Playmates – Age 3-5 Thursdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. $160
In this class, preschoolers ages 3-5 years old will have the opportunity to be imaginative and expressive in order to develop their social, emotional, creative and physical abilities. They will also explore the way their bodies move and how they can interact with others, develop self-confidence and learn to make distinctions between the real and the imaginary world.
Jumpstart 1 – Age 5 Thursdays 3:30-4:30 p.m. $210
JumpStart 1 is a games-based exploration of musical theatre. In the Fall term students are introduced to the world of theatre in a fun, relaxed environment. In the Spring term children will explore the importance of movement & dance to tell stories on stage. This play-based program teaches students important skills for performance and for life.
JumpStart 2 – Age 6 Thursdays 4:45-5:45pm – $210
JumpStart Year 2 builds on the skills students learned in JumpStart Year 1. The focus is still on learning through play, however, this program begins a gentle progression into structured rehearsals. Fall term students step into the world of acting by creating a short scene together. Lessons will be taught both through structured rehearsal and games. Spring term students will learn a short song and dance taught through both structured rehearsal and play.
Acting OUT – Age 8-12 Tuesdays 4:00-5:00 p.m. $210
Participants will be introduced to the exciting world of theatre by working on their acting skills through a variety of fun theatre games. Students will be encouraged to develop their imagination, creativity and self-confidence in a relaxed atmosphere. This class is ideal for students who have little to no acting experience and want to explore their dramatic side without the pressure of a final performance. The final scheduled class will be open to family and friends to watch (and possibly participate!) Online registration is open.
Acting WITH – Scene Studies – Age 8-12 Thursdays 4:00-5:30 p.m. $330
Adding on to students’ knowledge of stage basics and character development, students will now join with a partner(s) to rehearse a scene. The focus in this class will be on partner work, i.e. listening, reacting, trust, vocal and physical dynamics, and support of the other. Students will showcase end-of-term scenes at the annual CSOPA Spring Festival.
Off Broadway Adventures – Age 7-11 Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm $240
Sing! Dance! Act! This fun ensemble program is a 15 week course that allows performers to create a short show for friends and family, complete with costumes and props. This class is designed for students to try out musical theatre, or allow those students that don’t want to commit to a year long program, a place to express their creativity and imagination.
Off Broadway Essentials – Age 11-14 Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm $240
Sing! Dance! Act! Older performers that would like to enter the world of musical theatre can do so with this class. In 15 weeks, the ensemble cast will learn and perform a short show for friends and family, complete with costumes and props. This course is designed to meet performers at their level. This class provides a foundation for performers to move into our Intermediate Musical Theatre Program, or Mainstage Musical Theatre program, or performers can continue on in the Off Broadway program each term.
Spring Break Camp – Age 5-7 & 7-10, 9:00am-3:00pm
March 13-17, 2017 – $180
Join us on a week-long theatre-fantastic adventure. The Performing Arts is an excellent medium for young performers to explore their creativity, express their individuality and discover their artistic selves. From 9am to 3pm young performers will immerse themselves in the world of singing, dancing and acting through games-based learning, music and movement. Colorful costumes and professional props will help round out their creative adventure.