Acting Out – The Basics – Ages 7-12 **FULL
Sep-Dec 2019 and Jan-May 2020, $225 per Term, Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm
In this class, students 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.
Acting In – Character Study Age 8-12 **FULL
Sep-Dec 2019, $330, Tuesdays 3:30-500pm
Now that students have learned the basics, it is time to start looking into character development. In this course, students will be given a character that they will study throughout the course using various acting techniques and tools. Students will not only learn how to identify their own habitual patterns that identify their unique personality, but also learn how to develop these patterns for their character, creatiing a new and distinct body and voice. A final in-class performance will showcase monologues students have worked on to show off their character.
Acting WITH – Scene Study Age 8-12
Jan-May 2020, $350, Tuesdays 3:30-5:00pm
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 – Age 7-12 **FULL
Sep-Dec 2019 and Jan-May 2020, $260 per Term, Tuesdays 5:15-6:45pm
Sing! Dance! Act! Older performers that would like to enter the world of musical theatre can do so with this class. In 14 weeks, the ensemble cast will learn and perform a short show for friends and family, complete with costumes and props. This class provides a foundation for performers to move int our Intermediate Musical Theatre Program, or Mainstage Musical Theatre program, or performers can continue on in the off Broadway program each term.
Intermediate Acting – 10-15 years old
Sept 2019-May 2020, $1120 per year, Mondays 4:00-7:30pm.
The Intermediate Acting Program is a performance-based class for students ages 10-15. It expands and develops on the knowledge from the teachings of the Junior Musical Theatre Program, while preparing students for future theatre study, such as CSOPA’s Mainstage Musical Theatre Program. The first part of the course will focus on performance technique in acting (intention, characterization, relationship, conflict), as well as physical preparation (posture, voice control, movement). Once a strong performance base has been established, students will then rehearse and prepare a one-act play to be performed at the annual CSOPA Spring Festival in May of each year.
Intermediate Musical Theatre – 10-15 years old
Sept 2019 –May 2020, Wednesdays from 3:45-7:00 p.m. $1120 per year. (Class A **FULL
Sept 2019 –June 2020, Wednesdays from 4:45-8:00 p.m. $1120 per year (Class B) **FULL
The Intermediate Musical Theatre Program is a performance-based class for students aged 10-15. It expands and develops on the knowledge base from the teachings of the Junior Musical Theatre Program, while preparing students for future theatre study, such as CSOPA’s Mainstage Musical Theatre Program. The first part of the course will focus on performance technique in acting, singing and dance. Once a strong performance base has been established, students will then rehearse and prepare a small-scale musical theatre production to be performed at the annual CSOPA Spring Festival.