Classes

TARKINGTON TOTS
• 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 10)
• Toddlers (ages 18-36 months)
• $120 (includes materials)

Hey, Broadway Baby!
In this class for mommy (or daddy, grandma or caregiver!) and baby, our youngest students will be exposed to basic movement and musical patterns proven to stimulate brain development and encourage self-expression. A highly-structured curriculum that utilizes theatre as a platform for early-childhood development includes hands-on activities and group exercises that will make these little stars shine. The fun atmosphere also allows parents a chance to get to know each other and make new friends!

FALL SESSION
Mon. (9/9 – 11/4) 4:00 – 5:00 (no class on 10/21)
Wed. (9/11 – 10/30) 10:00 – 11:00

WINTER SESSION
Mon. (1/20 – 3/10) 4:00 – 5:00
Wed. (1/22 – 3/12) 10:00 – 11:00

SPRING SESSION
Mon. (4/14 – 6/9) 4:00 – 5:00 (no class on 5/26)
Wed. (4/16 – 6/4) 10:00 – 11:00


PRESCHOOL PLAYERS
• 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 10)
• Preschool (ages 3-4)
• $100 (includes materials)

Let’s get movin’!
Preschoolers will discover the magic of storytelling by using their “instruments” – body and voice – for creative, dramatic self-expression. Curriculum includes basic movement and ‘dance’ technique that will challenge these young students in a fun and interactive setting. Children will leave the class with a new sense of self and the world around them.

FALL SESSION
Mon. (9/9 – 11/4) 4:00 – 5:00 (no class on 10/21)
Tues. (9/10 – 10/29) 10:00 – 11:00

WINTER SESSION
Mon. (1/20 – 3/10) 4:00 – 5:00
Tues. (1/21-3/11) 10:00 – 11:00

SPRING SESSION
Mon. (4/14 – 6/9) 4:00 – 5:00 (no class on 5/26)
Tues. (4/15 – 6/3) 10:00 – 11:00


IMAGINATION EXPRESS
• 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 10)
• indergarten (ages 5-6)
• $100 (includes materials)

Once upon a time…!
Utilizing elements from all the artistic disciplines (music, visual art, literature, etc…), children explore the structure of a story, develop a deeper awareness of self through traditional acting exercises for youth, and discover new ways to express creative ideas and use their imaginations. Ultimately, listening skills develop and natural instincts emerge allowing everyone to flourish and have fun in a unique environment that simultaneously promotes social interaction and individual expression.

FALL SESSION
Mon. (9/9 – 11/4) 5:00 – 6:00 (no class on 10/21)
Sat. (9/14 – 11/9) 10:00 – 11:00 (no class on 10/19)

WINTER SESSION
Mon. (1/20 – 3/10) 5:00 – 6:00
Sat. (1/25 – 3/15) 10:00 – 11:00

SPRING SESSION
Mon. (4/14 – 6/9) 5:00 – 6:00 (no class on 5/26)
Sat. (4/19 – 6/14) 10:00 – 11:00 (no class on 5/24)


ACTING I
• 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 10)
• Grades 1-3, 4-5 & 6-8
• $125 (includes materials)

Create! Challenge! Become!
This introductory acting class is designed for the beginning student. Curriculum at this level encourages creative thinking and challenges students to start to look from the outside in as they examine the various aspects of performing. Incorporating improvisation, terminology, and some basic script analysis, students will start to develop their voice, body, and mind as they pursue goals, create characters and scenes, and work as an ensemble.

FALL SESSION
Grades 1-3:  Tues. (9/10 – 10/29) 5:00 – 6:00
Grades 1-3:  Sat. (9/14 – 11/9) 11:00 – 12:00 (no class on 10/19)
Grades 4-5:  Wed. (9/11 – 10/30) 5:00 – 6:00
Grades 6-8:  Thur. (9/12 – 11/14) 5:00 – 6:00 (no class on 10/17 or 10/31)

WINTER SESSION
Grades 1-3:  Tues. (1/21-3/11) 5:00 – 6:00
Grades 1-3:  Sat. (1/25 – 3/15) 11:00 – 12:00
Grades 4-5:  Wed. (1/22 – 3/12) 5:00 – 6:00
Grades 6-8:  Thur. (1/23 – 3/13) 5:00 – 6:00

