Classes

Broadway I Group Vocal

Age: 7 – 12

Do you enjoy making up stories on the spot? Is make-believe your favorite game to play? Do you enjoy theatre and want to test your creativity while also expanding your character repertoire? Then IMPROV IS THE CLASS FOR YOU, MY FRIEND! In improv, you will be playing improvisational games where you will build characters and stories with no prior preparation. Additionally, through this course, you will learn teamwork with other actors and the ability to work with whatever is presented to you onstage. At the end of the course, you will have the chance to actually produce an improv show that will be akin to ones seen in Chicago. Get ready to get silly and share some laughs in this course!

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique I: Improv

Age: 7 – 12

Do you enjoy making up stories on the spot? Is make-believe your favorite game to play? Do you enjoy theatre and want to test your creativity while also expanding your character repertoire? Then IMPROV IS THE CLASS FOR YOU, MY FRIEND! In improv, you will be playing improvisational games where you will build characters and stories with no prior preparation. Additionally through this course, you will learn teamwork with other actors and the ability to work with whatever is presented to you onstage. At the end of the course, you will have the chance to actually produce an improv show that will be akin to ones seen in Chicago. Get ready to get silly and share some laughs in this course!

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique I: Scriptwriting

Age: 7 – 12

Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you have fun creating characters and determining crazy adventures they experience? Have you ever been interested in writing a production for the stage or screen? If you said yes to any of these questions, you should try Scriptwriting! In this course, you will receive an introduction to concept and character building, story outlining, line writing, script organization, and stage direction creation.

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique I: Scene Study

Age: 7 – 12

Have you ever been interested in performing on a stage or on the screen? Then this is the class for you! Through this course, students will receive an introduction to how to speak clearly and loudly on a stage, how to manage nervous energy, character creation, and commitment to character. Students will have the chance to try out both solo work (monologues) and small group scenes during classes.

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique I: Body Movement

Age: 7 – 12

Are you an actor interested in building your acting skills in a different way than traditional play productions? Are you a dancer interested in building your ability to portray emotion and story when performing? If you are either, Movement is the class for you! In the class, students will be able to explore how to tell story with nonverbal communication, character creation, story building, and improvised movement. They will additionally be introduced to basic puppetry in this course! This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Broadway II Group Vocal

Age: 9+

This class is for current Musical Theatre students aged 12-18 and any student interested in learning vocals both solo and ensemble! Students will learn intermediate music theory, intermediate sight-reading, how to advance and maintain their proper vocal technique, and how to prepare and memorize performance-ready ensemble and solo work. Students will additionally learn to build one another up through peer performances that we will complete throughout the sessions!

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique II/III: Improv

Age: 9+

Do you enjoy making up stories on the spot? Is make-believe your favorite game to play? Do you enjoy theatre and want to test your creativity while also expanding your character repertoire? Then IMPROV IS THE CLASS FOR YOU, MY FRIEND! In improv, you will be playing improvisational games where you will build characters and stories with no prior preparation. Additionally through this course, you will learn teamwork with other actors and the ability to work with whatever is presented to you onstage. At the end of the course, you will have the chance to actually produce an improv show that will be akin to ones seen in Chicago. Get ready to get silly and share some laughs in this course!

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique II/III: Scriptwriting

Age: 9+

Do you enjoy creative writing? Do you have fun creating characters and determining crazy adventures they experience? Have you ever been interested in writing a production for the stage or screen? If you said yes to any of these questions, you should try Scriptwriting! In this course, you will receive an introduction to concept and character building, story outlining, line writing, script organization, and stage direction creation.

This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique II/III: Scene Study

Age: 9+

Do you have a few years of acting under your belt? Do you want to keep building your craft and pursue acting within theatrical productions in the future? Then you should take Acting Technique 2: Scene Study! During this course, students will continue to master the basic skills of projection, diction, and commitment to character while building towards larger speaking parts and acts with more scene partners. Students will also be able to try out some improvised acting, character creation, playwriting, and directing if they so want to within this class! This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

Acting Technique II/III: Body Movement

Age: 9+

Are you an actor interested in building your acting skills in a different way than traditional play productions? Are you a dancer interested in building your ability to portray emotion and story when performing? If you are either, Movement is the class for you! In the class, students will be able to explore how to tell story with nonverbal communication, character creation, story building, and improvised movement. They will additionally be introduced to basic puppetry in this course! This class meets August 2021-December 2021 and participates in the Winter Theatre Showcase on December 15th at the YPAC Theatre during their usual class time. (A non-refundable $25 production fee will be automatically charged on October 13, 2021, unless you choose to opt-out by emailing [email protected])

My daughter is already saying “I can’t wait for next year!” She had so much fun participating. Thanks for giving them this opportunity.

- Jackie C.

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