Shows
Instructor:                  Kat Fitzpatrick
Ages:                            Kindergarteners (4-6 years)
Class Time:                 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dates:                          Saturday, October 3

Class Description:
This class is for any young student who likes to put on a show!  Little Shows is designed to introduce young children to dramatic arts by encouraging them to explore their imaginations through various forms of self-expression. Children will be encouraged to explore what acting means through theatre games, music, moving, and using costumes and props. The last portion of the class will consist of acting out the story ‘The Little Stegosaurs’, and concludes with students making stegosaur hats to take home.

Parents are welcome if they sit quietly. Kids bring a healthy snack from home.

Cost of Class:               $25

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Class Title:                  Mini-Musicals (“You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown”)
Instructor:                  Jennie Gray Connard
Ages:                            8-12
Class Time:                 8 weeks, Thursdays, 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Dates:                          October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;  November 5, 12, 19

Class Description:
Here is your chance to be a star while learning all about musical theatre! Students will act, dance and sing, while experiencing professional training led by local actor, director, choreographer, Jennie Gray Connard. This class will cover basic understandings of the stage, movement, singing, acting, professional etiquette, and most of all; having FUN while coming together to create a mini-production of You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown! The session ends with a performance during the last class meeting time and everyone has a role in each show! Students will receive CD’s of the music to help them learn their parts.

Cost of Class:             $160

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Class Title:                  Auditioning for Musical Theater
Instructor:                  Adriana Zuniga-Williams & Kirk Valles
Ages:                            10 – adult
Class Time:                 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Dates:                          Saturdays, September 5 – October 10

Class Description:
To prepare actors for the audition environment by giving a realistic idea of what is required in an audition, students will leave class with…
-a working Theater Resume
-an audition appropriate song
-knowing how to cut a song
-knowing how to confidently talk to the accompanist
-knowing how to conduct themselves at an audition from start to finish.
-a self-confidence that will help them stand out from the rest.

Please come “Audition Ready” on the first day.  We’d like to see/hear what you already know. This is an on-camera class. Students will be recorded on the first day and then allowed to see their work on video. Recording will also allow us to view at home for further analyses and future song suggestions. We will also record again on the second to last week so that students can see their growth

Cost of Class:               $120