Teen Broadway Dance – Teacher: John Crampton
Monday 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM – Studio One
(Ages 13-18) This fast-paced class geared towards teens will accommodate both those with prior dance experience and those who may be new to dance. The goal of the class is to introduce the language of jazz and musical theatre movement while teaching positions, dance vocabulary, good technique, body placement, and musicality. In addition, focus will be placed on expression and interpretation. This class is perfect for the teen Musical Theatre student looking to further their skills in both dance and performance.
Broadway Musical Workshop – Teachers: John Crampton and Melissa Carubia
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM – Gala Room
(Ages 13-18) Are you looking to find yourself center stage in a Company Theatre musical? Have you taken Center Stage 1 and 2? Do you love the idea of singing, dancing and acting your way through the big splashy musical numbers we all know and love? BROADWAY MUSICAL WORKSHOP is your chance to learn from professional performers and guest artists on how to pick up dance routines quickly, stand out and be heard on stage! This class offers advanced education in dance, voice and acting through putting it all together via the biggest and best moments from Broadway past and present. This class will perform a mini-revue at the end of the program based on the shows students have studied during the course. Offered exclusively at Studio One at the Company Theatre! Get ready to experience every aspect of bringing a musical to the stage!
Teen Group Voice – Teacher: Steve Rogers
Tuesday 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM – The Loft
(Ages 13-18) The teenage voice is full of possibilities! This small group voice lesson is for singers of all stages of development and will help students align their vocal instrument with vocal technique exercises. We will then apply the concepts and habits to a vast array of vocal music from art song to pop to musical theatre. Each class will begin with a vocal warm up and the remaining time will be spent working on group and solo music that has been assigned to help the individual progress toward being a more healthy, capable and expressive singer. Students will also be encouraged to become good singer/musicians through ear training and music reading exercises.
Teen Improv – Teacher: Melissa Carubia
Wednesday 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM – Studio One
(Ages 13-18) Theatre can be a lot of fun when you go off the script and see where your imagination takes you! This class geared towards teenagers will teach students how to say Yes, and, to listen and react, to create memorable characters and build compelling scenes spontaneously, to work well as part of a comedic ensemble, and to have a lot of laughs. Class time will focus on both games and short form scene work. Theatrical experience a plus but not required.
Speech and Dialect – Teacher: Matt Maggio
Thursday 4:00 to 5:00 PM – The Loft
(Ages 12-18) Want to learn how to speak in a specific accent? This is the class for you! This class will cover various dialects for the stage as well as proper vocal technique useful in auditions and the rehearsal process. Students will explore accents regional to the U.S. and abroad through short scenes and monologues.
Shakespeare For Teens – Teacher: Christa Dunn
Thursday 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM – The Loft
(Ages 13-18) Discover that The Bard can be fun! Using scenes, monologues and the Shakespearean Insults game, we explore the bawdy, funny, action-packed side of Shakespeare. You’ll learn how to get the meaning across to a modern audience, and discover why these amazing plays are still relevant after 400 years.
Teen Acting – Teacher: Matt Maggio
Thursday 6:00 PM to 7:15 PM – Studio One
(Ages 13-18) This course is geared towards the teenage actor who is serious about honing their craft. This class works beyond the basic fundamentals of acting technique, refining skills in advanced scene study. This class is a great opportunity for the young performer who is committed to advancing their performance skills as well as their theatrical knowledge.