SPRING SESSION
Grades 1-3:  Tues. (4/15 – 6/3) 5:00 – 6:00
Grades 1-3:  Sat. (4/19 – 6/14) 11:00 – 12:00 (no class on 5/24)
Grades 4-5:  Wed. (4/16 – 6/4) 5:00 – 6:00
Grades 6-8:  Thur. (4/17 – 6/5) 5:00 – 6:00


ACTING II (previous class experience preferred)
• 1 ½ hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 10)
• Grades 1-3, 4-5 & 6-8
• $150 (includes materials)

Keep building! Work together!
This class for more experienced young performers provides a challenging and nurturing environment where teamwork is integral. Students will learn advanced exercises that will continue to develop voice and movement techniques while also working on intermediate-level script and character analysis. Student interaction is encouraged with an emphasis on collaboration making for a more enriching classroom experience.

FALL SESSION
Grades 1-3: Tues. (9/10 – 10/29) 4:30 – 6:00
Grades 4-5: Wed. (9/11 – 10/30) 4:30 – 6:00
Grades 6-8: Thur. (9/12 – 11/14) 4:30 – 6:00 (no class on 10/17 or 10/31)

WINTER SESSION
Grades 1-3: Tues. (1/21-3/11) 4:30 – 6:00
Grades 4-5: Wed. (1/22 – 3/12) 4:30 – 6:00
Grades 6-8: Thur. (1/23 – 3/13) 4:30 – 6:00

SPRING SESSION
Grades 1-3: Tues. (4/15 – 6/3) 4:30 – 6:00
Grades 4-5: Wed. (4/16 – 6/4) 4:30 – 6:00
Grades 6-8: Thur. (4/17 – 6/5) 4:30 – 6:00


MUSICAL THEATRE I
• 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 12 per age group)
• Grades 1-3, 4-5 & 6-8
• $175 (includes materials)

Turn on that spotlight!
This Musical Theatre class for beginners will break down the basics of this highly collaborative art form and give students the room they need to grow. Whether you’ve been in a show or just danced around the living room with a pretend microphone in your hand, this class will begin to refine skills and develop the discipline necessary to become a triple-threat! Singing, acting, and dancing will be explored in a nurturing setting.

FALL SESSION
Grades 1-3: Tues. (9/10 – 10/29) 6:00 – 7:00
Grades 4-5: Wed. (9/11 – 10/30) 6:00 – 7:00
Grades 6-8: Thur. (9/12 – 11/14) 6.00 – 7:00 (no class on 10/17 or 10/31)

WINTER SESSION
Grades 1-3: Tues. (1/21-3/11) 6:00 – 7:00
Grades 4-5: Wed. (1/22 – 3/12) 6:00 – 7:00
Grades 6-8: Thur. (1/23 – 3/13) 6.00 – 7:00

SPRING SESSION
Grades 1-3: Tues. (4/15 – 6/3) 6:00 – 7:00
Grades 4-5: Wed. (4/16 – 6/4) 6:00 – 7:00
Grades 6-8: Thur. (4/17 – 6/5) 6.00 – 7:00


MUSICAL THEATRE II
(Jr. Civic Musical Theatre Saturdays or Musical Theatre Camp experience required)
• 1 ½ hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 12 per age group)
• Grades 3-5 & 6-8
• $195 (includes materials)

Give YOUR regards to Broadway!
This dynamic, advanced workshop will take things to the next level by focusing on two things: further exposing students to the various styles of music, dance, and acting that are employed in the musical theatre and preparing students to audition and perform in a musical. Additionally, smaller class sizes allow for more individualized coaching.

FALL SESSION
Grades 3-5: Sat. (9/14 – 11/9) 10:00 – 11:30 (no class on 10/19)
Grades 6-8: Sat. (9/14 – 11/9) 12:00 – 1:30 (no class on 10/19)


FROM PAGE TO STAGE
• 3 hr. class – 3 sessions (limit 10)
• Grades 4-5, 6-8
• $150 (includes materials)

Engage! React! Refine!
This class is designed to build on previous classroom or performing experience. Working on-stage in the Tarkington, students will review and strengthen basic voice and movement skills and learn how to explore and analyze the content of a script, ultimately understanding how to rehearse and present scenes and monologues in a theatre setting.

