ACT After-School Classes

Offered in the fall and spring and complementing the local school calendar, these classes are once per week, after school. Classes are offered according to age range, and vary in content depending on the session. Classes always conclude with a final celebratory performance for friends and family! All ACT classes are taught in a lively, nurturing, fun environment by professional teaching artists who are passionate and skilled at working with young performers.

Fall Class: Drama Kids (ages 5-6)

September 5-October 10, 2017
Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor: Kerry DiMaggio
Cost of 6 week class: $140

Welcome to the excitement and fun of theatre! In this class, students will play with their favorite stories and picture books, growing artistically and socially as they explore the world of theatre through creative and collaborative play. This class is designed for beginning readers and theatre newbies and will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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Fall Class: Storybook Adventures (ages 6-7)

September 6 -October 11, 2017
Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor: Felicia Hall
Cost of 6 week class: $140

With picture books serving as a springboard, students have the opportunity to develop fundamental acting skills while working as a team to bring stories from the page to the stage! Students will be led through role playing, movement, improvisation, character creation, and theatre games to encourage and unleash their imagination, as well as build basic theatre skills. With new content each session, this is a great class for returning students. The class will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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Fall Class: Take the Stage (ages 8-11)

September 11-October 16, 2017
Mondays, 3:45-4:45pm
Instructor: Lester Wilson
Cost of 6 week class: $140

This class will focus on the performance of a fun, ensemble-based scene from an existing play.  Students will create characters, explore plot, and develop a presence onstage, all within the world of the play.  Take the Stage provides students with the creative tools to build the essentials of acting, as well as emphasizing teamwork and collaboration. The class will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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Fall Class: Acting I (ages 9-12)

September 6-October 11, 2017
Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Felicia Hall
Cost of 6 week class: $140

This class will provide students with a fun, constructive environment in which to focus on acting and character development through a series of exercises, techniques, and improvisation.  Students will also spend time rehearsing scenes/monologues, as well as receiving an introduction to the world of auditioning.  The class will end with a celebratory performance for family and friends.

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Fall Class: Audition Techniques (ages 12+)

September 5-October 10, 2017
Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Felicia Hall
Cost of 6 week class: $140

Nervous about auditioning?  Walk into your next audition with confidence! This class will include instruction and practice in audition etiquette, material selection, text analysis, and day-of-the-audition tips and techniques.  Students will leave the class with ready-to-go audition material, as well as the skills to audition for ACT’s winter production, A Little Princess.  A fantastic class for building your audition skills and repertoire.

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Fall Class: Improv II (ages 12+)

September 11-October 16, 2017
Mondays, 5:00-6:00pm
Instructor: Lester Wilson
Cost of 6 week class: $140

When it comes to theatre, improvisation is the art of acting without a prepared script. This class will dive deep into improvised character development, relationships between characters, and long-form improv, all designed to help the young actor develop skills that will serve him/her on any stage. This class is designed for students who have taken Improv I or who have comparable experience. If you have any questions, please contact Education Director, Kerry DiMaggio.  We’ll be working on our feet, so get ready to have some fun!

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