Foundation Level Classes: Grades 1-8

Fundamentals of Acting

  • 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 10 students)
  • Grades 1-3, 4-5 & 6-8
  • $160 (includes materials)


Create! Challenge! Become!

This introductory acting class is designed for the beginning student. Curriculum at this level starts with the basics of technique while encouraging creative thinking and challenging students to work hard to get things right! Incorporating improvisation, terminology, and some script work, students will start to develop their voice, body, and mind as they pursue goals, create characters and scenes, and work as an ensemble. This class is typically taken more than one time in order to build a good basis for moving into the Intermediate classes.

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Class Dates

Fall Session:

  • GRADES 1-3 | Tues. | 9/10 - 10/29 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GRADES 1-3 | Sat. | 9/14 - 11/9 (No class 10/12) 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • GRADES 4-5 | Wed. | 9/11 - 10/30 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GRADES 6-8 | Thurs. | 9/12 - 11/14 (No class 10/10, 10/31) 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Winter Session:

  • GRADES 1-3 | Tuesdays | 1/28 - 3/17 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GRADES 1-3 | Saturdays | 2/1 - 3/21 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  • GRADES 4-5 | Wednesdays | 1/29 - 3/18 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GRADES 6-8 | Thursdays | 1/30 - 3/19 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Essentials of Musical Theatre

  • 1 hr. class – 8 sessions (limit 16 students per age group)
  • Grades 1-3, 4-5 & 6-8
  • $195 (includes materials)


Turn on that spotlight!

What are the essential components of performing Musical Theatre? Singing, Acting and Dancing, of course!

This class will bring to light and strengthen these essentials giving students a solid platform on which they can begin to develop strong technique in all three areas. Whether you’ve been in a show or just danced around the living room with a pretend microphone in your hand, this class will refine skills and encourage the discipline necessary to become a triple-threat! Essentials is typically taken more than one time in order to build a good basis for moving into the upper level Musical Theatre classes.

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Class Dates

Fall Session:

  • GRADES 1-3 | Tues. | 9/10 - 10/29 5:45 - 6:45 PM
  • GRADES 1-3 | Thurs. | 9/12 - 11/14 (No class 10/10, 10/31) 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GRADES 4-5 | Wed. | 9/11 - 10/30 5:45 - 6:45 PM
  • GRADES 6-8 | Thurs. | 9/12 - 11/14 (No class 10/10, 10/31) 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Winter Session:

  • GRADES 1-3 | Tuesdays | 1/28 - 3/17 5:45 - 6:45 PM
  • GRADES 1-3 | Thursdays | 1/30 - 3/19 4:30 - 5:30 PM
  • GRADES 4-5 | Wednesdays | 1/29 - 3/18 5:45 - 6:45 PM
  • GRADES 6-8 | Thursdays | 1/30 - 3/19 5:45 - 6:45 PM

Group Voice Class with Julie Nottingham

Fee: $250

Instructor: Julie Nottingham

Students participating in this group-oriented voice lesson will learn grade-level-appropriate songs, focusing on a variety of music styles, that ultimately serve to improve the basic building blocks of musical rhythm and tonality. Students will also continue to develop beginning vocal music skills including: ear training, pitch matching, breath support, solfege, and rhythm while simultaneously advancing social interaction, individual expression, performance style and dramatic interpretation.

The 12-session class culminates with a performance recital for family and friends designed to demonstrate progress.

Students are encouraged to participate in both Fall and Spring Semesters – each semester features new material and a comprehensive continuation of the skills being taught.

Required Materials:

• The “Full Voice Workbook” (not included in class fee), a 3-ring binder, any current music repertoire, a bottle of water.

• Recording devices, such as iDevices, smart phones, small audio recorders are strongly recommended.

At-home Practice Expectations:

• Students are expected to practice enough at home to reach their lesson goals each week. Practice should focus on both vocal exercises and repertoire. Additionally, students must memorize their repertoire for recital performances.

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Class Dates

Fall Session:

  • Grades 2-3 | Sept. 11 - Dec. 11 | (No class 11/27) 4:30 - 5:15 PM
  • Grades 4-6 | Sept. 11 - Dec. 11 | (No class 11/27) 5:20 - 6:05 PM


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event of inclement weather, the Director of Education will, in accordance with the Theatre’s policy of cancelling activities only during a declared Snow Emergency, determine whether classes will run or be cancelled. In the event of a cancellation, each student will be contacted via email or phone at the earliest possible time in order to avoid an unnecessary trip.

Civic Theatre will make every effort to make up the lost class time. In concurrence with Theatre policy, there are no refunds for class time lost due to weather. With that in mind, be assured that we will make every effort to run classes as scheduled.

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