FALL SESSION
Grades 4-5: Sat. (9/7 – 9/21) 12:30 – 3:30
Grades 6-8: Sat. (10/26 – 11/9) 12:30 – 3:30

WINTER SESSION
Grades 4-5: Sat. (2/8-2/22) 12:30 – 3:30

SPRING SESSION
Grades 6-8: Sat. (4/26 – 5/10) 12:30 – 3:30


MUSICAL THEATRE SATURDAYS
• 1 ½ hr. class – 10 sessions (limit 30)
• Grades 1-3
• $200 (includes materials)

• 2 ½ hr. class – 10 sessions (limit 30)
• Grades 4-5 & grades 6-8
• $250 (includes materials)

The ultimate Musical Theatre class!
Continuing this long-running and exciting tradition, this program (unique to the city) bumps everything up a notch and gives students the opportunity to experience the creation of an original script while working up several numbers from the musical theatre canon. Emphasis is on collaboration and discipline as these 10 sessions of fun and hard work culminate in a special presentation on the Tarkington stage! Curriculum includes study in Acting (character development, techniques for interpreting a song, etc.), Music (vocal performance technique, mechanics of breathing, how to read a score, music vocabulary, etc.), and Dance (terminology, musical theatre dance styles – jazz, ballet, tap, modern, how to prepare for performance, etc.). In addition to performance, students will learn some history of the American musical theatre and how this popular art form has changed and developed over several decades.

SPRING SESSION
Grades 1-3: Sat. (2/8 – 4/12) 9:00 – 10:30
Grades 4-5: Sat. (2/8 – 4/12) 11:00 – 1:30
Grades 6-8: Sat. (2/8 – 4/12) 2:15 – 4:45

Final Rehearsal for ALL Classes:
Friday, April 11, 2013 from 5:30 – 8:30pm


JR. CIVIC ON DEMAND 

Having trouble fitting one of our regularly scheduled classes into your hectic schedule? We can help! If you have a group of 6-10 young people interested in taking one of the applicable classes (listed below), we will tailor a regular 8-week or 4-week Intensive class session to accommodate you. You provide us with the dates and times that are convenient for your group and we will provide the space and an instructor.

Additionally, as part of our Community Outreach program DramaWorks, we are able to offer ON-DEMAND programming to local community service organizations serving children who may not otherwise have access to our programming. As with any On-Demand class, each group must have 6-10 students and existing curriculum from our Jr. Civic classes must be used. For these groups, we will gladly supply an instructor in our own space or send an instructor directly to your community center or school.

Each class can run on an 8-week schedule (once a week for 8 weeks) or as an Intensive 4-week schedule (twice a week for 4 weeks).

On-Demand classes
• Regular class fee + additional $10 convenience fee per student
• One-time $50 administrative fee

On-Demand for Community Service Groups
• Flat fee of $100 per student
• One-time $50 administrative fee

The following classes are available for this program:

  • TARKINGTON TOTS* (Ages 18-36 months)
  • PRESCHOOL PLAYERS (Ages 3-4)
  • IMAGINATION EXPRESS (Ages 5-6)
  • ACTING I (Grades 1-8)
  • FROM PAGE TO STAGE (Grades 1-8)
  • MUSICAL THEATRE I** (Grades 1-8)

Please contact Holly Stults at 317-853*6317 or e-mail education@civictheatre.org to arrange for an ON-DEMAND class.
*Class must meet at Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
**Additional fees may apply for Musical Theatre I classes

4 ways to register!

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Email - Send an email to Holly Stults Haas, Education Programs Director at education@civictheatre.org to pre-register via email. Holly or other Civic staff will contact you to complete enrollment by phone.

Phone - Call Holly Stults Haas, Education Programs Director at 317-853-6317 to register by phone. Be sure to have a credit card ready when you call.

Mail - Complete the registration form and mail with payment to:
BOOTH TARKINGTON CIVIC THEATRE
Attn: Education
3 Center Green, Suite 200
Carmel, IN 46032

2013-2014 Jr Civic Enrollment Form

Fax - Complete the form and fax with credit card information to: 317-923-3548. Forms can be downloaded from the Internet at www.civictheatre.org.

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